Strawberry season is here and what better way to celebrate than to go to a strawberry farm and experience picking your own fresh strawberries to enjoy. The particular strawberry field that we went to is called Spivey Farms located in Plant City. Upon arriving, guests are offered bins to use to take to the field and fill up. A bin full cost 50 cents. Guests can bring their own container or boxes to put their strawberries in after.
This is my first time doing a u-pick season and I absolutely loved it! It was a little overwhelming to see rows and rows of bright red strawberries clumped together, and I didn’t know where to start. We decided on a row of strawberries and guests are encourage to stay on the same row in order to preserve the field and keep it open longer. It didn’t matter since one row of strawberries provided plenty for you to harvest.
We couldn’t believe how cheap the strawberries were being sold for. It was a cash only event but we ended up spending no more than 5 dollars for a box filled with these gorgeous berries.
This was such a fun experience and I can’t wait for the next u-pick season. This is a perfect activity for families so if you ever get the chance to visit, please do yourself a favor and do it! Besides strawberries, the farm also offers “strawberry” onions. I have not heard of them before but they are basically sweet onions planted around the strawberries to keep pests away and are sweeter than your usual sweet onion.
“The strawberry u-pick season varies from year-to-year. The determining factor is when our commercial season is coming to an end. The season usually will begin in March. Our hours of operation are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Saturday and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday.” For more information: Spivey Farms Website