Spivey Farm U-Pick Strawberry Season

IMG_3846Strawberry 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.

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IMG_3849 IMG_3850This 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.

IMG_3854IMG_3860 IMG_3861IMG_3845“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

 

Jules

Day dreamer. Lover of all things cute and pretty. I also have a thing with planners/organizers.

23 Comments
  1. We used to go strawberry picking when my kids were younger and I loved every minute of it. This waa a great memory trigger for me… I love your photos too.

  2. They have strawberry fields here in Korea too, except I don’t think it’s in season yet here, I have been wanting to attend one of their strawberry festivals where you get to do the same thing! I loved your photos! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love strawberries! I even tried to grow my own plant, but it didn’t work out. I like to soak them in sugar and then leave them overnight in the fridge. The next day all the sugar melts and created the syrup. Then I add whipped cream on top and there’s the best dessert ever! Not too good for your weight, but definitely delicious! 🙂

  4. I have never been strawberry picking! Looks like a great time. You took some AMAZING photos! Those strawberries look so luscious!

  5. In Florida, we are having a Strawberry fest where you get all the delicacies of strawberries as well as fun and recreational even for family. I am also planning to go for Strawberry picking by the end of this month.

  6. I want to do this somewhere here, I know boo used to do it a lot a long time ago but we’ve never done strawberry picking together.