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Strawberry Picking Near You

Looking for a fun activity to do with the family? Try strawberry picking! Each year on May 20th, it's officially known as National Pick Strawberries Day.



This fun holiday encourages everyone to get out and enjoy picking delicious strawberries at their local farms or u-pick locations. So, we decided to try it out for ourselves and take the girls to Southern Belle Farm, one of our favs, to pick some delicious strawberries.





Here are a few things to keep in mind when you go pick :

  1. Wear clothing you won't mind getting dirty.

  2. Know that your kids may just try to eat the strawberries on-site, so talk to them before if you don't want them doing that (as you can see Caro didn't get the memo lol)!

  3. Make sure to call ahead to check and see if strawberries are available to pick. Some locations run out quickly but tend to have pre-picked strawberries available.

  4. Don't forget to stop in and check out their markets for seasonal treats, like strawberry slushies, ice cream, pound cake, etc.

  5. Take photos before, during and after you start picking, they make for some great memories!

  6. For more helpful tips watch this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXVAOApaHlc




If you're looking to take the family to a U-Pick Farm in Georgia or Florida, see below for a list of a few of our favs.



Top 10 Farms for Strawberry Picking in Georgia: https://www.atlantaparent.com/its_strawberry_pickin_time/


U-Pick Strawberry Fields Near Orlando:

https://orlandoonthecheap.com/pick-your-own-strawberries/


Best Strawberry Picking in Miami:

https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Strawberry+Picking&find_loc=Miami%2C+FL


Organic & U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Tampa:

https://familyfriendlytampabay.com/tampa-bay-area-u-pick-strawberry-farms-markets-and-events/


U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Plant City & Central Florida:

https://lakelandmom.com/u-pick-strawberry-farms-lakeland-central-florida/


U-Pick Strawberry Farms and Festivals in North Florida:

https://jacksonvillemom.com/in-around-jax/things-to-do/the-ultimate-guide-to-strawberry-u-pick-farms-in-north-florida/


Complete State Directory for Strawberry Farms:

https://www.pickyourown.org/FL.htm




Oh and if you get lucky enough to pick a ton of good ones, here are some recipes you can use the extras for!


55 Recipes to make with Fresh Strawberries:

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/recipes-to-make-with-fresh-strawberries/


63 Recipes for Strawberry Desserts:

https://www.southernliving.com/food/entertaining/strawberry-dessert-recipes


39 Juicy Strawberry Recipes to Make All Summer Long:

https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g2344/strawberry-desserts/








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