Strawberry Fields Forever
Experience fresh picked sun-ripened strawberries!
Spring in Florida is ideal, especially if you’re a strawberry lover. They’re celebrated and immensely enjoyed in abundance all spring long.
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries in Oviedo, FL. It was just 25 minutes North East of Downtown Orlando. There were rustic, hand-made signs to lead the way once we were close to strawberry picking heaven.
There was plenty of free parking inside a fenced area near the fields. We parked and walked up to a red trailer. A friendly man and woman greeted us (I’m assuming they were the owners.) The woman asked us how we would be using the strawberries. We said for “eating fresh,” she handed us a box for our sun-ripened finds and showed us the best area of the field for picking that day.
The strawberries were abundant, red, ripe and juicy. There were so many perfect looking strawberries, we ended up (unintentionally) picking 6 pounds! They were a little more expensive ($2.25 pound) verses the grocery store strawberries (approximately $1.67-$2 pound) for this time of year in Florida. Overall though, the experience of picking my own perfect little berries, the incredible flavor and the much longer shelf life of the field fresh strawberries could never compare to the crammed, mystery quality plastic boxes of berries at the grocery store.
Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries
Florida Avenue, Oviedo, FL 32765
Call ahead for available times and days for picking. Recorded message.