Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Alachua County, Florida? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Alachua County, Florida,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?").
The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for
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page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined;
click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
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What's in season in February 2020, and
other timely information:
Notes for February 2020: The northern half of the U.S.
(and most of Canada, of course) are under snow. So, the crops to pick are pretty
much limited to Florida, Texas, southern California and a few other areas of the
Deep South. Citus, for one, is a crop that is usually available now; and
in those areas, soon also strawberries and blueberries.Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
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Children's Consignment Sales
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See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
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If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now. They have all
copied their information form here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong, please
Alachua County, Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Note about strawberries in Florida:
There are a few strawberry u-pick farms in Florida open during the
entire season, which lasts from December through April). Most
commercial farms do not open their fields to the general public
until the end of the season, which is usually in April (depending on
Blueberries start in early April!
- Alachua County Organic Farms -
No pesticides are used, blueberries,
11908 S.W. First Street, Micanopy, FL 32667. Phone: 352-494-9932. Alternate
Phone: 352-466-4327. Email:
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2019, Does anyone have current information, are they still
offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me, last reported hours were May 5 to June 28. Directions: 4
miles south on Highway 441 toward Micanopy, Florida from the Gainesville
city limits. Make a right hand turn onto S.W. First Street and we're at
11908 S.W. First Street. There will be signs on the road.
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Check. $1/lb on weekdays and $2/lb on the weekends. We
have 8 acres of blueberries with early and late harvest dates. We were USDA
Certified Organic with QCS in Gainesville, Florida for 7 years and still are
organic! There is port-a-potties on site. There is plenty of parking, lots
of picking buckets, belts to wear and bags to put the berries in. There's
plenty of shade trees. Formerly called "West Morgan Farms".
Comments from a visitor
on May 17, 2012:
"Looks like the listed hours are out-of-date: I called them this afternoon
(a Thursday) and was told they were NOT open on ANY weekdays, and only open
on weekends from 8 AM-12 PM. Huh!"
Comments from a visitor on May 12,
2012: "I called on Saturday and they told me their hours were only from
8am to 12pm. I don't know if it was only that day but they may have changed
Comments from a visitor on May 23, 2011:
"The clickable map is the wrong location- the farm is actually just off of
441 before SE 119th Ave, between 441 and I75, NOT near Tuscawilla Lake as
the map shows. Although the address is typed in correctly, there is some
minor change to it that takes you to the right location. Also, went picking
on May 21st and there were loads of berries, I barely had to leave my
original spot and filled up with 10lbs in a couple hours. The owners are
very nice and the berries are delicious. "
Comments from a visitor on
May 08, 2011: "Had a fantastic time picking berries on Saturday. After
getting myself hopelessly lost, I called the farm and the owners gave me
fantastic directions and got me there in no time. The bushes are absolutely
loaded with amazing sweet berries. The owners are beyond nice and I can't
wait to come back next weekend! "
- Aunt Zelma's
Blueberries - blueberries
21209 U.S. 301, Island Grove, FL
32654. Phone: (352) 317-6110. Open: Beginning early April, daily, from 9am
to 5 pm. If the weather stays on track, we expect to be open to the public
in the first week in April. We look forward to seeing everyone out picking
in our blueberry fields. Zelma's Blueberries offers a U Pick option
for our customers. We love to have people out at the farm and have made our
You-Pick season a key part our our blueberry growing operation. Picking
season varies depending on weather and when the berries ripen in the fields.
We have seven varieties of blueberries on the property, including Windsor
and Sweet Crisp.
Berry Bay Farm - blueberries,
12002 NE 203 Terrace, Waldo, FL
32694. Phone: 352-468-2205. Email:[email protected].
Open: Saturday 9 am to 1 and Sunday 9 am to 1; We usually open the 3rd or
4th weekend of May depending on ripeness of crop; Call for opening date; We
close early July A late frost keep them closed in 2017, but they expect an
excellent from in 2018. Directions: : from Gainesville: Come east on 26/Univ Ave
towards Melrose. You will cross 301 at the railroad tracks/stop light in
Orange Heights. Continue on 26 a few miles & turn left on CR1469. Go through
Earleton (Post Office & small store) In approximately 1 mile you will go
around a big curve past the entrance to the Cove & past the entrance to Blue
Berry Bay. The farm is the next drive on the right. Look for picket fence, a
sign with the draft horse & colorful flags. From Jacksonville or through
Waldo. head south on 310. Go several miles and when you see the closed "Wild
Trader Skin Shop" on the left, turn left onto CR1469 going to Earleton. Go a
couple of miles, passing Cranesong and the farm will be the next drive on
the left right before Blue Berry Bay. If you go around the big curve, you've
gone too far.Click
here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 25,
2017, JBS) (UPDATED: April 15, 2016) (UPDATED: June 14, 2013, by a visitor)
(UPDATED: June 02, 2013, from a visitor report)
A visitor writes on June 14, 2013: "6/13 Message on answering machine
is that they are closed for the 2013 season."
Comments from a visitor
on May 25, 2012: "The voicemail message of Berry Bay Farm says they will
not be open for you pick in 2012."
BlueBela Farm - No pesticides are used,
blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours
7650 NE 40th Street, High
Springs, FL 32643. Phone: 386-454-3116. Fax: 386-454-3116. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Blueberry U-pick opens near the end of April;
Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: From Gainesville,
Florida, merge onto I-75 North exit 399 take 441 North towards High Springs,
Turn left onto Main Street/US 41NW continue to follow US 41, turn right onto
SW Poe Springs Road continue to pass Poe Springs on your right keep going
until you see the entrance to Blue Springs on your right turn left onto 80
street go to the stop sign and turn right onto NE 40th street, The farm is
on your right.
Click here for a map and directions. Opening from April 16 to Memorial
weekend, please always call head to verify availability, we do not use
pesticide on our crops. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment:
Click here for our Facebook page.
Comments from a visitor on April 17, 2012: "This was my first
time at Bluebela Farms. I have picked blueberries at other farms and I was
really impressed and comfortable here. The bushes are lush, healthy and full
of berries. The rows between the bushes are mulched so the walking is easy.
Most of the berries were from dime to nickel size. I picked 9 pounds of
blueberries. They are beautiful - some are sweet and some are still a little
tart. I understand that the berries will really be "yummy" in about 7 to 10
days from now. So I am marking my calendar for a return trip. I am also
thrilled to be able to pick blueberries now and not have to wait until May
or June. Wonderful! "
Comments from a visitor on May 06, 2011: "My
wife, son and I came to Blubela Farm last weekend after hearing the
blueberries were approaching the height of ripeness. We drove, AGAIN, from
Daytona Beach, 2.5 hours away, because last year Blubela Farm grew some of
the largest, sweetest, natural (pesticide free) blueberries we'd ever
tasted. Upon our arrival we could see that we weren't alone. There were
several pickers already in the fields loading their huge plastic buckets
full of gorgeous blueberries. It was early in the day, around 9:00, and the
dew was still sitting on each berry. We were greeted by the nice owners who
told us which part of the fields had the most blueberries to be found. That
info was not necessary because there were tons of blueberries in big thick
clusters everywhere. Yes, there were many blueberries that won't be ready to
pick until next week, but that will just give us a reason to come right
back! In an hour we picked 15 lbs of the sweetest most delicious dark blue
blueberries, and were all set. At the check-out counter we found fresh
BluBela honey for sale. 3 LBS. for $9.00. (Another price bargain no store
can match!) Oh, did I say the blueberries were priced the same as last year?
An unbelievable $5.00 a LB.! They even have small healthy blueberry plants
for sale for those, like me, that want to grow these great berries at home.
The farm was ultra clean, the rows of bushes were expertly arranged and
manicured, and the shouts of joy from small children to large adults made
this adventure one that we will take next week, next year, and for years to
come. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES!!!"
Comments from a visitor on
May 02, 2011: "Guys they are open again this year and the way it looks
has a lot more blueberries than last year, they are big and delicious! The
owners always there happy and friendly it is a joy to go pick at the
Bluebela Farm, my kids love it! After, spring time to cool it off!! We had a
great family time!"
Comments from a visitor on April 30, 2011: "We
picked Blueberries at the Bluebela Farm today and it was a wonderful
experience. The berries are very sweet and tasty and the people are
incredibly nice! We hang out there chatting with them for a long time! We
got two large buckets for 35 bucks and we ate about the same amount for
free... We will go back before the end of the season for sure! It's
conveniently located across from Blue Springs, so you can go cool off after
the picking! "
Comments from a visitor on April 30, 2011:
"BlueBela just opened for the season today - 4/30/2011. There were
plenty of blueberries and plenty of pickers. This farm has some of the
biggest and most plentiful blueberries we have seen. The berries are great.
The owners are warm and friendly. Well worth a trip to High Springs."
Comments from a visitor on May 29, 2010: "Fantastic!! Couldn't find a
sour berry or bad bush and the owners are fabulous. Filled a bucket in about
30 minutes. Don't delay or they won't be there. Between Memorial Day weekend
and the next two weeks will be the peak. They are awesome. "
from a visitor on May 26, 2010: "this farm is worth the drive. the
bushes are full of berries. the owners are very helpful and very fun to talk
Comments from a visitor on May 23, 2010:"The farm is great, very
clean, nice mowed areas between bushes. The blueberries are delicious. The
bushes are so full you can fill up your bucked in a few bushes. The owners
are wonderful. It is a little ways off the main road, but well worth the
trip. Go pick!!"
Comments from a visitor on May 22, 2010: "PLEASE go relieve these
bushes of their berries. I have been picking avidly for 10 years in the
Gainesville area and have not seen anything like this. They are staying open
every day this week to get people out to pick these berries!!!! Bring a suit
and go to Blue Springs after."
Comments from a visitor on May 08,
2010: "It was an amazing experience! I have picked at u-pick farms
before with great experience, but this was really great. Angela and Pedro
operate the farm. This is the first year that they have had it
operational. The berries are just starting to ripen and there was more than
enough to pick. The price was $4.00/lb. They use no pesticides, so it is
safe to "sample" while you are picking. The berries are almost as big as
quarters and so sweet and juicy! I have some baking into a Blueberry Pound
Cake right now! I shared that recipe with Angela via email, and have linked
up with her on Facebook as well. We brought along a daughter's friend and
that friend's mom and they had a great time as well. I think in total we
picked 10# of berries. My kids swung on the tire swing when they were tired
of picking and mom was not, and Pedro even discussed some "tricks of the
trade" with my husband to help my lonely blueberry plant in the front yard
do better. My daughter's Girl Scout troop will be picking blueberries as a
part of learning about the land and we will definitely bring them to
Bluebela Farms. The owners also said to bring our own buckets as they try
to be as "green" as possible."
Bluefield Estate Winery -
No pesticides are used,
blueberries, muscadine grapes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked,
22 NE Cr 234, Gainesville, FL 32641. Phone: 352-337-2544.
[email protected]. Open: Blueberry U-pick opens 5/30/15;
$3.00/lb; through June and July: Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 6; or call
for an appt.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. U-Pick Muscadine grapes in August Thursday- Friday 11-5 and
Saturday-Sunday 12-6. In 2018, U-Pick grapes were $1/lb. (UPDATED: October 14, 2019, JBS)
Brown's Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm
18120 NE State Road 26, Orange Heights, FL 32640. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Store is open Monday through Saturday; Operation hours
are 9 am to 5:30 pm; You - pick will open in the Spring, end of March -
April; You - picked Strawberries. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page.
Comments from a visitor on April 06, 2011: "Great
strawberries. I have been there twice already and plan to go again. Some
prepicked produce also. 9-5 M-Sat. "
Comments from a visitor on April
02, 2010: "Went to Browns Farm yesterday, Alachua County, Fl Very nice
strawberries, also have u-pick sweet onions and broccoli. Prepicked produce
for sale also."
The Gainesville Blueberry Organic Farm-
1621 SE 15th Street,
Gainesville, FL. Phone: 352-222-0246. Open: Mid June to Mid July; U-Pick
when the main gate is open, honk for service; Call for availability.
Call before you go - their web listing on the state ag website is
gone in 2018.
- Burton (Tom) - blueberries
2814 West SR 235, Brooker,
FL. Phone: 352-485-1292. Call for hours and directions (June only) (check
before going, a government website says they have vegetables, not
- Case Farms - Uses
natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
1917 NW 102
Place, Gainesville, FL 32653. Phone: 352-375-4472. Email us at:
[email protected]. Open: Usually open Memorial Day through first
week of July; Call for days open; 8 am to 8 pm, Saturdays only currently.
Directions: (2 1/4 mile N of 441 on 121, turn right at 102 place). Go North
on 441, (13th street) until you get to 121 (34th street). Turn right onto
121 and go 2 1/4 miles then turn right onto 102 place. We are near the end
of this short dirt road on the right hand side. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July. We use
natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
(UPDATE: May 25, 2012)
- Century Oak Grove and Nursery - pick your own citrus - Call
before you go!
McIntosh, FL. Phone: (352) 591-1368. Open: November to
February; December is mid season for citrus fruit. Almost everything is ripe
now (December). Please call with any questions or to make an appointment.
Thanks for your interest.
. (November 18, 2018).
A visitor writes on November
18, 2018: "I called the number this morning and they
sounded like they didn't know why I was calling. They said I could come
later, so my husband and I came when they said. Nobody answered the door and
when I tried to call them, the line was busy. If they didn't want anyone to
come pick they should have just said so. That was a long drive for nothing."
Coleman's Vineyard - grapes
366 SE Coleman Ln., High Springs, FL
32643. Phone: 386-454-1781. Alternate phone: 352-219-7483. Open: Monday to
Friday: 9am till Dusk
Saturday and Sunday: 8am till Dusk; our season is
usually August 7th till they are gone, which is usually around Labor Day;
around the first week in September. Directions:
click here for a
map and directions. Price Varies. Usually available in August.
Click here for our Facebook page. .
Deep Spring Farm - Uses natural practices,
blueberries, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, farm market,
concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and
wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
16419 W Cr 1491,
Alachua, FL 32615. Phone: (352) 507-8128. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Visitors welcome by RSVP; Please email
ahead or text for hours. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. Ripe, ready to U pick organically
grown blueberries are anticipated in June, with the season extending into
the first couple weeks of July. We'll post more about prices and hours
closer to opening. You are welcome to visit before June. We've been working
on establishing other organic U pick fruit crops and making the farm
hospitable to people and events. The pond is looking inviting and U fishing
is available by donation. We take texts since calls don't always work with
marginal Verizon coverage. Email is good too. Alachua Florida's Deep Spring
Farm gathers food and friends together. Grandaddy live oaks shade picnickers
enjoying organic U Pick blueberries and other treats by the one acre 35'
spring fed pond. Catch up with the farmers and inspect natural farming
methods and projects for yourself. Volunteers, collaborations and event
rental inquiries welcome. Email / text ahead to come see what is growing on
at NW Gainesville's U pick destination, 10 miles north of Alachua. The farm
is in process of becoming
Certified Naturally Grown, a farmer peer review program for organically
grown practices. We look forward to welcoming you. Michael + Leela Robinson.
(UPDATED: March 02, 2017) (ADDED: November 04, 2015)
- Donald King - citrus
Alachua, FL. Phone: (386) 462-3092.
Usually available in February to May. Call before you go - this comes from
a government website, which may be out of date; and I see there is an
obituary for a Donald King in Gainesville in 2006 (admittedly a common
name), but the farm is still on the city's list of active farms. If you have recent
please write me!
- Mark Dunmore - greens (mustard, collards, turnips)
Heights, FL. Phone: (352) 468-1624. Price: Varies. Usually
available in January to April. - Call before you go - this comes from a
government website, which may be out of date. If you have recent
please write me!
Forest Grove Tree Farm - Pecans, Chestnuts
24115 NW 94th
Avenue, Alachua, FL 32615. Phone: 386-454-7587. Open: all year - call for
appointment. Directions: US 27/41 between Newberry and High
Springs. Whole Pecans! They will crack/shell/blow for free! Also available
completely shelled in Halves or Pieces. (UPDATED: April 08, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on
November 05, 2011: "We went today with our three kids (5, 4, 7 months).
There are tons of pecans that are very easy to get. They are $3/lb for
upick; $4/lb prepicked. Add an extra $0.5/lb to run through a shelling
machine (suggested by the owner and it was surely the best idea). It took us
less than an hour to get more than 10 lbs! Some prepicked chestnuts are
there for $2.5/lb. The owner is very very nice and helpful. This was a great
way to spend a fall day!"
- Grandma's Vineyard - grapes, sugar cane,
13003 SW Williston Road, Micanopy, FL 32669. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Be sure to call before you go; I haven't
seen an update about this farm is several years. Fridays, Saturdays and
Sundays, from 8 AM until 8 PM. First of August, within a week, until
mid-September, more or less. Directions: On State Road 121 (Williston Road), 5.2
miles beyond I-75 going towards Williston. Crops are usually available in
August. Payment: Cash,
only. Sugar cane grinding an syrup making the first weekend in December.
- Grove (Drew) - Persimmons (3 types)
Phone: 904-396-6759. SE
212 Lane, Island Grove, FL. Open: August - October, Sunday, 9am - 5 pm.
Directions: On SR 325, 3 miles E of Cross Creek)
- Green Guys Hydroponic Farm - blueberries
FL. Phone: 352-871-2236. Open: Jan to June. (ADDED: June 06, 2011, from
High Springs Orchard & Bakery, LLC -
Certified Organic, blueberries, chestnuts,
muscadine grapes, pears, persimmons, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on
the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
10804 NW Sr 45, High
Springs, FL 32643. Phone: 352 222 1343. Email:
[email protected]. Open: By appointment only, call 352 222
1343 for info. Directions: 5 miles S on High Springs on US 27/41.
Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Asian Pears, Chestnuts and Baked goods.
- Hilltop Vineyard - persimmons
Hawthorne, FL. Phone: (352)
Price (from 2006): Varies. Usually available in September to October. -
Call before you go - this comes from a government website, which may be out
of date. If you have recent information ,
please write me!
- Jeanette Schneider-Ferrell - blueberries
Phone: 904-955-9934. Open: May to July.
- Jonesville Persimmons - Persimmons
116 NW 170th Street,
Newberry, FL 32669. Phone: 352-472-3928. Open September to October, Saturday
and Sunday all day. Directions: 7 miles west of I-75 on Newberry Rd.
They have the "hard" persimmon
known as Fuyu, and the "soft" persimmon known as Saijo and Hachiya. The
season begins in the middle of September. They charge $1.50/lb and supply
everything. They also sell many types of fruit trees that grow well in North
Florida ,including persimmon trees. A list of some of the trees include
citrus, apple, pear, plum, chestnut, fig, blueberry, jujube, olive,
blackberry, banana, and others. For plants they are open year round (call
for an appointment please).
- Ken Webb - pecans
Alachua, FL. Phone: (386) 454-7587. Price
(from 2006): Varies. Usually available in October to January.
Comments from a visitor on November 14, 2010: "We just went to Ken's
pecan farm. He didn't have any you pick this year, but we bought 18 lbs. of
whole pecans and 10 lbs of shelled. They were delicious! Ken has all sorts
of others trees on his farm too. Peaches, apple, kumquat, figs, etc. If you
are in need of pecans or fruit trees this is the man to go to. Ken is a
super nice guy and is a wealth of information. Looking forward to next
Comments from a visitor on March 19, 2010:
"I just called him. His farm location is actually close to Newberry. He
still does u-pick pecans as well as sell a large assortment of fruit and nut
plants. Nice guy!!! "
- Ken's Orchard - Persimmons
116 N.W. 170th Street, Newberry,
Florida. Phone: (352) 472-3928. Open: September through October.
Loftus Family Farm
15585 NW 29 Street, Gainesville, FL 32609. Phone:
352-214-1028. Alternate Phone: 352-214-0974. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 6
pm; Call to make an appointment for other times during the week.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From
Gainesville, take State Road 121 north from the Highway Patrol Station,
which is on north 13th Street, for six miles to the flashing yellow light.
Turn right at the light onto 156 Avenue, go one mile to 29 Street and turn
right. Take a left at the first gate on your left and you are there!.
Click here for a map and directions. We are open from the middle of
August until the end of September. Payment: Cash, only.
Marian's - Uses natural growing practices,
blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area (bring your
26001 Nw 62 Avenue, High Springs, FL 32643. Phone: (352)
[email protected]. Open: Saturday from 7 am to 12 pm beginning
Memorial Day Weekend. Directions: Located about 5 and a half miles north of
the Newberry red light where State Road 45 intersects State Road 26. And 0.6
mile west of State Road 45 on NW 62nd Avenue.
Click here for a map and directions. Typical season is from late May
through June;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic
certification. Payment: Cash, only. Our upick blueberries are $2.50 per
pound and we provide buckets for picking. Come enjoy the harvest in our
peaceful rural setting. (UPDATED: May 20, 2019)
Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2011: "I've picked
here for the last two Fridays and the bushes are still bursting with ripe
and ripening berries. This is the best (and tallest) blueberry patch I've
ever experienced and the prices are the best too!"
Comments from a
visitor on May 28, 2016: "Just picked here this morning. The blueberries
were fantastic! They were so sweet. There are tons ripe and a ton more that
will ripen in the next couple weeks. This place seems to be an old patch
that is being cleaned up so don't expect beautifully manicured rows, but you
can't beat the taste or price. We got two gallon buckets (about 13 pounds)
- Meg's U Pick Blueberries - blueberries,
Gainesville, FL 32653. : UPDATE for 2019, They are permanently closed.
Meg's U pick blueberries says they are no longer in business. They
said, "We had to give it up."
- Melrose Organic Blueberries -
Certified Organic, blueberries,
2911 County Road 219a, Melrose, FL 32666. Phone: 352-475-1072.
Alternate Phone: 352-224-8322. Fax: 352 475 1072. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
UPDATE for 2019: a visitor tells me
"I called this place a few days ago and they said they are not doing u-pick
any " Friday to Sunday, from 7:45am to 2 pm.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June 1 to July 14;
Seasonal vegetables September to June. We are certified organic for all
crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberries are QCS certified. Vegetable are
organically grown and are in the process of being certified.
Comments from a visitor on June 05, 2012: "Went last
weekend and picked 12 lbs in under 2 hours (2 people) for $3.50 per lb.
Taste great and were easy to pick. It had rained (tropical storm Beryl) so
ground was soggy, but that was the only drawback. Nice people!"
Comments from a visitor on May 24, 2012: "There is an ad in
today's May 24, 2012 Gainesville Sun saying "Open 7:45am - 2pm. Fri/Sat/Sun"
- Monteocha Gardens - ORGANIC, Organic
1425 NW 156th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609. Phone:
352-485-1930. Directions: Off Route 231. Open: in June, 7 days from 8 am to
8 pm Be sure to call ahead. Pre-picked available for a higher price.
Comments from a visitor on May 24,
"There is an ad in today's Gainesville Sun saying "MONTEOCHA GARDENS-We are
sorry to announce that for the first time in over 35 yrs we will not be open
for picking Blueberries due to the disastrous weather. We hope to see our
valued customers next year & appreciate your business." "
from a visitor on July 04, 2011: "We went to pick blueberries yesterday
at Monteocha Gardens. The people were wonderful, with cold drinks, a gazebo
with ceiling fan, and chairs to sit and rest. The berries were not as large
as usual we were told, (due to the drought) but oh my goodness...the
sweetest berries I have ever had the pleasure of popping into my mouth! The
price was wonderful also. We appreciate you greatly, and send links of your
site to friends often. Thank you and have a wonderful 4th of July."
Comments from a visitor on July 01, 2011: "My partner and I stopped by
at 7pm on 7/1/11. We were greeted by a sweet dog as soon as we hit the
triangle at the gazebo. We had to knock on the door as the older woman who
owns the place was working in the garden. She was great! Very nice lady!
There are loads of blueberries. I was worried because the best time to pick
is usually in June but she has plenty. We had a great time and had the place
to ourselves. I would encourage people to visit this farm this month as
there are still lots of berries to be picked and they are sweet. The owner
encourages you to taste as you go which is helpful when you select bushes to
pick from. The 2 of us picked over 7lbs in an hour. "
Comments from a
visitor on June 27, 2011: "We have gone the last two weekends to
Monteocha gardens. Very nice older lady runs it and she has lots of
blueberries and wants people to know they are open...they have not had many
pickers this year and expect to have blueberries through July. $3/lb U-pick
or if you call in advance they will pick them for a slightly higher price
(think it is $4/lb but cannot remember for certain). You do not have to call
ahead unless you want prepicked. Just knock on the door if there is no
response to the triangle/bell at the gazebo. She welcomes pickers any day
and time between 8am and 8pm "
Comments from a visitor on May 27,
2009: "May 27, 2009 Update: I just spoke with the owner of the farm.
They DO have berries and will be opening on Friday, May 29th. There is
always someone on the property so they welcome pickers anytime. Their
berries are $3/pound."
Parrish Family Farm -
No pesticides used, blueberries, porta-potties are
13329 North State Road 121, Gainesville, FL 32653. Phone:
(352) 371-1957. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
NOTE: in April 2018,
their website says "We
will be closed until further notice!"). Directions: 4.7 miles north of 441 on State Road 121
between Gainesville and LaCrosse. If you are coming from town on 34th
Street, after you go through the intersection where Florida Highway Patrol
Station and the Farmers' Market are located, we are 4.7 miles from the
railroad track. The road forks about halfway, so take the left fork to
remain on 121. The Farm is on the right hand side as you are traveling
north. Drive through the open gate to the parking area.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. No pesticides
used. Pricing: approximately 5-quart bucket (depending on how you fill it)
is $12.00. That would be about $1.20/pint. approximately 5-pint bucket is
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 09, 2018, JBS)
Comments from a
visitor on May 25, 2012: "I spoke with the owner who said that a late
freeze means they won't be opening for 2012. )
Rogers' Farm - broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons,
onions, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit
or veg, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo,
farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
3831 Northwest 156th Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32653. Phone: 386-462-2406. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 6 pm.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: April 17, 2017, JBS)
- Santa Fe Berry Farm - blueberries
Lake Santa Fe, Earleton, FL.
Phone: 352-468-1790. Open: Call before you go - Facebook reports they are
closed permanently (but Facebook is frequently wrong..) 8 am to 8 pm seven days a week; May to June
(blackberry), May to July (blueberry, okra, onions, squash, tomatoes).
Prices were last reported as: $2/pound blueberries and U-cut flowers: giant
sunflowers for $2, medium for $1 and bouquets of zinnia, cosmos and
multibranched sunflowers between $1 and $4. Located in Earleton, 2 miles
north of SR 26 on the right, on Lake Santa Fe.
Comments from a visitor on May 08, 2012:
"Called today (5/8/12) and was told that the farm
is out of business."
Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2011:
"It was so nice, a friendly man greets you when you come and he says "One in
the tummy one in the bucket." He was really nice to talk to and let my
mother and I each have a free sunflower (mine was 1 foot in diameter). A
great and FUN experience."
Comments from a visitor on May 15, 2011: "Went today to pick some
blueberries and was met by and very kind man. He was very helpful and
knowledgeable, prices were fair, and he weighed your berries directly in
front of you, no funny business. This farm, unfortunately, no longer
A visitor tells me: "Right now (June 19,2008) they have
U-Pick Sunflowers,. $2/.5 lbs U-Pick Blueberries - $2/lb"
South Moon Farms -
Uses natural growing practices,
15912 S County Road 325, Hawthorne, FL 32640. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Please refer to website for dates and
hours of operations.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: 25 Min from Gainesville From
Gainesville take I-75 S to Micanopy exit. Make left off of exit drive until
reach 441 make a right, continue 1.5 - 2 miles to CR 346 Make left, go 5
miles until dead ends onto County Road 325 and make a right farm is 1.7
miles on right From Hawthorne - take 301 to County Road 325 Make left, go
about 7 miles and South Moon Farms is on left.
Click here for a map and directions. Season is May to July. Check
website or call before coming. We use natural practices, but are not yet
certified. Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Berry Plantation - blueberries
CR 1469, Earleton, FL. Phone:
352-468-2087. Open: 8 am to 6 pm every day.
Directions: Located on CR 1469 in Earleton, the first farm on the left going
north from SR 26, located in front of the former Longnecker's berry farm.
Last reported price was several years ago at blueberries $2.75/pound if you pick, more if they they pick.
Typically available May to July.
visitor writes on June 01, 2013: "Southland is open 8 am to 6pm as of
6/1/2013. They said they have a fair amounr of berries but are getting heavy
picking, probably because most other places are not yet open. $2.75/lb."
Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2011: "Just picked 5 lbs
of blueberries at Ms. Joanne's and had 10 lbs picked for me. Wonderful!! The
bushes are heavy with berries. They have pruned some of the bushes so you
have your choice of lower thicker bushes or you can pick from the tall
bushes that have more berries(some of the branches are bending to the
ground) and less leaves. The taller bushes also provide great shade so you
are protected from the sun. The berries are plentiful and sweet. The best
thing about Southland is that you get Ms. Joanne. Sitting around talking to
her is like talking to a best friend. Thank you Ms. Joanne and all of your
wonderful helpers. Great fun!!"
Comments from a visitor on June 01, 2011: "Visited this farm
on May 31st,2011 and picked almost 20lbs of great Blueberries. Bushes were
plentiful and lots of berries to come still. $2.50 a lb."
Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2010: "Just picked 8
pounds of blueberries at Southland going down just one row! This is a great
place! Lots of shaded area to park your car. Picnic tables for lunch or a
water break. Rows are clean and well maintained. And most of all ripe, sweet
Comments from a visitor on June 04, 2009:
"Farm is open for u-pick blueberries. 8am to 6pm. Price is $2.50/lb"
Comments from a visitor on June 15, 2008:
"I was just at Miss Joanne's with my two year old and a friend (in
the rain even). We had a marvelous time. The "plantation" is quiet and
loaded with berries even as of today. We picked nine pounds in about two
hours even while monitoring the little one. Miss Joanne is a lovely woman.
She wants to stay open until the 4th of July because of the good crop she's
had this year, but fears most people think the jig is up on the berries this
year. An added bonus - her berries were only $2 a pound.
- Stratton's Blueberries - Blueberries
17228 NE County Rd 1471,
Waldo, FL 32694. Phone: 352-468-3387. Open: Call before you go - I haven't
had an update from this farm in years and there is nothing current about
them on the internet; last reported was May - July, 10am - Dark. 2004
prices: $1/pound. 5-acre farm. Directions: located on CR 1471 between
Earleton and Waldo.
Straughn Farms - blueberries, Muscadine grapes, honey from hives
on the farm
11325 NE US Highway 301, Waldo, FL 32694. Phone: (352)
468-1903.Open: see their page. Straughn Farms is a family owned commercial
farming operation that grows 750 acres of Blueberries and manages 3,000
honeybee hives and 200 head of cattle. You-Pick muscadines start in
August at $1.00/lb (2017 price). Bronze and purple varieties available.
- Top Flora Inc. - blueberries
Archer, FL. Phone:
352-495-7340. Open: Call before you go - I haven't had an update from this
farm in years and there is nothing current about them on the internet; last
reported was May to June.
Farms You Pick Blueberries - blueberries
1223 SW 136th Pl,
Micanopy, FL 32667. Phone: (352) 538-3290. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Blueberry season is usually March and
April; Thursday through Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Wacahoota Farms is a You-Pick
Blueberry Farm, In Micanopy, Florida. We are proud to be able to offer the
highest quality of Blueberries to our customers. They have 8 different
varieties. 2018 PRICES: $18/gallon bucket or $4/pound. Payment: Cash
- Wekiva Road Nursery - blueberries
5870 NE 77th Ave,
Bronson, FL. Phone: 352-486-2509. Open: Call before you go - I haven't had
an update from this farm in years and there is nothing current about them on
the internet; last reported was May and June.
Windsor Farm -
NE CR 234 Gainesville, FL 32641. Phone: (352) 468-1903. Open:
Typically April and May, weekends, from 8 am to 6 pm. 2018 price: You Pick Blueberries
Pre-picked Blueberries $4/lb., must pre order for pre-picked. .
- William Cunningham - citrus and persimmons
1127 Blackburn Rd,
Pierson, FL. Phone: (386) 749-4325. Open: Usually available in October to
January (citrus), September to end of season (persimmons); Tuesday to Sunday
from 9am - Sunset; preferably with an appointment. Persimmons - harvest in
September, October. Citrus: Navels, Hamlins, Red/Pink Grapefruits, Ponkan
Tangerines, Satsuma, Lemons, Limes. Fish: Hybrid Tilapia - Blue and White
(Mojarra). Our land is pesticides, fungicides free. The citrus season starts
a week before Thanksgiving and lasts till March (May for grapefruits).
Please feel free to call us for availability and directions.
A visitor writes on April 17, 2015: "We
contacted the farmer by cell phone, used (386) 749 4325 and he responded in
a friendly way, giving us details. On 4/3/2015 we picked bags of
grapefruits, some limes and lemons - all delicious - all still available,
lots left. Price good. Huge grapefruit trees, picked with a grabber on a
pole, also fabulous smelling blossoms."
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