Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Baker, Columbia and Union Counties, north Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Baker, Columbia and Union Counties, north 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 a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! 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! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in October 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours.  We also have a state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.

See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. 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, using similar sounding names.  They have all copied their information from 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 or outdated, please write me!

Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out.  Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

Baker, Columbia and Union Counties, north Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map. For other areas in northern Florida see the area list on this page.

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 the weather). 
Blueberries start in early April!

Baker County

  • Grape Expectations - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, grapes, restrooms, school tours
    10783 Burnsed And Crawford Road, Glen Saint Mary, FL 32040. Phone: 904 259 2290. Email: Open: all day Saturday and Sunday; All weekday evenings after 6:00 pm by appointment Only - for appointment call (904) 525-0038.; Starting the last week in August, ending the first week in October. Directions: I-10 west to exit 333 (glen street mary) go right on route 125 cross over Route 90 approximately 1/2 miles Route 139B (EZ stop on the left) turn right on 139B first road on right is Burnsed and Crawford turn right 3rd house on the right vineyard in the front along with sign Grape Expectations. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals.  (UPDATED: April 17, 2017, JBS)

Columbia County

  • Bailey's Farm - Tomatoes, Peas, Beans, Potatoes, Okra, Squash, Cucumbers, Corn, Peanuts
    Route 2, Box 1631, Lake City, FL 32024. Phone: 386-752-3970. Open: June 1st - July
    7-8pm closed on Wednesday. Directions: Intersection CR 131 and Route 240.
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2010: "Just spoke the Mrs. Bailey and due to health reasons they were unable to do a u-pick this year (2010)."
  • Hatch's Blueberry Patch - ORGANIC, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area
    329 Southwest Elim Church Road, Fort White, FL 32038. Phone: 352-316-0745. Alternate Phone: 386-497-2303. Email: Open: Sunday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm; U pick Farm opens when the blueberries ripen which is a different time every year but usually around the first of May. Directions: Payment: Cash, only. All organic blueberries.
  • Mary Perry - U-Pick Apples, Pears
    Rt 4 Box 285 , Lake City, FL 32024. Phone: 904-752-1556. Open: Saturday from 9 am to noon, 4 pm to 6 pm and Monday to Friday from  8 am to noon, closed Sunday; open only in season (typically during June to mid July). Directions: Between CR 252 & CR 242 on County Line Rd NOTE: I haven't been able to confirm this information yet, and their phone just goes to a generic answering machine that does not identify the owner.

Union County

  • John's Blueberries - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    7839 Southwest 126th Avenue, Lake Butler, FL 32054. Phone: 386-496-1747. Email: Open: Sunday through Saturday 7:00am till dark until July 31st. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Blueberries are very inexpensive at $2.00 per pound!.
  • Hipp Farms - blueberries,
    7940 Sw 49th Avenue, Lake Butler , FL 32054. Phone: (352) 222-1515. Email: Open: Friday 4 pm to 7 Saturday 10 am to 4 pm Sunday 12 pm to 4 April 1 thru mid May See Facebook page for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. (ADDED: April 10, 2019)
  • Tranquility Hills Farm - blueberries, honey from hives on the farm
    Lake Butler, FL. Phone: 386-496-2379. Alternate phone: 352-316-3854. Email: 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 April to June  . They are available every Thursday at the High Springs Farmers Market from 12-6, and every 1st Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM..  Local , raw honey ( local, Gallberry, Orange, Palmetto, Wildflower, & Tupelo), bee pollen, pecans & persimmons (when in season).  They also sell free range brown eggs.

For availability of other crops (berries, vegetables, etc.)  in Florida, click here!

The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!

Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book