Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Gilcrest and Levy counties, North Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Gilcrest and Levy 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
 If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.

New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 April 2023, and other timely information:

Notes for April 2023: 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 seasonal updates.

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!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have a website for both Valentine's Day information, facts and fun and one for St. Patrick's day (including great recipes for corned beef, Irish stew, etc.)

We also have home canning, 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.  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 write me!

Gilcrest and Levy counties, North Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, 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!

Gilchrist County

  • Fuyu Persimmons by Baumer - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, persimmons, U-pick and already picked
    5671 NW 165 St, Trenton, FL 32693. Phone: (352) 535-5053. Email: [email protected]. Open: April and May for blueberries August 15 thru October for persimmons Monday thru Saturday call for appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. April and May for blueberries Aug 15 thru October for persimmons. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: November 08, 2020)
  • Steph-Lo Farm - No pesticides are used blueberries,
    11120 Se 80th Ave, Newberry, FL 32669. Phone: (352) 472-4740. Alternate Phone: (786) 255-6344. Email: [email protected]. Open: from Friday, May 27, 2022, Thursday and Friday from 5:30 pm to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm and 5:30 pm to 8 pm, typically from late-May to June 30. Directions: From Gainesville heading west on Newberry Road, go 3 miles past the traffic light, turn left (south) at the large intersection for SW 298 Street/ SE 90 Avenue This is the county line for Alachua and Gilchrist County. Continue south for 4 miles, follow the signs. Coming from Trenton, head east on Newberry Road (SR 26). When you come to the blinking light at PaPaw's BP gas station, turn right onto SE 70th Avenue heading south. Follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Our blueberries are free of chemicals, pesticides and fertilizer. (UPDATED: May 22, 2022)

Levy County

  • Amber Brooke Farms - blueberries, peaches, strawberries, sunflowers, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    3250 NE 140th Ave, Williston, FL 32696. Phone: (352) 973-1963. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Payment: Debit cards, All credit cards. They also have a STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL in mid-February (see their website) Weekends from 10am to 5pm.
    Click here for our Facebook page.
    Click here for our Instagram page. . Peaches : they have four varieties of peaches, three of which were developed by the University of Florida. All our peach varieties are clingstone peaches, which means the flesh adheres to the pit inside the peach. These varieties of peaches tend to be sweeter, juicier, and more tender than freestones. The peach season begins in mid-May and could overlap with our blueberry season.  Nothing says farm-fresh like eating a handful of fresh Florida blueberries, peaches, or strawberries from Amber Brooke Farms in Williston, FL. We are a 100-acre agritourism destination in north central Florida. During the spring we grow several of the finest and best tasting varieties of blueberries including: Emerald, Sweet Crisp, Springhigh, Prima Donna, Meadow Lark, Farthing and Jewel. In addition to our blueberries, we also grow some of the juiciest and sweetest strawberries and peaches around. We have plenty of sunflowers and zinnias for you to pick, over 13 acres to be exact! Our sunflower fields are perfect for capturing photos of precious family memories as you enjoy a day on the farm.Food, Fun, Music & More! Formerly called Red, White & Blues Farm
    (UPDATED: February 9, 2023, JBS) (ADDED: February 16, 2015)
  • Brad's Organic Blueberries - ORGANIC, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food
    7450 NE 135th Street, Bronson, FL 32621. Phone: 352 486 4367. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesdays to Saturdays from 8 am to 8 pm in June. Directions: Located off of Highway 337, 5 miles north of Bronson, Florida and 9 miles south of Newberry, Florida. Turn west on 138th Lane (a paved road) and go 7 tenths of a mile to 72nd Court (a dirt drive), turn left and follow to the parking area through the open gate. For a map to our farm, click here. U-pick Blueberries on weekends in June. Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberry Plants are sold year round. Call for information and to schedule an appointment    
    Comments from a visitor:
    "I just went to Brad's today, and you pick 'em blueberries are $3/pound this year. Mighty tasty, though! Thanks for the site, I just found it today and love it!"
  • Fuyu Persimmons by Baumer - blueberries, muscadine grapes, peaches, persimmons, U-pick and already picked
    5671 Nw 165th St, Trenton, FL 32693. Phone: 352 535 5053. Alternate Phone: 352 535 5879. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday thru Saturday, 8am to 7pm during harvest dates; Please call for open seasons. Directions: Trenton west on highway 26 for 3.6 miles, turn left on highway 341 for 2.4 miles turn left on 165th .5 mile on left. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. We do not use any sprays for weeds nor bugs. (UPDATED: October 25, 2016) (UPDATED: April 29, 2016).
  • Nonies Thornless Blackberries - UPDATE for 2019: They are permanently closed
    Williston, FL 32696. Called the number listed, left message. Received a call back from owner who said they no longer do blackberries (or anything else). (UPDATED: May 14, 2019)
  • Swanson Vineyards - muscadine grapes
    5650 NE 190th Avenue, Williston , FL 32696. Phone: 352-528-4181 And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: call for availability Payment: Cash, only.
  • Sweet Berry Farms, LLC - blackberries, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    4851 NE 190th Ave, Williston, FL 32696. Phone: (352) 278-2819. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our Facebook page or web page for current hours. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Williston, take Alt 27/41 North approximately 2 miles to NE 50th. At NE 50th, take a left and go 1/8th of a mile to main entrance on left side of road. Additional weekend overflow parking and entry can be found on 190th Avenue which is on the west side of the farm. From the main entrance on NE 50th Ave, continue west on NE 50th Avenue to NE 190th Avenue At 190th Ave, take a left and go 1/4 mile. Entrance is on left side. Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries are typically May - July; Strawberries are typically November - March;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: January 11, 2022)

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