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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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! 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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.

Gilcrest and Levy 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!

Gilchrist County

  • Steph-Lo - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    11120 SE 80th Ave, Newberry, FL 32669. Phone: (352) 472-4740. Alternate Phone: (786) 255-6344. Fax: 3524725652. Email: Losana@aol.com. Open: starting May 23, 2019 on Thursday and Friday from 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm; call for other hours. Directions: Gainesville: Newberry Road west (SR 26) to Newberry, 3 mi past the traffic light in Newberry turn left (south) on Alachua SW 298 St/ Gilchrist SE 90th Avenue Drive 4 mi south on the paved road, turn right onto SE 110 Street for 1 mi (dirt road), turn left on SE 80th Avenue Trenton: Newberry Road east (SR 26) to Gilchrist 337/ Addy Jones Road. Turn right on 337 and drive for 5 mi with 5 curves in the road. The pavement ends at SE 70th Avenue and SE 110 Street Drive 1 mi and turn right on SE 80th Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries, May 18 to June 30. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We do not use any pesticides or fertilizers on our blueberries. These are old varieties planted in 1986 & 1988. They are not cold tolerant but drought & heat tolerant. SE 80th Ave on Newberry Road will not take you to our farm.  The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries.  (UPDATED: May 19, 2019)

Levy County

  • Brad's Organic Blueberries - ORGANIC, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food)
    7450 NE 135th Street, Bronson, FL 32621. Phone: 352 486 4367. Email: bradsblueberries@wildblue.net. 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: johnbaumer@yahoo.com. 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)
  • Red, White & Blues Farm  - blueberries, 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) 529-0594. Alternate Phone: 772-260-3883. Email: Sales@YourFarmLife.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Heading North on highway 27 Turn Left on NE 140th Ct. (at the BP Station) Turn Right onto 40th Street Make an immediate Left onto Upick Lane .06 miles and the Farm is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: May 28, 2017, JBS) (ADDED: February 16, 2015)
  • 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.

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