Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Putnam County, North Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Putnam County, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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.

Putnam County, 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!

Putnam County

  • Allison Family Farm LLC - muscadine grapes, pears, peaches, persimmons, Turkeys, restrooms
    124 Diamond Lake Lane, Crescent City, FL 32112. Phone: 904-591-1515. Email: Open: By appointment only; Call or e-mail Virgil for appointment (do not come to the farm without an appointment). Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Crescent City FL. take CR-308 4 miles west to Browns Hammock Road turn left on Browns Hammock Road and follow it to Diamond Lake Lane the farm is located at the end of Diamond Lake Lane. G.P.S. 29-25-22.15N 81-34-36.74W. Click here for a map and directions. Muscadine Grapes, August 10, 2014 to September 30, 2014. Payment: Cash, Check.  U-Pick Muscadine Grapes sell for $1.00 lb., bring your own containers and pick as many as you like.
  • Blueberry Hill Farm, Inc. - Blueberries, restrooms
    1522 CR 308, Crescent City, FL 32112. Phone: 386-559-0408. Email: Open: typically April, call for days, hours and availability.  Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. They have about 3 acres of Blueberries the bushes are at least 3 years old so are fairly established,it is a beautiful setting on a hill overlooking a lake. (UPDATED: April 25, 2017, JBS)  
    A visitor writes on April 12, 2013: "the people there are very friendly and down to earth, I go back every year and highly recommend it. Blueberries have a 5 week season here ,I know they are picking now(4/12)and should run another 4 weeks but I don't know if they start the same time each year, they're open 7 days a week from (I think) about 9 or 10 until 5."
  • Comer Farms Vineyard & Nursery - Muscadines available: Jumbo, Fry, Higgins, Cowart, Noble, Welder
    1393 Comer Farms Road, off S.R. 100 one half mile west of traffic light, Grandin, FL, Phone: 386-659-2001. Open: 8:00am to 7:00pm daily.
  • Crescent Farm - Citrus: Hamlin's Oranges, Navel Oranges, Grapefruit, tangerines, Kumquats
    122 Denver Road, Crescent City, Florida 32112. Phone: (386) 698-2347. Open: January through March, weekends 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Deep Creek Berry Farm - UPDATE: June 10, 2018: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    100 Deep Creek Road, Interlachen, FL 32148
  • Hilltop Vineyard - grapes, persimmons,
    120 Long Pond Drive Baden Powell Road, Hawthorne, FL 32640. Phone: 352-475-2366. Alternate Phone: 352-494-2791. Fax: 352-475-1686. Email: Open: 7 days a week from 8 to 7. Directions: From Melrose travel south on Highway 21 for 3 miles. Turn left on Baden Powell road (it is the first and only paved road to the left before you cross Highway 20). Travel 2.2 miles down Baden Powell through the S curve to Long Pond Drive on the left (see Hilltop Vineyard sign during season). Travel approximately one quarter mile and you will see vineyard on left side of road. Click here for a map and directions. Muscadine Grapes (Many varieties of black and bronze): Usually open at the end of July or first of August through first part of September; Call for exact opening date; Japanese sweet persimmons available to pick September through October; Call for availability. Payment: Cash, only. Clean, weed free picking. No facilities available.
  • K&S Berry Farms, Inc - blueberries,
    200 Kirkwood Avenue Corner Kirkwood and US 17, Pomona Park, FL 32181. Phone: 954-552-7567. Email: Open: We will not have anything available for you pick in 2015 due to weather; next year we should be open from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday from April through mid May; Call for dates and current availability. Directions: Located one mile South of Pomona Park, Fl. on US 17 and corner of Kirkwood Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Please bring your own containers to take berries home in. 
  • Lilly's Vineyard - No pesticides are used, muscadine grapes,
    728 Coral Farms Rd, Florahome, FL 32140. Phone: 386-659-2293. Alternate Phone: 386-937-6306. Email: Open: Thursday - Saturday from 7am to 7pm; Sunday from 1pm to 7pm; August 1 to September 30. Directions: HWY 100 to Coral Farms Rd; after turning on Coral Farms Road go 3/4 of a mile and the farm is on your right. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Log Cabin Farm & Vineyard - Fresh grapes for table fruit, wine making or jelly making. 
    376 County Road 309, Satsuma, FL. Phone: 386-467-2437. ALternate phone: 386-467-2177. ALternate phone: 386-467-0000. Email: Open mid August, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Directions: between Satsuma & Welaka, in Putnam County. Take Hwy 17 South from Palatka to Satsuma, turn on 309 for 2+ miles, Log Cabin on left.
  • Meadowmere Farm - No pesticides are used, muscadine grapes,
    781 State Road 21 North, Melrose, FL 32666. Phone: 352-235-6439. Email: Open: Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Seven Days a Week. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Three quarters mile South of Melrose traffic light on the West side of the State Road 21. Grapes: typically start in mid August through October 20th. Payment: Cash, only. No chemical spray nor insecticides used. Wine making assistance offered. A crusher and wine press available for your use. no chemicals used to grow grapes.
    Comments from a visitor on September 04, 2011: "Grapes can be picked from the bushes of your choice. We went there for the first time. It is a relatively big vinyard. The owner, Felicity Trueblood, planted the very first bushes of grape about 30 years ago. It is very neat and spacious. You don't have to worry about snakes or other creatures, the vinyard is well taken care off. The owner is very nice and helpful. She closes the vinyard between 2-4 pm, but only because it is too hot. She can open it any time, if needed. The owner also has local honey which is delicious! We will sure come back next year to pick her organic super sweet muscadine grapes. The owner also takes reservations."
  • Miller Blueberry - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    394 County Road 315 S, Interlachen, FL 32148. Phone: 386-684-6362. Email: Open: everyday from 8 am to 7 pm; See website for season status updates, typically late April through May. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 25, 2016, JBS)
  • Royal Manor Vineyard and Winery - blueberries, grapes, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, weddings and wedding parties
    224 Royal Ave, Interlachen , FL 32148. Phone: 386-916-8909. Alternate Phone: 386-684-6270. Email: Open: grapes in august, blueberries starting in May, please call prior to coming out. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page
  • Ron's Berries - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, grapes, U-pick and already picked, picnic area (bring your own food)
    123 South Providence Church Road, Palatka, FL 32177. Phone: (386) 328-3909. Fax: (386) 325-7960. Email: Open: 7 days a week from about June 1st till the 1st of August or when blueberries are gone off the bush; Grapes come in sometime around the end of August to mid - September All Hours are from Day - break till Dark (7 am to about 8 pm) 7 days a week. Directions: From down town Palatka: Highway 17 north to Highway 100 west(towards Keystone Heights/Lake city) Highway 100 goes from 4 lane to 2 lanes at the Palatka airport continue 3 miles past airport to county road 309-D Turn Right(north)on 309-D is also called Bardin road, On Bardin Road travel 7.2 miles to Providence Church road and turn left onto little dirt road, travel .2 tenths of a mile to Blueberry farm on the left.(There is a black mail box with the number 123). Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Sirvent's Farm & Vineyard, LLC - Uses natural growing practices, muscadine grapes, persimmons, U-pick and already picked, prepicked produce, farm animals, events at your location (call for info)
    108 Thornton Lane, Florahome, FL 32140. Phone: 386-659-2231. Fax: 386-659-2936. Email: Open: U Pick or I Pick Muscadine Grapes Thursday through Sunday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm Please call ahead. Directions: Traveling on Highway 100 East, turn left on Coral Farms Road Go 3 miles to Thornton Lane, Turn Right First driveway on left Traveling on Highway 100 West, turn right on Coral Farms Road, Go 3 miles to Thornton Lane Turn right First driveway on left. Muscadine Graps Third week of August through September according to weather. Payment: Cash, only.

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

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