Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Jackson County, Calhoun County area, Florida mid-Panhandle? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Jackson County, Calhoun County area, Florida mid-Panhandle,
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 If you find anything outdated or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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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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
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
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
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.
Jackson County, Calhoun County area, Florida mid-Panhandle U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- Harmony Vineyard - grapes
25780 Harmony Blvd, Altha,
FL 32421. Phone: 850-762-8805. Directions: three miles east of Altha
between hwy 71 and County road 69A on hwy 274East We are open
August, September. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Weekends by appointment muscadine grapes.
No PYO farms here.
No PYO farms here.
Farms - Blueberries
Hwy 231, Cottondale, FL. Phone: unknown;
please write me
if you know their number. Open: In season (May - June) Thursday, Friday and
Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: just north of Cottondale on hwy 231;
you'll see the sign on the right as you drive north. If anyone has
more info about them please write mne. I was driving past when I saw
them and took this photo; As far as I know they have no web presence and are
not on any other website (so if you see it elsewhere, that just means they
copied it from here, it's not more current there). (ADDED: June 13, 2016,
Fox Hollow Vineyard Muscadines - No pesticides are used, muscadine grapes (U-pick and prepicked))
8160 Renegade Pass, Sneads, FL 32460. Phone: 850-593-2202. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: We open our U-pick and roadside
stand for the season on the first Friday in August; Hours: Monday through
Thursday, from 6 pm to 8 pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm
(all times Eastern) See our website for vineyard updates, business hours and
pricing information. Directions: Turn off of highway 90 in Sneads
onto Legion Road (turn at Lake Seminole Shopping Center & city ball fields -
look for signs) continue about a mile towards Lake Seminole; vineyard is on
the left, turn onto Renegade Pass to park.
Click here for a map and directions. Vineyard open for U-pick on August
1; Season lasts until mid-September or until all grapes are gone. We do not
use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Fox Hollow features 4
varieties of muscadines for fresh eating as well as wine/jellymaking: Tara,
Ison, Carlos, and Noble. We keep our rows mowed and clean for easy picking
and do not use pesticides. We also sell pre-picked grapes by the 5# bag and
gladly wholesale bulk orders to retailers. We also sell jellies and
preserves made with our grapes and other fruit on the estate. our
vineyard is clean and free of weeds and underbrush, making the picking easy
and worry-free. We do not use pesticides or other dangerous chemicals on our
vines (UPDATED: May 28, 2017, JBS)
Green Gate Olive Grove - olives
Nortek Road (2MI WEST OF HWY
167), Alford, Florida 32420. Phone: 321-276-3047. ALternate phone: 850-763-6355. Email:
Open: TENTATIVELY the season will start mid August. Directions:
Nortek Road, 2 miles west of Hwy 167. Payment: Cash,
only. Fresh olives are available to customers within traveling distance on a
U-Pick basis. You can stroll through the delightful grove, a bit of old
Italy- and gather your own olives for curing. Table Varieties: Ascolana,
Mission, Coratina, Frontoio & Maurino. The Green Gate Olive Grove (GGOG) was
initiated in 1999 in Jackson County, Florida as an experimental farm. The
weather in this part of the Florida Panhandle is approximately the same as
that of the Mediterranean Basin except for the occasional spring cold snap.
Many varieties of olives were planted and over time several were eliminated,
leaving those that are best suited for this environment. Using varieties
with long vernalization periods allowed the olive trees to remain dormant
during spring cold snaps. The Green Gate Olive Grove is a modest endeavor
with three fully mature varieties of olives and approximately 300 trees that
are doing well. Harvests have been a fun time for those who U-Pick. The
Green Gate Olive Grove is a modest endeavor with three fully mature
varieties of olives and approximately 400 trees that are doing well.
Harvests have been a fun time for those who U-Pick.
Comments from a visitor on September 11, 2012: "I just learned that you can pick OLIVES in
Florida! Jackson County was at the Governor's Conference on Tourism - I had
no idea! Very cool!"
- Jackson Farms
- Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash, Pickling cucumbers, Eggplant, Okra, Peas, Field
corn, Beans , watermelon
7681 Shady Grove Road,
Grand Ridge, FL 32442. Phone: 850-592-5579. Open: May - July, October -
Nov, 7am til dark. We will have lots of vegetables available!
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
(UPDATED: May 28, 2017, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on June
06, 2010: "I spoke to the wonderful woman today to get the location and
pricing and i have to tell you its very reasonable its $9.00 for the bucket
and they range between 25-30 pounds for each bucket ...thats alot better
than what ive found in Alabama...it ranges here between $1.00 per pound to
$1.50 per pound ...and the woman was very polite ...thankyou Jackson Farms
!! i WILL be making a trip to see you ! "
No pesticides are used, chestnuts, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic
2763 Caniehead Rd, Campbellton, FL 32416. Phone: 706-681-1542.
email@example.com. Open: From 10 am through 5 pm; every Saturday
beginning in September through November, except the last two weeks of
November. Directions: From I-10 come north on HWY231 to Campbellton,
Florida. Go right or east on highway 2. Then less than one mile turn left on
Bowden Hill Road. Then right on to Caniehead Dr. L&E Farm entrance is less
than 1 mile on right, look for Chestnut Lane gated entrance. From Malone on
highway 2, go right on Avery Road (north), then left (West) on Caniehead.
Look for Chestnut Lane on left.
Click here for a map and directions. Chestnuts from early September
though October. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check.
Bring good gloves to pick chestnuts and good shoes to break open burrs.
Fresh water is available. Hand tools are also available to use to pick up
the chestnuts. This is not a typical pick your own system off a tree or vine
or bush. These chestnuts are already on the ground and need to be separated
from the burrs. We have over 2500 trees on 27 acres and continue to plant
more trees every year. Today our farm is an industry leader in Florida and
we specialize in growing and selling gourmet chestnuts. Our harvest
season usually starts around September 1st and runs through October. Our
chestnuts are harvested everyday (unless it is raining!) and refrigerated
immediately. All our nuts are hand washed, sorted and inspected before
delivery as this ensures you will receive the highest quality gourmet
chestnut available. We use no pesticides and our nuts are not fumigated.
(UPDATED: May 28, 2017, JBS)
- Lee's Tree Farm - Christmas Trees, Muscadine Grapes, Japanese
Persimmons, Chestnuts, Catfish, Bream
23455 NE Fred Tyre Road, Grand
Ridge, FL 32442. Phone: 850-674-9170. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Leyland Cypress and Carolina Sapphire. Open: 8 AM TO
Sundown. Directions: From I-10 travel South on Hwy 69 to Hwy 286 East.
Travel approximately 3 miles on Hwy 286 to Fred Tyre Road. Travel one-half
mile on Fred Tyre Road to the Farm
- T&T Vineyard - Grapes
430 Lovewood Road, Graceville, FL 32440. Open
8:00am to 6:00pm on Monday thru Saturday; Sunday 1:00pm to 6:00pm from late
July through September. Muscadine grapes available; bronze and purple
- Veitch's Blueberry Farm - UPDATE: May 05,
2019: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed,
Sneads, FL 32460. Mary and Herschel Veitch have sold their
blueberry farm and moved.
availability of other crops (berries, vegetables, etc.) in the Panhandle of
Florida, click here!