Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Citrus County, west Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Citrus County, west 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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. Let me know when you see price changes!

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Updates for September 2021

Notes for September 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal specific updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

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.  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!

Citrus County, west Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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Citrus County

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  • Bette's Blues Blueberry Farm - blueberries, blackberries, porta-potties are available
    4752 West Abeline Drive, Citrus Springs, FL 34433. Phone: (352) 746-2511. Alternate Phone: (352) 302-7849. Fax: 352-746-7230. Open: Typical season is May and June, last reported hours were Everyday: 7 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards. (UPDATED: April 06, 2018)
  • Da Berry Patch - Thornless blackberries, porta-potties are available
    10130 N. Riverwood Drive, Crystal River, FL 34428. Phone: 352-563-9856. Alternate Phone: 813-629-7080. Email: [email protected]. Open: Picking begins early May; Hours for picking 8am to 6pm 7 days a week. Directions: Take highway 19N to Basswood Dr.(Riverwood Dr,) continue to 10130 W. Riverwood Dr. We will be on the right, Signs will be posted. Click here for a map and directions. Thornless Blackberries from early May until the end of the season. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Cavallo Farm and Market - blueberries, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    8123 S. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461. Phone: (352) 228-9289. Email: [email protected]. Open: Sunday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm; 7 days a week in season, typically April, May, but call to check. Directions: Blueberries season typically starts in April;. We are Certified naturally grown for all crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We will provide you with all of the necessary equipment for picking once you arrive. Equipment includes a plastic one-gallon bucket and bags to take your blueberries home in. Our blueberry bushes and rows are very well maintained, which make it easy to access the fruit. They are also stroller accessible. We suggest wearing a hat, closed toe shoes and sunscreen to make your visit to the farm an enjoyable one! Refreshments and snacks are available for purchase (cash or credit card) in the Pavilion. Dependent on the weather, blueberries usually blossom between the 3rd and 4th week of March. To make sure you know when to visit, please join our email list or you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram. There's plenty of blueberries for everyone. Come by and pick a bucket by yourself, or make it a family event. . Formerly called Daisy's. (UPDATED: April 05, 2018) (ADDED: April 03, 2018)Florida Best BlueberriesFlorida Best Blueberry Farm
  • Florida Best Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, flowers, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    11135 East Nottingham Drive, Inverness, FL 34450. Phone: (813) 928-9028. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday - Sunday 8 am to 2 Closed Monday. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: : From 175 take the Wildwood Exit West toward Inverness On State Road 44 enjoy the beautiful scenic drive until you cross the Withlacoochee River. You are 1 mile from Little John Avenue Take Right onto Little John Avenue Go one mile, take a Left (dirt road) you will see signs for the farm From Inverness: Head East on SR44 toward Wildwood. When you pass the Speedway Gas Station, you are about a mile from turning Left on Little John Avenue Go 1 mile. Turn Left on Nottingham Drive (Dirt Road). Click here for a map and directions. We have more than 11,000 plants to pick. Our fresh season is only 2 months long, but we also have frozen blueberries the rest of the year for purchase; All berries sold frozen are picked during peak season;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Farm honey & canned yummies  Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.  We will bag your blueberries or put them in your containers. Make sure they are large containers with lids Close toed shoes advisable, large hats are difficult to maneuver with as the bushes are overhead, not low to the ground A bucket takes around 45 min. to pick give or take. We are a 5 Star Rated Farm! Our customers always exclaim how much fruit there is here and how fast picking is! (UPDATED: April 18, 2021)
  • Misty Meadows Blueberry Farm - pyo blueberries, already-picked blueberries
    8801 East Greys Lane, Inverness, FL 34453. Phone: 352-726-7907. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2019, Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, last reported hours were Thursday through Sunday, 7 am to 7 pm Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Due to the vagaries of Mother Nature please phone ahead or check our website for crop availability, unexpected closings or changed hours of business. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Mid-April to End of June; Call ahead to order already picked blueberries. Payment: Cash, Check. The price per pound for U-Pick in 2015 is $3.50. We provide buckets to pick into and plastic bags to take your berries home in. Some people like to bring their own containers but it isn't necessary. Since this is Florida please wear sensible shoes and a sunhat. Pets should be left home. We look forward to seeing you this year.
    A visitor writes on May 10, 2019: "Misty Meadows Blueberry Farm may be closed; Called 5/10/19 the phone # listed was not working. Could not find a current website. Thank you for keeping this website going. I've used it for the last two years locating different you pick farms."
    A visitor writes on June 07, 2013: "I've been picking at Misty Meadows for the past few weeks, their blueberries are fabulous, and the owners are very friendly and helpful. They do suggest you always call ahead, to make sure the berries are plentiful. And great site, I use it often, and just passed it along to 2 FL friends that are jealous of all the produce I find that I can pick myself. Thanks for doing all this work for us, it's appreciated. ;)"
  • Moran Blueberry Farm and Nursery - peaches, nectarines, plums, grapes, persimmons
    Rooks Road, Floral City, FL. Phone: (352) 344-4496. Open: weekdays 8:30 am until noon and 4pm until 7pm. Saturday 0830 until 5pm and Sunday Noon until 5 pm; Usually available in April to June (peaches, nectarines), May to June (plums); Open every fall for muscadine grapes, pears and sweet persimmons. 10 acres with mostly peaches and nectarines for U-Pick. Also some prepicked fruit: blueberries and cultured blackberries. We are a low spray operation and put bluebird houses all over so they control the insects. We also sell cypress bluebird houses which attract the birds, and grow and sell gourds too, and make birdhouses out of them. The large "Garden of Weed'n" has blooming flowers for all to enjoy and we sell out the potted plants for sale, too. Located three miles south of Floral City just off highway U.S. 41 Look for the old blue van with the large U-PICK signage pointing the way. We are one hour north of Tampa but have regulars that come from much farther to enjoy this unique place. We hope to have a bountiful Spring crop of Blueberries, peaches, and a few plums in the April, May, June. Visit this page about mid April to find out when we will open. As with everything here, no sprays are used once the fruit is set. We offer U pick or we can arrange to do it for you. The farm is also known as Moran Blueberry Farm and Linda's Fruit Farm.
    Comments from a visitor on May 08, 2009:
    "You had to write if we heard anything about this place. I just spoke with the lady that runs it and the frost killed off her whole crop this spring, but is looking at a great fall crop of pears, persimmon and grapes. So, they are still open. She was very sweet and helpful with a lot of extra information!"
  • Register Cracker Farm - blackberries
    9225 N. Rainelle Ave., Crystal River, FL 34428. Phone: (352) 563-1604. Open: Call for availability and days of operation. Also pre-harvested Beets, blackberries, sweet corn, herbs, onions, turnips.
  • Wonderfield Farm - oranges
    10777 E Gobbler Dr, Floral City, FL 34436. Phone: (213) 854-6884. Email: [email protected]. Open: make a reservation online (the season is February through March). 66 acres of orange grove, pastureland, and cypress swamps with an idyllic Old Florida feel. Wonderfield Farm & Grove is currently in the process of rehabilitating our citrus groves. At one time, this property was a fully operational orange grove known as Banes Grove that was left unattended for over a decade. This is an outdoor, u-pick experience. You'll be harvesting your own Florida citrus (about $35 in 2021). Your ticket includes a bag and the 15lbs of fruit you can fill it with! Wonderfield Farm Facebook page. (ADDED: January 23, 2021, JBS)


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