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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Highlands County, Central Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Highlands County, Central 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!

Updates for August 2022

Notes for August 2022: Summer is almost here and that means Strawberry season is upon us!  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Cherries and Blueberries have started in the South typically are available in most areas by the end of June . Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere through June. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. 

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have 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!

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!

Highlands County, Central Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Highlands County

  • Grapes of Kath Vineyards - Grapes
    9233 Muscadine Drive, Sebring, FL 33875. Phone: (863) 382-4706. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website and Facebook pages are gone or outdated - I presume they have closed. Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me. Monday thru Saturday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm From U.S. 27 go west 5 miles. Turn right onto Silver Road (a dirt road) and go to the end (about 1 block) to Derby Lane, turn right, go to the end to Muscadine Drive, turn left up to the end of the street.
  • Henscratch Farms Vineyard - strawberries, Blueberries, Muscadines & Scuppernongs (9) Varieties of fresh fruit and wine making grapes and fresh eggs
    980 Henscratch Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852. Phone: Phone: 863-699-2060/ Fax: 863-699-5650. Email: [email protected] or Email: [email protected]. Open: Aug-Sept.; Tuesday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 12 to 4 pm; Strawberries: December through March; Blueberries in April, May & June and Muscadines & Scuppernongs in August & September. Directions: Route 27 Sebring, West Route 66 4.2 miles, Left on Orange. Blossom, Left on Josephine,Right on Henscratch Road. 10 acres of native southern muscadine and scuppernong grape varieties, a hydroponics growing system for strawberry production, and a highbush blueberry patch. Crop availability: Strawberries: December through March; Blueberries: April, May & June; Muscadines & Scuppernongs: August & September. The nursery produces thousands of plants each year for commercial and hobbyist growers alike. But the true charm is the 101 American breed laying hens that range freely among the vineyard canopy the supply the country store with the fresh eggs. Blueberries in May and June! Henscratch Farms Vineyard Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: strawberries and blueberries also sell fresh eggs and is an awesome winery. i believe it is run by all women. has a fun gift shop with wine tastings, restrooms and places to drink the fresh strawberries shakes they sell!
  • McCracken Farms - beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, herbs or spices, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    2945 Harnage Road, Avon Park, FL 33825. Phone: 863-382-4348. Email: citrusgoldfarms Open: Monday to Sunday 8 am to 5:30 pm Strawberries (Nov- June), Blueberries (April- May), 30 Varieties of citrus (including Navels, Tangelos, Tangerines, Grapefruit, and Pummelos) (Oct-June), Vegetables (All months). Directions: Take State Highway 17 south 4 1/2 miles to Powerline Road. Turn left and proceed 1/4 mile to Harnage Road. Turn left and go approximately 1000 feet and you will see the strawberries on the right side of the road. From Sebring go north approximately 5 miles from the circle in downtown Sebring. Turn right on Powerline. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available all year. Payment: Cash, only. McCracken Farms is a U-Pick farm, speacializing in locallay grown fruits and vegetables. Fresh products grown in hydroponic stackers make us the most unique farm in Highlands County. Come see us for jar goods and ice cream in our country store.

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