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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Sumter County, Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Sumter County, 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 If you find anything outdated or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 Camping.com 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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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
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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
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival.
We also have
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
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!
Sumter County, Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Back Road Berries - blackberries strawberries, peaches, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, bakery
13578 Cr 103, Oxford, FL 34484. Phone: 352-303-3213. Open: Hours change throughout the season, See our website
for current hours; typically they are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Saturday from 8:30 am to 1 pm
and Closed on Sunday, Monday and Friday.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the
intersection of US highway 301 and CR 466 in Oxford, go east on CR 466
approximately 1/2 mile to CR 103, go north on CR 103 approximately 2 miles,
our blackberry field will be on your left.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, credit cards. Our
Blackberries are Thornless.
Back Road Berries is a family owned and operated
you-pick berry farm. We grow three types of berries: strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
Back Road Berries Facebook Page. Strawberry harvesting begins in December and
continues into March. Blueberry picking begins in April and ends in May. Our Thorn-less Blackberries ripen the latter part of May and pick through June.
Harvest times may vary slightly from year to year due to Mother Nature. During our picking season we send out email alerts to notify our customers of
available picking times. due to GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) pets are not allowed. When picking, we suggest wearing closed toed shoes. There is no need
to bring your own picking container. We supply you with a bag lined picking bucket. For those of you who are unable to pick or prefer not to pick,
pre-picked berries are available. U-Pick strawberry, Blueberry, Peach & Thornless Blackberry. (UPDATED: May 12, 2021, by a customer)
Center Hill Berry Patch - blueberries,
8142 Cr 702, Center Hill, FL 33514. Phone: 352-568-8154. Email:
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they closed until next year (2022).
Wednesday to Tuesday from, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm,
April 15 until Mid to late May.. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Call about our thornless blackberry patch. Prepicked Hydroponic Strawberries
are available from December thru April. Please call to confirm for
availability and picking hours.
NOTE: As of April 2021 (and since April 2018), their website says "We will not be
open for a blueberry u-pick this season. We are in the process of replanting
and refreshing the blueberry patch. Stay Tuned for updates as next year
Nursery - strawberries
7052 County Road 575, Bushnell, FL
33513. Phone: (352) 793-1240. Open: call for hours and dates; it looks like
they startedin February and run until mid April, but I haven't heard back
from them yet.
- Fussell'sBlueberries - blueberries
11669 County Road
727, Webster, FL 33597. Phone: (352) 303-5073. Note: I found this one on a
county tourism website, but not been able to confirm it yet.
been by there?
- H&H Berry Farms - UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are
SE 34th Way,
Sumterville, FL 33585. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are
Unfortunately we will no longer be open for U-pick. Thank you to all of you that have supported us through the years!
- Lone Oak Nursery - blueberries,
Road 471, Bushnell, FL 33513. Phone: 352-793-6733. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Opening some time mid to late April
Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm times and dates may change. Directions:
Located at the intersection of SR 471 and CR 48 (Bevilles Corner),on the
north east side.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
- Mills Ranch and Berry Farm - blueberries
Road 722, Webster, FL 33597. Phone: (352) 568-8424. Open: call them - they
have no presense online (at all)so phone is the only method to confirm if
and when they are open to pick.
- Nature Coast farms - blueberries UPDATE for 2021, The owner tells me they are
6250 E Cr
478, Center Hill, FL 33514. Phone: 352-568-0651. Alternate Phone:
[email protected]. Open:
Friday, mid April through mid May Friday,
Saturday and Monday 8am to 4 pm. Directions: From Webster take CR 478
approximately 3 mi. east around the first curve the farm is on the left,
from Center hill take CR 478 about 2.6 mi. around two curves and the farm is
on the right. Look for the signs.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.Price $3.00 a
pound, plenty of big ripe berries right now.