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 If you find anything outdated or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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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Updates for October 2020
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.
Sumter County, Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Back Road Berries - blackberries, U-pick and already picked
13578 Cr 103, Oxford, FL 34484. Phone: 352-303-3213. Open: See our website
for current hours; typically they are Tuesday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday 9 am to 3 pm; and Closed Monday.
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, only. Our
Blackberries are Thornless.
Bennett's Farm and Produce Market - peas, tomatoes,
8684 County Road 209, Wildwood, FL 34785. Phone: 352 748-0872. Alternate
Phone: 352-461-4431. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm;
Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm; closed Sunday. Directions: From Wildwood take
Highway 301 north to County Road 462 West. Turn left and go 1 mile to County
Road 209, turn left and go 1/3 mile to the farm and market. Signs are
located at turns for your convenience.
Click here for a map and directions. Southern field peas are in-season
in May; tomatoes late May through June; We grow yellow and Zucchini , sweet
corn and cucumbers spring through late fall, and other field crops through
spring and summer, weather permitting. Payment: Cash, only. This is a
working farm. The market stand is run by the farmer's wife and the farmer is
often available to answer questions or pick fresh produce for you. Located
in a lovely rural setting, it is worth the drive to the farm to see produce
being grown and buy it fresh. Many enjoy taking pictures of the barn and the
fields surrounding the market. A cookbook written and published by the
Bennetts and locally produced cane syrup are also available.
click here for their Facebook page. Note: As of April 2015, their
website is down and their Facebook page hasn't been updated since 2012, so
they may have clsed down. Has anyone been there?
Center Hill Berry Patch - blueberries,
8142 Cr 702, Center Hill, FL 33514. Phone: 352-568-8154. Email:
email@example.com. Open: 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 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
Country Time Berries - blackberries, peas, U-pick and already
picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
1762 NE 17th Street,
Sumterville, FL 33585. Phone: 352-748-3702. Alternate Phone: 352-303-5812.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Beginning around the first week in
May 2012 our farm will be open Thursdays through Tuesdays from 8:00 am to
6:00 pm; (Closed Wednesdays).
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Our farm is located between
Sumterville and Coleman just off highway 301 in Sumter County. Follow signs.
Click here for a map and directions. Please visit our website for
specific harvest dates of each crop. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. We will also have various vegetables
available such as conk and black-eye peas, zucchini and yellow squash, sweet
corn, okra, pickle and regular cucumbers and green beans.
Nursery - strawberries
7052 County Road 575, Bushnell, FL
33513. Phone: (352) 793-1240. Open: call for hopurs 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. Has ayone
been by there?
H&H Berry Farms - blackberries, Honey from hives on the farm,
U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
SE 34th Way,
Sumterville, FL 33585. Phone: 800-716-4740. Open: Call for days and times
open. Directions: From SR 471 in Sumterville go East on CR 526, turn right
on SE 34th Way, go 1 mile and turn left into the farm entrance, go
approximately 1/8 mile to parking area. There will be directional signs
along the way.
Click here for a map and directions. June - July. Payment: Cash, only.
Local Honey and Homemade Jams available for sale.
- Lone Oak Nursery - blueberries,
Road 471, Bushnell, FL 33513. Phone: 352-793-6733. Email:
email@example.com. 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
6250 E Cr
478, Center Hill, FL 33514. Phone: 352-568-0651. Alternate Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.