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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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!

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

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Sumter County

  • 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 approaches."
  • Fuller's 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. Has anyone been by there?
  • H&H Berry Farms - UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are permanently closed.
    SE 34th Way, Sumterville, FL 33585. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are permanently closed. 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,
    7015 State 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
    105 County 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 permanently closed.
    6250 E Cr 478, Center Hill, FL 33514. Phone: 352-568-0651. Alternate Phone: 352-303-6636. Email: [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.

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