Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Polk County, Central Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Polk 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - 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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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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 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 October 2021

Notes for October 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!

Polk County, Central Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Polk County

  • ABC Blueberries - UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are permanently closed.
    2301 Alturas-babson Park Cutoff Road, Lake Wales, FL 33859.
  • BMB Farms - blueberries, restrooms
    4277 Old Eagle Lake Road, Bartow, FL 33830. Phone: 863-698-0239. Alternate Phone: 863-412-1556. Email: [email protected]. Email: [email protected].. Open: Friday through Monday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm beginning April 10. Directions: Highway 98 S into Bartow. Take Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road 2.5 miles to Farm (will be marked by signs.) Highway 17 to Spirit Lake Road. Spirit Lake Road 1/4 mile to Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road. Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road 1/4 mile to Farm (will be marked by signs.).Payment: Cash, only. In 2011, picking started April 30.
    Comments from a visitor on May 16, 2010: "What a GREAT experience we had at BMB Farms. The blueberries were loaded on the bushes, the proprietor was great, and the price was right. BMB has a great facility for picking berries, (the farm provides the picking buckets) and for sorting and cleaning after you pick. They give you bags to carry your berries home in or you could bring your own cooler or containers. I have picked blueberries at other farms and this is by FAR the best!! "
  • Berry Bay Farms - strawberries
    5135 Bonita Drive, Wimauma, FL 33598. Phone: 813-642-9866. Fax: 813-936-4880. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were U-Pick season begins at the end of our commercial season, which is normally in March sometime. (and usually ends by early April). The time frame does vary and is determined by the market. We will send out a postcard and/or e-mail to inform everyone when we are open. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, please e-mail us your name and address.
  • Black's Berry Farm - blueberries, UPDATE: April 03, 2021: The property has been sold; I'm trying to find out if the new owners plan to re-open as a blueberry farm
    7548 Black Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898. Open: closed. Directions: From US 27 and SR 542 (Dundee Rd.), go east on SR 542/Dundee Rd. for 2.6 miles, which changes to US 27Alt S/FL17/ N Scenic Hwy to Lake Trask Rd. Turn left (east) on Lake Trask Rd. and go for 0.1 miles to Lake Mabel Loop Rd. Turn right (east) on Lake Mabel Loop Rd. for 2.2 miles to Canal Rd. Turn left (east) on Canal Rd. for 2.0 miles to Black Rd. Turn left (north) on Black Rd. for 0.75 miles to 7548 Black Rd. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: April. Payment: Cash, Check. Current blueberry field capacity is 4,900 plants with 2.5' spacing in single rows. Existing well, pump, and motor is capable of supporting an additional 4,000 to 5,000 plants.
    A visitor writes on May 01, 2021: "Black's berry farm sold their farm and the phone number listed under blueberry farms is incorrect (you can delete number). Thanks for this website its VERY informative!"
  • Blue Berry Farm - Blueberries
    12500 Old Grade Road, Polk City, FL 33868. Phone: 863-984-4723. Open: Daily from 8am-8pm. Very large blue berry farm. Shaded area to rest and a portable potty.
    Comments from a visitor on May 22, 2010: "Very nice berries of good quality. Very friendly owners. Inexpensive $3/lb. Volume discounts."
  • Crown Jewel Farms, LLC. - UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are permanently closed.
    106 Egg Farm Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898. Phone: 863-528-2402. Open: Crown Jewel Farms is permanently closed to the public. We have decided it is not economically feasible to continue with our previous crops. We are growing in a different direction and hope you will follow along for future updates. . Click here for our Facebook page.
  • C&W Farms of Central Florida - permanently closed
    Lakeland, FL 33811. Phone: . Open: UPDATE for 2020; April 10, 2020; The owner tells me they are now permanently closed.
  • Dill's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    3360 Masterpiece Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898. Phone: (256) 601-3331. Email: [email protected]. Open: Typical season late March through early May Pick your own blueberries Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm, closed Sunday;. Directions: 3360 Masterpiece Road, Lake Wales, Florida. 10-4 minutes from Eagle Ridge Mall, 5 minutes from highway 60. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry season for u pick late March through early May;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: March 08, 2020)
  • Futch Family Farms - blueberries,
    12500 Old Grade Road, Polk City, FL 33868. Phone: 863-984-4723. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm, May until fruit is gone. Directions: From Orlando drive West on I4. From Tampa drive East on I4. Take exit 48. Drive North on Old Grade Road approximity 3.3 miles. Look for farm on left. Enter farm using the left side gate. Do not enter the right side drive (Private road). Park under trees and look for attendant. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Bring plastic bags, such as grocery bags, to put berries in. They will lay out flat in these type of bags keeping the berries from squashing each other. You may bring 1 gallon pails to pick in or use our pails. But if many pickers show up buckets may be limited. Most important: Have Fun. See you there. We also offer 20 beautiful acres surrounded by Florida green space for your special event, such as Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Family Reunions, Bridal showers, Baby showers, Political Rallies, Fund Raisers, Memorial Services.
  • Hilltop Organic Farm - Certified Organic, blueberries,
    3630 State Road Highway 60, Bartow, FL 33830. Email: [email protected]. Open: the season is typically March through May; Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm; price ; Includes FREE Oranges; email for more information; Call or email for their current dates and hours, and please ask them to update PickYourOwn.ORG.. Directions: Farm located 3 miles east of Bartow right on Highway 60 East. Email for more specific directions. Click here for a map and directions. Certified Organic Blueberries for U-pick; see above info for contact. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. We also have some organically grown citrus such as oranges and grapefruit depending on the time of the year.
  • Jones Blackberry Farm - Certified Organic, blackberries,
    2015 Lake Buffum Road West, Fort Meade, FL 33841. Phone: 863-344-0854. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday thru Saturday - 8am to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. May thru july. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: February 26, 2016)
  • Lake Buffum Farms - strawberries
    3875 Lake Buffum Road West,Fort Meade, FL. Phone 863-559-7687. Phone: 863-537-1228. Open: 8 am to 6 pm from Monday through Saturday (closed on Sundays), U-Pick will begin at the beginning of March.
  • Late Bloom Blueberry Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food)
    115 Scenic highway (544), Haines City, FL 33844. Phone: 863-289-1722. Email: [email protected]. Open: late April until the berries are gone; from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, 7 days a week. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Directions: Conveniently located 1 mile east of US 27, on SR 544, across from the Presbyterian Church, Haines City, FL. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Luna Berry Farms - blueberries
    3132 Kville Ave, Auburndale, Florida, FL 33823. Open: Daily in season from 9 am to 5 pm. Luna Berry Farms where you can come out and pick or buy the freshest blueberries in Florida. Luna Berry Farms is located in Auburndale Florida right off of Kville Ave. While picking your 6lb bucket provided by us you can take a break or send the kids over to the office where you can rent fishing poles and bait. Walk along our newly built bridge that stretches from one side of the lake to the other. Luna Berry Farms is family owned and a great place to bring the kids out on a sunny day for a great experience in a great environment. All our berries are kept refrigerated directly after picking to assure freshness. We also have frozen berries packed and ready to go always during the season. Luna Berry Farms Facebook page. (ADDED: October 14, 2019, JBS)
  • Papa's U-Pick Strawberries and Produce - strawberries, school tours
    14542 Angus Road, Polk City, FL 33868. Phone: 863-559-3136. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturdays 8am to noon Or Call 863 pm to 559 am to 3136. Directions: Just off Dean Still Road in Polk City, Florida. Click here for a map and directions. All Year. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Ridge Island Groves - oranges, peaches, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, school tours
    6000 Polk City Rd, Haines City, FL 33844. Phone: 863-422-0333. Alternate Phone: 800-493-7374. Fax: 863-421-8766. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Come out to our location and sample our Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice! We also ship Florida's Freshest Citrus across the United States. Tours of the Packinghouse and grove. Our Farm Market and Packinghouse reopens in midf September for the new season. Our annual "Order Early and Save" promotion will also be live in time for our Grand Reopening! We have worked hard to bring you the Best Citrus Florida has to offer. We look forward to hearing from you and as always, if you are in the area be sure to stop in and say hello!\
  • S & S MS & S Micro Farm blueberriesS & S Micro Farm blueberriesicro Farm LLC - Uses integrated pest management practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    8451 Sinkhole Road, Bartow, FL 33830. Phone: (407) 719-2403. Email: [email protected]. Open: During April and May, PYO is Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm, however availability of blueberries to pick varies considerably; please call or email for current availability and hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry season is typically April 15 to May 25, special event on Mothers Day. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Venmo, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a GAP Certified Farm. 10 acres of blueberries with 4 varieties to choose from gives us a longer season,. (ADDED: May 07, 2021)
  • Shady Oak Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    3320 Shady Oak Drive East, Lakeland, FL 33810. Phone: (863) 512-1547. Email: [email protected]. Open: PYO on weekends, 9am until 5pm; Call to confirm availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-4, take Exit 21 (Route 39 North) or Exit 31 (Kathleen Road North). From Exit 21, take Route 39 North approximately 3 miles to Knights Station/Griffin Road, turn right (East) and go approximately 5 miles. About 1/2 mile inside Polk County, take a left (North) onto Shady Oak Drive East. From Exit 31, take Kathleen Road North approximately 3/4ths mile to Knights Station/Griffin Road and turn left (West), go approximately 3.3 miles to Shady Oak Drive East, turn right (North). We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Picnic area on pleasant pond. Good for groups. We also sell blueberry and other plants and flowers. Also called JD Oaks Vineyard. (UPDATED: April 29, 2020)
  • Thomas Farms - blueberries, may also have some peaches, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school toursThomas Farms - blueberries
    2035 Gerber Dairy Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33880. Phone: 863-860-1016. Alternate Phone: 407-234-7874. Email: [email protected]. Open: typically April and May, Fridays and Saturdays at 9am and on Sundays at 11am or call us for an appointment. Directions: from Winter Haven go South on highway 17 past the city of Eagle Lake, turn Left on Bomber Road, go approximately 2 miles and then turn Right on Gerber Dairy Road, Thomas Farms is on the Left (look for the red gate). Click here for a map and directions.. First opened in late 2007, Thomas Farms has 4 acres of blueberries.
  • Tree-O Groves, Inc. - peaches
    140 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lake Alfred, FL 33850. Phone: (863) 956-3175. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm; Peaches (UF Sun variety) available in April and May. Street and field parking available. There is shade provided by the many oak trees. Visit us on Saturday and pick your own peaches. Farm fresh Florida peaches available weekends in April. In 2021, U-Pick for only $2/lb., $20/bag, or 2 bags for $30. We supply bags.
  • Walter Farms - blueberries,
    9613 Alturas Babson Park Cutoff Road, Bartow, FL 33830. Phone: 407 873-0817. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. Directions: Highway 27 South to Alturas Babson Park Cutoff Road, turn West, go 7 miles to stop sign. Farm is on left and marked by a Walter Farms sign. For a map to our farm, click here. Blueberries May 10 to June 10. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: May 16, 2016)


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