Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Polk County, Central Florida?  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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly. Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

Updates for November 2018

Notes for November 2018: Autumn is here! Apples, pears, Fall raspberries, figs, winter squash , corn mazes and pumpkin patches are here. And there are still tomatoes, corn and other vegetables in most areas. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local apple festival, and see our guide to apple varieties (when they ripen, best uses), . Also picking tips, recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, pumpkins, 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 form 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!

Health insurance: Open enrollment is almost here.  You may have heard  that health sharing plans, like Liberty and Medi-Share are less than half the cost of ObamaCare plans. We have a complete, simple comparison of the 6 major health sharing plans here.

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!

Polk County, Central Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Polk County

  • ABC Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    2301 Alturas-babson Park Cutoff Road, Lake Wales, FL 33859. Phone: 863-528-1083. Email:[email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm; Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm; Closed Mondays. Directions: Drive south from Lake Wales on Highway 27 to Fat Boys Bar-B-Q. Turn west onto Alturas/Babson Park Cutoff Road. Drive approximately 2 miles. After the "S " curve, look for the driveway on the left. There is a green mailbox on a white post. Follow the driveway past the house and garage to the end. Park by the green barn. Blueberry upick will begin April 19. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 09, 2016)
  • Barefoot Creek/Scotty's Produce - Uses natural growing practices, beans, blackberries, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, onions, Other fruit or veg, events at your location (call for info)
    1210 Creekwood Run, Lakeland, FL 33809. Phone: 863-904-8620. Alternate Phone: 863-221-5654. Email: [email protected]. Open: Visits to the Farm are available by Appointment only, Please! E - Mail FIRST for info; Call SECOND and leave messages on Both phones; We will respond as quickly as we can but it could be up to a week; Try again if you need a quicker response. Directions: From Interstate 4 and U.S. 98 in Lakeland, go 8 miles North, turn right on Rock Ridge Road, go 1/2 mile, turn right on Creekwood Run, go 1 1/2 miles to 1210 Creekwood Run on right. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Email for availability, to pre-order, pick up, or U pick by coming to Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market each Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm to pick up your pre-orders or get some that is already harvested or Visit the Farm by Appointment only, Please! E-Mail FIRST/Call SECOND/leave messages on Both phones. Many Greens October through April: collard, mustard, mizuna, lettuce, bok choi, pak choi, radicchio, edible flowers, arugula, chinese veggies, radishes and more. Tropical veggies in the Summer.  
  • BMB Farms - blueberries, restrooms
    4277 Old Eagle Lake Road, Bartow, FL 33830. Phone: 863-698-0239. Alternate Phone: 863-412-1556. 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]. 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, U-pick and already picked
    7548 Black Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898. Phone: 863 398 4763. Alternate Phone: 863 644 3421. Email: [email protected]. Open: 2Call for hours and crop availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: April. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Blue Berry Farm - Blue berries
    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. - Certified Organic, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    106 Egg Farm Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898. Phone: 863-528-2402. Email: [email protected]. Open: Here at Crown Jewel we are hoping to open the 2014 u - pick season by the last week of February; We will have updated hours as soon as the blueberries are ready to be harvested. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We have several different varieties of blueberries; This allows our harvest season to last as long as possible; It will hopefully be open by the last week of February and go until the end of May. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Crown Jewel Farms has buckets for you to carry while you pick your own blueberries. You can purchase by the handful or by the pounds. All you need is sunscreen and a shade hat!.
  • C&W Farms of Central Florida - blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    5710 Hendricks Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811. Phone: 863-412-8104. Email: [email protected]. Open: see our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberry season generally runs from beginning of April through May. Blackberry season is typically June/July. Check our Facebook page and calendar for pricing, dates and times.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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: April 22, 2015 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.
  • 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. 
  • Shady Oak Farm - blueberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, muscadine grapes, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3320 Shady Oak Drive East, Lakeland, FL 33810. Phone: 863-512-1547. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Friday to Sunday, 8 am to 7 pm, April 1 to June 6, Friday and Saturday and by appointment at other times. 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). Strawberries from January 15th to April 15th; Blueberries from April 1st to June 6th. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Picnic area on pleasant pond. Good for groups. We also sell blueberry and otherThomas Farms - blueberries plants and flowers. Also called JD Oaks Vineyard.
  • Thomas Farms - blueberries, may also have some peaches, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    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. 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 for only $1.50/lb (2015. prices).
  • Walter Farms - blueberries,
    9613 Alturas Babson Park Cutoff Road, Bartow, FL 33830. Phone: 407 873-0817. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5. 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)