Where in East-Central Florida to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: April 2014: Spring is just around the corner.  Strawberries are here in Florida, Texas and California, next in late March and April for much of the South, then in May for most of the country and June in cooler northern areas. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam!

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East-Central Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Note about strawberries in Florida: There are a few strawberry u-pick farms in Florida open during the entire season, which lasts from December through April). Most commercial farms do not open their fields to the general public until the end of the season, which is usually in April (depending on the weather). 

NOTE: The exit numbers on the Interstates have changed, but we have no way of knowing what the new correct exit numbers are until the farmers correct their listings; so be sure to ask when you call the farms!

Brevard County

  • Holland Family Farm - blackberries, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area, events at your location (call for info)
    4400 Bouganvilla Drive, Mims, FL 32754. Phone: 321-269-9502. Open: Most days from (approximately) Late April to Mid - June; (Dates determined by weather and berry ripeness!)Check our facebook for specific days and hours, or check our telephone updates. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Coming from the South: take U.S.1 (north). Go 3.9 miles past SR46(in Mims)on U.S. 1. Turn Left (west) onto Burkholm Road and follow signs! (Left onto Shamrock Road then Left onto Bouganvilla Drive to the end.) Coming from the North: on U.S.1 go south past Stuckway Road(5A)4.4 miles . Turn Right (West) onto Burkholm Road. Then Follow signs! (Left onto Shamrock, then Left onto Bouganvilla). Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Annual Blueberry 5-K Run/Walk sponsors local charity. Saturday 8:00AM May 11, 2013. (Future 5-K dates will be a Saturday in early May) check: BlueberryRun.blogspot.com/. (UPDATED: April 14, 2013) (ADDED: May 18, 2011)
  • Meadors Blueberry Farm - blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    3685 Orlando Avenue, Mims, FL 32754. Phone: 407-383-6639. Email: meadorsblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Mondays, Wednesday and Saturday, from 8 am; to 6 pm; from April 15th; to May 24th. Directions: From US1 and highway 46 in Mims go 3.8 miles north on US1 turn left on Orlando Avenue it is on the south side of the road before the road turns to dirt. Look for our signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. It is always a good idea to call to make sure that we are picking on the day you want to come out, as crops are unpredictable and they are constantly ripening. If you need to come on a day that we are closed call first and we may be able to let you pick.  (UPDATED: March 03, 2014) (UPDATED: May 07, 2012) (ADDED: May 02, 2011)
  • RiverHouse Vineyard - No pesticides are used, muscadine grapes, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    3836 Hield Road NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907. Phone: 321-723-4705. Email: park38@brevard.net. Open: August 1 to mid=September from 8 am to dusk all days except Sunday. Directions: Take I-95 to the Palm Bay Road exit. Drive west on Palm Bay Road to Minton Road. Drive north on Minton to Hield Road which is the next traffic light. Drive west on Hield Road and look for our sign on your left. RiverHouse Vineyard. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We usually have a Grape Stomp day in mid-August. Call for an exact date and time. (ADDED: May 13, 2013)
  • Sledd's U-Pick Strawberries - strawberries, porta-potties, school tours
    East End Of Burkholm Road, Mims, FL 32754. Phone: 321-268-8978. Alternate Phone: 321-383-9196. Email: staceydemoss@bellsouth.net. Open: The 2013 season is now over for strawberries; Please check back in January 2014. Directions: From State Road 46 in Mims, turn North onto US Highway 1. Take US Highway 1 North approximately 4 miles to Burkholm Road. Turn east (right) onto Burkholm Road and follow to stop sign, which is Dixie Way. Go across Dixie Way and the strawberry field is straight ahead at the end of Burkholm Road. There is a sign at the corner of Burkholm and US 1. Strawberries: January 19 hopefully thru May 2013, weather pemitting; For the latest updates, check our Facebook page "Sledd's U-Pick Strawberries". Payment: Cash, Check. We also have our fresh squeezed Orange Juice.  (ADDED: April 05, 2010) (UPDATED: January 15, 2013)  (UPDATED: May 09, 2013)
    Comments from a visitor on March 21, 2011: "Was there this weekend - AMAZING strawberries. Big, juicy and delicious!! Also, the man I talked to said they're open M/W/Sa for the next couple of weeks because they have too many berries and not enough people picking. $2/lb - can't beat it!!"

Indian River County

  • None found in this county!

Lake County (Orlando area)

  • Aquaponic Lynx LLC - Uses natural growing practices, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs
    8748 Guava St, Yalaha, FL 34797. Phone: 407-342-8515. Email: tclynx@aquaponiclynx.com. Open: By appointment or see web site for regularly scheduled events and tour days. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 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. We grow lettuce year round and during the cool season have Kale, collards, Swiss chard, celery and other assorted greens. We also grow some seasonally appropriate herbs and edible flowers. Live plants and seedlings available as well as pond plants and mosquito fish. Please call ahead for availability. (UPDATED: September 09, 2013) (ADDED: January 14, 2013)
  • Bear Groves - oranges,
    8709 Laws Road, Clermont, FL 34714. Phone: 407-350-0249. Alternate Phone: 352-242-0606. Email: nrobbins25@gmail.com. Open: October 16 to November 19; Call or email us for an appointment for orange picking. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Orange picking is open from October 16 to November 19 on weekends by appointment only - please call for an appointment; We will also be selling our handmade gifts: molded glycerin soap with essential oils, aromatherapy sprays, Super Skin Salve, and garden art; Please check out our website for more information. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 19, 2010) (ADDED: October 22, 2009)
  • Blue Bayou FarmsCertified Organic, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, school tours
    26921 Bloomfield Avenue, Yalaha, FL 34797. Phone: 352-324-4069. Open: The ONLY pyo crops offered are: U-pick blueberries are from late April until Late May; Produce Market will be closed for the month of August and September and re-open October 1st. The market (not PYO) is now currently closed on Mondays and is open Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Fridays open until 6:00pm;When in season the blueberries and blackberries are u-pick everyday, not just certain days. but please call before planning to come out, to confirm availability. Our blueberry and blackberry fields are Certified Organic. Directions: From Leesburg Florida travel South on 27 to Highway 48 turn left and go approximately 3 miles we are on the right next to the Yalaha Bakery. From Orlando Florida take east west expressway 408 to turnpike heading north and take exit 285 continue north on 27 approximately 5 miles to 48 turn right and go 3 more miles we are on the right next to Yalaha bakery. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Middle of April to July Blackberries: May to July. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. we also have a produce market and sell produce that is grown locally. We try to sell as much as we can that is chemical free from local farmers we sell honey, eggs, produce. Our certified kitchen is up and running now and we make blueberry pies milkshakes ect... on the weekends. We also have a garden center. We will have Christmas trees for sale from our Christmas tree farm in NC by the end of November, come out and pick one up they're beautiful!. (ADDED: June 30, 2009)  (UPDATED: April 11, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on June 25, 2012: "well maintained and very customer friendly. great selection of produce and amish made products. grass fed beef and raw milk farm fresh eggs. multiple home made canned goods and fresh baked pies. hydroponic vegetables seasonal. You pick blueberries in April and May. Thornless black berries in the summer. Fresh squeezed orange just winter and spring"
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - Certified Organic, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    5000 Berry Grove Rd, Clermont , FL 34714. Phone: 863-944-1401. Email: anna.blueberryhillfarm@gmail.com. Open: Our season is April 4th to June 1st; We will be open for u - pickers Friday, Saturday and Sunday during these months; Our hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm. Directions: We are located on highway 33 between Groveland, Fl and Lakeland, Fl. There will be signs to follow on highway 33 as well as Berry Groves Road. -From Groveland and highway 50 go 10 miles south to Berry Groves Rd, turn west and go 2 miles to the farm. -From Lakeland go north on Highway 33 for 34 miles turn west(left) on Berry Groves Rd then 2 miles to farm  -From highway 27 turn west on highway 474 go 13 miles, turn north on highway 33 and go 5 miles, turn west on Berry Groves Road and go 2 miles to the farm. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We have conventional blueberries as well as Certified Organic Blueberries. Please join us and enjoy our beautiful farm. (ADDED: February 21, 2014)  (UPDATED: February 27, 2014)
  • Grapes U-Pick - Grapes
    Post Office Box 240, Altoona, FL 32702. Phone: 352-669-3887. If anyone has more information about this farm, please use the feedback form to tell me!
  • Green Acres - blackberries, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area
    8563 High Street, Yalaha, FL 34797. Phone: 352 324-3333. Alternate Phone: 352 360-5445. Fax: 352 324-3333. Email: lacywrobel@comcast.net. Open: Monday thru Sunday; 8 am to 4 pm Season starts March 30, 2013. Directions: Go to Yalaha Post Office and BC's General Store. Turn on Yalaha Road and go 3 paved streets on right and turn right on High Street. Go straight and you will come to gate, continue thru; this is the farm. There are signs along the way. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberies March 30 thru May; Honey Peaches May 30 thru June Blackeye and conch peas October 2013 Blackberries in June. Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberries are  available from April to May; peaches are available from May to June; peas are available in October 2012 to December 2012; Honey is available from April to June. Payment: Cash, Check. We are sorry the blueberry season is over for 2012. But we hope to see you April 2013. We will have peaches also in May/June 2013. We will plant peas; blackeyes, conchs and zipper peas, in August 2012 and they will be ready October 2012. We appreciate all the customers and friends we made through this year and can't wait to see you again!. (UPDATED: June 16, 2012) (ADDED: April 19, 2012)(UPDATED: July 04, 2012)
  • Green Acres Fernery & Citrus, Inc. - blackberries, blueberries, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
    8635 High St, Yalaha, FL 34797. Phone: 352-324-3333. Alternate Phone: 352 360-5445. Email: lacywrobel@comcast.net. Open: Seven days a week, starting April 10, 2014, from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. we hope to start picking blueberries the first of April, if the weather permits. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: March 24, 2014)(UPDATED: February 17, 2013)
  • H&H Berry Farms - blueberries, blackberries, U-pick and already picked
    15217 County Road 455, Montverde, FL 34756. Phone: (800) 716-4740. Open: April to June; Call for specific days. Directions: From Highway 50 go north on County Road 455 towards Montverde. When you get to the stop sign turn left to continue on County Road 455. The H & H Berry patch is about a 1/4 of a mile on your left. There will be signs. The blueberries are just a little further on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. U-Pick Blueberries & Thornless Blackberries. These are Thornless Blackberries. Click here for our Facebook page We also have Honey, Jams, and other fruits and vegetables locally grown. (UPDATED: March 25, 2014)  (UPDATED: June 10, 2013) (ADDED: May 08, 2012)
  • Heather Oaks Farm - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, Other fruit or veg, restrooms, picnic area
    4240 Christmas Lane, Lady Lake, FL 32159. Phone: 352-753-1184. Email: Htheroaks@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm; Will make exceptions if you call first. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Traveling North on highway 441 to Rolling acres RD; go right at Home depot(North)Go to end. Turn right on Griffin Road (East)approximately 3 miles until dead end. Turn right(South) on Gray's Airport Road, Driveway almost immediately on left-See sign "Heather Oaks Farm" turn on to Christmas Lane. Go to end. Louisiana Irises February to end of April, Blueberries: May, Blackberries June/July. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow beautiful Louisiana Irises and Blueberry plants in pots that are available for sale.We also have a nice bed and breakfast and have available horse stalls for rent. Call for availability. (ADDED: May 10, 2009)
  • Hydroeats - beans, beets, cucumbers, peas, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    18430 SR 19 Florida, Groveland, FL 34736. Phone: 352-429-0686. Email: info@hydroeats.com. Open: Tuesday - Thursday 9 am to 4:30 pm closed on Wednesdays. 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, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: December 11, 2013)
  • Lady Lake Peach Farm - nectarines, peaches, plums, porta-potties
    2917 Lake Griffin Road, Lady Lake, FL 32159. Phone: 352-217-8853. Email: Murdock@Ladylakepeach.com. Open: Every day from 10 am until 4 pm; from April 20th until June 10th. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: May 30, 2013)
  • Lake Apshawa Farm & Nursery - Muscadine Grape, Citrus,
    18030 W. Apshawa Road, Clermont, FL 34711. Phone: (352) 394-3313. Open: Grapes: August: 8 to sunset; Citrus: Nov to March: 8 to sunset. Also sell grape vines and fig trees.
  • Lake Catherine Blueberries - blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    5849 Lake Catherine Road, Groveland, FL 34736. Phone: 352-551-4110. Alternate Phone: 352-429-8221. Email: info@lakecatherineblueberries.com. Open: Everyday from 9am to 5pm; April 15 to May ??; Please visit our website or Facebook page for updated ending dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Our grand opening festival will be on Saturday April 20th; We will have live entertainment, face painting, pony rides, hay rides, barbeque and much, much more. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. blueberry lemonade $1, raw farm fresh honey $6/one lb $11/two lbs, assorted homemade jams $7, whole blueberry cobbler $8, whole blueberry pies $9, blueberry syrup $5, blueberry chipotle bbq sauce $5, assorted drinks and snacks $1 and much, much more. (UPDATED: April 15, 2013) (ADDED: April 28, 2011)
  • Lake Jem Nursery - blackberries, restrooms
    27205 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, FL 32757. Phone: 352-223-4445. Alternate Phone: 352-383-8670. Email: lakejemnursery@aim.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Please see our website for a map to the blackberry field. Click here for a map and directions. Please see our website for our upcoming season's picking dates. Payment: Cash, only. Our blackberry vines are thornless, yes, I said THORNLESS. No thorns means quick and easy picking and the vines are on trellises so little or no stooping or bending required, unless you see a really big juicy one near ground level that you just can't resist!. (ADDED: May 02, 2012)
  • Mark's U-pick Blueberries - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, porta-potties
    18900 C. R. 561, Clermont, FL 34715. Phone: 352-394-2135. Email: marksblueberries@aol.com. Open: 2011 Season is now open till mid July, Wednesdays , Saturdays , And Sundays 8 am till 2 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the intersection of US 27 and State Road 50 in Clermont,Florida; Proceed North 4.7 miles to County Road 561. Turn right which is Eastbound, go 700 feet and you will see our sign. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 20, 2011) (ADDED: June 07, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on June 27, 2010: "Hello, I picked blueberries yesterday, 6/26, at Mark's U-Pick Blueberries in Clermont, FL. I did find it from this website, which I love. Anyway, I thought you'd like to know he predicts the last weekend for blueberry picking will be July 17th, depending on weather. Also, in 2010 he charged $3.50/pound plus a $1 cover charge per person. Thanks! Paula"
    Comments from a visitor on June 19, 2010: "We have gone there for the last 4 years and love it. Friendly people run the farm, they have low and high blueberry bushes, they keep the ground around them clear so you can see where you're walking. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 09, 2010: "Went to Mark's Upick blueberries in Lake County today and it was fantastic. There are hundreds of bushes and lots of ripe berries. It is very easy access off the FL Turnpike. I would highly recommend a trip there!"
  • May Brothers / O.J. Groves - Kmquats and Citrus pick your own.
    W Old US Highway 441 & Eudora Rd, Mount Dora, FL . Phone: 352-357-2636. Directions: behind WalMart in Mount Dora.
  • Rabbit Hill Gardens Herb Farm - Edible Flowers & Herbs
    Mount Dora, FL 32757. Phone: (352) 735-5851.
    Comments from a visitor on November 21, 2009:
    Susan is running a booth at the local antique mall/ flea market, ( Renengers in Mt. Dora) on the weekends. She sent out a newsletter a few weeks ago telling about the move. They have set up a new butterfly garden at the flea market and also have a green house."
  • Red Shed Strawberry Farm - Strawberries
    18107 E. Apshawa Road, Clermont, FL 34711. Phone: (407) 414-7497. Open: December to May, on Tuesdays, Thursdays  from 10 to 3 pm and Saturdays from 9 to 3 pm.
  • Sand Hill Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area
    31614 Bottany Wood Dr, Eustis, FL 32736. Phone: 352-636-8204. Alternate Phone: 352-409-4654. Email: mrsrose721@aol.com. Open: A visitor tells me they are closed until next season (2014), when their hours should be: starting late April 2014, Tuesday to Sunday, From 9am to 6pm, closed on Mondays Directions: Highway 44 between Eustis and Deland. In Cassia, look for the sign on Bottanywood Drive. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 10, 2013, by a visitor) (UPDATED: April 18, 2013) (ADDED: May 04, 2011)
  • Seminole Springs Herb Farm - Edible Flowers & Herbs
    39435 Huff Road, Eustis , FL 32736. Phone: (352) 357-2643.
  • Showcase of Citrus - Citrus (50 varieties; oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, etc.), peaches, plums, nectarines and blueberries.
    5010 S. U.S. Hwy. 27 Clermont, FL 34711. Phone: 800-224-8787 or
    Phone: (352) 394-4377.  Fax: 352-394-4786.   Open: the Lakeside citrus grove is open from mid October to Mid May, from 8am to 6pm, They may be hard to reach at other times. Directions: 4 miles north of highway 192 on highway 27 north (west of Orlando)  there is a U-Pick your own orange grove. They also have honey produced from orange blossoms, and all kinds of preserves and jams. You could pick your own oranges, grapefruit, lemons or tangerines. They give you a map of the grove and you can go out and pick your own. They have many different varieties to pick. You can pick 1/4 of a bushel or 1/2 of a bushel. The owners provide the bags for you. See their web sites for a map and what's in season. The prices for pick your own in 2012 are $10 for a 1/4 bushel and $20 for a 1/2 bushel. If you get the fruit in the store it is $12 for a 1/4 bushel and $24 for a 1/2 bushel. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 10, 2012)
  • Southern Blues Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    5410 Mitchell Bridges Road, Clermont, FL 34711. Phone: 352-267-0468. Email: sammills3@netzero.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 4 pm. Directions: 1.8 miles east of highway 33 off highway 561, turn onto Mitchell Bridges Road, we are on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Organic blueberries from May 27 TO June 15. Payment: Cash, Check. We are totally organic, no pesticides are used. (ADDED: May 26, 2010)
  • Southern Hill Farms - blueberries,
    16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, FL 34714. Phone: 407-619-2846. Alternate Phone: 321-239-3137. Email: brooke@southernhillfarms.com. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm, during the months of April and May. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: October 22, 2013)
  • Valley View Vineyard - Peaches, Grapes, Figs, Muscadine, Persimmons
    22310 CR 455, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737. Phone: 352-243-4032. Peaches: Mid April - May, Grapes (Seedless): Mid June - July. Figs: June. Grapes (Seeded): July. Muscadine: Aug. Persimmons: September. Directions: 3 miles S of Howey-in-the-Hills, SR 19.

Okeechobee County

Orange County

  • Beck Brother's Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already-picked
    12500 Overstreet Rd, Windermere, FL 34786. Phone: 407-656-5344. Email: beckblueberries11@gmail.com. Open: 7 days a week, from 9 am to 5 pm, from April 11th - late May depending on the berries; We only accept cash. Directions: Overstreet Road is about 8 miles South of highway 50 on CR 535 in Winter Garden or about 12 miles North of the intersection of I-4 and CR 535. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 02, 2011) (UPDATED: April 01, 2013)
  • Brook Hollow Hydroponics Strawberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, asparagus, blackberries, broccoli, carrots, onions, peppers, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    8505 Silver Star Road, Orlando, FL 32818. Phone: 407-234-9877. Alternate Phone: 407-234-0677. Email: BrookHollowFarm@cfl.rr.com. Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm; February 21 to July. Directions: Located in West Orlando near Ocoee just west of Good Homes Road on Silver Star Road. Only a couple miles from 408 and 429 expressway and also the Florida turnpike. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Hydroponics Outdoor Vertical Farm. No kneeling or bending necessary. 4 varieties of Strawberries, also growing Kale, Spinach, Lettuce, Collard Greens in addition to list above. (UPDATED: February 14, 2014) (ADDED: February 08, 2014)
  • Tom West Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area
    324 E. Orlando Avenue, Ocoee, FL 34761. Phone: 407-656-3223. Email: Purchase@tomwestblueberries.com. Open: Starting April 20, 2013 Saturday hours 9 am to 6 Sunday hours 9 am to 5 Cash Only. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 26, 2013) (ADDED: February 17, 2013)

Osceola County

  • B&G Rucks Blueberries - blueberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, picnic area (bring your own food)
    1031 Oak Shore Dr., St. Cloud, FL 34771. Phone: 407-928-1261. Email: bgrucks@embarqmail.com. Open: Start in mid April 2014; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from 8am to 4pm; call for start dates. Directions: From th Orlando area take Narcoossee Road south from the B-line,about 12 miles and turn right at Jones road (blinking light),go to end of jones and turn right on Oak Shore dr. First driveway on route 1031 Oak Shore dr. From Street Cloud area go north on Narcoossee road 5 miles from highway 192, turn left on Jones rd, go to end and turn right on Oak Shore dr and we are first driveway on right, 1031 Oak Shore dr. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: March 22, 2014)

Seminole County

  • Fresh Start Farm Inc - Uses natural growing practices, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, herbs/spices, persimmons, plums, walnuts, Honey from hives on the farm
    2331 Red Ember Road, Oviedo, FL 32765. Phone: 407-359-8933. Alternate Phone: 305-586-0969. Email: freshstartfarm@att.net. Open: UPDATE: January 05, 2014: The owner tells me they are closed until next season (2014), when their hours should be: by appointment only, call 7 days a week 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Other vegetables include collards, kale, onions, sweet potatoes, roselle (hibiscus) fruit, jams and jellies. Closed until June 2014 due to illness. (UPDATED: January 05, 2014) (ADDED: June 29, 2013)
  • Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries - Strawberries
    Florida Avenue, Oviedo, FL 32765. Phone: 407-366-8512. Open: As of Jan. 12, 2009: Mondays closed. Season (2009) goes through some time in April (call for updates). Seasonal!   (UPDATED: January 12, 2009)
    A visitor writes: "They are open seasonally and close once the weather here gets to hot. That means Pappy's Patch typically opens around the end of December and closes around the end of April. We picked fresh strawberries there this past spring at least once a week. The berries were great and the people that run it are wonderful."
    Comments from a visitor on January 21, 2009: "I have been going there, first with my children and now my grandchildren, for 20 years...Best strawberries in town!"
  • Soggy Acres Pomelo Grove - lemons, oranges, other citrus,
    100 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs, FL 32708. Phone: 407-443-3808. Email: mjsoileau@mail.ucf.edu. Directions: Exit 44 on beltway 417 around Orlando, FL. Turn left (west) onto highway 434 and continue on 434 to Tuskawilla Road Turn right (north) onto Tuskawilla Road Continue on Tuskawilla past the Town Center and fountain until the end of the paved road. Turn left onto Orange Avenue The properity is the first driveway on the right (intersection of Tuskawilla Road and Orange Avenue ). And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in January, February, November, December. Open: Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm; Honor system Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Payment: Cash, Check. Citrus featured are pomelos. These are the great-great grandmother of grapefruit. Pink and white fruit is available. Fruit weights between 3 and 6 pounds each. (ADDED: January 11, 2009)
  • Sundew Gardens - Uses natural growing practices, beans, beets, carrots, eggplant, figs, flowers, grapefruit, herbs/spices, onions, oranges, peppers, tomatoes, Fresh eggs, birthday parties, school tours
    2212 Red Ember Road, Oviedo, FL 32765. Phone: 407-430-2178. Email: sundewgardens@gmail.com. Open: Free Orientation Tours Fridays and Saturdays at Noon; Membership Upick (No one - time retail): Thursdays (November - April) 3 pm to Sunset Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 1pm. Directions: Google map out directions to 2212 Red Ember Road, Oviedo, FLorida 32765. Click here for a map and directions. Summer is our off season with limited crop selections available; Many crops become available in October, with steady harvests through to July 4. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. No retail sales. Free orientation tour every Friday and Saturday at Noon for our membership Upick 'Harvest Gardening' program. Annual membership of $100. Membership fee will be credited to your purchases over time, plus produce costs measured by weight. (UPDATED: March 05, 2013) (UPDATED: August 31, 2011) (ADDED: November 16, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on November 15, 2010: "This garden is packed full of wonderful herbs, vegetables, fruits, and eggs. A great resource for natural local food. All crops are harvested by customers. Contact the garden via email or on facebook for a weekly listing.  "
  • U-Pick Blackberries - blackberries, blueberries
    500 Snowhill Road, Geneva, FL 32732. Phone: 407-883-9676. Open: Wednesday, 10am to 4pm Saturday, 9am to 4pm Sunday 12pm TO 4pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 17, 2011) (UPDATED: April 24, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on May 21, 2012: "Visited this past Saturday. Owner says they are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays "until the first thunderstorm rolls in". Lots of yummy blackberries, some blueberries - though this is only his first harvest year. He hopes next season is more prosperous. Already picked watermelons and assorted picked veggies also for sale. Prices for berries - $4 a pound. Very nice owner. Provide buckets and bags for picking - delicious berries!"

St. Lucie County

Volusia County

  • Darden’s Farm & Vineyards - Bunch Muscadine
    P.O. Box 7, Hollister, FL 32047. Phone: 386-328-4880. Season / Open: July, August-Sept.
  • Gordon's Grove - Citrus (Ray Ruby Grapefruit, OrlandoTangelos, Satsumas, Amber sweet Oranges, Reg/Red Navels, White Tangelos)
    1624 Hazan Road, DeLand, FL 32720. Phone: 386-734-0620. Season / Open: Oct. - June, Monday to Saturday, Sunrise to Sunset. Directions: 4 miles from center of town off truck route 15A
  • Lloyd Stone - Muscadine, Persimmons, Figs, Vegetables
    156 N Samsula Dr, Samsula, FL 32069. Phone: 386-428-5034. Call to order
  • Markalee Blackwelder - Citrus (Navels, Tangerines, Grapefruit)
    731 Blackwelder Road, DeLeon Springs, FL 32028. Phone: 386-985-4560. Season / Open: Nov. - Feb., 7 days a week, all day. Directions: 2 ½ miles from Hwy 17 on Lake Winona Road or 3 miles from Hwy 11 on Blackwelder Rd.
  • Vo-LaSalle Farms, Inc. - herbs/spices, strawberries, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, prepicked produce, farm market, restrooms
    601 Johnson Lake Road, Deleon Springs, FL 32130. Phone: 386-985-0046. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in January, February, March, April, November, December. Open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 4pm. Strawberries: November 15 pm to April 15, Tomatoes: December 1 pm to April 15, Lettuce: November 15 pm to May 30, Spinach: December - April. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Lettuce and picked citrus available. (ADDED: December 23, 2008)

     

For availability of other crops (berries, vegetables, etc.)  in Florida, click here!


Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Brevard County

  • RiverHouse Vineyard - No pesticides are used, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, grapes, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    3836 Hield Road NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907. Phone: 321-723-4705. Email: park38@brevard.net. Open: August 1 to mid=September from 8 am to dusk all days except Sunday. Directions: Take I-95 to the Palm Bay Road exit. Drive west on Palm Bay Road to Minton Road. Drive north on Minton to Hield Road which is the next traffic light. Drive west on Hield Road and look for our sign on your left. RiverHouse Vineyard. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We usually have a Grape Stomp day in mid-August. Call for an exact date and time. Several varieties of muscadine grapes for eating and wine making. We also sell a limited amount of delicious grape jelly. Quantity discounts to wine makers. We pick or U-Pick. Open seasonally: August 1 to mid-September. Call to make sure we are open!!. (ADDED: May 13, 2013)
  • Sledd's Vegetables, Citrus and Fresh Orange Juice - Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, eggplant, grapefruit, oranges, other citrus, peas, tangerines, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    2801 Cory Court, Mims, FL 32754. Phone: 321-268-8978. Open: Monday thru Saturday, from 8 am to 5 pm; Closed on Sunday. Directions: We are located at 2801 Cory Court, Mims, Fl. On U.S. Highway 1 approximately 3/4 mile north of State Road 46, turn left onto Kelly Road (Mims Post Office), follow Kelly Road (you'll go over 3 speed bumps), until it dead ends into Cory Court. Turn right and take the 2nd driveway on the right. Follow the drive to the back, you'll see the barn there. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We have peas and okra right now, along with fresh squeezed Orange Juice. The Ambersweet, Navel oranges and Tangerines will be ready toward the end of October. (ADDED: October 01, 2011)
  • Twigs and Berries - No pesticides are used, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Turkeys, Fresh eggs
    Contact Us For Directions, Titusville, FL 32780. Email: steve@twigsandberries.net. Open: Farmers market on Friday 8 am to 2. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Lychees are in season from June-July, Mangos June-August, persimmon August-September, Carambola September-December. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a nursery too, so you can try fresh fruit, see what you like and take a tree home to provide your own fruit. We have lychee, mango, carambola (starfruit), dragon fruit, persimmon, and other tropical fruit. (UPDATED: June 24, 2009) (UPDATED: April 20, 2010, by a visitor)

Lake County (Orlando area)

  • Aquaponic Lynx LLC - Uses natural growing practices, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Other fruit or veg, Fresh eggs
    8748 Guava St, Yalaha, FL 34797. Phone: 407-342-8515. Email: tclynx@aquaponiclynx.com. Open: By appointment or see web site for regularly scheduled events and tour days. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 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. We grow lettuce year round and during the cool season have Kale, collards, Swiss chard, celery and other assorted greens. We also grow some seasonally appropriate herbs and edible flowers. Live plants and seedlings available as well as pond plants and mosquito fish. Please call ahead for availability. Planning to start selling at the Brownwood Farmer's Market at the Villages on Saturdays. Lettuce and as the season cools off I will add Kale, Collards, Swiss Chard, Celery and perhaps some other herbs and live plants. This is an aquaponic farm which means that anything sprayed on the plants must be safe enough for the fish tank (I can't even use some of the strong organic sprays.)  We also sell live plants and seedlings. Lufa sponges and Aloe plants are particular specialties of ours. I sell produce off site through the Orlando Home Grown Co-op  where people can view listings of products I have available and put in their orders to pick up the produce at the Co-op in Orlando or even have it delivered to their homes. Primary products available from my farm during the cool season include Lettuce, Living Lettuce, Collard Greens, Kale, Parsley and edible flowers. (UPDATED: September 09, 2013) (ADDED: January 14, 2013)
  • Blueberry Acres - blueberries,
    46130 State Road 19, Altoona, Fl 32702. Phone: 352-669-7654. Email: blueberryacres@gmail.com. Open: Sunday to Saturday all week Open 7 am till Dusk. Directions: Located in the Ocala National Forest 3 miles North of Altoona on State Road 19. South of State Road 40 approximately 9 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries - All Natural - No Chemicals Used - U-Pick From June 1 to mid August; Open 7am Close at Dusk. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: June 21, 2010) (UPDATED: June 21, 2010)
  • Down to Earth Gardens - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is sustainably grown, Fresh local eggs,
    28130 State Road 46, Sorrento, FL 32757. Phone: 352-735-1963. Alternate Phone: 352-988-4371. Email: lkrox2@gmail.com. Open: Starting on May 1st we will be open for business Wednesday thru Friday from 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday and Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: We are located on State Road 46-10 miles east of Mount Dora and 12 miles west of Sanford. The address is 28130 State Road 46. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Our spring garden is off to a great start. If you would like to contact us for any information or speak to us about special ordering ( we will grow to order) we would love to hear from you. Currently we have Romaine lettuce until 4/18/11. In the next few weeks we will have an abundance of tomatoes, squash, eggplant, green beans and yellow beans, a wide variety of sweet, bell and hot peppers. We also have brown and green eggs for sale by the dozen. (UPDATED: April 11, 2011)
  • Long & Scott Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, grapefruit, herbs/spices, lemons, melons, onions, oranges, other berries, other citrus, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, tangerines, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, face painting, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    26216 County Road 448a, Mt. Dora, FL 32757. Phone: 352-383-6900. Alternate Phone: 352-3831792. Fax: 352-383-1832. Email: market@longandscottfarms.com. Open: Scott's Country Market - Tuesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 6 pm; Café - Tuesday to Saturday, from 8 am to 2 pm; From October through Mid - June *When Corn Maze open both Market and Café open on Sunday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Long & Scott Farms is north west of Orlando, FL. North on State Road 441, left at Jones Road in Zellwood. At the end (3 miles) of Jones Road take left and we are the first business on the left. Click here for a map and directions. "Sweet corn and cucumbers: late April to mid-June and October and November, Cabbage: December through March; " , "Corn maze is open from late September through mid-December;" , "Open for Christmas trees from Thanksgiving until week before Christmas"). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. our own grown cabbage, yellow squash, watermelons, sweet onions. (UPDATED: November 02, 2013) (ADDED: November 04, 2012)
  • Van Dee Pecans - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, pecans ,
    38019 Felkins Road, Leesburg, FL 34788. Phone: 352-357-3236. Alternate Phone: 352-408-4530. Email: svandellen@earthlink.net. Open: Monday to Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm or by appointment from mid - October until we sell all our pecans (call!). Directions: from the Eustis fairgrounds take 452 west 5 miles to Felkins Road, turn left. From Leesburg take 441 South, 44 to the left, just after the Haynes Creek bridge take Emeralda Road to the left, Goose Prairie to the Right, Felkins to the left. Look for the pecan trees to the West. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We offer Elliots, a hard shell pecan with excellent flavor, and several varieties of papershell including Stuart and Desirable. Cost $2.50 a pound in the shell. Discount for bulk (100 pounds or more) possible. (UPDATED: November 10, 2010) (ADDED: October 31, 2009)

Orange County

  • Dansk Farms - Garden stand on a residence, Farm market, not located on the farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, school tours
    1825 Cornell Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Phone: (407)965-5551. Email: danskfarms@me.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-4 take the Fairbanks exit East toward Winter Park, Florida. Turn Right on Clay Street in Winter Park. Turn Right on Cornell Avenue in Winter Park. Arrive at 1825 Cornell Ave, Winter Park, Florida. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Currently we have Mated Italian Queens and Raw Local Winter Park Honey. We sell beekeeping equipment, honeybees, and queen bees. Our honey is local to Central Florida. Our Winter Park Honey is harvested in Winter Park, Florida. The Orange Blossom Honey is harvested in Winter Garden, Florida. (ADDED: May 02, 2011)

Seminole County

  • Casselberry Farmers Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, Uncovered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707. Phone: 407-262-7700. Email: mehrlich@casselberry.org. Open: Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: December 31, 2012)
  • Meriwether Citrus Fruit - grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, prepicked produce
    3471 Celery Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771. Phone: 407 474-8915. Email: cindilea67@hotmail.com. Directions: We are located in Sanford on Celery Avenue. Our nearest crossroad is Beardall Avenue From Sanford take 25th street towards Mims and turn left on Beardall. Follow Beardall to the end (about one mile) and then turn left and we are the first house on the left. The sign reads Meriwether Farms. The oranges are located on a deck connected to a metal barn. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in January, February, March, April, May, November, December. Open: everyday from around 9 am till sunset. Meriwether Citrus Fruit has pre-picked citrus fruit from November through May. We have Navel Oranges, Red Navel Oranges, Tangerines, Tangelos and Ambersweet Oranges from November through January; We have Sweet Flaming Red Grapefruit fro November through May We have Pineapple Juice Oranges from January through March. Payment: Cash, only. If you need a big order (several bushels) then please call ahead of time. We pick daily and always have fresh citrus. (ADDED: January 12, 2009) (UPDATED: March 02, 2011)

St. Lucie County

  • Al's Family Farms - Roadside stand, Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, grapefruit, oranges, other citrus, tangerines, tomatoes, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    2001 North King's Highway, Fort Pierce, FL 34951. Phone: 772-460-0556. Alternate Phone: 800-544-3366. Fax: 772-466-5826. Email: tours@alsfamilyfarms.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm; Always closed Sundays. Directions: From Interstate 95, take Exit number 131B, Orange Avenue West (Also called State Road 68). Proceed to first light, turning right or north onto King's Highway (Also called State Road 713). Keep going past Flying J Truckstop, one mile to next light (Angle Road). Proceed through the light and turn left into Al's Family Farms. From Florida's Turnpike, take Fort Pierce Exit number 152. Proceed straight. Travel four miles to our Red Barn on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Al's Family Farms offers guided tours of our Historic Red Barn Packinghouse and wash line, December through April 19th, 2013, Tuesdays through Fridays at 10:30 am. (Reservations required). Learn about Citrus, watch us wash, grade and pack fruit, sample lots of fruit and fresh squeezed orange juice. Stop by the "OJ Corral", Agricultural Exhibit, Mini Orange Grove, Citrus maze, Raised Bed Citrus Bin Vegetable Garden, Old fashioned hand pump orange races, Hole in one mini golf and more. Kids pick oranges off our 'Lil Pickers trees. We pick, wash, grade and pack local Indian River Citrus. We juice some of the citrus to make our own Fresh squeezed orange juice and grapefruit juice. We grow several varieties of vegetables in authentic citrus bins, for folks to view. (ADDED: December 13, 2012)

Volusia County

  • C and C Smith Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    2445 Karl Drive, Port Orange, FL 32128. Phone: 386-756-2874. Alternate Phone: 386-316-4257. Email: cheryl@candcsmithfarm.com. Open: from dawn to dusk every day. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: September 29, 2009)
  • Stetson Farmers Market - beans, beets, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapefruit, herbs/spices, lemons, onions, oranges, other citrus, peas, peppers, summer squash, tangerines, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, produce for sale, Cooked or baked foods for sale, parking provide free, musical entertainment, restrooms, picnic area, Tents or other provisions are made for bad weather, FREE admission
    421 N. Woodland Blvd., Deland, FL 32723. Phone: 850-694-8690. Alternate Phone: 937-337-6963. Email: hatterharvest@gmail.com. Directions: From Woodland Blvd (US-17/92): Turn onto Minnesota Avenue (left if coming from the south, right if coming from the north), across from the main entrance to Stetson University. Parking is available in either of the faculty/student/commuter lots (there is one on each side of the road, with "Event Parking" signs). After parking, walk across Woodland Blvd (onto main campus). When the entrance road curves to the left, you should be able to see the Market in the green space to the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. This monthly community farmers market is located at the heart of Stetson University's campus. Local vendors offer items ranging from fresh produce, honey, and vegetables/herbs to plant, to frozen fruit bars and even organic dog treats. This is a family- and pet-friendly event. Parking is available (for free) in visitor lots on Minnesota Avenue, across Woodland Blvd from the event. Disregard tow-away signs: These apply to weekdays only. (ADDED: October 17, 2011)

Local Honey Sources:

Brevard County

  • Meadors Blueberry Farm - Honey (retail), Blueberry honey, Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)
    3685 Orlando Avenue, Mims, FL 32754. Phone: 407-383-6639. Email: meadorsblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Honey is available year round. Directions: From US1 and highway 46 in Mims go 3.8 miles north on US1 turn left on Orlando Avenue it is on the south side of the road before the road turns to dirt. Look for our signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. It is always a good idea to call to make sure that we are picking on the day you want to come out, as crops are unpredictable and they are constantly ripening. If you need to come on a day that we are closed call first and we may be able to let you pick. 407-383-6639 Valarie. I can extract honey from your racks. Price will depend on amount of racks.  (ADDED: July 06, 2012) (UPDATED: April 17, 2012) (UPDATED: March 03, 2014)

Lake County

Orange County

  • Dansk Farms - Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Orange blossom honey, Tupelo honey, Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, Beeswax candles, Pollen, Other honey products, Beekeeping supplies, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, school tours
    1825 Cornell Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Phone: (407)965-5551. Email: danskfarms@me.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-4 take the Fairbanks exit East toward Winter Park, Florida. Turn Right on Clay Street in Winter Park. Turn Right on Cornell Avenue in Winter Park. Arrive at 1825 Cornell Ave, Winter Park, Florida. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Currently we have Mated Italian Queens and Raw Local Winter Park Honey. We sell beekeeping equipment, honeybees, and queen bees. Our honey is local to Central Florida. Our Winter Park Honey is harvested in Winter Park, Florida. The Orange Blossom Honey is harvested in Winter Garden, Florida. (ADDED: May 02, 2011)
  • Heart of Christmas Farms, LLC - Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Whipped honey, Pollen, Fresh eggs, farm market, porta-potties
    21310 Fort Christmas Rd, Christmas, FL 32709. Phone: 407-512-2004. Email: heartofchristmasfarms@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, by appointment; Sunday, 12 pm to 5pm; Closed Saturdays. Directions: From the east, I-95 to highway 50. highway 50 west to Fort Christmas Road Turn right onto Fort Christmas Road (North), 4.5 miles to farm on the left. From West: highway 50 East to Fort Christmas Road Turn left (north) onto Fort Christmas Road 4.5 miles to farm on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Family owned hydroponic/aquaponic farm using sustainable techniques to grow fruit and vegetables to organic standards. Mini market on the farm once a month; tours and other events also held monthly. Join our facebook page and our email newsletter to stay updated. (ADDED: April 09, 2013)

Seminole County

  • Fresh Start Farm Inc - Uses natural growing practices, Wildflower honey, Strained honey, Honey from hives on the farm
    2331 Red Ember Road, Oviedo, FL 32765. Phone: 407-359-8933. Alternate Phone: 305-586-0969. Email: freshstartfarm@att.net. Open: by appointment only, call 7 days a week 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Other vegetables include collards, kale, onions, sweet potatoes, roselle (hibiscus)fruit, jams and jellies. (ADDED: June 29, 2013)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Lake County

  • Promise Ranch - Beef, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing),
    Hwy 478, Centerhill, FL 34762. Phone: 1-352-455-0286. Email: Misty@promise-ranch.com. Open: Call anytime. Directions: South of centerhill on cr 478. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Promise Ranch is a small family owned and operated cattle ranch, we raise All Natural Grass Fed black Angus Beef, we process it and deliver in Central Florida, we sell in quarters halves and whole. USDA avaible at a small extra cost. Very Resonalble prices call Misty today for the healthest beef you can buy. 1-352-455-0286. (ADDED: February 06, 2012)

Orange County

  • Heart of Christmas Farms, LLC - Unpasteurized Cow Milk, Unpasteurized organic goat milk, Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), Specialty eggs (see below), Farm market with fruits and vegetables, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, School tours, children welcome, Fresh eggs, farm market, porta-potties
    21310 Fort Christmas Rd, Christmas, FL 32709. Phone: 407-512-2004. Email: heartofchristmasfarms@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, by appointment; Sunday, 12 pm to 5pm; Closed Saturdays. Directions: From the east, I-95 to highway 50. highway 50 west to Fort Christmas Road Turn right onto Fort Christmas Road (North), 4.5 miles to farm on the left. From West: highway 50 East to Fort Christmas Road Turn left (north) onto Fort Christmas Road 4.5 miles to farm on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Family owned hydroponic/aquaponic farm using sustainable techniques to grow fruit and vegetables to organic standards. Mini market on the farm once a month; tours and other events also held monthly. Join our facebook page and our email newsletter to stay updated. (ADDED: April 09, 2013)

Food Events and Festivals

Volusia County

  • Annual Orchtoberfest - Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Other fruit or veg, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, farm animals
    Power Plant / Efg Orchids 4265 Marsh Road, Deland, FL 32724. Phone: 386-738-8600. Email: powergrown@aol.com. Open: Friday, October 21, 2011, Saturday, October 22, 2011, Sunday, October 23, 2011. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Directions: 4.5 miles north of International Drive (92) on Marsh Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Orchids, exotic foliage, and rare tropical plant sale offered from hosting greenhouse, and growers from around the world. Authentic German Food, Hayrides, Moon Jump. Free admission, free parking. Orchids, exotic foliage, and rare tropical plant sale offered from hosting greenhouse, and growers from around the world. (ADDED: August 30, 2009) (UPDATED: March 05, 2011) .

Horse Rides and More:

Brevard County

  • Happy Hooves Petting Farm and Equestrian Facility - Boarding stables, Overnight stables, Horse trails (guided), Horses trails (unguided), Horse ranches, Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horse ranches, Horse ranches, Riding academies, schools, Western riding equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Dressage lessons, Jumping lessons and ring, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, meeting room available, beginners riding lessons, horse trailers, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1455 Martin Rd, Rockledge, FL 32955. Phone: 321-482-4033. Email: claus3001@hotmail.com. Open: Call for reservation!. Activity updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From I95 exit 195 to Fiske blv, north on Fiske Blv the second street on the left is Martin road Happy Hooves is the the only red Barn you will see. Welcome!!. Click here for a map and directions. All year round; Harvest Fest is every Saturday and Sunday on October;. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Pony/Horse Parties, Petting Zoo, School ield Trips, Pony Club, Church, office outings. (ADDED: September 10, 2010)

Indian River County

  • Carousel Party Acres - Boarding stables, Horse trails (guided), Riding academies, schools, Horses rented (guided trails), Horse leasing, Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Western riding equipment & instruction, Wedding facilities, Fishing onsite, beginners riding lessons, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15055 93rd Street, Fellsmere, FL 32938. Phone: 772-571-1463. Email: partycarousel@aol.com. Open: Call for appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Sebastian/Fellsmere Exit off I95 go west 4 miles to 141st Avenue at the bridge turn North to 93rd Street go down 1 1/2 miles on South side of dirt road. Look for signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. 1 hour trail ride $40 per person Visit the farm to for petting farm and get a pony ride for $8. (UPDATED: September 14, 2011) (ADDED: February 03, 2010)

Lake County

  • Stanley Pond Adventure Farm -  pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing onsite, School tours, No smoking allowed, meeting room available, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area,events at your location (call for info)
    15426 County Road 48, Astatula, FL 34705. Phone: 352-742-8180. Alternate Phone: 352-516-4937. Email: info@stanleypondfarm.net. Open: Monday - Wednesday Group/field trip reservation(minimum group 10) Thursday - Sat 10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin Patch open October 1 pm to 31st Monday-Wednesday Group/field trip reservation(minimum group 10) Thursday-Sat 10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: August 22, 2010)

Orange County

  • Painted Oaks Academy - Boarding stables, Horses trails (unguided), Horse ranches, Riding academies, schools, Horse ranches, Riding academies, schools, Western riding equipment & instruction, English riding equipment & instruction, Dressage lessons, Jumping lessons and ring, Beautiful rural setting, Hiking trails, Swimming pool onsite, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, skiing nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, beginners riding lessons, specialty riding lessons, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15100 Lake Pickett Road, Orlando, FL 32820. Phone: 407-925-3283. Fax: 407-386-9666. Email: lisa@PaintedOaksAcademy. Open: 9am until dark, 7 Days a Week, No Lessons on Fridays but Still open for other activities with Appointment. Directions: East Orlando, Between Orlando and Cocoa Beach. From Orlando go to 417 to 408 East to Colonial Dive (Hwy50E) exit then go 3 Smiles past Avalon to South Tanner Road on left (No Light just stop sign) You will see 300' radio Tower on this corner & Moose Lodge, Tile warehouse - Go N on south Tanner to End. Our Ranch will be on NE corner of S. Tanner & Lake Pickett - turn Right on Like Picket 1 block, then quick left to Farm Entrance. From Cocoa Beach & I-4 Go West on highway 50. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We Do Kids Playgroups for Schools and Day Care Outings include Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Playground, Hiking, and Hay Rides for KIDS ONLY!.. We also have a Pumpkin Patch in Oct, Winter, Summer and Spring Riding Camps. Children must be 3 yrs Old (minimum) to ride the Ponies,, Lesson Pkg for children 6yrs & Up $150 for 5 half hour Lessons,, we also have a lesson package for smaller children under 6yrs and older than 3yrs for $75 intro to riding, instructor walks w/Child NO Parents in AREA,,, great for Photos'. (ADDED: July 22, 2010)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Indian River County

  • Carousel Party Acres - Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, steers/cattle, sheep, horses, chickens, pigs, other animals, Lake views, Horse riding at the farm, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing onsite, horse riding, Internet (Wireless), Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15055 93rd Street, Fellsmere, FL 32938. Phone: 772-571-1463. Email: partycarousel@aol.com. Open: October 15th 9:00 am to 4:00 is the Fall at the Farm Festival with Pumpkin patch, Tractor wagon ride, pony and horse ride,petting farm, bounce house, cotten candy, sno cones, hotdog combo and raffle give aways. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Sebastian/Fellsmere Exit off I95 go west 4 miles to 141st Avenue at the bridge turn North to 93rd Street go down 1 1/2 miles on South side of dirt road. Look for signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: September 14, 2011) (ADDED: February 03, 2010)

Lake County

  • Stanley Pond Adventure Farm - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday parties, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Pumpkin patch, horses, Fishing onsite, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, Jumping pillow, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15426 County Road 48, Astatula, FL 34705. Phone: 352-742-8180. Alternate Phone: 352-516-4937. Email: info@stanleypondfarm.net. Open: Saturdays 10am to 2pm Sundays 1pm to 5pm Monday - Friday by appointment only for groups and reservations. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have a 1 acre Day-lily farm. Two gallon pots fully grown, fully rooted day-lilies for sale. Buy 2 Get 1 Free Sale begining March 1, 2010. 2 acres of beautiful 100 gallon ligustrum tree wholesale and retail prices available. Catfish Junction. A catfish fee fishing, stocked 5 acre pond. Catch and release. No fishing license necessary. Outdoor facility with 8,000+ square feet under roof. Call Tricia Merrill 352-742-8180 or email info@stanleypondfarm.net to schedule an appointment for a tour and custom package pricing. (ADDED: December 06, 2010)  (UPDATED: November 06, 2012)

Orange County

  • Club Lake Plantation - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided , Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Linens and table silverware are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Servers Must Be Licensed for alcohol, Wine, Champagne, & Beer Only, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, horses, other animals, Lake views, Fishing onsite, Internet (Wireless), Microphone, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    3403 Rock Springs Road, Apopka, FL 32712. Phone: 407-886-8835. Alternate Phone: 321-299-3794. Fax: 407-886-3549. Email: clublakeplantation13@gmail.com. Open: Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm; Saturdays 8:38 am to noon; Closed Sundays. Directions: Located in Apopka at 3403 Rock Springs Road. Club Lake Plantation @ Randy Suggs Inc. is 5 miles North of US highway 441. The nearest intersection is Ponkan Road and Rock Springs Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Kid's zone to include several large play structures, duck race, swings and more. Enjoy Pumpkin Chunkin' with WeePee Pumpkins and Suggs Shooter with tennis balls. Like us Click here for our Facebook Page (UPDATED: September 05, 2013)

Wholesale Foods

Orange County

  • Dansk Farms - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, Global delivery, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Preserves, jams, jellies, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, school tours
    1825 Cornell Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Phone: (407)965-5551. Email: danskfarms@me.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-4 take the Fairbanks exit East toward Winter Park, Florida. Turn Right on Clay Street in Winter Park. Turn Right on Cornell Avenue in Winter Park. Arrive at 1825 Cornell Ave, Winter Park, Florida. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Currently we have Mated Italian Queens and Raw Local Winter Park Honey. We sell beekeeping equipment, honeybees, and queen bees. Our honey is local to Central Florida. Our Winter Park Honey is harvested in Winter Park, Florida. The Orange Blossom Honey is harvested in Winter Garden, Florida. (ADDED: May 02, 2011)
  • Heart of Christmas Farms, LLC - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs, farm market, porta-potties
    21310 Fort Christmas Rd, Christmas, FL 32709. Phone: 407-512-2004. Email: heartofchristmasfarms@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, by appointment; Sunday, 12 pm to 5pm; Closed Saturdays. Directions: From the east, I-95 to highway 50. highway 50 west to Fort Christmas Road Turn right onto Fort Christmas Road (North), 4.5 miles to farm on the left. From West: highway 50 East to Fort Christmas Road Turn left (north) onto Fort Christmas Road 4.5 miles to farm on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Family owned hydroponic/aquaponic farm using sustainable techniques to grow fruit and vegetables to organic standards. Mini market on the farm once a month; tours and other events also held monthly. Join our facebook page and our email newsletter to stay updated. (ADDED: April 09, 2013)

Resources For Farmers

Lake County

  • Aquaponic Lynx LLC - Uses natural growing practices, Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, sale, Other items, Fresh eggs
    8748 Guava St, Yalaha, FL 34797. Phone: 407-342-8515. Email: tclynx@aquaponiclynx.com. Open: By appointment or see web site for regularly scheduled events and tour days. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 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. We grow lettuce year round and during the cool season have Kale, collards, Swiss chard, celery and other assorted greens. We also grow some seasonally appropriate herbs and edible flowers. Live plants and seedlings available as well as pond plants and mosquito fish. Please call ahead for availability. We sell Aquaponics Systems, Equipment, supplies and system design. (ADDED: September 09, 2013)

Orange County

  • Dansk Farms - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, Global delivery, sale, farm equipment, Other items, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, school tours
    1825 Cornell Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Phone: (407)965-5551. Email: danskfarms@me.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-4 take the Fairbanks exit East toward Winter Park, Florida. Turn Right on Clay Street in Winter Park. Turn Right on Cornell Avenue in Winter Park. Arrive at 1825 Cornell Ave, Winter Park, Florida. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Currently we have Mated Italian Queens and Raw Local Winter Park Honey. We sell beekeeping equipment, honeybees, and queen bees. Our honey is local to Central Florida. Our Winter Park Honey is harvested in Winter Park, Florida. The Orange Blossom Honey is harvested in Winter Garden, Florida. (ADDED: May 02, 2011)
  • Heart of Christmas Farms, LLC - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, sale, Fresh eggs, farm market, porta-potties
    21310 Fort Christmas Rd, Christmas, FL 32709. Phone: 407-512-2004. Email: heartofchristmasfarms@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, by appointment; Sunday, 12 pm to 5pm; Closed Saturdays. Directions: From the east, I-95 to highway 50. highway 50 west to Fort Christmas Road Turn right onto Fort Christmas Road (North), 4.5 miles to farm on the left. From West: highway 50 East to Fort Christmas Road Turn left (north) onto Fort Christmas Road 4.5 miles to farm on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Family owned hydroponic/aquaponic farm using sustainable techniques to grow fruit and vegetables to organic standards. Mini market on the farm once a month; tours and other events also held monthly. Join our facebook page and our email newsletter to stay updated. (ADDED: April 09, 2013)

Seminole County

  • Geneva Farms - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), sale, Other consumer products to sell on your farm),
    E Sr 46, Geneva, FL 32732. Phone: 407-694-6470. Email: mgbfl1@gmail.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. A useful additive to ALL gardens! Worm Castings (1-2-0.7) are the rich digested organic soil that redworms leave behind. Gardeners know them to be the most nutrient dense organic matter available. In soil, they retain water and release nutrients in a form that is easily used by plants. You can make an outstanding compost tea - just soak 1 cup in a gallon of water using a nylon...then spray directly on your plants!!!. Our Super Red worms grow to 4-6 inches in length and are very active. They make a great composting worm but also are a superb soil additive, their burrows allow water and nutrients to reach the root system of your lawn and gardens. This worm is a avid reproducer and a favorite among fisherman. We also offer organic worm castings in a 20 Lb+ bag. (ADDED: July 28, 2012)

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