Dowless Blueberry Farm U-Pick Blueberries, Jacksonville, FL
Dowless Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
7010 Ricker Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32244. Phone: 904-772-1369. Open: from
late May until mid to late June; and will continue thru June every
Wednesday and Saturday thereafter; from 6am until noon. Directions: 2 miles
S of 103rd, St. off I-295. (UPDATED:
June 08, 2019,
by a visitor)
A visitor writes on June 07, 2019: "Price
is now $4/lb. The record heat has affected their crop so the schedule
is Saturdays only, for now, updated week-to-week on their pre-recorded phone
message on Saturdays., "
Comments from a visitor on June 29, 2011: "honestly
wonderful, very well maintained, clean. excellent price, just $3/pound. very
friendly people. no bug problems. cold drinks for sale. honey, don't know if
they always are selling honey, but i have purchased many different local
honeys and it is truly the best i have ever had.ever.$8 for honey. many
blueberries even though season is at its end, will be back. loved it.,
concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food)"
Comments from a visitor on June 14, 2011: "Went to pick blueberries at
Dowless June 11, 2011. Got there right at 6:30 am and it was already
bustling. The owners are funny and helpful. The prices are still $3/lb. and
the bushes are full...well, they were but there were a lot of people that
day ;) Several pink berries to ripen so I expect there will be more. Made
friends with a sweet cow calf and bought tomatoes and honey while we were
there, too. Peaceful, beautiful and fun experience. Can't wait to go back! "
Comments from a visitor on June 08, 2011: "Just visited this farm on June 8,
2011. Bushes are full of berries! Super nice place to go pick and easy to
get to. West on 103rd from 295, then left on Ricker Rd. Go early before it
gets hot. We picked seven pounds in no time!"
Comments from a visitor on June
01, 2011: "Visited the Dowless Farm today and was pleasantly surprised
at the amount of blueberries to pick. My wife and I had about 10 pounds in
an hour and vowed to return in a few days. This was our first time and the
berries were sweet, the owners were courteous and the overall experience was
one to remember. Our intent is to return in a few days with family and pick
Comments from a visitor on May 23, 2010: "Called on May 24,
2010. Said they were originally planning to open on the 29th but berries
aren't ripe just yet so will open in a few weeks. I am assuming other farms
in the area are dealing with the same issue."
Comments from a visitor on June
"Arrived on Wed, 6/17/09, at 7:15 am. Cars were already lined up in the
parking lot as they opened at 6 am. My son, friend and I were only able to
pick about 2 lbs of berries after an hour of picking. The ones we found were
pretty small, but still ripe and sweet. We enjoyed it nonetheless (make sure
to bring bug spray!) I suggest you arrive when they open to get the best
picking! Howard's Blueberries and Sellers Blueberries were both out of fruit
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Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:
Notes for September 2020: The warm winter means
strawberries will be EARLY this year! Move the dates ahead by 2 - 3 weeks on our
crop availability calendars for strawberries; see your state's calendar for
more dates of upcoming crops. Blueberries have already started in FL and TX.
We also have
home canning, 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,
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make your own ice cream,
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