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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: May 22, 2012, by a visitor) 
    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 again. "
    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 17, 2009: "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 this Wednesday."
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