Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Gilcrest and Levy counties, North Florida?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Gilcrest and Levy counties, North 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in November 2018, and other timely information:

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!

Gilcrest and Levy counties, North Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map. For other areas in northern Florida see the area list on this page.

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). 
Blueberries start in early April!

Gilchrist County

  • Sandy's Hobby Farm - beans, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, muscadine grapes, okra, peas, peaches, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes,
    4600 SW 22nd Court, Bell , FL 32619. Phone: 352-221-2760. Alternate Phone: 352-463-6108. Open:no PYO blueberries or blackberries in 2013 due to a  late freeze that damaged the crop; in 2014; open we should be Daily, Call for availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.  ADDED: May 06, 2011)
  • Steph-Lo Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    11120 Se 80th Avenue, Newberry, FL 32669. Phone: 325-472-4740. Alternate Phone: 786-255-6344. Fax: 325-472-5652. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday and Friday 5 pm to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to  pm. Directions: From Newberry, Fl - 3 miles west on SR 26 heading towards Trenton, turn left (south) on the Alachua/Gilchrist County line. Drive 4 miles going south, please note that the road is marked SW 298 Street on Alachua County side and SE 90 Avenue on the Gilchrist County side. Turn right (east) at the end of the road onto SE 110 Street. Drive 1 mile and turn left on SE 80th Avenue. The farm is on your left once you turn onto 80th Avenue. There are signs on SR 26 and on County Line Road. We are located on the Alachua/Gilchrist County line off of SR 26 (Newberry Road). Our address is listed as Newberry but we are actually in Gilchrist County.Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Call for clarification or directions if coming from other areas.  Honey and honey products will be available.  The ONLY pyo crops offered are Blueberries. 

Levy County

  • Brad's Organic Blueberries - ORGANIC, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food)
    7450 NE 135th Street, Bronson, FL 32621. Phone: 352 486 4367. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesdays to Saturdays from 8 am to 8 pm in June. Directions: Located off of Highway 337, 5 miles north of Bronson, Florida and 9 miles south of Newberry, Florida. Turn west on 138th Lane (a paved road) and go 7 tenths of a mile to 72nd Court (a dirt drive), turn left and follow to the parking area through the open gate. For a map to our farm, click here. U-pick Blueberries on weekends in June. Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberry Plants are sold year round. Call for information and to schedule an appointment    
    Comments from a visitor:
    "I just went to Brad's today, and you pick 'em blueberries are $3/pound this year. Mighty tasty, though! Thanks for the site, I just found it today and love it!"
  • Fuyu Persimmons by Baumer - blueberries, muscadine grapes, peaches, persimmons, U-pick and already picked
    5671 Nw 165th St, Trenton, FL 32693. Phone: 352 535 5053. Alternate Phone: 352 535 5879. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday thru Saturday, 8am to 7pm during harvest dates; Please call for open seasons. Directions: Trenton west on highway 26 for 3.6 miles, turn left on highway 341 for 2.4 miles turn left on 165th .5 mile on left. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. We do not use any sprays for weeds nor bugs. (UPDATED: October 25, 2016) (UPDATED: April 29, 2016).
  • Nonies Thornless Blackberries - blackberries, U-pick and already picked
    16550 NE 60th St, Williston, FL 32696. Phone: 352-497-1514. Alternate Phone: 352-528-5163. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturdays from 9am to 4pm and any other days the berrys are ripe and available for picking; Call anytime to see if available. Directions: when in williston coming west towards bronson on Alt 27 turn right onto 335A follow to the end of the road and at the stop sign turn left. the farm is the first driveway on the left you will see signs available. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.  Berries are thornless and big.
  • Red, White & Blues Farm  - blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    3250 Ne 140th Ave, Williston, FL 32696. Phone: (352) 529-0594. Alternate Phone: 772-260-3883. Email: [email protected]. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Heading North on highway 27 Turn Left on NE 140th Ct. (at the BP Station) Turn Right onto 40th Street Make an immediate Left onto Upick Lane .06 miles and the Farm is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: May 28, 2017, JBS) (ADDED: February 16, 2015)
  • Swanson Vineyards - muscadine grapes
    5650 NE 190th Avenue, Williston , FL 32696. Phone: 352-528-4181 And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September. Open: call for availability Payment: Cash, only.

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