Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Hamilton County, North Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Hamilton County, 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. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
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 this year as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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What's in season in August 2020, and
other timely information:
Notes for August 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
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, using similar sounding names. They have all
copied their information from 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
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
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!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Hamilton County, North Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, 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
Blueberries start in early April!
Lacefield Farms - blueberries, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, pears,
Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm animals
7340 Southeast County
Road 135, Jasper, FL 32052. Phone: (386) 397-1827. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Email or call to arrange date and time.
Directions: We are 9 miles north of White Springs on CR 135.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June
- Steichen's Blueberry Farm (also called Al and
Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already
picked, porta potties
9063 Se 143rd Ave, White Springs , FL 32096. Phone:
386-623-6830. Alternate Phone: 386-397-2830. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 7am to 2
pm; (We won't throw you out if you're finishing up your picking) closed on
Sunday and Monday. Directions: We are located 5 miles West of White
Springs, FL on County Road 25 A. Follow the signs; From Jacksonville, take I
10 west to 41 North through White Springs. Go left on County Road 25 A for 5
miles. Turn Right on 143rd Avenue Go 1-1/2 miles and our farm is on the
left. Signs will show you where to go. Call if you need further assistance.
Click here for a map and directions. We have 7 acres of blueberries;
There are several different varieties and you can pick until you drop!!
Blueberries are in full swing, but we will be estimating closing about June
25th as the crops have come in early this year and the heat is shortening
the season; Come now! We have water and porta potties so you don't expire;
Pack a lunch and bring your drinks, your family and your pickin' fingers.
Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Picking begins June 1
and pricing in 2014 is: U pick $9.00 per gal.... We pick for $14.00 per gal.
We have oversized buckets and we filter out the buckets for sticks etc when
you are finished. Our bushes are about 4-7 feet tall and able to be picked
by hand. Please bring your own bug spray and sun screen if needed. Cash if
preferred, Checks accepted with proper ID. We do have porta potties and
clean drinking water is available. We have wholesale available also. Please
contact us directly for wholesale picking.
Comments from a visitor on June 01, 2012: "On May 31,
2012 I went blueberry picking at Steichen's Farm. I wish I had known how
much of the drive was on dirt road as I was getting nervous that we weren't
going to find a farm. Other than that, I have no complaints. The farm was
great! The blueberries were great. Each gallon we picked was $7.50. I will
definitely go back! "
Comments from a visitor on May 15, 2012:
"What a fabulous place to go!! Al even calles me each year to advise me when
they start picking. They open May 22nd and the prices are lower rthis year
than last!! U-Pick is $1.17 per pound, If he picks, they are $13.50 per
bucket (about 1 gal) or about $2.17 per pound. Wide open with 9 acres to
pick.. Great place for a family to go. . Al Steichen is a great guy. They
have buckets and strings. Bring a lunch. You can pick until you drop and
hardly move. Wear a hat, take bug spray, just in case! A great way to spend
a day. We've gone for 2 years and this will be the 3rd! Go early. they close
about 2-3 pm. Best place on earth to pick blueberries!!!"
from a visitor on June 10, 2010: "After several calls, I found this farm
thru a referral.. After a brief visit, we are driving the 1-1/2 hours to get
there. .Talk about blueberries...He has 9 acres of berries and they are
wonderful. Picking is 7 days a week and you can pick until you can't. Mr
Steichen is wonderful and so accommodating. His prices are the BEST around.
....about $1.20 / pound, but he charges by the gallon. $7.50 u pick or
$12.50 they pick. The bushes are all within reach and you can just turn
around and help yourself to all you can put into your bucket. This is wide
open territory, so wear a hat, bring bug spray if you need it, and be
prepared to pick pick pick. They also sell wholesale if you are
interested... Millions and millions of blueberries, but they will be
finished about end of June...maybe first week of July this year due to the
late start. There are porta potties and fresh drinking water available. GET
READY TO PICK!!"
availability of other crops (berries, vegetables, etc.) in Florida, click