Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Marion County, Florida? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Marion County, 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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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
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
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
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. 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
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Marion County, 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
Blueberries start in early April!
Abshier Blueberry Farm
- blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available,
picnic area (bring your own food)
3960 Se 115th Str, Belleview, FL 34420.
Phone: 352-817-2660. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:00am to
6:00pm, April 7 till June 1st, closed on Mondays. Directions: From the
intersection of US highway 441 and Se 110th Street, turn onto 110th Street
and head west for 3/4 of a mile, turn left onto 40th Avenue, take 40th
Avenue until it runs into 115 Street, the Farm will be on your right.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Farm is well maintained and clean. Not
worries about high weeds and snakes. Bring the kids and have fun. I hope to
see you soon. (UPDATED: April 17, 2017, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on May 20, 2011:
"5/20/11 I visited this farm today and picked almost 5 lbs of delicious
blueberries. $3 per pound. Portapotty and handwashing sink available. Very
friendly and helpful owners pointed out the best location for juicy berries
and shady picking. Visitors can add themselves to an e-mail list. "
B & G Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked,
concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area
10203 North East 100th Street, Fort Mccoy, FL 32134. Phone: 352-236-4410.
[email protected]. Open: Picking times are 7:00 am until 1:00 pm
Early Season(good crop) April 23, 26, 27, 30, May 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12,
14, 18, maybe May 21 ($3;50 per pound) Normal Season(great crop) June 4, 10,
11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, maybe July 2, ($2;50 per pound) Check answering
machine for any date changes We sell plants (Blueberry, Thorn - less
Blackberry, and Persimmon), fertilizer and pinebark; Prepicked Blueberries -
Call for details. Directions: From Silver Springs go east on State Road 40,
to County Road 315. Go left 5 1/2 miles to Northeast 100th Street. Go left
and follow the blueberry signs 1/4 miles to B & G Blueberries.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Plants for
sale year round.
Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2011: "My friend and I had a
fun time at B&G Blueberries on June 4. It was our first visit there, but not
likely the last. I really didn't need any more blueberries, 'cause both my
freezers were already full, but I picked some more anyway and squeezed
another gallon bag in the freezer! I HAD to try the Ray's blueberry & orange
ice cream (though it was more like sorbet) and it was refreshing."
Comments from a visitor on June 06, 2009: "Just wanted to say they
are the best! I was there twice last month and plan to go again next week.
Friendly, helpful, and great blueberries. Highly recommended. "
Comments from a visitor on June 06, 2009: "I visited B & G Blueberries
this morning and despite the rain was able to pick 2 buckets full of
blueberries. Everyone at the farm was very nice. They even had some
youngsters with umbrellas offering to walk you to your car. The cost of the
blueberries was reasonable, $2.50/lb. They accept cash or checks. They
also had a small produce stand selling local produce. They have you sign in
with your name, address and e-mail address so that they can notify you next
year about picking. I did get to speak to the owner of the farm while
waiting for the heavy rain to let up and he told me that he offered his
fields to the U-pickers completely and did not do anything commercial. I
would highly recommend this farm to everyone."
- Barbara's Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick
and already picked, restrooms
12750 Northeast County Road 314, Silver
Springs, FL 34488. Phone: 352-625-3445. Open: Call before you go - I haven't
had an update from this farm in years and there is nothing current about
them on the internet; (Does anyone have current information, are they still
offering pick your own? If so,
please write me!); last reported was every day from 7 am to 12 pm then
from 4 pm to 7 pm. Directions: From Ocala take State Road 40 to County Road
314, make left then go three miles and farm is on the right. The best exit
from Interstate 75 is 352.
Click here for a map and directions. Season begins in May and ends in
July. Payment: Cash, only. You pick; Blueberries also available for
Comments from a visitor
on June 07, 2010: "At Barbara's Berrys today and picked 45 lbs of
berries in 2 1/2 hours between the two of us. Loaded trees and many
varieties of sweet fruit. Very nice owners who even brought us a cold bottle
of water while in the field. We will definitely recommend this field to our
friends and return again. "
Note: a visitor reports:
"The farm IS open; the phone does work, just leave a message. Was
just there 5/7/2010 and picked 29 pounds of berries! Miss Barbara is a sweet
lady. No frills, just blueberries."
Bay Lake Blueberry Farm -
Certified Organic, blueberries,
and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area
20525 hwy 315, Ft. McCoy,
FL 32134. Phone: 352-546-3834. Email
[email protected]. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July. Open: Please
see our Facebook page or call for dates and times. We are certified organic
for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: January 09, 2017, JBS)
Blues Brothers Farm - blackberries, blueberries, grapes, peaches,
gift shop, porta-potties are available, face painting, inflatables/bounce
4290 NE 97 Street Rd, Anthony, FL 32617. Phone: 352-629-0039. Open:
Monday - Saturday open 8 am to 4 Blueberries April - May Blackberries June -
July Peaches Grapes Aug - Sept Go to our website for more detail hours.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Exit 358
from 75, go north on 441/301 for 2.5 miles to 95 Street follow road to dead
end, Ruth left go to dead end turn right you will be on 97 Street Road go
1/2 mile to 4290 on right.
Click here for a map and directions. Monday - Saturday open 8 to 4
Blueberries April-May Blackberries June-July Peaches Grapes Aug-Sept Go to
our website for more detail hours. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. Bring the family, fun for the kids.
Vendors and gifts for all.
A visitor writes on April 12, 2014: "We went on opening day and even
though it was early in the season, I still came away with 10lbs of berries!
It was so clean and nice but there is very little signage to show the way.
And my GPS tried to take me in a back way which ended up in someone else's
driveway! But the berries were so good and I am ready to go back again! It
was worth the drive to Marion County"
Comments from a visitor on June
"My young sons and I picked 6 pounds of thorn-less blackberries today. The
owners said they would have berries through at least Wednesday of this week
(i.e. June 16th). Call ahead to be sure. Absolutely beautiful location,
pristine grounds, luscious and delicious ripe berries, and NO THORNS. Super
nice owners, as well. "
Blueberry Downs - blueberries, U-pick and already picked,
porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), school
tours, group reservations
2459 Ne 98th St, Anthony, FL 32617. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 am to
4 pm Mid - March to Mid - May.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry season is usually March
15 to May 15. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover,
AmEx. (ADDED: January 07, 2017)
- Century Oaks Nursery & Grove - oranges, other
5375 Nw 219th Street Rd, Micanopy, FL 32667. Phone:
352 591 1368. Alternate Phone: 352 572 6246. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Sunday by appointment from 9
am to 5 pm. Directions: Turn onto Northwest 219 Street Road from Highway 441
between McIntosh and Micanopy. There is a red barn beside the road where you
turn. Keep going until the road splits to go around old oak trees. First
house on the left after that.
Click here for a map and directions. Most citrus is ripe now; Grapefruit
and some tangerines should be ripe after December 10th; Your taste
preference. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 17, 2017, JBS)
- Claire's Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
12750 North East Highway 314, Silver Springs, FL 34488. Phone: (352)
625-3445. Open: Monday through Sunday, from 7 am to 7pm, April 15 to August
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June
- Uses natural growing practices,
beans, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, concessions /
refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, mini-golf, farm
22480 North Highway 441, Micanopy, FL 32667. Phone: 352-318-9258.
[email protected]. Open: The SunflowerFest will be open
Weekends from Mothers Day to Memorial Day, May 9th and 10th Saturday and
Sunday from 9am to 6pm, May 16th and 17 Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9am to
6pm; Memorial Day weekend we will be open from Friday, May 22nd 9am to 6pm,
thru May 25th also from 9am to 6pm. Directions: Located halfway between
McIntosh and Micanopy directly off 441, 3/4 of a mile in Marion County. We
use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment:
Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. There will be baby farm animals, home
made ice cream, hayrides, and a 300ft slip and slide!!!.
Douglass Farm / Wet Hammock Nursery -
Certified Organic, blackberries, blueberries,
U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
E highway 318, Citra, FL 32113. Phone: 352-817-9996. Fax: 352-595-4223.
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to
5:00 pm; Open Memorial Day, From late May through June; Call or check our
website for exact dates; Our crop of southern highbush blueberries are
coming along nicely and we expect to be open towards the end of April and We
are excited to say that we recently planted some Rabbiteye blueberries which
are heavier producers and can extend our season well into July. Directions: From Gainesville: Head south on I-75 to
exit 368 and head east, cross over 441 and 301 in Citra. We are 2 miles on
right past 301 OR Head south on 441 to Highway 318 in Orange Lake, head east
on 318 cross over 301, the farm is 2 miles past 301 on right. From Ocala:
Head north on US441/301, stay right on 301 at Sparr, turn right onto 318 in
Citra, in 2 miles turn right into farm.
Click here for a map and directions. Nursery is open year round on
Saturdays only 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are certified organic for some crops.
Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. U-Pick Blackberries are ready late May
and June. We have a young field of Southern Highbush blueberries for U-Pick
next year. Our nursery sells many native plants, large trees, fruit trees
and shrubs of all sorts. Inquire about other crops we are growing as we grow
and sell many fruits/vegetables some organic and hydroponic.
Fiddle Leaf Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
17401 S.e. County Highway 475, Summerfield, FL 34491. Phone: (352) 245-1817.
Alternate Phone: (615) 300-4263. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Sunday, from 7:30 am to 1 pm
during April, May, and maybe the beginning of June.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located on County Road 475
in Marion County between County Road 466 and County Road 42.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries are ready for picking
from the middle of April through the end of May You May want to call ahead
when you're going to visit to see what the situation May be. Payment: Cash,
Click here for our Facebook page.
website appeasr to be gone.
Florida Peach Farms and Nurseries - peaches,
5109 E Highway 316, Citra, FL 32113. Phone: 352-595-3724. Alternate
Phone: 305-970-7634. Fax: 305-267-6652. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Their website is down (April 2015) and
Facebook has nothing, so call before you go for pyo on Saturday 7am to 7pm
to Sunday 7am to 3pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: The farm
is located 20 minutes north of Ocala , 3 miles east of 200A on Highway 316
or 5 miles west of Highway 315.
Click here for a map and directions. Peaches are typically available
from May 14 to June 12. Payment: Cash, only. Florida Peach Farms & Nurseries
is now picking peaches. There are plenty of fruits ready to be picked. The
price is $1.50 per lbs. They are sweet and delicious, melt in the mouth. See
you all there, share this message with all your friends and neighbors.
Indigo Farm -
Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already
picked, farm market, porta-potties are available, picnic area
77th Terrace Road, Citra, FL 32113. Phone: 352-871-3181. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Tuesday through Sunday from 8am to 3pm, May
1 to early July. Directions: South of Gainesville, Florida from Interstate 75,
US441 or US301 take County Road 318 East. Indigo Farm is located 7 miles
east of US301 and County Road 318 intersection.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We are a 35 acre
Blueberry Farm in Citra, Florida. We grow our Blueberries using natural,
environment friendly methods. We offer u-pick and retail sales. Our season
typically is from May to early July. Check back for open dates as the season
- Organic Blueberries - ORGANIC,
11713 N.E. County Road 315, Fort McCoy, FL. Phone: 352-236-4600.
Open: from Friday, June 11 and then open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm.
- Papa Bear's Plantation
899 N.E. 95th Street, Ocala, FL 34479. Phone: 352-351-1015
or 352-351-1010. Open October - End of Dec, Open daily at 10am. Directions:
7 miles N of Hwy 40 -Silver Springs Blvd. Take Hwy 441/301 to 95th St, make
a right, go 1 one half miles farm on the left.
- Plantland Nursery & Orchards
- grapes, peaches, persimmons,
pears, greens (mustard, collards, turnips), peas (southern)-
Anthony Rd, Ocala, FL. Phone: (352) 497-6271. Alternate phone: (352)
[email protected]. Open Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday from 8 am to 12 pm. Usually available in November to February (greens),
June to July (peas), July to August (grapes and pears), September to October
(persimmons).Peaches started in 2009. aturally grown Persimmons (Fuyu, Saijo
and Tanenashi) and Muscadine grapes (Bronze and black)
- Reed Hilltop Groves - grapefruit, oranges,
tangerines, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, group reservations, events
at your location (call for info)
16661 SE highway 42, Weirsdale, FL
32195. Phone: 352-427-7794. Alternate Phone: 352-427-7794. Fax:
[email protected]. Open: Friday and Saturday; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Call
before coming in case of bad weather. Directions: From WEIRSDALE at the
intersection of Highway 42 & County Road 25, go east on Highway 42, 3 miles
just past the Feed Store on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Orange
Blossom tour by hay ride, tractor driven. Must call for available times due
to duration of the blossoms and good weather. (ADDED: February 13, 2016)
- Sugar Hill Blueberries -
Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already
picked, porta-potties are available
12690 Southeast 36th Avenue,
Belleview, FL 34420. Phone: (352) 209-0819. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Harvest typically begins during the first
week of April and runs through the middle to end of May (until we run out of
berries); We are open Tuesdays - Sundays from 8am to 1pm, and closed on
Mondays; Children are welcome. Directions: Interstate 75, take the Belleview
exit (exit 341) head East on County Road 484, turn left on County Road 467
(also listed as 36th Avenue), the entrance to the farm will be approximately
three quarters of a mile on the left and is well marked.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Children are
welcome. Come enjoy a day on the farm and the clean fresh air of the
SugarTree Farms -
UPDATE: March 09, 2017: The owner tells me they are now permanently
435 NE 63rd Street, Ocala, FL 34479.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Taylor Gardens Nursery -
No pesticides are used, blackberries, grapes,
muscadine grapes, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals
12871 NE 7th Avenue, Sparr, FL 32113. Phone: 352-629-0980. Email:
[email protected]. Open: our hours are by appointment only;
Call; We will do our best to accomodate you. Directions: Taylor Gardens
Nursery is on the south side of Highway 329 between Old Jacksonville Road
and 441. Look for the Taylor Gardens Nursery sign on the north side of the
road - and the U-pick sign on the south side! We're just off 329 on the
little dirt road.
Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries are available in June
and July; Grapes are available in late July, August and early September. We
do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit card s,
Visa/MasterCard. Taylor Gardens Nursery also carries a wide range of native
and ornamental plants for your landscaping and butterfly gardening.
(UPDATED: April 17, 2017, JBS)
- Vucali Vinyard - grapes,
26472 Se highway
42, Umatilla, FL 32784. Phone: 352 455-0673. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9am till 4pm. Directions:
5 miles west of 19 in Altoona.
Click here for a map and directions. Come pick your own grapes in The
first OR second week OF July conquistador grapes will be ready and for a
small fee make your wine here; I have a small press and crusher muscadine's
will be ready in august. Payment: Cash, only.
Wagon Blueberry and Chestnut Farm -
No pesticides are used, blueberries,
chestnuts, persimmons, porta-potties are available
14201 Sw 16th Place,
Ocala, FL 34481. Phone: 352 489 1441. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Friday and Saturday Beginning early June;
From 7 am to 12 Noon during June. Directions: From I-75 Take highway 40 West
of Ocala to SW 140th Avenue, turn right (North) at the blinker light, about
1 mile to SW 16th Place, turn left to the farm, about 500 feet.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries in June; Persimmons
harvested in mid-September thru October; Chestnuts in mid-October thru
November; Persimmons and Chestnuts are not u-pick; They are harvested to
your order. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only.
$2.50 per lb. Picking buckets available,
bring shallow containers to take your bounty home. Wear shoes, no open
sandals or flip flops. Bring water and bug spray, a hat. Not recommended
for small children. The Wagon Farm uses natural growing practices - we do
Comments from a visitor on June 08, 2010: "Wonderful! Mature, plump
organic blueberries at only $2.99/lb. Joan, the owner, is a marvelous and
sweet lady who will guide you to the most prosperous part of her organic
farm. Organic blueberries may very well be the perfect food, and this small
farm is a real pleasure. Drove two hours to get there, but worth every mile.
As of this early June, there was plenty of blueberries to be had. Wife and I
picked 30 lbs. within two hours. Nice day!"
Wet Hammock Farm - blackberries, blueberries, flowers, peaches,
pumpkins, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food),
4500 East Highway 318, Citra, FL 32113. Phone: (352) 812-5462. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Check our Facebook page or website for
Days and Hours. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Gainesville: Head south
on I-75 to exit 368 and head east, cross over 441 and 301 in Citra. We are 2
miles on right past 301 OR Head south on 441 to Highway 318 in Orange Lake,
head east on 318 cross over 301, the farm is 2 miles past 301 on right. From
Ocala: Head north on US441/301, stay right on 301 at Sparr, turn right onto
318 in Citra, in 2 miles turn right into farm.
Click here for a map and directions. Seasonal; Blueberries usually begin
in late April and run through May Blackberries Usually late May through June
and Peaches begin in Late May and end the early weeks of June; Check our
Facebook page, Website or call for exact days and times;. Payment: Cash,
Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. We are a family farm Since 1918. Our
crops are grown with BMPs (Best Management Practices). Along with U-Pick
crops we raise cattle, grow various other agricultural crops and manage
stands of timber. (UPDATED: August 15, 2017) (UPDATED: May 01, 2016)
(ADDED: May 19, 2015)
Comments from a visitor on May 16, 2016:
"The farm is now (late May 2016) open for blueberries, $3.00lb for
upick. Typically open Fri-Sun. Should have blackberries around Memorial Day
according to the owner."
- Yancey's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, U-pick
and already picked
11821 Se 1st Street Road, Silver Springs, FL 34488.
Phone: 813-363-4949. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Thursday to Saturday, from 8 am to 1
pm. Directions: From Ocala go East on SR-40 past Silver Springs Park,
continue east on SR-40 over Oklawaha Bridge, continue east on SR-40 through
the next intersection 314 and take the next paved road on right which is
118th Avenue Road Follow the signs to the Farm!.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. U-Pick is
$2.00 per pound We-Pick is $3.00 per pound (please call ahead) Remember to
bring containers to take your berries home in. Ask about our WE PIC
Comments from a visitor on May 24, 2011: "Went to Yancey's this past
weekend and was very pleased. This was my first trip to this farm, have been
to other farms to pick in the area. Price was reasonable, blueberries were
great . "
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