Where in Florida Panhandle to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: September 2014: Apples are in full swing!  Raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places, most blueberries and peaches are finished. Find a corn maze, hayride or pumpkin patch here. Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Florida Panhandle U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Bay County

  • Sweatmore Ranch - U-pick-em strawberries
    11712 Veal Road, Youngstown, FL 32466. Phone: 850-722-4819. Open: Monday-Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: Near Panama City; from the intersection of Hwy 98 and Hwy 231, drive for 17 miles on Hwy 231 to Veal Rd; Turn right on Veal Road, Sweatmore Ranch will be about a half mile up on the right.
    A visitor writes on April 18, 2014:
    "After two consecutive years of the staff of Sweatmore Farms displaying extremely rude behavior, we decided to try picking there a 3rd year. This was a mistake. After we were given the strawberry boxes we asked in which rows were we to pick. The woman replied hostily 'I don't care where you pick. This is my last day here anyway'. What is with the disgruntled employees at this farm? We were there at the beginning of the season last year and they were standing around complaining then the first thing in the morning. People drive long distances expecting a fun family outing and are met with wet blanket negativity."
    Comments from a visitor on April 14, 2012:
    "Yesterday for the second time in two years when going to pick strawberries at Sweatmore Farms in the Florida Panhandle. The family/workers stand around complaining loudly about hard they have to work and how glad they are when the season is over, that it can't be to soon. This was the first time my daughter and granddaughter had been there. Instead of helping us get started by giving us the boxes and directing us where to go, they were having a long gripe session and it was still early in the day. This is was supposed to be a fun family outing and the behavior of this family was totally negative. If this was not the second time this happened I could overlook it. I will never recommend Sweatmore Farms"
    Comments from a visitor on March 30, 2012:
    "I just talked to a person at Sweatmore Ranch. Their price this year is $1.99 lb. Their operating hours are 8-7 Monday-Saturday and 8-5 Sunday. They also HOPE to stay open until the middle of May. "
    Comments from a visitor on April 30, 2011:
    "Great farm the owners are very nice. They provide their own boxes for you to pick (4lb min) 1.99 lb as of today. 4/30/2011. It is late in the season for strawberries in North West Florida but they still have some great strawberries to pick. AWESOME TIME!!! Highly recommend."
    A visitor comments on April 15, 2009
    :  "The strawberries at Sweatmore Ranch in Bay County, Fl. are $1.79 this season (2009)."
    A visitor comments on June 16, 2008: "They open at 8 am central time daily they grow the berries without insecticides. I was told the berries are 1.59 a pound the ranch offers hay rides and does have some picnic tables. "  It also appears from other reports, that they have hayrides.

Calhoun County

  • Harmony Vineyard - grapes
    25780 Harmony Blvd, Altha, FL 32421. Phone: 850-762-8805. Directions: three miles east of Altha between hwy 71 and County road 69A on hwy 274East We are open August, September. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Weekends by appointment muscadine grapes.

Escambia County

  • A & N Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    4015 Suncrest Lane, Molino, FL 32577. Phone: 850-341-9767. Alternate Phone: 850-529-6988. Fax: 850-587-2170. Email: anblueberries@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to dark. Directions: From Pensacola Take highway 29 North to Molino Take a left at first caution light in Molino onto Cr 182 (Molino Road) (Scott's Pharmacy on Corner) Go 2.5 Miles on CR 182 (Molino Road) Take a right onto Sunshine Hill Road and go .5 miles Take a left onto Suncrest Lane A&N Blueberries will be on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: May 30th-July 10th Watermelons and Cantelopes June 10th-July 10th Squash and Sweet Corn June 10th-June 30th. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. We are seasonal so call before you come. Visitors can only pick blueberries. Other fruits and vegetables are sold there but are not picked by visitors. Also called "A and N Blueberries" and "A & N Blueberries". (ADDED: May 29, 2009) (UPDATED: May 09, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2010: "This farm is already on your list, but I just wanted to give some feedback...I really love this place! I've gone twice this month and I found tons of huge blueberries each time. And their prices are great...only a $1 per pound for U-pick berries. They have pre-picked as well for $3/pound, but you have to give them a day's notice for that. Would highly recommend this farm!"
  • Andrews Sod Farm - cucumbers, eggplant, melons, summer squash, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    3900 Tungoil Road, Walnut Hill, FL 32568. Phone: 8503276015. Email: rvaabeck@frontiernet.net. Open: During season: Mon - Sat 8 am to 5 closed on Sunday 2014 will be our last year; closed in 2015 and beyond. Directions: Hwy. 29 going N. to highway 97 (Atmore cut off road) take a left go 10.5 miles then left on Tungoil road. About 1.5 miles down on the route. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries March thru early May. Most vegetables will be ready June - July. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 17, 2014) (UPDATED: May 15, 2010) (ADDED: April 19, 2009)
  • Beulah Berries - blueberries,
    6658 Suwanee, Pensacola, FL 32526. Phone: 850-453-2383. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take 9 mile road (alt. 90) west to Beulah. Turn right on Bridlewood Road. There will be a Swifty Serve (Texaco) station on the right. Go north 4/10th mile. Turn right on Suwanee Road. Beulah Berries will be 1/10th mile on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Before making a trip to Beulah Berries, please call 850-453-2383 for availability of ripe berries. Questions about our field, or information about blueberries, can be found on our website. Beulahberries.com. Our berries are irrigated and fertigated. We have six varieties of the early Highbush type that start ripening in April. Our late Highbush, "Legacy", transitions the field into the Rabbiteye season. We have seven varieties of Rabbiteye blueberries of various ripening times taking our season to early July. (UPDATED: February 25, 2014) (UPDATED: April 29, 2012) (UPDATED: April 27, 2012) (UPDATED: April 30, 2012)
  • Petsel's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    7711 Helms Road, Pensacola, FL 32526. Phone: 850-944-5224. Alternate Phone: 850-292-8214. Email: petselblueberries@gmail.com. Open: See our Facebook page for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Pensacola I10 going west, take exit 5 and turn left onto Nine Mile Road or highway 90. You will drive past the Navy Federal Building on right and continue until you come to a stop light at Beulah Road. There will be a Tom Thumb on the left just past the stop light. Turn left. Drive through first stop sign ( Mobile Highway) and continue to four way stop. This is Helms Road. Turn Right. We are up on the left hand side. Please look for signs. See map for further directions. Click here for a map and directions. Open: Mid May through end of July or while berries are ripe; Please call for directions and information; We do not use pesticides on the crops; Payment: Cash, only; People tell us that our berries are the biggest and sweetest berries they have ever tasted! We offer hand picked berries picked by the Petsel kids who are raising money for college this fall in New York City! These pre-picked berries are $4;00 per pound and delivery is always available in the Pensacola area for a small delivery charge; Stay out of the heat and let us pick the berries and bring them right to your door! You can also pick up the berries during business hours and we will deliver them right to your car; U-Pick berries are $1;50 per pound and you can pick as many as you like! Additionally, you can trust our berries to be pesticide and chemical free! Friend us on Facebook to keep track of when the berries will be ready! Hope to see or hear from you soon!. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Petsel's Blueberries will also sponsor the Beulah Academy of Science FFA U- pick day! All proceeds will go directly to the Beulah Academy of Science FFA! Check on our Facebook Page for days and times! Come on out and help these amazing kids raise money for competitions for the 2011-2012 school year! Thank you for your support!!. (UPDATED: May 14, 2011) (ADDED: April 16, 2011)
  • Touchablue Berry Farm - blueberries, and prepicked produce
    7100 Molino Road, Molino, FL 32577. Phone: 850 587-5072. Directions: From US Hwy 29 turn west onto US Hwy 182 travel 6 miles farm is located on right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: Daylight hours - seven days a week - June and July Blueberries available June and July as long as they are producing Payment: Cash, only.

Franklin County

Gadsden County

  • Beare's Berries U-pick - ORGANIC, blueberries, restrooms
    7858 Havana Highway (state Road 12w), Havana, FL 32333. Phone: 850-539-5346. Fax: 850-539-5346. Email: lordbeare@cs.com. Directions: north of Tallahassee, Florida about 15 miles. head north from Tallahassee on US 27, to Havana, turn left at the first traffic light, It is State Road 12W go west toward Quincy 1 1/2 miles our road is Beare's Blueberry Lane. Turn left. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Open: Beare's Berries U - Pick, sunrise to sunset,7 days per week; We grow everything naturally, without any poisonous sprays or chemical fertilizers; We are applying for "Certified Naturally Grown" designation and expect to have it soon. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Our blueberries are the "rabbiteye" type, which grows well in the South.  Payment: Cash, Check. We have a Porta Potty available. Iced Drinks at a reasonable cost to the pickers. (UPDATED: July 21, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 14, 2009:
    "I noticed that someone commented on Beare's Farm that when they went, no one was there and they were upset because the listing says sunrise to sunset. I have been to that farm and want to point out that they work on the honor system. So if no one is there, they have buckets out and a scale, and you pick your blueberries, weigh them, and leave the money in the receptacle they provide. I have been several times when no one was there and did this."
    A visitor reports on July 4th, 2008:
    "Drove all the way out to Beare's farm and not a sole was there! This was at 1:00 in the afternoon on a Friday. Not happy being gas is $4.00 gallon. They said open 7 days a week sunrise to sunset"
  • Sweetwater Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    8101 Blue Star Highway, Quincy, FL 32352. Phone: 850-856-5967. Email: myralynn4s@aol.com. Open: Sunday through Saturday 8:00am to 8:00pm June - July. Directions: Highway 90 west on the right just past the Talquin water tower at Oak Grove. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 13, 2011)

Gulf County

Holmes County

  • Cypress Cattle and Produce - beans, broad beans, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, already-picked produce (of the pyo crops)
    2980 R.M. Ward Road, Ponce De Leon, FL 32455. Phone: 850-685-5890. Alternate Phone: 850-548-4700. Email: luke@cypresscattle.com. Open: Call for U Pick Hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 22, 2010)
  • Tison Blueberries - Blueberries
    1407 North Waukesha Street (Highway 79, North), Bonifay, FL 32425. Phone: 850-547-4696. Open: May through July, Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm, Sunday from 1pm to 7pm. Sometimes misspelled as Tyson’s Blueberry Farm.  (UPDATED: June 12, 2012, by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on June 12, 2012: "Sweet, large, healthy blueberries pick your own. Great prices! June 12, 2012 OWNER operated. Lovely to chat with! Directions were given to us over the phone and they were excellent! The Farm is located north of I-10 on Hwy 79 just past Bonifay. Drive thru the small town of Bonifay on Hwy 79. After the town, go past 3 traffic lights. Then 7/10 of a mile down and on the left. There is a white sign with blue letters, which reads "TISONS" blueberries. Turn into long driveway."
    Comments from a visitor on July 15, 2010: "I took the kids to pick blue berries today at Tison Blueberry farm! They have nice sweet blueberries you pick $10.50/gal or they pick and you buy $20.00/gal. They are super nice people and still have some berries left if anyone needs any. Also thank you for your web page it IS AWESOME!!!!!!! You have answered so many of my questions from A-Z! I am new at canning, freezing, making jams etc, so again thank you! "

Jackson County

  • Fox Hollow Vineyard Muscadines - No pesticides are used, muscadine grapes (U-pick and prepicked))
    8160 Renegade Pass, Sneads, FL 32460. Phone: 850-593-2202. Email: grapegirl@foxhollowmuscadines.com. Open: We open our U-pick and roadside stand for the season on the first Friday in August; Hours: Monday through Thursday, from 6 pm to 8 pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 8 pm (all times Eastern) See our website for vineyard updates, business hours and pricing information. Directions: Turn off of highway 90 in Sneads onto Legion Road (turn at Lake Seminole Shopping Center & city ball fields - look for signs) continue about a mile towards Lake Seminole; vineyard is on the left, turn onto Renegade Pass to park. Click here for a map and directions. Vineyard open for U-pick on August 1; Season lasts until mid-September or until all grapes are gone. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Fox Hollow features 4 varieties of muscadines for fresh eating as well as wine/jellymaking: Tara, Ison, Carlos, and Noble. We keep our rows mowed and clean for easy picking and do not use pesticides. We also sell pre-picked grapes by the 5# bag and gladly wholesale bulk orders to retailers. We also sell jellies and preserves made with our grapes and other fruit on the estate. (UPDATED: July 24, 2012)
  • Green Gate Olive Grove - olives
    Nortek Road, ???, FL. Phone: 850-763-6355. Email: info@greengateolivegrove.com. Open: Harvesting (UPick) was a month early in 2012 (it came in August) due to the warm winter; come pick in 2013; but we have olives for sale. Directions: Nortek Road, 2 miles west of Hwy 167. Payment: Cash, only. Fresh olives are available to customers within traveling distance on a U-Pick basis. You can stroll through the delightful grove, a bit of old Italy- and gather your own olives for curing. Table Varieties: Ascolana, Mission, Coratina, Frontoio & Maurino. The Green Gate Olive Grove (GGOG) was initiated in 1999 in Jackson County, Florida as an experimental farm. The weather in this part of the Florida Panhandle is approximately the same as that of the Mediterranean Basin except for the occasional spring cold snap. Many varieties of olives were planted and over time several were eliminated, leaving those that are best suited for this environment. Using varieties with long vernalization periods allowed the olive trees to remain dormant during spring cold snaps. The Green Gate Olive Grove is a modest endeavor with three fully mature varieties of olives and approximately 300 trees that are doing well. Harvests have been a fun time for those who U-Pick. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 11, 2012)
    Comments from a visitor on September 11, 2012: "I just learned that you can pick OLIVES in Florida! Jackson County was at the Governor's Conference on Tourism - I had no idea! Very cool!"
  • Jackson Farms - Tomatoes, Peas, Melons
    7681 Shady Grove Road, Grand Ridge, FL 32442. Phone: 850-592-5579. Open: May - July
    October - Nov, 7am til dark. (UPDATED: March 16, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on June 06, 2010: "I spoke to the wonderful woman today to get the location and pricing and i have to tell you its very reasonable its $9.00 for the bucket and they range between 25-30 pounds for each bucket ...thats alot better than what ive found in Alabama...it ranges here between $1.00 per pound to $1.50 per pound ...and the woman was very polite ...thankyou Jackson Farms !! i WILL be making a trip to see you !  "
  • L&E Farms, LLC - No pesticides are used, chestnuts, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
    2763 Caniehead Rd, Campbellton, FL 32416. Phone: 850 566 7092. Alternate Phone: na. Fax: na. Email: chestnutsrus@yahoo.com. Open: From 10 am through 5 pm; every Saturday beginning in September through November, except the last two weeks of November. Directions: From I-10 come north on HWY231 to Campbellton, Florida. Go right or east on highway 2. Then less than one mile turn left on Bowden Hill Road. Then right on to Caniehead Dr. L&E Farm entrance is less than 1 mile on right, look for Chestnut Lane gated entrance. From Malone on highway 2, go right on Avery Road (north), then left (West) on Caniehead. Look for Chestnut Lane on left. Click here for a map and directions. Chestnuts from early September though October. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Bring good gloves to pick chestnuts and good shoes to break open burrs. Fresh water is available. Hand tools are also available to use to pick up the chestnuts. This is not a typical pick your own system off a tree or vine or bush. These chestnuts are already on the ground and need to be separated from the burrs. (ADDED: November 25, 2011)
  • Lee's Tree Farm - Christmas Trees, Muscadine Grapes, Japanese Persimmons, Chestnuts, Catfish, Bream
    23455 NE Fred Tyre Road, Grand Ridge, FL 32442. Phone: 850-674-9170. Email: rlee895156@aol.com  Leyland Cypress and Carolina Sapphire. Open: 8 AM TO Sundown. Directions: From I-10 travel South on Hwy 69 to Hwy 286 East. Travel approximately 3 miles on Hwy 286 to Fred Tyre Road. Travel one-half mile on Fred Tyre Road to the Farm
  • T&T Vineyard - Grapes
    430 Lovewood Road, Graceville, FL 32440. Open 8:00am to 6:00pmon Monday thru Saturday; Sunday 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Grapes
  • Veitch's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    7772 Howell Road, Sneads, FL 32460. Phone: 850-593-5753. Email: mjveitch48@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday through Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries:7 June to 4 July, also fresh picked bagged and or frozen available call for availability and costs. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: April 17, 2014)  (ADDED: September 20, 2009)

Jefferson County

  • A&B Produce - corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, summer squash, Other fruit or veg,
    1959 Freeman Road, Monticello, FL 32344. Phone: 850-997-0119. Alternate Phone: 850-519-0092. Email: baaschdee@aol.com. Open: Saturday 8:00 to 6:00pm. Directions: Approximately 2 miles south of I 10 highway on the Georgia Florida parkway. Turn right on Freeman Road go almost 2 miles till; turn left into the driveway, follow the fence, turn left into our farm, then  honk or come to the door. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We grow vegetables for all seasons. you might want to call to make sure we have what you would like. (UPDATED: June 05, 2013) (ADDED: July 05, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on January 14, 2012:
    "I visited A & B Produce today. The owners were very friendly and helpful and provided great information on when various vegetables I was interested in would be ready. It was very easy to find. I will definitely visit them again. "
  • Blueberry Springs - No pesticides are used, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    383 Wacissa Springs Road, Wacissa, FL 32361. Phone: 850-997-1238. Email: BlueberrySprings@aol.com. Open: May 31, 2014, Tuesday through Sunday, from 7 am to 12 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm; Closed Mondays; We will be open through middle of July, 2014; Call first for availability. Directions: from Tallahassee take either I-10 E, SR 90 E, or SR 27 S to SR 59 S; take SR 59 S to Wacissa; from the blinking light in Wacissa, go straight for 1 mile to dead end signs; farm is on the left before the dead end at the head of the Wacissa River. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberry Springs has some plants and produce available. We recommend swimming, canoeing/kayaking and picnic lunch at the Wacissa River located 300 feet from the farm after picking. Call for more information. (UPDATED: May 23, 2014) (UPDATED: May 24, 2013)  (UPDATED: May 12, 2012)
  • Golden Acres Farm - Mayhaws
    704 Barnes Road, Monticello, Fl. Phone: 850-997-6599. Open: from May 1-May 20. 
  • Green Meadows Farm - Certified Organic, blueberries, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food)
    177 East Bluebird Road, Monticello, FL 32344. Phone: 850-997-4886. Email: annadgreen@gmail.com. Open: UPDATE: July 07, 2014: The owner tells me they are closed until next season (2015), when their hours should be: Fridays and Saturdays ONLY (we are closed Sunday through Thursday), from 7:30 am to 12 noon and 5:00 pm to sunset; During the month of June or until all berries are picked!. Directions: We are located two blocks off U.S. Highway 90 in Jefferson County, Florida. From Monticello Courthouse to West toward Tallahassee. Turn left on Main Avenue (about three miles), go two blocks and turn left onto East Bluebird Road. Farm sign and driveway will be on your left. Be careful, Bluebird Road is a one lane country canopy road. Follow signs to parking and picking areas. Watch for signs on U.S. Highway 90 to help you find the turn off. Green Meadows Farm will be on the Fall Farm Tour October 25 and 26, 2014; Hours for farm tour are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. All ripe berries are picked each weekend on our 5 acre USDA certified organic farm. If you are making a long drive, please call us for updates on availability. We always sell out as demand for organic berries exceeds our supply! Come early!. We are CLOSED FOR THE 2014 SEASON! Visit us October 25 and 26, 2014, for the New Leaf Market Fall Farm Tour! (UPDATED: June 09, 2014) (UPDATED: May 13, 2014) (UPDATED: June 21, 2011) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 04, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 04, 2011: "Nice, small. Yummy blueberry ice cream."
  • Wash Gallon - Peas, Okra, Tomatoes, Snap Beans, Watermelon, Collard Greens, Squash, Sweet Corn
    1171 Barnes Road, Monticello, FL 32344. Phone: 850-997-2153 or 850-997-0488
    Call before coming to the farm!

Leon County

  • 3M Farm - grapes,
    2210 Liberation Lane, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Phone: 850-386-5880. Email: mccullybill@yahoo.com. Open: Essentially Daylight hours for until late August. Directions: Centerville road at I-10. Follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Welder grapes are usually available for 3 weeks in late August to mid September, but they are starting and finishing early in 2012. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: August 30, 2010) (UPDATED: August 10, 2012)
  • Beane Farm - grapes,
    975 Oak Ridge Road E, Tallahassee, FL 32305. Phone: (850) 421-0057. Email: fakant2@aol.com. Directions: coming from the red light in Woodville, go west on Oak Ridge Road toward Wakulla Springs Road. Drive about 1 mile, 3 black mail boxes on the righthand side of the road, just before the double curves and double curve sign. The yellow "no passing" stripe will begin on the road and our driveway is on the left. It is a long dirt lane. Our signs are at the road pointing to our driveway if we are open. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Monday through Friday 6pm til dark, weekends 7am til dark; Please call to be sure we are home. End of August through mid-October. Payment: Cash, only. We have muscadine grapes, Carlos (bronze) and Noble (purple) varieties. We also have some Welder and Doreen which ripen closer to the end of the season. We charge $1 per pound. If you want more than 30 pounds we will negotiate a fair price. (ADDED: September 06, 2008)
  • Windy Hill Farms - blackberries, blueberries, muscadines, scuppernongs, strawberries, prepicked produce
    14663 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32309. Phone: (850) 894-1511. Email: info@windyhillvineyard.com. Directions: Located directly off US90 halfway between Tallahassee and Monticello, Florida. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in February, March, June, July, August, September. Open: Weekdays (except Wednesday) and Saturday: 9am to 7pm Sunday: 10am to 7pm Wednesday: Closed. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: August 06, 2008)

Liberty County

Madison County

  • Blueberries U-Pick - Blueberries
    332 N.E. Chamomile Way, Madison, Fl. Phone: (850) 973-8592. Open: May through August.
  • Jimmy Dixon -Blueberries 
    Route 2, Box 571, Madison, FL 32340. Phone: 850-973-8592. Open: May-July, Monday to Saturday, 8-6pm, Directions: Off CR 254 and Route 145 N of Madison.
  • Priscillas Produce - blueberries, peas
    607 SW Debary Way, Greenville, FL 32331. Phone: 850-948-4816. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 17, 2010) May also be spelled: "Prisilla's Produce".
    Comments from a visitor on June 17, 2010: "Very nice and people were friendly. This used to be part of Tuten's U-Pick in Madison also. Right down the road from them. They have blueberries and zipper peas to be picked right now. She also has onions and peaches you can buy from her stand. Mrs Priscilla told me that in late October she will have crops that will consist of Kale, Spinach, Carrots, Tomatoes and more., "
  • Tuten Farms - beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, peas, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    2370 S W Moseley Hall Road, Madison, FL 32340. Phone: 850-973-8286. Email: tutenfarming@yahoo.com. Open: Summer Monday to Saturday from 7:30am to 6:30pm; Fall: Monday to Saturday from 7:30am to 6:30pm, Closed on Sundays. Directions: I10 to 221S exit (Greenville) turn right go down 7miles to SW Moseley Hall Road will be on Left. Follow signs for Tuten's u-pick. Summer June-August Fall October-November. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 10, 2014, by a visitor) (UPDATED: June 15, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 17, 2010: "My daughters and a few friends and I just went to this one today. It is just over our county line in Madison County. People were very friendly and they have reasonable prices. We picked tomatoes to our hearts content. Only $7 for a 5 gallon bucket full! Great place to go!"
  • Tanya’s U-Pick - Strawberries, Sweet Corn, Onions, Tomatoes, Squash, Melon, Peppers
    Route 1, Box 2294, Madison, FL 32340. Phone: 850-971-5362. Open: Jan.- Nov., open everyday. Directions: On S Hwy 53

Okaloosa County

  • Akers of Strawberries (aka, Greg Evers) - strawberries, onions, tomatoes, scallions, blueberries. From the plants., restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, school tours
    1054 Melton Road, Baker, FL 32531. Phone: 850-537-2768. Open: May-July, Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers .  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: May 05, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on July 03, 2011: "Akers has a Facebook page that is a lot of fun- loads of pictures from farm visitors etc. They also answer questions and post information about business hour changes, special pricing, produce availability etc. It's very helpful! "
    Comments from a visitor on May 05, 2011: "They serve strawberry ice cream, Straberry shortcakes, Straberry Shakes. They also have onions, scallions to pick now. They will have blueberries to pick and other produce. Just call and ask the. Hours are from 9-6 M-Sat. Sunday sometimes. The best farm in the tri-county area of North West Florida (okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Escambia) They provide you a box to pick the strawberries, the strawberries are 1.50lb you pick your own. They sell T-shirts, have chalk for kids to play with, they also sell jellies and jams. GREAT PLACE!!! Highly recommended!"
  • Baker U-Pick Blueberries - blueberries,
    5949 Dairy Road, Baker, FL 32531. Phone: 850 537-0340. Open: Tuesday through Saturday  from 7 am to 7 pm, beginning June 1 to July 31, or until the berries are gone. Directions: Coming from the South toward Baker, turn right at the traffic light onto Georga Avenue (There is only one traffic light!). Go 5 blocks to the four-way stop; turn left onto Dairy Road. Go 8 tenths of a mile to our driveway. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Free recipe handouts with each visit. (ADDED: July 14, 2012) (UPDATED: June 23, 2013)
  • Gerald Brooks - Peas, Tomatoes, Corn, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Blueberries
    5645 Gerald Brooks Road, Baker, FL 32531. Phone: 850-537-4521. Open: May-July
  • Raymond Cook - Sweet Corn, Peas, Cucumbers, Squash, Butter Beans, Snap Beans, other assorted vegetables
    7638 Highway 189 N, Baker, FL 32531. Phone: 850-537-5571. Season / Open: June - July, Sun. - Saturday, Daylight to Dusk
  • Eglin Air Force Base reservation Range Road 212  - blueberries
    off Range Road 212, Eglin AFB, FL 32542. Phone: 850-882-4164. They have acres of blueberries to pick. To get a license, call Jackson Guard . You will receive information about the areas and maps.
    Comments from a visitor on May 06, 2010: "Licenses for picking wild blueberries are $12/per person (and you have to watch a video), and the berries are wild and must be searched out. Thus for a family of three, a few berries could cost you $36. Ouch."
  • Eglin Air Force Base reservation Duke Field - blueberries
    one near Duke Field, Eglin AFB, FL 32542. Phone: 850-882-4164. They have acres of blueberries to pick. To get a license, call Jackson Guard . You will receive information about the areas and maps.
    Comments from a visitor on May 06, 2010: "Licenses for picking wild blueberries are $12/per person (and you have to watch a video), and the berries are wild and must be searched out. Thus for a family of three, a few berries could cost you $36. Ouch."
  • Eglin Air Force Base reservation Kentner Pond  - blueberries
    near Kentner Pond, Eglin AFB, FL 32542. Phone: 850-882-4164. They have acres of blueberries to pick. To get a license, call Jackson Guard . You will receive information about the areas and maps.
    Comments from a visitor on May 06, 2010: "Licenses for picking wild blueberries are $12/per person (and you have to watch a video), and the berries are wild and must be searched out. Thus for a family of three, a few berries could cost you $36. Ouch."
  • Triple J Farms - blueberries
    Melton Road, Baker, FL. Phone: 850-537-4259. Directions: Take State Road 4 at Baker and drive eight-tenths of a mile, then turn left on Melton Road. Go two miles down Melton; the farm is on the right.

Santa Rosa County

  • The Arc Santa Rosa - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    6225 Dixie Road, Milton, FL 32570. Phone: 850-623-9320. Fax: 850-623-2877. Email: smith_pas@bellsouth.net. Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 2 pm; Weekends by appointment only; Call for more information. Directions: North 3 miles from Highway 90 on Dogwood Road (89) to the 89/87 intersection. Take immediate left hand turn around and make U-Turn back to Dixie on right. We are 3 miles south of NAS Whiting Field. The Arc Santa Rosa 2nd Annual Blueberry Bash is June 25, 2011! The event will start the morning off with a 5K run; 8 to 2 Vendors, food, fun for kids! Check out our website. The Arc Santa Rosa is nonprofit organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Santa Rosa County, Florida. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberries from late May to early July. Scuppernongs and Muscadines in early August. (ADDED: May 13, 2011)
  • Lundy Blueberry Farm - Blueberries
    State Road 89 north of Milton, FL. Phone:  850-623-0652. Open: in 2006, from May 27,2006, from 7am to 7pm Monday through Saturday; closed Sundays and Fourth of July.

Taylor County

Wakulla County

  • Red Barn Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    57 Valley Rise Rd off Bob Miller Rd. Woodville Area., Crawfordville, FL 32327. Phone: 850-421-1627. Open: 7 days a week; from 7am till dusk. Directions: From Woodville Hiway and Summerhaven Dr. turn right on Summerhaven, go one block, turn left on the Old Woodville Hiway, go approximately one block and take a right on Bob Miller Road Go approximately 1and a quarter miles to Valley Rise Road Follow the road back and take the left driveway follow signs back behind the rustic house. Click here for a map and directions. Opening Date is usually the first of June; Please call closer to season for specific date. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. some garden vegetables: Tomatoes, eggplant, squash bell peppers, and collards. We have everything you need for your picking pleasure. Buckets for picking, bags for carrying your berries home, and most of all plenty of big juicy berries. Also called Saladino's Red Barn Farm.(UPDATED: April 27, 2014)  (UPDATED: April 27, 2014) (UPDATED: June 13, 2013) (ADDED: April 16, 2008).
    Comments from a visitor, April 16, 2008: "We love it and return every year!! Steve and Tina are so friendly and know the history and variety of each bush. The blueberries are plum and the field is very well maintained"
  • Wakulla Berries - blackberries, U-pick and already picked
    252 Wakulla Springs Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327. Phone: 850-228-7942. Email: wakullaberries@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday to Friday from 7am to 10 am and from 4pm to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 7pm, closed on Monday; Our season will start about Mid June and run through mid July. Directions: From Tallahassee: 319 south to 61 south (it exits to the left about 3 miles south of Capital Circle). We are about 4 miles after this turn, one half mile inside Wakulla County on the right. From Crawfordville: 319 north, right on 267 (Bloxham Cutoff), left on 61 (Wakulla Springs Road). We are 3 1/2 miles up on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. None of our crop is sprayed with pesticides and we have not used herbicides. We were awarded the Innovative Agricultural producer award 2012 for Wakulla County based on our method of installation which conserves water and chemical use. We have 780 plants (3000 linear feet) of two varieties of thornless blackberries, Natchez and Ouachita. Both are excellent. (ADDED: June 22, 2013)

Walton County

Washington County

  • Gainer Blueberry Farm - blueberries,
    2876 Orange Hill Road, Chipley, FL 32428. Phone: 850 638-1335. Alternate Phone: 850 258-4180. Email: gainerconniedennis@att.net. Open: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm; starting June 13,2013; Closed Monday thru Wednesday, . Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:  From Panama City: Hwy.77 N. to Wausau. Turn right At Caution Light on Pioneer Rd and go 7 miles. Turn Right on Orange Hill Rd and go 1 mile. Gainer Blueberries is on your left.  Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. The season typically  starts late May and usually lasts 6 to 8 weeks. (UPDATED: May 23, 2013) (UPDATED: April 15, 2011)
    A visitor writes on June 27, 2014: "This farm is so customer-oriented and the grounds are well trimmed and tidy. Absolutely loaded with blueberries, you can stand in one place and practically fill a bucket. The variety of blueberry is marked on the rows so you can choose your preference and pick accordingly. The price for this season is $9.00 a gallon. I weighed a 1 gl. bag when I got home (on kitchen scales) and it is right at 6 lbs. It was a fun morning, the hard part is quitting when there are so many blueberries waiting to be picked!"
    Comments from a visitor on July 03, 2011: Great experience! A family farm with a family experience in mind! We took our two young children and had a hay ride to the blueberries. The blueberries were very abundant and amazing! I highly recommend these nice folks for your blueberry picking and you will be very impressed with their well kept grounds. (UPDATED: July 04, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on May 30, 2009: "TONS of rows of blueberries. Very peaceful, nice people. The berries were monster huge. The farmer had a tractor trailer and he offered to drive anyone and everyone who came up the hill to the farther orchard. They have a port-o-pottie, so don't worry if you have to go. :) They also have bee hives and honey bees, but I didn't see any signs that they were actually selling the honey. The blueberries are HUGE!!!!!!! $8 a gallon. They provide buckets to pick with and will put them in a bag for you to take home. The lady said they have blueberries general from after Memorial Day through the month
  • Muffin's Blueberry Patch - blueberries,
    2488 Highway 277, Vernon, FL 32462. Phone: 850-638-3181. Alternate Phone: 850-596-2517. Email: hardlaborhilton@bellsouth.net. Open: Monday to Saturday from sun-up to sun-down (i.e., daylight hours). Directions: Six miles Northeast of Vernon, Florida on highway 277 or Nine Miles South of Chipley, Florida on highway 277. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 25, 2011)  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 24, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on June 24, 2011: "No frills but we love it. Honor system-has a cash box to put money in. $8 per gallon of blueberries. Wagons w/ umbrellas provided."

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Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc. (NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Jefferson County

  • A&B Produce - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Uncovered outdoor market,
    1959 Freeman Road, Monticello, FL 32344. Phone: 850-997-0119. Alternate Phone: 850-519-0092. Email: baaschdee@aol.com. Open: Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Directions: Approximately 2 miles south of I 10 highway on the Georgia Florida parkway. Turn right on Freeman Road go almost 2 miles till you come to 1959 Freeman Road; turn left into driveway, follow the fence, turn left into our farm and then honk or come to the door. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We grow vegetables for all seasons. you might want to call to make sure we have what you would like. red potatoes, egg plant will be ready soon. Tomatoes and green, yellow, red, orange bell pepper, okra, zipper peas, cream peas. We grow seasonal items all year long. (UPDATED: June 05, 2013)

Santa Rosa County

  • Crooked Row Farms - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, corn (sweet), melons, peas, summer squash, tomatoes,
    4627 Spring Street, Jay, FL 32565. Phone: 850-675-6734. Alternate Phone: 850-359-0139. Email: luellen1936@att.net. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: 2 miles south of Jay, FL, on Highway 197A. Payment: Cash, only. If you are driving a considerable distance, call before you come and confirm produce availability, call and ask for Mallory, or text Matt at 850-359-0139.  (ADDED: July 30, 2013)

Wakulla County

  • Aunt Louise's Farm - Baked goods, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, petting zoo
    8101 Waukeenah Highway, Monticello, FL 32344. Phone: 850-251-7708. Email: themaze@auntlouisesfarm.com. Open: Weekends October 13th - November 17th Saturdays, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 1 pm to 6 pm Appointments available on weekdays for groups: contact Aunt Louise for more information. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Tallahassee, head south on Appalachee Parkway. Take a left on CR 259 and go about a mile and a half. You won't be able to miss us!. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Come spend the day at Aunt Louise's Farm. Get lost in the corn maze, enjoy a ride on the barrel train, or play in the dried-corn box. Visit the goats, chickens, and rabbits (and even feed them a treat!). We'll have homemade crafts, goodies, and refreshments available for sale. Check out our pumpkin patch and enjoy the scavenger hunt. Tickets are only $5, so enjoy a great day of affordable family fun, grab a hot dog and a snow-cone, and make some memories!. (ADDED: October 16, 2012)

Wholesale Foods

Madison County

  • Tuten Farms - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, U-pick and already picked
    2370 S W Moseley Hall Rd, Madison, FL 32340. Phone: 850-973-8286. Email: tutenfarming@yahoo.com. Open: Summer Monday - Saturday 7:30am to 6:30pm Fall Monday - Saturday 7:30am to 6:30pm Closed on Sundays. Directions: I10 to 221S exit (Greenville) turn right go down 7miles to SW Moseley Hall Road will be on Left. Follow signs for Tuten's u-pick. Summer June-August Fall October-November. Payment: Cash, Check. Watermelons,Canalopes, Tomatoes, are mostly our whole sale items. (ADDED: June 15, 2011)

Okaloosa County

  • Bo Banna's Gourmets - Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, all produce is sustainably grown, Preserves, jams, jellies, cucumbers, peppers, summer squash,
    5131 Blue Springs Cove, Baker, FL 32531. Phone: 850-797-7100. Email: belinda.ates@gmail.com. Open: Bo Banna's Gourmets operational hours are Sunday through Saturday 6am to 7pm year round. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Crestview, Florida at the entersection of highway 85 and highway 90 go West 10 miles into Baker. After passing highway 4 continuing West to Dads Road. Take Dads Road till deadend. Turn left on Hidden Springs then take a right on Blue Springs Cove. 5131 Blue Springs Cove. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Bo Banna's Gourmets offers homemade canned vegetables from natural fresh produce. We specialize in gourmet recipes that are great taste from generations before us. We tend to have plenty left over for trade or sell. God Bless. Belinda Ates Bo Banna's Gourmets. (ADDED: March 15, 2012)

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