Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in southwestern Florida? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in southwestern 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 If you find anything outdated or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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
Updates for February 2019
Notes for February 2019: Not much growing outside at this
time of year, unless you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or
along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry
and strawberry season in those areas is about to start. See your state harvest calendar
. And this is a good time to learn how to preserve foods ahead of the season,
like making applesauce or jam. 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.
It is also a great time of year and easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Valentine's Day - February 14
See this website for Valentines Day history, facts and
Amazon's top picks for fast, easy, inexpensive gifts for the man, woman or
children in your life!
Easter will be April 21, 2019
- if you want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
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!
southwestern Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
31 Produce & Mining Co - Minimizes chemical
and pesticide use, apples, broad beans, broccoli, cucumbers,
eggplant, grapefruit, herbs or spices, lemons, melons, onions, oranges, peas,
peaches, peppers, persimmons, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other
vegetables, Other fruit or veg, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, group reservations,
events at your location (call for info)
18500 Street Road 31, Alva, FL
33920. Phone: 239-313-8213. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Everyday 9 am to 5:30 closed Thanksgiving
Day, Christmas Day and Easter.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1 Mile
North of the Lee County Civic Center on State Road 31.
Click here for a map and directions. Apples June Strawberries: November
to April, Florida Sweet Onions December thru May Tomatoes October to July.
We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check,
Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page. Mining for Gems, Fossils and Sharks
Teeth available during business hours. Cracker Shack Cafe is our indoor
market store offering field to table lunches 11-3 Monday to Friday and
Barbecue on the weekends. Farm Tours must be booked in advance with groups
of 15 or more.
- Berry Happy Farm - Strawberry's, broccoli,
cauliflower, green peppers, onion, collards, kale and more. ,
Fleamasters, Fort Myers, FL 33990. Phone: 239-334-9151. Open: Not sure.
Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. This is a hydroponic
Comments from a visitor on February 12, 2013: "I had a great time here.
They have beautiful produce."
Biggar Farms - U-pick tomatoes and prepicked
8751 Gladiolus Dr. across from The Shoppes @ Paddle Creek, Ft.
Myers, FL 33908. Phone: 239-482-5010. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: I 75 exit 131 is Daniels to; left on six
mile cypress, changes into Gladiolus Drive; straight through lights at US
41, Summerlin, Winkler. We are located on the southwest corner of Gladiolus
& Winkler. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in January, February, March,
April, May, October, November, December. Open: Monday to Friday,7am to 5pm,
Saturday 7am to 4pm pumpkin patch mid October, U-pick Tomatoes mid November
including other produce, U-pick Strawberries in December. Payment: Cash,
Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Mulch, Sod, Palm trees.
Comments from a visitor on March 03, 2010: "Biggar
Farms no longer sells pumpkins, or strawberries. Only U-pick Tomatoes. Gulf
Coast Mulch moved to 9571 Cypress Lake Drive tele:239-482-5010. Corner of
Cypress and McGregor Blvd.
- Buckingham Farms - strawberries
12931 Orange River
Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33905. Phone: (239) 206-2303. Open: Monday through
Saturday, from 8 am to 6 pm.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services says they have the following (all as pick your own, but I
am skeptical; typically strawberreies would be the on;y U-pick crop. If you
go, please let me know! ) Arugula, beans, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage,
carrots, collard greens, cucumbers, endive/escarole, lettuce, onions,
peaches, peas, bell peppers, hot peppers, sweet peppers, radishes, Chinese
radishes, romaine, spinach, strawberries, squash and tomatoes. (ADDED:
April 20, 2015, JBS)
The Farm - UPDATE 2018 - The Farm is permanently closed,
The Farm is currently being redeveloped as a condo complex.
Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928.
Farmer Mike's U-Pick
- strawberries, tomatoes, corn maze
26049 Morton Ave, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.
Phone:(239) 498-4576. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Re-opens in November; then hours will be
Saturday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Directions: See their website.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Annual Haunted and Non-Haunted Corn Maze. This year's theme and opening
dates will be announced in the coming weeks so stay tuned for details.
Birthdays, Weddings & Special Events! Looking for a truly spectacular venue
or location for your upcoming event, birthday, wedding or luncheon? Farmer
Mike's could be the destination for you next event! The newly renovated
Freshly Harvested Cafe is Now Open for Breakfast and Lunch - Breakfast:
Friday & Saturday 8am to 11am, Sunday 9am to 11am, Lunch: Monday - Sunday
11am to 3pm, We pride ourselves on bringing the freshest products from the
field to your plate. We are known for our delicious Strawberry Shakes but
word around town is our fresh from scratch made pies are pretty awesome as
U-Pick Citrus - UPDATE for 2019: They are closed
indefinitely, hoping to re-open at some point in the future - if you find
out when they re-open,
please write me! No pesticides are used, grapefruit, lemons,
18971 Misty Morning Lane, Ft Myers, FL 33913.
Phone: 239 657-4996. Alternate Phone: 810-837-3874. Email:
[email protected]. Open:
Directions: I-75 exit 123 is Corkscrew Road South Ft Myers area; from that
point to u-pick is 17 miles. follow the u-pick signs posted along the road
on poles and trees, will bring you right to the grove.
Click here for a map and directions. Open November 20th through April
30th. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check.
Comments from a visitor on
January 12, 2019: "I spoke with the owners this morning - they told me
that the farm is currently closed - they sold it to new owners a few years
back and, unfortunately, the new owners let it go. However, they have
reacquired it and hope to refit it and sell it to someone else who will
operate it as a PYO venture, so I would not delete it from the site but
would note that it is not presently operational. Very sad cause this was a
wonderful place and a real treasure of an operation. Hopefully they are able
to find someone willing to take it on!"
Notes from previous years:
Prices (2015) Oranges $9.00 for 5 gallon bucket Grapefruit $9.00 for 5 gallon
bucket Tangerines, Navels, Tangelos $12.00 for 5 gallon bucket. Family owned
for 30 yrs. Husband and wife team who do all the work themselves. We also
donate to many charities and soup kitchens. A note on their Facebook page,
January 2015, says: "Just want our devoted grove customers to know that we
have made the decision to sell the u-pick citrus grove , It has not been an
easy decision but big Bob will soon be 76 and it is time for him and myself
to start being semi- retired.. Our intentions are to sell it to someone who
wants to continue running it as a u-pick. WE just made this decision so if
you know anyone who would like to purchase this grove and get to enjoy God's
green earth and all that it offers , please have them contact us for futher
information. have a Blessed day Judy and Bob Johnson".