Find a local pick your own farm here!

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. 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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

Updates for November 2018

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!

southwestern Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Collier County

Hendry County

Lee County

  • 31 Produce & Mining Co - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, broad beans, broccoli, cucumbers, eggplant, grapefruit, herbs/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 farm.
    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 produce
    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.
    9050 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 well.
  • U-Pick Citrus - No pesticides are used, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, tangerines,
    18971 Misty Morning Lane, Ft Myers, FL 33913. Phone: 239 657-4996. Alternate Phone: 810-837-3874. Email: [email protected].  Open: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. 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. Notes: Prices 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".  

Monroe County