Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Citrus County, west Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Citrus County, west 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 If you find anything outdated or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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
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Updates for August 2020
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.
Citrus County, west Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Looking for a canning facility? There's one nearby.
See this page!
Bette's Blues Blueberry Farm - blueberries, blackberries, porta-potties are
4752 West Abeline Drive, Citrus Springs, FL 34433. Phone: (352)
746-2511. Alternate Phone: (352) 302-7849. Fax: 352-746-7230. Open: Typical
season is May and June, last reported hours were Everyday: 7 am to 7 pm.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards.
(UPDATED: April 06, 2018)
- Da Berry Patch - Thornless blackberries,
porta-potties are available
10130 N. Riverwood Drive, Crystal River, FL
34428. Phone: 352-563-9856. Alternate Phone: 813-629-7080. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Picking begins early May; Hours for picking 8am
to 6pm 7 days a week. Directions: Take highway 19N to Basswood Dr.(Riverwood
Dr,) continue to 10130 W. Riverwood Dr. We will be on the right, Signs will
Click here for a map and directions. Thornless Blackberries from early
May until the end of the season. Payment: Cash, only.
Daisy's All Natural Blueberry Farm - blueberries, birthday
parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations,
events at your location (call for info)
8123 S. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL
34461. Phone: (352) 228-9289. Email:
info@Daisyblueberrryfarm.com. Open: Sunday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm;
7 days a week in season, typically April, May, but call to check. Directions:
Blueberries season typically starts in April;. We are Certified naturally
grown for all crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. There's plenty of blueberries for
everyone. Come by and pick a bucket by yourself, or make it a family event.
Come out and meet Daisy as you enjoy a fun family Day. (UPDATED: April 05,
2018) (ADDED: April 03,
Florida Best Blueberry Farm - Minimizes
chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, Honey from hives on the
farm, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
Nottingham Drive, Inverness, FL 34450. Phone: (813) 928-9028. Email:
email@example.com. Open: Monday, Tuesday and Sunday from 9 am to 2pm; Health Rules are Strictly in Place; We have more than 11,000 plants to pick, there is not need for any lack of social distancing here at the farm; We have always bleached our buckets after each use; That has not changed, the change to this year is that we provide a plastic bag with which to line your bucket; See Health Rules on website.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From 175
take the Wildwood Exit West toward Inverness On State Road 44 enjoy the
beautiful scenic drive until you cross the Withlacoochee River. You are 1
mile from Little John Avenue Take Right onto Little John Avenue Go one mile,
take a Left (dirt road) you will see signs for the farm From Inverness: Head
East on SR44 toward Wildwood. When you pass the Speedway Gas Station, you
are about a mile from turning Left on Little John Avenue Go 1 mile. Turn
Left on Nottingham Drive (Dirt Road).
Click here for a map and directions. Anticipated U Pick duration is up
to Mother Nature; Typically we are open until the end of May;. We minimize
use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. Full Bucket of U Pick Blueberries ( a
little over 7 pounds) $20 Bucket of U Pick Blueberries $11 Pre-Pick
(Call to reserve, berries typically picked same day) $5/pound Farm honey &
canned yummies We will bag your blueberries or put them in your containers.
Make sure they are large containers with lids Close toed shoes advisable,
large hats are difficult to maneuver with as the bushes are overhead, not
low to the ground A bucket takes around 45 min. to pick give or take *New
this season, we will accept charge cards with 3% fee. (UPDATED: March 29,
Misty Meadows Blueberry Farm - pyo blueberries, already-picked
8801 East Greys Lane, Inverness, FL 34453. Phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: UPDATE for 2019, Does anyone have current information, are they still
offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me, last reported hours were Thursday through Sunday, 7 am to 7
pm Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Due to the vagaries of Mother
Nature please phone ahead or check our website for crop availability,
unexpected closings or changed hours of business.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Mid-April to End of
June; Call ahead to order already picked blueberries. Payment: Cash, Check.
The price per pound for U-Pick in 2015 is $3.50. We provide buckets to pick
into and plastic bags to take your berries home in. Some people like to
bring their own containers but it isn't necessary. Since this is Florida
please wear sensible shoes and a sunhat. Pets should be left home. We look
forward to seeing you this year.
A visitor writes on May 10, 2019: "Misty Meadows Blueberry Farm
may be closed; Called 5/10/19 the phone # listed was not working. Could not
find a current website. Thank you for keeping this website going. I've used
it for the last two years locating different you pick farms."
A visitor writes on June 07, 2013: "I've been picking at Misty
Meadows for the past few weeks, their blueberries are fabulous, and the
owners are very friendly and helpful. They do suggest you always call ahead,
to make sure the berries are plentiful. And great site, I use it often, and
just passed it along to 2 FL friends that are jealous of all the produce I
find that I can pick myself. Thanks for doing all this work for us, it's
Moran Blueberry Farm and Nursery - peaches, nectarines, plums,
Rooks Road, Floral City, FL. Phone: (352) 344-4496.
Open: weekdays 8:30 am until noon and 4pm until 7pm. Saturday 0830 until 5pm
and Sunday Noon until 5 pm; Usually available in April to June (peaches,
nectarines), May to June (plums); Open every fall for muscadine grapes,
pears and sweet persimmons. 10 acres with mostly peaches and nectarines for
U-Pick. Also some prepicked fruit: blueberries and cultured blackberries. We
are a low spray operation and put bluebird houses all over so they control
the insects. We also sell cypress bluebird houses which attract the birds,
and grow and sell gourds too, and make birdhouses out of them. The large
"Garden of Weed'n" has blooming flowers for all to enjoy and we sell out the
potted plants for sale, too. Located three miles south of Floral City just
off highway U.S. 41 Look for the old blue van with the large U-PICK signage
pointing the way. We are one hour north of Tampa but have regulars that come
from much farther to enjoy this unique place. We hope to have a bountiful
Spring crop of Blueberries, peaches, and a few plums in the April, May,
June. Visit this page about mid April to find out when we will open. As with
everything here, no sprays are used once the fruit is set. We offer U pick
or we can arrange to do it for you. The farm is also known as Moran
Blueberry Farm and Linda's Fruit Farm.
Comments from a visitor on May 08, 2009: "You had to
write if we heard anything about this place. I just spoke with the lady that
runs it and the frost killed off her whole crop this spring, but is looking
at a great fall crop of pears, persimmon and grapes. So, they are still
open. She was very sweet and helpful with a lot of extra information!"
- Register Cracker Farm - blackberries
Rainelle Ave., Crystal River, FL 34428. Phone: (352) 563-1604. Open: Call
for availability and days of operation. Also pre-harvested Beets,
blackberries, sweet corn, herbs, onions, turnips.