Find a local pick your own farm here!

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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Notes for September 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, 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!

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!

Citrus County, west Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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Citrus County

Looking for a canning facility? There's one nearby. See this page!

  • Bette's Blues Blueberry Farm - blueberries, blackberries, porta-potties are available
    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. Directions: 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: [email protected]. 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 be posted. 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: [email protected]. 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, Discover, AmEx. 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, 2018)Florida Best BlueberriesFlorida Best Blueberry Farm
  • Florida Best Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, school tours, group reservations
    11135 E. Nottingham Drive, Inverness, FL 34450. Phone: (813) 928-9028. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm, on Monday we are CLOSED. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From 175 take the Wildwood Exit 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). We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a commercial Blueberry Farm; we open the U Pick portion usually starting in late April. A full bucket holds around 7 pounds; A bucket is $20;00 approximately $2;87 per pound; Not bad for the sweetest, most delicious and healthiest food on the planet! Honey from our blueberry flowers also available for $7;00. Payment: Cash, only. We will try to keep our listing current! We are a commercial blueberry farm, loaded with delicious blueberries! People who U-Pick here at Florida Best Blueberries ALWAYS come back to us. They love this farm! At this point, we think we will open the farm to U-Pick around mid May. Keep checking back! See you this season(UPDATED: April 24, 2018)
  • Misty Meadows Blueberry Farm - pyo blueberries, already-picked blueberries
    8801 East Greys Lane, Inverness, FL 34453. Phone: 352-726-7907. Email: [email protected]. Open: 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 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 appreciated. ;)"
  • Moran Blueberry Farm and Nursery - peaches, nectarines, plums, grapes, persimmons
    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
    9225 N. 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.