Find a local pick your own farm here!

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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

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

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Hernando County

  • Berry Kingdom, Inc. - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blackberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked
    26596 Erneset Lee Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone: 727-460-2950. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am to 6 pm; Season starts June 1 to Mid - July. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Berry Kingdom is Certified Organic for Blackberries and tomatoes. We are medium size organic certified and inspected farm that specializes in growing best tasting, thornless, chemical free, CERTIFIED ORGANIC BLACKBERRIES and HEIRLOOM "BERRY TOMATOES". Our berry tomatoes have 5x the nutients as compared to hybrids. We have two+ acres of berries on our 8 acre farm located in a picturesque Spring Lake area of Hernando County. Our berries are grown in this serene, clean environment
  • Boyett's Citrus Grove - citrus
    4355 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601. Phone: 352-796-2289. During the citrus season, guests can watch fruit as it is washed, waxed, polished, sorted and packed in a style used a half-century ago. In addition to U-Pick, there are a variaty of attractions, including a Wildlife Park - Visit and view monkeys, zedonks, alligators, birds, goats, sheep, kangaroos, coatamundi, lemurs, deer and much more - even feed the animals - Enjoy the many aquariums featuring Gulf fish species. Dinosaur Cave, Mini Golf - 18 holes of the most fun you can have golfing in the area, DinoMight Gold Mine - Get your bag of miner's mud and see how much "gold" you can mine from it. Then trade your "gold" for prizes in the gift shop! There is an Aviary - Encounter many tropical birds, including red macaws, blue macaws, cockatiels, parrots, love birds and more - some caged and some in free flight! And, of course, a huge Florida Tourist Trap Gift Shop - get yourself the "real stuff," like shell creations, shark teeth, t-shirts, jellies and jams, sauces and coconut patties that you know you want. Also Hand Dipped Ice Cream Parlor .
  • Beasley Farm - beans, and prepicked produce
    10137 Preston Road, Brooksville, FL 34601. Phone: 352-799-6752. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Beasley Farm is located on the east side of Brooksville. Coming from Brooksville go to blinking traffic light after Rogers Christmas House. That is Mondon Hill Road. Take a right at Mondon Hill and go 3 miles, after 3 miles you will see our sign on your left, at Preston. Sign reads Beasley Farm 1 1/2 miles, turn there go 1 1/2 to farm, drive in and back to Produce Barn. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, November. Open: Beasley Farm Produce Barn is open daily until 6 pm; Our farm is open year round with a wide variety of produce to choose from; Our farm e - mails will keep you informed of what we are harvesting weekly, complete with photo's and recipes. Please contact the farm for picking dates or check out our farm site. Payment: Cash, only. Beasley Farm offers a wide variety of produce year round. We grow spring crops, a summer crop and fall/winter crops. We raise seven different varieties of squash for you to choose from, three different beans, beets, Fl sweet onions, sweet corn, okra, swiss chard, spinach, pickles, cukes, romaine lettuce, carrots, peas, mustard greens, collards, turnip greens, beets, cilantro and more. Depends what season what we are harvesting , check it out. 
  • Bramble Bush Farm, LLC - UPDATE: April 13, 2017: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed ,
    27400 Old Trilby Road, Brooksville, FL 34602.  (UPDATED: July 06, 2016) (UPDATED: June 12, 2016)  
  • Bramble Creek Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
    23031 Hayman Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone: (352) 796-5473. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE: June 16, 2018: The owner tells me they are closed until next season (2019), when their hours should be: Saturday 8am to noon, Tuesday 4pm to 8pm; Changes in the schedule are posted on Facebook and our website. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. 2018 Season begins May ends sometime in June;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Our blackberries are Thornless and upright on a trellis in well manicured rows for easy picking. Price is $5.00 pound u-pick, or $7.00 pound pre-picked or frozen. We recommend bringing a hat, cooler for your berries, hydration, and shoes fit for a farm. We love pets but please leave them home. We have nice shaded parking. We are currently cash only. (UPDATED: June 16, 2018)
  • Brooksville Ridge Blueberries - blueberries, restrooms, picnic area
    2050 Batten Road, Brooksville FL 34602. Email: [email protected]. Open: in 2018: April 21 and 22, 28 and 29, May 5 and 6, from 9 am to 1pm;  More dates and times may be added, so please check our website for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. The ONLY pyo crops offered are blueberries.  (UPDATED: March 30, 2018)
  • Butch's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties are available
    5361 White Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone: (352) 238-3060. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: From I-75: Take exit #301 (Highway 50) and go west approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto White Road. Follow White Road until you see sign on right hand side. Follow driveway to parking. Click here for a map and directions. April 24th thru the end of May. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Buckets available for picking. You can bring your own containers to take blueberries home in or we provide plastic handle bags.  We are all natural blueberries, no pesticides or herbicides.  
    June 9, 2008: A visitor comments: "The blueberries were scrumptious and they are very nice!" 
  • Circle M Blueberry Farm - No pesticides are used blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    26180 Atlantis Lane, Brooksville, FL 34601. Phone: 813-629-0663. Alternate Phone: 352-796-2195. Open: April through May, seven days a week, 8am to 7pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only.   
  • D&S Bluebeeries Inc - beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs/spices, onions, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    19125 Phillips Rd, Masaryktown, FL 34604. Phone: 352-308-0110. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9 am to 5. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: one mile down Phillips road off Ayers rd. Go east 1.7 miles on Ayers Road to Phillips Road. One mile down Phillips on left at the end of the chain link fence. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 
  • Ergle Farm - blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    3325 Treiman Boulevard, Dade City, FL 33523. Phone: (352) 583-3647. Fax: (352) 583-0591. Email: [email protected]. Open: We are open every day from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Directions: Ergle's is located 8 miles north of Dade City, Florida directly on U.S. highway 301. From I-75, take exit number 301 at Highway 50. Drive East on Highway 50 for 5 miles and turn South on Highway 301 and drive two miles. The farm is located on directly on Highway 301 on the West side of 301 (farm is 2 miles south of the Highway 301 and Highway 50 intersection on Highway 301). Click here for a map and directions. PYO is available only when in season; Blueberries in May, Strawberries grown in hydroponic stackers are avabile in November, Thornless Blackberries in June, Pumpkins in October, Christmas trees are sold from the Saturday before Thanksgiving through December 23rd; See our website for additional information. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We also have fruit trees for sale. All varieties are self pollinating, require low chill hours, and are freeze resistant. Beverly Hills Apple Dorsett Golden Apple Gala Apple Gordon Apple 3 n 1 Fruit Salad Spice Zee Nectaplum Eva's Pride Peach Flordaking Peach Flordaprince Peach May Pride Peach Bella Gold Peacturn Weeping Santa Rosa Plum Shinseiki Asian Pear Giant Fuyu Persimmon. We provide what is needed to pick the berries, but please bring your own bags to take these delicious berries home in. There is never an entry fee at Ergle Tree Farm and parking is plentiful. Always call our Berry hotline to check the status of the fields at (352) 583-3647 or (352) 346-2745. 
  • Hidden Haven Blueberries - Certified Organic, blueberries,
    3460 Goldsmith Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone: (352) 799-4539.  Email: [email protected]. Open: Closed for the 2018 season. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: April 21, 2018)
  • JG Ranch - broccoli, blackberries, cucumbers, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, school tours
    17200 Wiscon Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601. Phone: 352-799-0556. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday - Sunday 9 am to 4. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: The Farm is located approximately 2 mile east of the Sun Coast Parkway and 2 Miles west of US 41 on Wiscon Road. Please follow the signs to the back of the property. The country road wind through the pasture land, but you will not have to open any gates. Please call if you need more help.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Picnic tables on site. The fields are in the back so drive along our country road and enjoy the trees and farm animals. There are no gates to open. Please wear old shoes as the fields may be muddy. Click here for our Facebook page. (AKA J & G Ranch, JG, J&G, J and G)    
    Comments from a visitor on March 19, 2011: "Went today for you-pick strawberries; they had tons of delicious berries. $1 a pound, we got 14 pounds. Kids had a blast. Owner said blueberries will be ready in three weeks. They also had a few peach trees, they thought they'd be ready in a month or so."
    Comments from a visitor on May 30, 2010: "I was just at the J&G Ranch today 5/30/2010 and the blueberries were still very plentiful. (and tasty!) They also have wonderful bi color corn picked fresh daily. "
  • Margo's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    15056 Eckerley Dr., Brooksville, FL 34614. Phone: 352-232-3775. Alternate Phone: 352-596-0439. Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am to Sunset. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 
  • Patriot Acres Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    3441 Treiman Blvd., Ridge Manor, FL 33523. Phone: 813-843-4030. Fax: 813-973-1861. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday of May, 9am to 1PM; Blueberries will be open for U-Pick the first week of May as a general rule. Directions: We are located on Hwy. 301, 1 1/2 miles south of Hwy. 50. If you are using I-75, use Exit 301 and head east to Hwy 301. Turn south for 1 1/2 miles. Farm will be on the west side of the road. If coming from Dade City using Hwy. 301, we are just north of the Withlacochee River on the left just past Ergle's Christmas Tree Farm. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May. Payment: Cash, only. Buckets for picking are provided. If you don't bring a container to take your blueberries home in, we will have grocery type bags for that purpose. We advise bringing fresh water to drink since May can become very warm and recommend that you wear good shoes instead of sandals or flipflops. 
    Comments from a visitor on May 17, 2010: "Visited on 5/15 (first day of u-pick). The owner was very friendly and helpful.  They had awesome berries, and we had a great time with our family."
  • Rabbits, Etc - ORGANIC, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed) and other meats and vegetables
    16362 Wilson Blvd, Masaryktown, FL 34604. Phone: 352-796-0459. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: 1 block east of US 41 on Wilson Blvd. Cross RailRoad tracks, first and only farm on the left (south) . Crops are usually available all year. Open: Monday to Saturday 9am -6pm or with appointment. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We offer chemical free raised rabbits, sheep, pigs, cows and chickens/eggs and assorted vegetables. We raise and sell by the pound bait and composting worms as well as composted worm manure. (Click on the preceding link or write [email protected] for more info!) We also offer barn tours.
  • Seven Acres Farm - Uses natural growing practices, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs
    5369 California Street, Brooksville, FL 34604. Phone: 727-207-6865. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm, Sunday from 12:30pm to 4 pm We are closed on Monday and Tuesday Except for certain holidays that fall on Mondays; Please call for specifics on those days. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries available NOW until May or June of 2014; Tomatoes, Colored peppers and lettuce should be available around late December or early January; Spring vegetables such as cucumbers, squash, green beans and others will be available between March and April of 2014. Payment: Cash, only. We are a family owned farm who practices all natural growing methods as well as natural or organic uses for funguses and pesticides. We grow in potted towers to keep our plants clean and healthy and to avoid ground contamination. Our ground covered growing area also makes it very easy for people of ALL ages to pick, we are also wheelchair accessible in most cases.  
  • Skyshadow Farm - Uses natural growing practices, muscadine grapes,
    5075 White Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone: 352-279-0729. Alternate Phone: 352-797-7481. Fax: 352-544-2996. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call before you go - I haven't had an update from this farm in years and there is nothing current about them on the internet; (Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own?  If so, please write me!); last reported was Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 8:00 am to 5 pm. Directions: From I-75, go east on State Road 50 (Cortez Boulevard) about three miles to White Road (unpaved; identified by small green county road sign only on south side); Turn south onto White Road and go 1.2 miles to the top of the hill; turn west into the driveway next to our vines and proceed to the barn. Generally, the harvest season is between mid August and mid September; Call First!. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Spring Lake Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    25688 Powell Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone: (352) 754-1700. Alternate Phone: (352) 232-0428. Fax: 3525441176. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 to 6, Closed Mondays, From April 10 to May 20. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries typically available in April and May, Blackberries typically available in May. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: April 10, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2012: "This is one of the very few blueberry farms that is still open for the 2012 season as of 5/27/2012. The owner told us they got a second crop and will be open for a few more weeks. After making dozens of phone calls, we finally found this place that was still open for u-pick - the warm weather this year has sped the season up. There were still plenty of really nice, really big berries. We also picked goji berries which were a steal at $3.50 lb (about 1/4 of the price for dried berries in the store). I have never seen fresh goji berries anywhere else and it was an exciting opportunity to pick them. The owner was very friendly and helpful. "
  • Sweetfields Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, already-picked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, school tours
    17250 Benes Roush, Masaryktown, FL 34604. Phone: 352-279-0977. Email: [email protected]. Open: please call or check website for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. spring Sunflower Maze weekends in May 2009, Corn Maze and pumpkin patch in Fall. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. 
  • Upicktopia - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    19125 Phillips Road, Masaryktown, FL 34604. Phone: 352-308-0110. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday to Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: From US 41 take Ayers Road 1.7 miles east. Turn right on Phillips Road. We are 1 mile down Phillips Road on the left. We are in a bend in the road but there is a sign at the gate. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin patch u pick pumpkins is open October 9 to October 31 Strawberries start November 1 to April 15 Blueberries start April 1 to May 15 Blackberries start May 1 to June 1. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.