Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Hernando County, west Florida? Farms are open and safe! 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. If you find anything outdated or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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 October 2020
Notes for October 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.
Hernando County, west Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
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@example.com. 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
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
Road, Brooksville, FL 34601. Phone: 352-799-6752. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, figs, Passion Fruit, Honey from
hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area
(bring your own food)
23031 Hayman Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone:
(352) 796-5473. Email:
email@example.com. Open: UPDATE: June 12, 2020 Blackberries are done for 2020. Passion Fruit is now in season; Click here for our
Farm schedule; The schedule and our offerings are on the home page.
Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and
other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
Click here for our Facebook page. Our blackberries are Thornless and
upright on a trellis in well manicured rows for easy picking. Passion fruit
grows beautifully over a trellis creating a beautiful effect. Already
harvested artichokes, too. Small, medium, and large. Artichokes are
typically available April - May. 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
and picnic tables. (UPDATED: June 12, 2020) (UPDATED: May 04, 2020)
Brooksville Ridge Blueberries
- UPDATE: April 28, 2020: The owner tells me they are now permanently
closed discontinuing U-Pick operation
Brooksville FL 34602.
Butch's Blueberries -
No pesticides are used, blueberries,
porta-potties are available
5361 White Road, Brooksville, FL 34602.
Phone: (352) 238-3060. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 or 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@example.com. 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:
ref="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Inquiry from a visitor to www.pickyourown.org//FLwest-Hernando.htm">email@example.com. 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
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.
Haven Blueberries - Certified Organic,
3460 Goldsmith Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602. Open: The farm
has been sold; does anyone know if the new owners are open and having PYO?. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.. (UPDATED:
April 10, 2020)
- 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:
Thursday - Sunday 9 am to 4. Picking
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
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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@example.com. 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
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!) We also offer barn tours.
- Seven Acres Farm - Uses
natural growing practices, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
5369 California Street, Brooksville, FL 34604. Phone:
email@example.com. 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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@example.com. 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
Roush, Masaryktown, FL 34604. Phone: 352-279-0977. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: please call or check website for
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@example.com. 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.