Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Manatee County, west Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Manatee 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 If you find anything outdated or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!
New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes!
If you are having a hard time
finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
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!
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What's in season in October 2021, and
other timely information:
Notes for October 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means
you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until
frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes.
Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
seasonal specific updates.
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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. 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
Manatee County, west Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Note about strawberries in Florida
There are a few strawberry u-pick farms in Florida open during the
entire season, which lasts from December through April). Most
commercial farms do not open their fields to the general public
until the end of the season, which is usually in April (depending on
NOTE: The exit numbers on the Interstates have
changed, but we have no way of knowing what the new correct exit numbers are
until the farmers correct their listings; so be sure to ask when you call the
BellaBlue Berry Farm - blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm,
porta-potties are available
43405 State Road 64 East, Myakka Head, FL
34251. Phone: 727-364-4899. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 9am
until 7pm; Weekdays can be available if they do not conflict with our
commercial harvest; Please call and inquire. Directions: From Bradenton we
are located on State Road 64 East about 25 minutes from Interstate 75. From
central Florida we are about the same distance on State Road 64 West from
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. 2015 Update: Our blueberry season
usually begins about the third week of March and continues until the end of
May, or until all the fruit is harvested. This year the fruit is developing
early so follow us on Facebook for updates. Generally there will be plenty
of fruit available since there are thousands of plants, however we suggest
that you call ahead. We use an integrated pest management system and do not
apply chemical pesticides to our fruit. Please visit our website and like us
on Facebook. See you at the farm!.
Hunsader U-Pick Farms - vegetables, Pumpkins, strawberries, flowers
5500 C.R. 675, Bradenton, Florida. Phone: 941-322-2168. Email:
[email protected]. Open Mid- September
through mid-June. U-pick hotline (941)331-1212 -Cantaloupes, watermelons,
corn, acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, butternut squash.
Others: broccoli (December 1-April 1), Cabbage (December 1-April 1), Cantaloupes (September 15-December 1, April 15-June 15), Cauliflower
(December 1-April 1), Citrus (November 1-April 1), Cucumbers (September
15-December 1, April 15-June 15), FL. Sweet onions (December 1-June 1),
Gourds (September 15-November25), Hard squash (September 15-December 1,
April 15-June 15), Peppers (October 20-December 10, May 1-June 15), Pumpkins
(September 20-November 25), Sweet corn (September 15-December 1, April
15-June 15), Tomatoes (October 20-December 10, May 1-June 15), Watermelons
(September 15-December 1, April 15-June 15), Strawberries (December 15-May
1) Zinnia, wildflower, and sunflower u-pick. Hunsader Farms Facebook page.
Hydro-Taste - UPDATE for 2021, Yelp says they are permanently closed.
7308 Verna Bethany Road, Myakka City , FL 34251.
Click here for our Facebook page.
O'Brien Family Farms -
16505 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34212.
Open: UPDATE for 2021, The news says they are
permanently closed. See this news story.
- Old Mission Vineyards - Grapes
19600 SR 64 East, Bradenton,
FL 34212. Phone: 941-746-6334. Open Monday thru Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00 pm,
Beginning July 24th. 8 miles east of I-75 on south side of SR 64, Nobles and
Carlos $1.00/LB, We have grapevines for sale.
- Plesscher Groves - grapefruit, lemons,
oranges, other citrus, tangerines, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on
the farm, U-pick and already picked
3350 Co. Road 675 E, Bradenton, FL
34211. Phone: 941-322-2030. Open:
Oranges are currently available; The Groves are open December 5th to
April 1st annually, 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: From Tampa:
Follow I-75 S. Take exit 220 for FL-64 E s. Turn left onto FL-64 E. Turn
right onto Co Road 675/Waterbury Road The groves will be on your Right. From
Sarasota: Follow I-75 N. Take exit 220A for FL-64 E. Turn right onto FL-64
E. Turn right onto Co Road 675/Waterbury Road The groves will be on your
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We also sell
Rosa Fiorelli Winery - muscadine grapes, gift shop, restrooms,
picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours,
events at your location (call for info)
4250 County Road 675, Bradenton,
FL 34211. Phone: 941-322-0976. Fax: 941-322-8208. Email:
[email protected]. Open: The winery is open year round everyday except
Tuesdays; The fields are open for u-pick in August, call ahead for exact
dates. Directions: When traveling North down I-75 take the exit for SR 64.
Head East on SR64 for approximately 12 miles. Turn right on County Road 675.
Look for flags in front of our driveway, winery is on the right. When
traveling South on I-75 take the exit for SR70. Head East on SR70 for
approximately 12 miles. Turn left on County Road 675. Look for flags in
front of our driveway, winery is on the left.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
Click here for our Facebook page.
This venue, where we host most of our events: Wine & Dine Dinners, Ladies'
Nights, etc., is available for rent for many purposes. We host many weddings here in the vineyard, as well as baby showers, anniversary parties, birthday
parties, private dining events, corporate events, and even date nights
availability of other non pyo crops (berries, vegetables, etc.)
Florida, click here!