Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Sarasota County, west Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Sarasota 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in August 2020, and other timely information:

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 seasonal updates.

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 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, 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 write me!

Canners, both 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.

Sarasota County, west Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, 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 the weather). 

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 farms!

Sarasota County

  • Fruitville Grove inc. - Pick Oranges from their trees, restrooms, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    7410 Fruitville rd, Sarasota, FL 34240. Phone: 941-377-0896. Email: fruitvillegrove@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9am-6pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, SFMNP Vouchers .   
    Comments from a visitor on September 08, 2010: "They grow non certified organic citrus have a playground and animal farm for the children while you shop in their farmers market. They have a beautiful assortment of fresh fruits and veggies: many of which are locally grown. They have an annual pumpkin festival which has been running for 21 years. It is free admission and free parking and have lots of free activities for the kids! Great family fun for no fee! Very clean and compassionate. They helped pick me out a fresh watermelon, and assisted any seasonal questions I had about produce. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. The animals were sweet and came to the fence to eat from my hand."
  • Honeyside Farms - strawberries, porta-potties are available
    8276 Ibis Street, Sarasota, FL 34241. Phone: 941-405-0015. Email: honeysidefarms@gmail.com. Open: February 18th - April ??, Saturdays and Sundays Only, 8am to 1pm. Directions: From I-75: Exit 205 Clark Road/SR 72 East 1 mile. Turn Right on Ibis Street and continue on Ibis Street for 2.5 miles. Look for signs, entrance on right. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • The only other PYO in Sarasota County I knew of in Sarasota County, Fancee Farms, closed in 2008!

For availability of other non pyo crops (berries, vegetables, etc.)  in Florida, click here!


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)


The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book