Find a local pick your own farm here!

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operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.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   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

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

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Sumter County

  • Back Road Berries - blackberries, U-pick and already picked
    13578 Cr 103, Oxford, FL 34484. Phone: 352-303-3213. Open: See our website for current hours; typically they are Tuesday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm Sunday 9 am to 3 pm; and Closed Monday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the intersection of US highway 301 and CR 466 in Oxford, go east on CR 466 approximately 1/2 mile to CR 103, go north on CR 103 approximately 2 miles, our blackberry field will be on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Our Blackberries are Thornless. 
  • Bennett's Farm and Produce Market - peas, tomatoes,
    8684 County Road 209, Wildwood, FL 34785. Phone: 352 748-0872. Alternate Phone: 352-461-4431. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm; closed Sunday. Directions: From Wildwood take Highway 301 north to County Road 462 West. Turn left and go 1 mile to County Road 209, turn left and go 1/3 mile to the farm and market. Signs are located at turns for your convenience. Click here for a map and directions. Southern field peas are in-season in May; tomatoes late May through June; We grow yellow and Zucchini , sweet corn and cucumbers spring through late fall, and other field crops through spring and summer, weather permitting. Payment: Cash, only. This is a working farm. The market stand is run by the farmer's wife and the farmer is often available to answer questions or pick fresh produce for you. Located in a lovely rural setting, it is worth the drive to the farm to see produce being grown and buy it fresh. Many enjoy taking pictures of the barn and the fields surrounding the market. A cookbook written and published by the Bennetts and locally produced cane syrup are also available. click here for their Facebook page. Note: As of April 2015, their website is down and their Facebook page hasn't been updated since 2012, so they may have clsed down.  Has anyone been there?
  • Center Hill Berry Patch - blueberries,
    8142 Cr 702, Center Hill, FL 33514. Phone: 352-568-8154. Email: [email protected]. Open: Wednesday to Tuesday from, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, April 15 until Mid to late May.. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Call about our thornless blackberry patch. Prepicked Hydroponic Strawberries are available from December thru April. Please call to confirm for availability and picking hours.  NOTE: As of April 2018, their website says "We will not be open for a blueberry u-pick this season. We are in the process of replanting and refreshing the blueberry patch.Stay Tuned for updates as next year approaches."
  • Country Time Berries - blackberries, peas, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    1762 NE 17th Street, Sumterville, FL 33585. Phone: 352-748-3702. Alternate Phone: 352-303-5812. Email: [email protected]. Open: Beginning around the first week in May 2012 our farm will be open Thursdays through Tuesdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; (Closed Wednesdays). Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Our farm is located between Sumterville and Coleman just off highway 301 in Sumter County. Follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. Please visit our website for specific harvest dates of each crop. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We will also have various vegetables available such as conk and black-eye peas, zucchini and yellow squash, sweet corn, okra, pickle and regular cucumbers and green beans.
  • Fuller's Nursery - strawberries
    7052 County Road 575, Bushnell, FL 33513. Phone: (352) 793-1240. Open: call for hopurs and dates; it looks like they startedin February and run until mid April, but I haven't heard back from them yet.
  • Fussell'sBlueberries - blueberries
    11669 County Road 727, Webster, FL 33597. Phone: (352) 303-5073. Note: I found this one on a county tourism website, but not been able to confirm it yet.  Has ayone been by there?
  • H&H Berry Farms - blackberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    SE 34th Way, Sumterville, FL 33585. Phone: 800-716-4740. Open: Call for days and times open. Directions: From SR 471 in Sumterville go East on CR 526, turn right on SE 34th Way, go 1 mile and turn left into the farm entrance, go approximately 1/8 mile to parking area. There will be directional signs along the way. Click here for a map and directions. June - July. Payment: Cash, only. Local Honey and Homemade Jams available for sale. 
  • Lone Oak Nursery - blueberries,
    7015 State Road 471, Bushnell, FL 33513. Phone: 352-793-6733. Email: [email protected]. Open: Opening some time mid to late April Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm times and dates may change. Directions: Located at the intersection of SR 471 and CR 48 (Bevilles Corner),on the north east side. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Mills Ranch and Berry Farm - blueberries
    105 County Road 722, Webster, FL 33597. Phone: (352) 568-8424. Open: call them - they have no presense online (at all)so phone is the only method to confirm if and when they are open to pick.
  • Nature Coast farms - blueberries
    6250 E Cr 478, Center Hill, FL 33514. Phone: 352-568-0651. Alternate Phone: 352-303-6636. Email: [email protected]. Open:  Friday, mid April through mid May Friday, Saturday and Monday 8am to 4 pm. Directions: From Webster take CR 478 approximately 3 mi. east around the first curve the farm is on the left, from Center hill take CR 478 about 2.6 mi. around two curves and the farm is on the right. Look for the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.Price $3.00 a pound, plenty of big ripe berries right now.