Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Polk County, Central Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Polk County, Central 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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!

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 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.

Polk County, Central Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Polk County

  • ABC Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties are available
    2301 Alturas-babson Park Cutoff Road, Lake Wales, FL 33859. Phone: 863-528-1083. Email:christine33853@yahoo.com. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm; Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm; Closed Mondays. Directions: Drive south from Lake Wales on Highway 27 to Fat Boys Bar-B-Q. Turn west onto Alturas/Babson Park Cutoff Road. Drive approximately 2 miles. After the "S " curve, look for the driveway on the left. There is a green mailbox on a white post. Follow the driveway past the house and garage to the end. Park by the green barn. Blueberry upick will begin April 19. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: April 09, 2016)
  • BMB Farms - blueberries, restrooms
    4277 Old Eagle Lake Road, Bartow, FL 33830. Phone: 863-698-0239. Alternate Phone: 863-412-1556. Email: koulog@yahoo.com.. Open: Friday through Monday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm beginning April 10. Directions: Highway 98 S into Bartow. Take Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road 2.5 miles to Farm (will be marked by signs.) Highway 17 to Spirit Lake Road. Spirit Lake Road 1/4 mile to Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road. Old Bartow/Eagle Lake Road 1/4 mile to Farm (will be marked by signs.).Payment: Cash, only. In 2011, picking started April 30.  
    Comments from a visitor on May 16, 2010: "What a GREAT experience we had at BMB Farms. The blueberries were loaded on the bushes, the proprietor was great, and the price was right. BMB has a great facility for picking berries, (the farm provides the picking buckets) and for sorting and cleaning after you pick. They give you bags to carry your berries home in or you could bring your own cooler or containers. I have picked blueberries at other farms and this is by FAR the best!! "
  • Berry Bay Farms - strawberries
    5135 Bonita Drive, Wimauma, FL 33598. Phone: 813-642-9866. Fax: 813-936-4880. Email: strawberry@berrybayfarms.com. U-Pick season begins at the end of our commercial season, which is normally in March sometime. (and usually ends by early April). The time frame does vary and is determined by the market. We will send out a postcard and/or e-mail to inform everyone when we are open. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, please e-mail us your name and address.
  • Black's Berry Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    7548 Black Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898. Phone: 863 398 4763. Alternate Phone: 863 644 3421. Email: dstepanic1@verizon.net. Open: 2Call for hours and crop availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: April. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Blue Berry Farm - Blue berries
    12500 Old Grade Road, Polk City, FL 33868. Phone: 863-984-4723. Open: Daily from 8am-8pm. Very large blue berry farm. Shaded area to rest and a portable potty.
    Comments from a visitor on May 22, 2010: "Very nice berries of good quality. Very friendly owners. Inexpensive $3/lb. Volume discounts."
  • Crown Jewel Farms, LLC. - Certified Organic, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area (bring your own food), school tours
    106 Egg Farm Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898. Phone: 863-528-2402. Email: crownjewelfarms@gmail.com. Open: Typeically the u - pick season starts by the last week of February; We will have updated hours as soon as the blueberries are ready to be harvested. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We have several different varieties of blueberries; This allows our harvest season to last as long as possible; It will hopefully be open by the last week of February and go until the end of May. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Crown Jewel Farms has buckets for you to carry while you pick your own blueberries. You can purchase by the handful or by the pounds. All you need is sunscreen and a shade hat!.
  • C&W Farms of Central Florida -
    Lakeland, FL 33811. Phone: . Open: UPDATE for 2020; April 10, 2020; The owner tells me they are now permanently closed.
  • Dill's Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries,
    3360 Masterpiece Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898. Phone: (256) 601-3331. Email: Jstogsdill@verizon.net. Open: Typical season late March through early May Pick your own blueberries Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm, closed Sunday;. Directions: 3360 Masterpiece Road, Lake Wales, Florida. 10-4 minutes from Eagle Ridge Mall, 5 minutes from highway 60. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry season for u pick late March through early May;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: March 08, 2020)
  • Futch Family Farms - blueberries,
    12500 Old Grade Road, Polk City, FL 33868. Phone: 863-984-4723. Email: Benfutch76@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm, May until fruit is gone. Directions: From Orlando drive West on I4. From Tampa drive East on I4. Take exit 48. Drive North on Old Grade Road approximity 3.3 miles. Look for farm on left. Enter farm using the left side gate. Do not enter the right side drive (Private road). Park under trees and look for attendant. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Bring plastic bags, such as grocery bags, to put berries in. They will lay out flat in these type of bags keeping the berries from squashing each other. You may bring 1 gallon pails to pick in or use our pails. But if many pickers show up buckets may be limited. Most important: Have Fun. See you there.
  • Hilltop Organic Farm - Certified Organic, blueberries,
    3630 State Road Highway 60, Bartow, FL 33830. Email: flablueberry@gmail.com. Open: the season is typically March through May; Saturday and Sunday from  10 am to 3 pm; price ; Includes FREE Oranges; email for more information; Call or email for their current dates and hours, and please ask them to update PickYourOwn.ORG.. Directions: Farm located 3 miles east of Bartow right on Highway 60 East. Email for more specific directions. Click here for a map and directions. Certified Organic Blueberries for U-pick; see above info for contact. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. We also have some organically grown citrus such as oranges and grapefruit depending on the time of the year.
  • Jones Blackberry Farm - Certified Organic, blackberries,
    2015 Lake Buffum Road West, Fort Meade, FL 33841. Phone: 863-344-0854. Email: jonesaparies@aol.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday - 8am to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. May thru july. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: February 26, 2016)
  • Late Bloom Blueberry Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food)
    115 Scenic highway (544), Haines City, FL 33844. Phone: 863-289-1722. Email: latebloomblueberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: April 22, 2015 until the berries are gone; from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, 7 days a week. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Directions: Conveniently located 1 mile east of US 27, on SR 544, across from the Presbyterian Church, Haines City, FL. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Luna Berry Farms - blueberries
    3132 Kville Ave, Auburndale, Florida, FL 33823. Open: Daily in season from 9 am to 5 pm. Luna Berry Farms where you can come out and pick or buy the freshest blueberries in Florida. Luna Berry Farms is located in Auburndale Florida right off of Kville Ave. While picking your 6lb bucket provided by us you can take a break or send the kids over to the office where you can rent fishing poles and bait. Walk along our newly built bridge that stretches from one side of the lake to the other. Luna Berry Farms is family owned and a great place to bring the kids out on a sunny day for a great experience in a great environment. All our berries are kept refrigerated directly after picking to assure freshness. We also have frozen berries packed and ready to go always during the season. Luna Berry Farms Facebook page.   (ADDED: October 14, 2019, JBS)
  • Papa's U-Pick Strawberries and Produce - strawberries, school tours
    14542 Angus Road, Polk City, FL 33868. Phone: 863-559-3136. Email: applianceandparts@live.com. Open: Saturdays 8am to noon Or Call 863 pm to 559 am to 3136. Directions: Just off Dean Still Road in Polk City, Florida. Click here for a map and directions. All Year. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Ridge Island Groves - oranges, peaches, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, school tours
    6000 Polk City Rd, Haines City, FL 33844. Phone: 863-422-0333. Alternate Phone: 800-493-7374. Fax: 863-421-8766. Email: info@ridgeislandgroves.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Come out to our location and sample our Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice! We also ship Florida's Freshest Citrus across the United States.  Tours of  the Packinghouse and grove. 
  • Shady Oak Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area, school tours, group reservations
    3320 Shady Oak Drive East, Lakeland, FL 33810. Phone: (863) 512-1547. Email: shadyoakfarms@icloud.com. Open: PYO on weekends, 9am until 5pm; Call to confirm availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From I-4, take Exit 21 (Route 39 North) or Exit 31 (Kathleen Road North). From Exit 21, take Route 39 North approximately 3 miles to Knights Station/Griffin Road, turn right (East) and go approximately 5 miles. About 1/2 mile inside Polk County, take a left (North) onto Shady Oak Drive East. From Exit 31, take Kathleen Road North approximately 3/4ths mile to Knights Station/Griffin Road and turn left (West), go approximately 3.3 miles to Shady Oak Drive East, turn right (North). We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Picnic area on pleasant pond. Good for groups. We also sell blueberry and other plants and flowers. Also called JD Oaks Vineyard. (UPDATED: April 29, 2020)
  • Thomas Farms - blueberries, may also have some peaches, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school toursThomas Farms - blueberries
    2035 Gerber Dairy Rd, Winter Haven, FL 33880. Phone: 863-860-1016. Alternate Phone: 407-234-7874. Email: twc4073069748@earthlink.net. Open: :typically April and May,  Fridays and Saturdays at 9am and on Sundays at 11am or call us for an appointment. Directions: from Winter Haven go South on highway 17 past the city of Eagle Lake, turn Left on Bomber Road, go approximately 2 miles and then turn Right on Gerber Dairy Road, Thomas Farms is on the Left (look for the red gate). Click here for a map and directions.. First opened in late 2007, Thomas Farms has 4 acres of blueberries.
  • Tree-O Groves, Inc. - peaches
    140 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lake Alfred, FL 33850. Phone: (863) 956-3175. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm; Peaches (UF Sun variety) available in April and May. Street and field parking available. There is shade provided by the many oak trees. Visit us on Saturday and pick your own peaches for only $1.50/lb (2015. prices).
  • Walter Farms - blueberries,
    9613 Alturas Babson Park Cutoff Road, Bartow, FL 33830. Phone: 407 873-0817. Email: Lausannewalter610@gmail.com. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5. Directions: Highway 27 South to Alturas Babson Park Cutoff Road, turn West, go 7 miles to stop sign. Farm is on left and marked by a Walter Farms sign. For a map to our farm, click here. Blueberries May 10 to June 10. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: May 16, 2016)


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