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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Alachua County, Florida? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Alachua 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. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 - We now have a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes! In 2022, you can save money by picking your own and canning your own, but brace yourself for steep price increases, which are affecting EVERYTHING! For quality, taste, nutrition and value, you still can't beat most PYO farms. If need need large quantities for canning, ask if they have "seconds"
 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 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!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 December 2022, and other timely information:

Notes for December 2022: Fall is here and that means apples are in full force but they will be gone fast (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!).  Yes, apple prices are up, like they are for everything else. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. Click here for U.S. Apple Crop facts.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, 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 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!

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!

Alachua County, Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, 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).
Blueberries start in early April!

Alachua County

  • Alachua County Organic Farms - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    11908 S.W. First Street, Micanopy, FL 32667. Phone: 352-494-9932. Alternate Phone: 352-466-4327. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2020, Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, last reported hours were May 5 to June 28. Directions: 4 miles south on Highway 441 toward Micanopy, Florida from the Gainesville city limits. Make a right hand turn onto S.W. First Street and we're at 11908 S.W. First Street. There will be signs on the road. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. $1/lb on weekdays and $2/lb on the weekends. We have 8 acres of blueberries with early and late harvest dates. We were USDA Certified Organic with QCS in Gainesville, Florida for 7 years and still are organic! There is port-a-potties on site. There is plenty of parking, lots of picking buckets, belts to wear and bags to put the berries in. There's plenty of shade trees. Formerly called "West Morgan Farms".
    Comments from a visitor on May 17, 2012: "Looks like the listed hours are out-of-date: I called them this afternoon (a Thursday) and was told they were NOT open on ANY weekdays, and only open on weekends from 8 AM-12 PM. Huh!"
    Comments from a visitor on May 12, 2012: "I called on Saturday and they told me their hours were only from 8am to 12pm. I don't know if it was only that day but they may have changed their hours."
    Comments from a visitor on May 23, 2011: "The clickable map is the wrong location- the farm is actually just off of 441 before SE 119th Ave, between 441 and I75, NOT near Tuscawilla Lake as the map shows. Although the address is typed in correctly, there is some minor change to it that takes you to the right location. Also, went picking on May 21st and there were loads of berries, I barely had to leave my original spot and filled up with 10lbs in a couple hours. The owners are very nice and the berries are delicious. "
    Comments from a visitor on May 08, 2011: "Had a fantastic time picking berries on Saturday. After getting myself hopelessly lost, I called the farm and the owners gave me fantastic directions and got me there in no time. The bushes are absolutely loaded with amazing sweet berries. The owners are beyond nice and I can't wait to come back next weekend! "
  • Amazing Grace Gardens - You Pick Flowers, restrooms, gift shop, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    238 SE Jefferson Gln, High Springs, FL 32643. Phone: (904) 431-2648. Email: [email protected]. Open: Dawn to Dusk starting in May. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Venmo, PayPal . 5 acre family run farm. Provides fresh flowers, small store with "as available" farm goods, agritourism, animal encounters, white release doves, picnic areas, beehives, and a folk school of arts. Animals include heritage breed chickens (20+) breeds, Saanen goats, mini horses, geese, turkeys, pigs, etc. Click here for our Facebook page. pick your own crops, farm market, honey, dairy, Farm venue, horses, . (ADDED: December 22, 2020, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Aunt Zelma's Blueberries - blueberries
    21209 U.S. 301, Island Grove, FL 32654. Phone: (352) 317-6110. Open: Beginning early April, daily, from 9am to 5 pm. If the weather stays on track, we expect to be open to the public in the first week in April. We look forward to seeing everyone out picking in our blueberry fields. Payment: cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. Zelma's Blueberries offers a U Pick option for our customers. We love to have people out at the farm and have made our You-Pick season a key part our our blueberry growing operation. Picking season varies depending on weather and when the berries ripen in the fields. We have seven varieties of blueberries on the property, including Windsor and Sweet Crisp. We provide the buckets and weigh the blueberries that are actually picked. Although the market price varies, typically the price runs approximately 4 dollars a pound which is roughly 1/2 of the typical grocery store price. While we are not certified organic, we use no pesticides or herbicides on our berries; they are only touched by water and Florida Sunshine! You can eat them right off the bush; we encourage taste testing as you pick to find the variety you like best. We are conveniently located right on US Highway 301 approximately 18 miles north of Ocala. We would very much enjoy having you and your students come visit us at Aunt Zelma's Blueberries. We are also planning on having our ice cream truck out there again as schedule permits. (UPDATED: April 8, 2021 JBS)
  • Berry Bay Farm - blueberries,
    12002 NE 203 Terrace, Waldo, FL 32694. Phone: 352-468-2205. Email:[email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021: their Facebook page has not been updated since 2018, always call before you go; Saturday 9 am to 1 and Sunday 9 am to 1; We usually open the 3rd or 4th weekend of May depending on ripeness of crop; Call for opening date; We close early July A late frost keep them closed in 2017, but they expect an excellent from in 2018. Directions: : from Gainesville: Come east on 26/Univ Ave towards Melrose. You will cross 301 at the railroad tracks/stop light in Orange Heights. Continue on 26 a few miles & turn left on CR1469. Go through Earleton (Post Office & small store) In approximately 1 mile you will go around a big curve past the entrance to the Cove & past the entrance to Blue Berry Bay. The farm is the next drive on the right. Look for picket fence, a sign with the draft horse & colorful flags. From Jacksonville or through Waldo. head south on 310. Go several miles and when you see the closed "Wild Trader Skin Shop" on the left, turn left onto CR1469 going to Earleton. Go a couple of miles, passing Cranesong and the farm will be the next drive on the left right before Blue Berry Bay. If you go around the big curve, you've gone too far.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 15, 2016) (UPDATED: June 14, 2013, by a visitor) (UPDATED: June 02, 2013, from a visitor report)
    A visitor writes on June 14, 2013: "6/13 Message on answering machine is that they are closed for the 2013 season."
    Comments from a visitor on May 25, 2012: "The voicemail message of Berry Bay Farm says they will not be open for you pick in 2012."
  • BlueBela Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, restrooms, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    7650 NE 40th Street, High Springs, FL 32643. Phone: 386-454-3116. Fax: 386-454-3116. Email: [email protected]. Open: Blueberry U-pick opens near the end of April; Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. Directions: From Gainesville, Florida, merge onto I-75 North exit 399 take 441 North towards High Springs, Turn left onto Main Street/US 41NW continue to follow US 41, turn right onto SW Poe Springs Road continue to pass Poe Springs on your right keep going until you see the entrance to Blue Springs on your right turn left onto 80 street go to the stop sign and turn right onto NE 40th street, The farm is on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Opening from April 16 to Memorial weekend, please always call head to verify availability, we do not use pesticide on our crops. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on April 17, 2012:
    "This was my first time at Bluebela Farms. I have picked blueberries at other farms and I was really impressed and comfortable here. The bushes are lush, healthy and full of berries. The rows between the bushes are mulched so the walking is easy. Most of the berries were from dime to nickel size. I picked 9 pounds of blueberries. They are beautiful - some are sweet and some are still a little tart. I understand that the berries will really be "yummy" in about 7 to 10 days from now. So I am marking my calendar for a return trip. I am also thrilled to be able to pick blueberries now and not have to wait until May or June. Wonderful! "
    Comments from a visitor on May 06, 2011: "My wife, son and I came to Blubela Farm last weekend after hearing the blueberries were approaching the height of ripeness. We drove, AGAIN, from Daytona Beach, 2.5 hours away, because last year Blubela Farm grew some of the largest, sweetest, natural (pesticide free) blueberries we'd ever tasted. Upon our arrival we could see that we weren't alone. There were several pickers already in the fields loading their huge plastic buckets full of gorgeous blueberries. It was early in the day, around 9:00, and the dew was still sitting on each berry. We were greeted by the nice owners who told us which part of the fields had the most blueberries to be found. That info was not necessary because there were tons of blueberries in big thick clusters everywhere. Yes, there were many blueberries that won't be ready to pick until next week, but that will just give us a reason to come right back! In an hour we picked 15 lbs of the sweetest most delicious dark blue blueberries, and were all set. At the check-out counter we found fresh BluBela honey for sale. 3 LBS. for $9.00. (Another price bargain no store can match!) Oh, did I say the blueberries were priced the same as last year? An unbelievable $5.00 a LB.! They even have small healthy blueberry plants for sale for those, like me, that want to grow these great berries at home. The farm was ultra clean, the rows of bushes were expertly arranged and manicured, and the shouts of joy from small children to large adults made this adventure one that we will take next week, next year, and for years to come. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES!!!"
    Comments from a visitor on May 02, 2011: "Guys they are open again this year and the way it looks has a lot more blueberries than last year, they are big and delicious! The owners always there happy and friendly it is a joy to go pick at the Bluebela Farm, my kids love it! After, spring time to cool it off!! We had a great family time!"
    Comments from a visitor on April 30, 2011: "We picked Blueberries at the Bluebela Farm today and it was a wonderful experience. The berries are very sweet and tasty and the people are incredibly nice! We hang out there chatting with them for a long time! We got two large buckets for 35 bucks and we ate about the same amount for free... We will go back before the end of the season for sure! It's conveniently located across from Blue Springs, so you can go cool off after the picking! "
    Comments from a visitor on April 30, 2011: "BlueBela just opened for the season today - 4/30/2011. There were plenty of blueberries and plenty of pickers. This farm has some of the biggest and most plentiful blueberries we have seen. The berries are great. The owners are warm and friendly. Well worth a trip to High Springs."
    Comments from a visitor on May 29, 2010: "Fantastic!! Couldn't find a sour berry or bad bush and the owners are fabulous. Filled a bucket in about 30 minutes. Don't delay or they won't be there. Between Memorial Day weekend and the next two weeks will be the peak. They are awesome. "
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2010: "this farm is worth the drive. the bushes are full of berries. the owners are very helpful and very fun to talk to. "
    Comments from a visitor on May 23, 2010:"The farm is great, very clean, nice mowed areas between bushes. The blueberries are delicious. The bushes are so full you can fill up your bucked in a few bushes. The owners are wonderful. It is a little ways off the main road, but well worth the trip. Go pick!!"
    Comments from a visitor on May 22, 2010: "PLEASE go relieve these bushes of their berries. I have been picking avidly for 10 years in the Gainesville area and have not seen anything like this. They are staying open every day this week to get people out to pick these berries!!!! Bring a suit and go to Blue Springs after."
    Comments from a visitor on May 08, 2010: "It was an amazing experience! I have picked at u-pick farms before with great experience, but this was really great. Angela and Pedro operate the farm. This is the first year that they have had it operational. The berries are just starting to ripen and there was more than enough to pick. The price was $4.00/lb. They use no pesticides, so it is safe to "sample" while you are picking. The berries are almost as big as quarters and so sweet and juicy! I have some baking into a Blueberry Pound Cake right now! I shared that recipe with Angela via email, and have linked up with her on Facebook as well. We brought along a daughter's friend and that friend's mom and they had a great time as well. I think in total we picked 10# of berries. My kids swung on the tire swing when they were tired of picking and mom was not, and Pedro even discussed some "tricks of the trade" with my husband to help my lonely blueberry plant in the front yard do better. My daughter's Girl Scout troop will be picking blueberries as a part of learning about the land and we will definitely bring them to Bluebela Farms. The owners also said to bring our own buckets as they try to be as "green" as possible."
  • Bluefield Estate Winery - No pesticides are used, blueberries, muscadine grapes, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    22 NE Cr 234, Gainesville, FL 32641. Phone: 352-337-2544. Email: [email protected]. Open: Blueberry U-pick opens 5/30/15; $3.00/lb; through June and July: Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 6; or call for an appt. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. U-Pick Muscadine grapes in August Thursday- Friday 11-5 and Saturday-Sunday 12-6. In 2018, U-Pick grapes were $1/lb. Bluefield Estate Winery Facebook page. (UPDATED: October 14, 2019, JBS)
  • Brown's Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market
    18120 NE State Road 26, Orange Heights, FL 32640. Phone: 352-475-2015. Email: [email protected]. Open: Store is open Monday through Saturday; Operation hours are 9 am to 5:30 pm; You - pick will open in the Spring, end of March - April; You - picked Strawberries. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on April 06, 2011: "Great strawberries. I have been there twice already and plan to go again. Some prepicked produce also. 9-5 M-Sat. "
    Comments from a visitor on April 02, 2010: "Went to Browns Farm yesterday, Alachua County, Fl Very nice strawberries, also have u-pick sweet onions and broccoli. Prepicked produce for sale also."
  • The Gainesville Blueberry Organic Farm- UPDATE for 2021, They are permanently closed.
    1621 SE 15th Street, Gainesville, FL.Being turned into a development...
  • Burton (Tom) - blueberries
    2814 West SR 235, Brooker, FL. Phone: 352-485-1292. Call for hours and directions (June only) (check before going, a government website says they have vegetables, not blueberries)
  • Case Farms - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, restrooms
    1917 NW 102 Place, Gainesville, FL 32653. Phone: 352-375-4472. Email: [email protected]. Open: Usually open Memorial Day through first week of July; Call for days open; 8 am to 8 pm, Saturdays only currently. Directions: (2 1/4 mile N of 441 on 121, turn right at 102 place). Go North on 441, (13th street) until you get to 121 (34th street). Turn right onto 121 and go 2 1/4 miles then turn right onto 102 place. We are near the end of this short dirt road on the right hand side. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATE: May 25, 2012)
  • Century Oak Grove and Nursery - pick your own citrus - Call before you go!
    McIntosh, FL. Phone: (352) 591-1368. Open: November to February; December is mid season for citrus fruit. Almost everything is ripe now (December). Please call with any questions or to make an appointment. Thanks for your interest. . (November 18, 2018).
    A visitor writes on November 18, 2018: "I called the number this morning and they sounded like they didn't know why I was calling. They said I could come later, so my husband and I came when they said. Nobody answered the door and when I tried to call them, the line was busy. If they didn't want anyone to come pick they should have just said so. That was a long drive for nothing."
  • Coleman's Vineyard - UPDATE for 2021, Their website says they are permanently closed.
    366 SE Coleman Ln., High Springs, FL 32643. Click here for our Facebook page. .
  • Deep Spring Farm - Uses natural practices, blueberries, Other fruit or veg, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    16419 W Cr 1491, Alachua, FL 32615. Phone: (352) 507-8128. Email: [email protected]. Open: U Pick Organic Blueberries in June, U Pick Organic Roselle Florida Hibiscus in October; Visitors welcome by RSVP; Please email ahead or text for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Ripe, ready to U pick organically grown blueberries are anticipated in June, with the season extending into the first couple weeks of July. We will post more about prices and hours closer to opening. You are welcome to visit before June. We've been working on establishing other organic U pick fruit crops and making the farm hospitable to people and events. The pond is looking inviting and U fishing is available by donation. We take texts since calls don't always work with marginal Verizon coverage. Email is good too. Alachua Florida's Deep Spring Farm gathers food and friends together. Grandaddy live oaks shade picnickers enjoying organic U Pick blueberries and other treats by the one acre 35' spring fed pond. Catch up with the farmers and inspect natural farming methods and projects for yourself. Volunteers, collaborations and event rental inquiries welcome. Email / text ahead to come see what is growing on at NW Gainesville's U pick destination, 10 miles north of Alachua. The farm is in process of becoming Certified Naturally Grown, a farmer peer review program for organically grown practices. We look forward to welcoming you. Michael + Leela Robinson. Secluded Outdoor Gathering Space on two Waterfronts, Tours ~ Events ~ Workshops ~ Weddings, Wellness Arts: Yoga | Massage | Yoga Swing (ADDED: November 04, 2015)
  • Donald King - citrus
    Alachua, FL. Phone: (386) 462-3092. Usually available in February to May. Call before you go - this comes from a government website, which may be out of date; and I see there is an obituary for a Donald King in Gainesville in 2006 (admittedly a common name), but the farm is still on the city's list of active farms. If you have recent information , please write me!
  • Mark Dunmore - greens (mustard, collards, turnips)
    Orange Heights, FL. Phone: (352) 468-1624. Price: Varies. Usually available in January to April. - Call before you go - this comes from a government website, which may be out of date. If you have recent information , please write me!
  • Forest Grove Tree Farm - Pecans, Chestnuts
    24115 NW 94th Avenue, Alachua, FL 32615. Phone: 386-454-7587. Open: all year - call for appointment. Directions: US 27/41 between Newberry and High Springs. Whole Pecans! They will crack/shell/blow for free! Also available completely shelled in Halves or Pieces. (UPDATED: April 08, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on November 05, 2011: "We went today with our three kids (5, 4, 7 months). There are tons of pecans that are very easy to get. They are $3/lb for upick; $4/lb prepicked. Add an extra $0.5/lb to run through a shelling machine (suggested by the owner and it was surely the best idea). It took us less than an hour to get more than 10 lbs! Some prepicked chestnuts are there for $2.5/lb. The owner is very very nice and helpful. This was a great way to spend a fall day!"
  • Grandma's Vineyard - grapes, sugar cane, restrooms
    13003 SW Williston Road, Micanopy, FL 32669. Phone: 352-375-0344. Email: [email protected]. Open: Be sure to call before you go; I haven't seen an update about this farm is several years. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 8 AM until 8 PM. First of August, within a week, until mid-September, more or less. Directions: On State Road 121 (Williston Road), 5.2 miles beyond I-75 going towards Williston. Crops are usually available in August. Payment: Cash, only. Sugar cane grinding an syrup making the first weekend in December.
  • Grove (Drew) - Persimmons (3 types)
    SE 212 Lane, Island Grove, FL. Phone: 904-396-6759. Open: August - October, Sunday, 9am - 5 pm. Directions: On SR 325, 3 miles E of Cross Creek)
  • Green Guys Hydroponic Farm - blueberrie
    Archer, FL. Phone: 352-871-2236. Open: Jan to June. (ADDED: June 06, 2011, from USFl)
  • High Springs Orchard & Bakery, LLC - Certified Organic, chestnuts, muscadine grapes, figs, pears, persimmons, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    10804 NW Sr 45, High Springs, FL 32643. Phone: 352 222 1343. Email: [email protected]. Open: By appointment only, call 352 222 1343 for info. Directions: 5 miles S on High Springs on US 27/41. Click here for a map and directions.. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Asian Pears, Chestnuts and Baked goods. We've officially replaced all of our old blueberry bushes with fig trees! Figs should be ready a little later, we will post updates when they're ready for u pick! Unfortunately, this does mean blueberries are no longer available at our farm, sorry! How about a fig instead? In 1996, we bought a 28 acre farm and started with a few persimmon trees. After a decade, it has turned into hundreds of persimmon, chestnut and Asian pear trees. We also have an assorted variety of Muscadine grape vines. High Springs Orchard and Bakery Facebook page.
  • Hilltop Vineyard - persimmons
    Hawthorne, FL. Phone: (352) 475-2366.
    Price (from 2006): Varies. Usually available in September to October. - Call before you go - this comes from a government website, which may be out of date. If you have recent information , please write me!
  • Hoffman Farms - pomegranates,
    635 SW 186th St, Newberry, FL 32669. Phone: (352) 494-0229. Alternate Phone: (352) 870-9063. Email: [email protected]. Open: Typical Season is from Early August thru the Middle of September Saturday 8 am to 2 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm; Dates Vary Considerably Due to Availability (Might need to close on a weekend for additional varieties to ripen) Please call or email before arriving. Directions: From Gainesville head west on Newberry Road to SW 186th Street, turn left. Payment: Cash, CashApp, Venmo. (UPDATED: August 22, 2022) (ADDED: June 30, 2021)
  • Jeanette Schneider-Ferrell - blueberrie
    Elkton, FL. Phone: 904-955-9934. Open: May to July.
  • Ken Webb - pecans
    Alachua, FL. Phone: (386) 454-7587. Price (from 2006): Varies. Usually available in October to January.
    Comments from a visitor on November 14, 2010: "We just went to Ken's pecan farm. He didn't have any you pick this year, but we bought 18 lbs. of whole pecans and 10 lbs of shelled. They were delicious! Ken has all sorts of others trees on his farm too. Peaches, apple, kumquat, figs, etc. If you are in need of pecans or fruit trees this is the man to go to. Ken is a super nice guy and is a wealth of information. Looking forward to next year!"
    Comments from a visitor on March 19, 2010: "I just called him. His farm location is actually close to Newberry. He still does u-pick pecans as well as sell a large assortment of fruit and nut plants. Nice guy!!! "
  • Ken's Orchard - Persimmons
    116 N.W. 170th Street, Newberry, FL. Phone: (352) 472-3928. Open: September through October.
  • Loftus Family Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, table grapes (with seeds), porta-potties
    15585 NW 29 Street, Gainesville, FL 32609. Phone: (352) 214-1028. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 1 pm, from late August to early September. Directions:  From Gainesville, take State Road 121 north from the Highway Patrol Station, which is on north 13th Street, for six miles to the flashing yellow light. Turn right at the light onto 156 Avenue, go one mile to 29 Street and turn right. Take a left at the first gate on your left and you are there!. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: August 29, 2022)
  • Maid Marian's - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    26001 NW 62nd Ave, High Springs, FL 32643. Phone: (352) 871-6399. Alternate Phone: (352) 472-2591. Email: [email protected]. Open: through June beginning Memorial Day weekend; Picking for u - pick is by appointment; Call to arrange your picking day and time. Directions: Located about 5 and a half miles north of the Newberry red light where State Road 45 intersects State Road 26. And 0.6 mile west of State Road 45 on NW 62nd Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Rabbiteye blueberry season is typically very late May through June;. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Our u-pick blueberries, native Rabbit eyes, are $3 per pound, bring your own bucket. Or we will provide clean new one-gallon buckets for picking in 2022 for a flat fee of $15.00 per one gallon of blueberries. Come enjoy the harvest in our natural, old Florida, rural setting! Can't pick? Already picked berries in 2022 are $5 per pound. Call (352) 871-6399 to place your order. (UPDATED: May 26, 2022) (ADDED: May 25, 2021)
    Comments from a visitor on May 28, 2016:
    "Just picked here this morning. The blueberries were fantastic! They were so sweet. There are tons ripe and a ton more that will ripen in the next couple weeks. This place seems to be an old patch that is being cleaned up so don't expect beautifully manicured rows, but you can't beat the taste or price. We got two gallon buckets (about 13 pounds) for $18!".
    Comments from a visitor on June 26, 2011: "I've picked here for the last two Fridays and the bushes are still bursting with ripe and ripening berries. This is the best (and tallest) blueberry patch I've ever experienced and the prices are the best too!"
  • Meg's U Pick Blueberries - blueberries,
    Gainesville, FL 32653. : UPDATE for 2019, They are permanently closed. Meg's U pick blueberries says they are no longer in business. They said, "We had to give it up."
  • Melrose Organic Blueberries - Certified Organic, blueberries, restrooms
    22911 County Road 219a, Melrose, FL 32666. Phone: 352-475-1072. Alternate Phone: 352-224-8322. Fax: 352 475 1072. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2019-2020: a visitor tells me "I called this place a few days ago and they said they are not doing u-pick any more" Friday to Sunday, from 7:45am to 2 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: June 1 to July 14; Seasonal vegetables September to June. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Blueberries are QCS certified. Vegetable are organically grown and are in the process of being certified.
    Comments from a visitor on June 05, 2012: "Went last weekend and picked 12 lbs in under 2 hours (2 people) for $3.50 per lb. Taste great and were easy to pick. It had rained (tropical storm Beryl) so ground was soggy, but that was the only drawback. Nice people!"
    Comments from a visitor on May 24, 2012:
    "There is an ad in today's May 24, 2012 Gainesville Sun saying "Open 7:45am - 2pm. Fri/Sat/Sun"
  • Monteocha Gardens - ORGANIC, Organic Blueberries
    1425 NW 156th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609. Phone: 352-485-1930. Directions: Off Route 231. Open: in June, 7 days from 8 am to 8 pm Be sure to call ahead. Pre-picked available for a higher price.
    Comments from a visitor on May 24, 2012: "There is an ad in today's Gainesville Sun saying "MONTEOCHA GARDENS-We are sorry to announce that for the first time in over 35 yrs we will not be open for picking Blueberries due to the disastrous weather. We hope to see our valued customers next year & appreciate your business." "
    Comments from a visitor on July 04, 2011: "We went to pick blueberries yesterday at Monteocha Gardens. The people were wonderful, with cold drinks, a gazebo with ceiling fan, and chairs to sit and rest. The berries were not as large as usual we were told, (due to the drought) but oh my goodness...the sweetest berries I have ever had the pleasure of popping into my mouth! The price was wonderful also. We appreciate you greatly, and send links of your site to friends often. Thank you and have a wonderful 4th of July."
    Comments from a visitor on July 01, 2011: "My partner and I stopped by at 7pm on 7/1/11. We were greeted by a sweet dog as soon as we hit the triangle at the gazebo. We had to knock on the door as the older woman who owns the place was working in the garden. She was great! Very nice lady! There are loads of blueberries. I was worried because the best time to pick is usually in June but she has plenty. We had a great time and had the place to ourselves. I would encourage people to visit this farm this month as there are still lots of berries to be picked and they are sweet. The owner encourages you to taste as you go which is helpful when you select bushes to pick from. The 2 of us picked over 7lbs in an hour. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 27, 2011: "We have gone the last two weekends to Monteocha gardens. Very nice older lady runs it and she has lots of blueberries and wants people to know they are open...they have not had many pickers this year and expect to have blueberries through July. $3/lb U-pick or if you call in advance they will pick them for a slightly higher price (think it is $4/lb but cannot remember for certain). You do not have to call ahead unless you want prepicked. Just knock on the door if there is no response to the triangle/bell at the gazebo. She welcomes pickers any day and time between 8am and 8pm "
    Comments from a visitor on May 27, 2009: "May 27, 2009 Update: I just spoke with the owner of the farm. They DO have berries and will be opening on Friday, May 29th. There is always someone on the property so they welcome pickers anytime. Their berries are $3/pound."
  • Parrish Family Farm No pesticides used, blueberries, porta-potties are available
    13329 North State Road 121, Gainesville, FL 32653. Phone: (352) 371-1957. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE: May 24, 2021: They are closed until next season (2022), Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to offer the Upick in 2021. In most all years, we have plenty of fruit on the bush at the end of the season to offer to the public, annual u-pick blueberries starts around the last week in April and the 1st week in May; see their Facebook page as it gets closer!!!. Directions: 4.7 miles north of 441 on State Road 121 between Gainesville and LaCrosse. If you are coming from town on 34th Street, after you go through the intersection where Florida Highway Patrol Station and the Farmers' Market are located, we are 4.7 miles from the railroad track. The road forks about halfway, so take the left fork to remain on 121. The Farm is on the right hand side as you are traveling north. Drive through the open gate to the parking area. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. No pesticides used. Pricing: approximately 5-quart bucket (depending on how you fill it) is $12.00. That would be about $1.20/pint. approximately 5-pint bucket is $7.00. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: April 09, 2018, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on May 25, 2012: "I spoke with the owner who said that a late freeze means they won't be opening for 2012. )
  • Rogers' Farm - broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, onions, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, restrooms, picnic area, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    33831 Northwest 156th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32653. Phone: 386-462-2406. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Many vegetables available (some briefly) like Zipper peas, Green butter beans (baby Lima's), Pink eyes, Speckled butter beans, Ford hook limas, White butter peas. Field Trips Please email us at [email protected]. for all field trip bookings and inquiries. Birthday Packages: For all birthday party inquiries please email us a [email protected]. (UPDATED: July 25, 2020 JBS)
  • Santa Fe Berry Farm - blueberries
    Lake Santa Fe, Earleton, FL. Phone: 352-468-1790. Open: Call before you go - Facebook reports they are closed permanently (but Facebook is frequently wrong..) 8 am to 8 pm seven days a week; May to June (blackberry), May to July (blueberry, okra, onions, squash, tomatoes). Prices were last reported as: $2/pound blueberries and U-cut flowers: giant sunflowers for $2, medium for $1 and bouquets of zinnia, cosmos and multibranched sunflowers between $1 and $4. Located in Earleton, 2 miles north of SR 26 on the right, on Lake Santa Fe.
    Comments from a visitor on May 08, 2012: "Called today (5/8/12) and was told that the farm is out of business."
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2011: "It was so nice, a friendly man greets you when you come and he says "One in the tummy one in the bucket." He was really nice to talk to and let my mother and I each have a free sunflower (mine was 1 foot in diameter). A great and FUN experience."
    Comments from a visitor on May 15, 2011: "Went today to pick some blueberries and was met by and very kind man. He was very helpful and knowledgeable, prices were fair, and he weighed your berries directly in front of you, no funny business. This farm, unfortunately, no longer produces blackberries."
    A visitor tells me: "Right now (June 19,2008) they have U-Pick Sunflowers,. $2/.5 lbs U-Pick Blueberries - $2/lb"
  • South Moon Farms - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries,
    15912 S County Road 325, Hawthorne, FL 32640. Phone: 352-466-0105. Email: [email protected]. Open: Please refer to website for dates and hours of operations. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 25 Min from Gainesville From Gainesville take I-75 S to Micanopy exit. Make left off of exit drive until reach 441 make a right, continue 1.5 - 2 miles to CR 346 Make left, go 5 miles until dead ends onto County Road 325 and make a right farm is 1.7 miles on right From Hawthorne - take 301 to County Road 325 Make left, go about 7 miles and South Moon Farms is on left. Click here for a map and directions. Season is May to July. Check website or call before coming. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified. Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Southland Berry Plantation - blueberriesSouthland Berry Plantation - blueberries
    CR 1469, Earleton, FL. Phone: 352-468-2087. Open: 8 am to 6 pm every day. Directions: Located on CR 1469 in Earleton, the first farm on the left going north from SR 26, located in front of the former Longnecker's berry farm. Last reported price was several years ago at blueberries $2.75/pound if you pick, more if they they pick. Typically available May to July.
    A visitor writes on June 01, 2013:
    "Southland is open 8 am to 6pm as of 6/1/2013. They said they have a fair amount of berries but are getting heavy picking, probably because most other places are not yet open. $2.75/lb."
    Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2011:
    "Just picked 5 lbs of blueberries at Ms. Joanne's and had 10 lbs picked for me. Wonderful!! The bushes are heavy with berries. They have pruned some of the bushes so you have your choice of lower thicker bushes or you can pick from the tall bushes that have more berries(some of the branches are bending to the ground) and less leaves. The taller bushes also provide great shade so you are protected from the sun. The berries are plentiful and sweet. The best thing about Southland is that you get Ms. Joanne. Sitting around talking to her is like talking to a best friend. Thank you Ms. Joanne and all of your wonderful helpers. Great fun!!"
    Comments from a visitor on June 01, 2011:
    "Visited this farm on May 31st,2011 and picked almost 20lbs of great Blueberries. Bushes were plentiful and lots of berries to come still. $2.50 a lb."
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2010:
    "Just picked 8 pounds of blueberries at Southland going down just one row! This is a great place! Lots of shaded area to park your car. Picnic tables for lunch or a water break. Rows are clean and well maintained. And most of all ripe, sweet BLUEBERRIES!!! Enjoy!!"
    Comments from a visitor on June 04, 2009:
    "Farm is open for u-pick blueberries. 8am to 6pm. Price is $2.50/lb"
    Comments from a visitor on June 15, 2008: "I was just at Miss Joanne's with my two year old and a friend (in the rain even). We had a marvelous time. The "plantation" is quiet and loaded with berries even as of today. We picked nine pounds in about two hours even while monitoring the little one. Miss Joanne is a lovely woman. She wants to stay open until the 4th of July because of the good crop she's had this year, but fears most people think the jig is up on the berries this year. An added bonus - her berries were only $2 a pound.
  • Stratton's Blueberries - Blueberries
    17228 NE County Rd 1471, Waldo, FL 32694. Phone: 352-468-3387. Open: Call before you go - I haven't had an update from this farm in years and there is nothing current about them on the internet; last reported was May - July, 10am - Dark. 5-acre farm. Directions: located on CR 1471 between Earleton and Waldo.
  • Straughn Farms - blueberries, Muscadine grapes, honey from hives on the farm
    13000 SW 121 Avenue, Archer, FL 32618. Phone: (352) 468-1903. Open: see their page, typically only on select weekends in late April and May announced on their Facebook page with hours usually then 7 am to 5 pm. In 2022, prices are/were U-pick 3$/# and we pick 4$ per pound. Message them on their Facebook page for "we pick" orders and ask about discounts for large orders. Directions: click here for a map and directions. Straughn Farms is a family owned commercial farming operation that grows 750 acres of Blueberries and manages 3,000 honeybee hives and 200 head of cattle. You-Pick muscadines start in August at $1.00/lb (2017 price). Bronze and purple varieties available. (UPDATED: May 3, 2022, JBS)
  • Straughn Farms Windsor Location - blueberries, Muscadine grapes, honey from hives on the farm
    3534 NE County Rd 234, Gainesville, FL 32641. Phone: (352) 468-1903. Open: see their page, typically only on select weekends in late April and May announced on their Facebook page with hours usually then 7 am to 5 pm. In 2022, prices are/were U-pick 3$/# and we pick 4$ per pound. Message them on their Facebook page for "we pick" orders and ask about discounts for large orders. Straughn Farms is a family owned commercial farming operation that grows 750 acres of Blueberries and manages 3,000 honeybee hives and 200 head of cattle. You-Pick muscadines start in August at $1.00/lb (2017 price). Bronze and purple varieties available. (UPDATED: May 3, 2022, JBS)
  • The Family Garden Organic and Fair Farm - strawberries
    1655 SE 23rd Place, Gainesville, FL 32641. Phone: (352) 559-2172. Email: [email protected]. Open: see their website or Facebook page for availability and hours. The Family Garden is operated by Jordan Brown and a team of strong, knowledgeable and young farmers. We grow tasty & healthy fruits & vegetables as respectfully & honorably as we can. The Family Garden Organic and Fair Farm facebook page. (ADDED: April 9, 2021, JBS)
  • Top Flora Inc. - blueberries
    Archer, FL. Phone: 352-495-7340. 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; last reported was May to June.
  • Wacahoota Farms You Pick Blueberries - blueberries
    1223 SW 136th Pl, Micanopy, FL 32667. Phone: (352) 538-3290. Email: [email protected]. Open: Blueberry season is usually March and April; Thursday through Sunday 9 am to 6 pm. Wacahoota Farms is a You-Pick Blueberry Farm, In Micanopy, Florida. We are proud to be able to offer the highest quality of Blueberries to our customers. They have 8 different varieties. 2018 PRICES: $18/gallon bucket or $4/pound. Payment: Cash only.
  • Wekiva Road Nursery - blueberries
    5870 NE 77th Ave, Bronson, FL. Phone: 352-486-2509. 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; last reported was May and June.
  • Windsor Farm - blueberries
    3534 NE CR 234 Gainesville, FL 32641. Phone: (352) 468-1903. Open: Typically April and May, weekends, from 8 am to 6 pm. 2018 price: You Pick Blueberries $3/lb. Pre-picked Blueberries $4/lb., must pre order for pre-picked. .Owned by Straughn Farms.
  • William Cunningham - citrus and persimmons
    1127 Blackburn Rd, Pierson, FL. Phone: (386) 749-4325. Open: Usually available in October to January (citrus), September to end of season (persimmons); Tuesday to Sunday from 9am - Sunset; preferably with an appointment. Persimmons - harvest in September, October. Citrus: Navels, Hamlins, Red/Pink Grapefruits, Ponkan Tangerines, Satsuma, Lemons, Limes. Fish: Hybrid Tilapia - Blue and White (Mojarra). Our land is pesticides, fungicides free. The citrus season starts a week before Thanksgiving and lasts till March (May for grapefruits). Please feel free to call us for availability and directions.
    A visitor writes on April 17, 2015: "We contacted the farmer by cell phone, used (386) 749 4325 and he responded in a friendly way, giving us details. On 4/3/2015 we picked bags of grapefruits, some limes and lemons - all delicious - all still available, lots left. Price good. Huge grapefruit trees, picked with a grabber on a pole, also fabulous smelling blossoms."

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