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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Hamilton County, North Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map. For other areas in northern Florida see the area list on this page.

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!

Hamilton County

  • Lacefield Farms - blueberries, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, pears, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm animals
    7340 Southeast County Road 135, Jasper, FL 32052. Phone: (386) 397-1827. Email: [email protected]. Open: Email or call to arrange date and time. Directions: We are 9 miles north of White Springs on CR 135. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 14, 2016)
  • Steichen's Blueberry Farm (also called Al and Linda's) - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta potties
    9063 Se 143rd Ave, White Springs , FL 32096. Phone: 386-623-6830. Alternate Phone: 386-397-2830. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 7am to 2 pm; (We won't throw you out if you're finishing up your picking) closed on Sunday and Monday. Directions: We are located 5 miles West of White Springs, FL on County Road 25 A. Follow the signs; From Jacksonville, take I 10 west to 41 North through White Springs. Go left on County Road 25 A for 5 miles. Turn Right on 143rd Avenue Go 1-1/2 miles and our farm is on the left. Signs will show you where to go. Call if you need further assistance. Click here for a map and directions. We have 7 acres of blueberries; There are several different varieties and you can pick until you drop!! Blueberries are in full swing, but we will be estimating closing about June 25th as the crops have come in early this year and the heat is shortening the season; Come now! We have water and porta potties so you don't expire; Pack a lunch and bring your drinks, your family and your pickin' fingers. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Picking begins June 1 and pricing in 2014 is: U pick $9.00 per gal.... We pick for $14.00 per gal. We have oversized buckets and we filter out the buckets for sticks etc when you are finished. Our bushes are about 4-7 feet tall and able to be picked by hand. Please bring your own bug spray and sun screen if needed. Cash if preferred, Checks accepted with proper ID. We do have porta potties and clean drinking water is available. We have wholesale available also. Please contact us directly for wholesale picking.
    Comments from a visitor on June 01, 2012: "On May 31, 2012 I went blueberry picking at Steichen's Farm. I wish I had known how much of the drive was on dirt road as I was getting nervous that we weren't going to find a farm. Other than that, I have no complaints. The farm was great! The blueberries were great. Each gallon we picked was $7.50. I will definitely go back! "
    Comments from a visitor on May 15, 2012: "What a fabulous place to go!! Al even calles me each year to advise me when they start picking. They open May 22nd and the prices are lower rthis year than last!! U-Pick is $1.17 per pound, If he picks, they are $13.50 per bucket (about 1 gal) or about $2.17 per pound. Wide open with 9 acres to pick.. Great place for a family to go. . Al Steichen is a great guy. They have buckets and strings. Bring a lunch. You can pick until you drop and hardly move. Wear a hat, take bug spray, just in case! A great way to spend a day. We've gone for 2 years and this will be the 3rd! Go early. they close about 2-3 pm. Best place on earth to pick blueberries!!!"
    Comments from a visitor on June 10, 2010: "After several calls, I found this farm thru a referral.. After a brief visit, we are driving the 1-1/2 hours to get there. .Talk about blueberries...He has 9 acres of berries and they are wonderful. Picking is 7 days a week and you can pick until you can't. Mr Steichen is wonderful and so accommodating. His prices are the BEST around. ....about $1.20 / pound, but he charges by the gallon. $7.50 u pick or $12.50 they pick. The bushes are all within reach and you can just turn around and help yourself to all you can put into your bucket. This is wide open territory, so wear a hat, bring bug spray if you need it, and be prepared to pick pick pick. They also sell wholesale if you are interested... Millions and millions of blueberries, but they will be finished about end of June...maybe first week of July this year due to the late start. There are porta potties and fresh drinking water available. GET READY TO PICK!!"

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

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