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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Updates for December 2022

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!

Hernando County, west Florida U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2022, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Hernando County

  • Berry Kingdom, Inc. - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blackberries, tomatoes, U-pick and already picked
    26596 Erneset Lee Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone: 727-460-2950. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021; they may not be open this year, their Facebook page still says 'we are not open for U-pick in 2017. We are taking a break from blackberry farming due to health reasons and also giving our fields some well needed rest before resuming in a year or two;. While the farm is not active in u-pick, we are doing some experimental growing trials to possibly add some new organic berry cops in a near future ' Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 am to 6 pm; Season starts June 1 to Mid - July. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Berry Kingdom is Certified Organic for Blackberries and tomatoes. We are medium size organic certified and inspected farm that specializes in growing best tasting, thornless, chemical free, CERTIFIED ORGANIC BLACKBERRIES and HEIRLOOM "BERRY TOMATOES". Our berry tomatoes have 5x the nutients as compared to hybrids. We have two+ acres of berries on our 8 acre farm located in a picturesque Spring Lake area of Hernando County. Berry Kingdom Faceboo page. Our berries are grown in this serene, clean environment Our Produce Varies From Year To Year. ALWAYS - GMO and Pesticide Free.
  • Beasley Farm - beans, kale and prepicked produce
    10137 Preston Road, Brooksville, FL 34601. Phone: 352-799-6752. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Beasley Farm is located on the east side of Brooksville. Coming from Brooksville go to blinking traffic light after Rogers Christmas House. That is Mondon Hill Road. Take a right at Mondon Hill and go 3 miles, after 3 miles you will see our sign on your left, at Preston. Sign reads Beasley Farm 1 1/2 miles, turn there go 1 1/2 to farm, drive in and back to Produce Barn. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, November. Open: Beasley Farm Produce Barn is open daily until 6 pm; Our farm is open year round with a wide variety of produce to choose from; Our farm e - mails will keep you informed of what we are harvesting weekly, complete with photo's and recipes. Please contact the farm for picking dates or check out our farm site. Payment: Cash, only. Beasley Farm offers a wide variety of produce year round. We grow spring crops, a summer crop and fall/winter crops. We raise seven different varieties of squash for you to choose from, three different beans, beets, Fl sweet onions, sweet corn, okra, swiss chard, spinach, pickles, cukes, romaine lettuce, carrots, peas, mustard greens, collards, turnip greens, beets, cilantro and more. Depends what season what we are harvesting , check it out.
  • Boyett's Citrus Grove - citrus
    4355 Spring Lake Hwy, Brooksville, FL 34601. Phone: 352-796-2289. During the citrus season, guests can watch fruit as it is washed, waxed, polished, sorted and packed in a style used a half-century ago. In addition to U-Pick, there are a variaty of attractions, including a Wildlife Park - Visit and view monkeys, zedonks, alligators, birds, goats, sheep, kangaroos, coatamundi, lemurs, deer and much more - even feed the animals - Enjoy the many aquariums featuring Gulf fish species. Dinosaur Cave, Mini Golf - 18 holes of the most fun you can have golfing in the area, DinoMight Gold Mine - Get your bag of miner's mud and see how much "gold" you can mine from it. Then trade your "gold" for prizes in the gift shop! There is an Aviary - Encounter many tropical birds, including red macaws, blue macaws, cockatiels, parrots, love birds and more - some caged and some in free flight! And, of course, a huge Florida Tourist Trap Gift Shop - get yourself the "real stuff," like shell creations, shark teeth, t-shirts, jellies and jams, sauces and coconut patties that you know you want. Also Hand Dipped Ice Cream Parlor .
  • Bramble Creek Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, figs, passionfruit, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area you may bring your own food
    23031 Hayman Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone: (352) 796-5473. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries typically in season Mid May thru late June Figs are June through August Passion fruit has two season - late summer and fall. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, ApplePay. Click here for our Facebook page. Passion fruit is also one of our offerings.  Cash is preferred method of payment to keep our costs down and to speed up checkout. However, we will take debit/credit cards. Our blackberries are Thornless and upright on a trellis in well manicured rows for easy picking. Passion fruit grows beautifully over a trellis creating a beautiful effect. We recommend bringing a hat, cooler for your berries, hydration, and shoes fit for a farm. We love pets but please leave them home. We have nice shaded parking and picnic tables. We have a nice closed in shelter for those weather events ( We will not allow anyone in the field if there is thunder or lightning). We are always open for our scheduled days, regardless of weather. If the rain keeps folks away and we don't get picked across, we will open another day and announce that via email and Facebook.(UPDATED: July 10, 2022)
  • Brooksville Ridge Blueberries - permanently closed
    Brooksville, FL 34602. Open: UPDATE: April 28, 2020: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed discontinuing U-Pick operation
  • Butch's Blueberries - No pesticides are used, blueberries, porta-potties are available
    5361 White Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone: (352) 238-3060. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: From I-75: Take exit #301 (Highway 50) and go west approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto White Road. Follow White Road until you see sign on right hand side. Follow driveway to parking. Click here for a map and directions. April 24th thru the end of May. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Buckets available for picking. You can bring your own containers to take blueberries home in or we provide plastic handle bags. We are all natural blueberries, no pesticides or herbicides. Please remember the blueberry bushes are in full sun. Don't forget to bring a hat and wear some sunscreen. You should also wear close toed shoes. Despite our best efforts there are still some pesky ant hills in the field. Please remember we can have no dogs in the field.
    June 9, 2008: A visitor comments: "The blueberries were scrumptious and they are very nice!"
  • D&S Blueberries Upicktopia - No pesticides are used pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, herbs or spices, onions, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    19125 Phillips Rd, Masaryktown, FL 34604. Phone: 352-308-0110. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9 am to 5. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: one mile down Phillips road off Ayers rd. Go east 1.7 miles on Ayers Road to Phillips Road. One mile down Phillips on left at the end of the chain link fence. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a blueberry and u pick farm with over 56 acres of land to grow delicious fruits and vegetables. We started in 1996 as a commercial blueberry farm but we are now morphing into a u pick operation that will have as many different types of fruits and vegetable imaginable. We are building a boutique winery on the farm where our fresh fruit is transformed into wonderful tasting wines. We do not spray pesticides without reason and use the softest thing possible to avoid damage to our bee hives and the environment. We use Integrated Pest Management. We do not use neonics or GMO's on our farm.
  • Ergle Farm - blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    3325 Treiman Boulevard, Dade City, FL 33523. Phone: (352) 583-3647. Fax: (352) 583-0591. Email: [email protected]. Email: [email protected]. Open: every day from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Directions: Ergle's is located 8 miles north of Dade City, Florida directly on U.S. highway 301. From I-75, take exit number 301 at Highway 50. Drive East on Highway 50 for 5 miles and turn South on Highway 301 and drive two miles. The farm is located on directly on Highway 301 on the West side of 301 (farm is 2 miles south of the Highway 301 and Highway 50 intersection on Highway 301). Click here for a map and directions. PYO is available only when in season; Blueberries in May, Strawberries grown in hydroponic stackers are avabile in November, Thornless Blackberries in June, Pumpkins in October, Christmas trees are sold from the Saturday before Thanksgiving through December 23rd; See our website for additional information. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We also have fruit trees for sale. All varieties are self pollinating, require low chill hours, and are freeze resistant. Beverly Hills Apple Dorsett Golden Apple Gala Apple Gordon Apple 3 n 1 Fruit Salad Spice Zee Nectaplum Eva's Pride Peach Flordaking Peach Flordaprince Peach May Pride Peach Bella Gold Peacturn Weeping Santa Rosa Plum Shinseiki Asian Pear Giant Fuyu Persimmon. We provide what is needed to pick the berries, but please bring your own bags to take these delicious berries home in. There is never an entry fee at Ergle Tree Farm and parking is plentiful. Always call our Berry hotline to check the status of the fields at (352) 583-3647 or (352) 346-2745.
  • Hidden Haven Blueberries - Certified Organic, blueberries,
    3460 Goldsmith Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602. Open: The farm has been sold; does anyone know if the new owners are open and having PYO?. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.. (UPDATED: April 10, 2020)
  • JG Ranch - broccoli, blackberries, cucumbers, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, school tours
    17200 Wiscon Rd, Brooksville, FL 34601. Phone: 352-799-0556. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursday - Sunday 9 am to 4. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: The Farm is located approximately 2 mile east of the Sun Coast Parkway and 2 Miles west of US 41 on Wiscon Road. Please follow the signs to the back of the property. The country road wind through the pasture land, but you will not have to open any gates. Please call if you need more help.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, cash, checks, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Master Card. Picnic tables on site. The fields are in the back so drive along our country road and enjoy the trees and farm animals. There are no gates to open. Please wear old shoes as the fields may be muddy. Click here for our Facebook page. (AKA J & G Ranch, JG, J&G, J and G)
    Comments from a visitor on March 19, 2011: "Went today for you-pick strawberries; they had tons of delicious berries. $1 a pound, we got 14 pounds. Kids had a blast. Owner said blueberries will be ready in three weeks. They also had a few peach trees, they thought they'd be ready in a month or so."
    Comments from a visitor on May 30, 2010: "I was just at the J&G Ranch today 5/30/2010 and the blueberries were still very plentiful. (and tasty!) They also have wonderful bi color corn picked fresh daily. "
  • Margo's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    15056 Eckerley Dr., Brooksville, FL 34614. Phone: 352-232-3775. Alternate Phone: 352-596-0439. Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am to Sunset; Our blueberries season runs April - May; Be sure to check back for updates or sign up below to receive emails from us. You can call us (352) 596-0439 to get picking information. Days we are open and prices are open to change. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We provide buckets for picking and bags for taking home. Children must be supervised by parents at all times.
  • Patriot Acres Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    3441 Treiman Blvd., Ridge Manor, FL 33523. Phone: 813-843-4030. Fax: 813-973-1861. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2021, Their website and Facebook pages are gone; Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me, their last reported hours were Monday, Wednesday, Saturday of May, 9am to 1PM; Blueberries will be open for U-Pick the first week of May as a general rule. Directions: We are located on Hwy. 301, 1 1/2 miles south of Hwy. 50. If you are using I-75, use Exit 301 and head east to Hwy 301. Turn south for 1 1/2 miles. Farm will be on the west side of the road. If coming from Dade City using Hwy. 301, we are just north of the Withlacochee River on the left just past Ergle's Christmas Tree Farm. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May. Payment: Cash, only. Buckets for picking are provided. If you don't bring a container to take your blueberries home in, we will have grocery type bags for that purpose. We advise bringing fresh water to drink since May can become very warm and recommend that you wear good shoes instead of sandals or flipflops.
    Comments from a visitor on May 17, 2010: "Visited on 5/15 (first day of u-pick). The owner was very friendly and helpful. They had awesome berries, and we had a great time with our family."
  • Rabbits, Etc - ORGANIC, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed) and other meats and vegetables
    16362 Wilson Blvd, Masaryktown, FL 34604. Phone: 352-796-0459. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 1 block east of US 41 on Wilson Blvd. Cross RailRoad tracks, first and only farm on the left (south) . Crops are usually available all year. Open: Monday to Saturday 9am -6pm or with appointment. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. We offer chemical free raised rabbits, sheep, pigs, cows and chickens/eggs and assorted vegetables. We raise and sell by the pound bait and composting worms as well as composted worm manure. (Click on the preceding link or write [email protected] for more info!) We also offer barn tours.
  • Spring Lake Blueberry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    25688 Powell Road, Brooksville, FL 34602. Phone: (352) 754-1700. Alternate Phone: (352) 232-0428. Fax: 3525441176. Email: [email protected]. Open: Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm, Closed Mondays, From April 10 to May 20. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries typically available in April and May, Blackberries typically available in May. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. In 2021, prices are Upick blueberries are $3.75 per pound, already picked $6.00 per pound. . Please wear closed shoes, socks recommended and protect yourself from the sun.(UPDATED: April 10, 2018)
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2012: "This is one of the very few blueberry farms that is still open for the 2012 season as of 5/27/2012. The owner told us they got a second crop and will be open for a few more weeks. After making dozens of phone calls, we finally found this place that was still open for u-pick - the warm weather this year has sped the season up. There were still plenty of really nice, really big berries. We also picked goji berries which were a steal at $3.50 lb (about 1/4 of the price for dried berries in the store). I have never seen fresh goji berries anywhere else and it was an exciting opportunity to pick them. The owner was very friendly and helpful. "
  • Sweetfields Farm - Uses natural growing practices, beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, already-picked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, school tours
    17250 Benes Roush, Masaryktown, FL 34604. Phone: 352-279-0977. Email: [email protected]. Open: please call or check website for hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. spring Sunflower Maze weekends in May 2009, Corn Maze and pumpkin patch in Fall. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. Spring - During Our Sunflower Season. Sunflowers, Spring Veggies And Spring Activities On The Farm Usually Start By The 1st Weekend In May.
  • Upicktopia - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    19125 Phillips Road, Masaryktown, FL 34604. Phone: 352-308-0110. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: From US 41 take Ayers Road 1.7 miles east. Turn right on Phillips Road. We are 1 mile down Phillips Road on the left. We are in a bend in the road but there is a sign at the gate. Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin patch u pick pumpkins is open October 9 to October 31 Strawberries start November 1 to April 15 Blueberries start April 1 to May 15 Blackberries start May 1 to June 1. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Upicktopia/Masaryk winery is a place where you can get the freshest local produce possible, enjoy a glass of local wine and chill in a park like atmosphere. We grow strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, a large assortment of vegetables and more. We are now open 9 am to 5 pm Friday Through Sunday for u pick and 10am to 8 pm for the winery. later hours for events

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