U-Pick Farms in Central Florida for Strawberries, Blueberries & Citrus

U-pick farms in Central Florida

The local movement has taken Orlando by storm; restaurants love to source produce from local farmers and Orlandoans are eating it up. Go hyperlocal by visiting U-pick farms in Central Florida to pick your own produce. These local farmers welcome guests for an authentic Florida farm experience. Finish off your satisfying day date by making pie or sangria with the fruits of your labor.

Tip: Take note of what season each fruit ripens, and always call ahead for hours of operation and availability. Wear sun protection and closed-toed shoes for tromping around in the Florida scrub and bring a bottle of water.

Article updated February 2021

Strawberries: December-April

Pappy’s Patch
217 Cress Run
Oviedo, Florida 32765
407-366-8512

Located in Oviedo, neighbors to Black Hammock Airboat tours, Pappy’s is popular among Florida families during strawberry season. Visit their Facebook Page for live updates on current hours and when they’re all picked out. You can also pick blueberries here April-June. Strawberries are $3.25/lb and blueberries are $4/lb. The farm accepts cash and credit cards.

Southern Hill Farms
16651 Schofield Rd
Clermont, FL 34714
407-986-5806

This local farm in Clermont is a favorite for blueberries, but this year the farm opened for its first ever u-pick strawberry season. Strawberries are $5/lb and you must wear a mask in indoor areas and when in lines. You can also pick your own sunflowers for a fresh bouquet! Other seasonal u-picks include peaches and blueberries. Check the farm’s Facebook page for current hours and updates. This is a popular farm; we recommend visiting on a weekday or getting to the farm right at opening on weekends.

Southern Hill Farms is currently offering u-pick strawberries and sunflowers

Bekemeyer Family Farm 
1055 E Story Road
Winter Garden, FL 34787
407-917-8068

“Your BFF since 1920,” Bekemeyer Family Farm was opened by Great-Grandpa George J. and Great-Grandma Willie F., who converted 20 acres of pine trees and palmetto into the citrus grove and truck farm. 4 generations later, Orlandoans flock here to enjoy U-pick blueberries, strawberries, and peaches. They boast an environmentally friendly hydroponic system, and they only use pest control products when absolutely necessary, so you can be sure that you’re getting great quality. The farm is currently offering u-pick strawberries and juice oranges.

Oak Haven Farms & Winery
32430 Avington Rd
Sorrento, FL 32776
352-735-1996

Head to Oak Haven farms for a relaxing u-pick experience. Reward yourself post-pick at the Oak Haven Winery with a refreshing glass of blueberry or strawberry wine. These unique wines are cultivated with the berries on site and have a Florida flavor characteristic of dry winters and long, sunny days. U-pick strawberries are $3.50/lb. The u-pick season typically lasts from December until mid-March. Check Facebook for the latest info.

JG Ranch
17200 Wiscon Road
Brooksville, FL 34601
352-799-0556

Open 9 months of the year for U-pick customers, this family-owned farm is a relaxing getaway from the city. Though notorious for over having over 60,000 strawberry plants, JG Farms also has u-pick blueberry patches (April-May) and blackberry bushes (June-July). Strawberries are $3.75/lb.

Spivey Farms
6101 S County Rd 39
Plant City, FL 33567
813-650-8999

Spivey Farms’ U-pick season begins after the commercial strawberry season ends, usually in March. The cost is $1.00/2 quarts of strawberries. Watch their website and Facebook page for updates on opening times. FYI – there has not been an official announcement about the 2021 season yet, so stay tuned.

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Blueberries: April-July

Southern Hill Farms
16651 Schofield Rd
Clermont, Florida
407-986-5806

You’ll hardly know you’re in Florida while picking blueberries atop rolling hills at this family-owned and operated farm in Clermont. With over 40 acres of blueberry bushes on 120 acres of land and 10 varieties to choose from, you’re bound to find something you enjoy. Blueberry picking usually begins in March. The cost for u-pick is typically around $4/lb.

Tom West Blueberries
324 E. Orlando Avenue
Ocoee, FL 34761
407-656-3223

This family-operated blueberry farm in Ocoee prides itself on its smart, earth-friendly agricultural practices. Tom West grows several blueberry varietals. You can pick to your heart’s content when they open for picking in March or April.

A Patch of Blue: A Community Blueberry Farm
*CLOSED FOR 2021 SEASON*
2316 Carrington Dr
Orlando, Florida 32807
321-438-0820

Orlando’s best-kept secret, A Patch of Blue, is hiding in plain sight just east of Baldwin Park. Pick blueberries beginning in late March or early April for $5/lb. Visit their Facebook Page for day-to-day picking times based on what is ripe. Bonus: you can also pick strawberries here for $4/lb until the season ends in June.

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Citrus: Winter

Showcase of Citrus
5010 US Highway 27
Clermont, FL  34714
352-394-4377

Showcase of Citrus is just 30 minutes from Magic Kingdom. For a cheaper day than one spent at the Mouse House, stroll the grounds here and pick Florida’s original claim to fame: citrus. Stop by their country store for homemade jams, jellies, honey, and wine.

Showcase of Citrus Clermont, FL
Image credit: Showcase of Citrus

One Response to “U-Pick Farms in Central Florida for Strawberries, Blueberries & Citrus”

  1. Carol

    Great site, but, could you list U-picks that provide organic fruits??? Thank you.

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