Early spring is the time to go blueberry picking in Orlando. Go hyperlocal by visiting u-pick farms in Central Florida to pick your blueberries and other produce. Finish off your satisfying day date by making homemade jam, pie, or sangria with the fruits of your labor.
When can you go blueberry picking in Orlando?
Tip: March is the start of blueberry season in Florida. The best time to pick your own blueberries in Orlando is April to early May.
Wear sun protection and closed-toed shoes for tromping around in the Florida scrub and bring a bottle of water.
Where to go blueberry picking in Orlando?
Orlando itself, being a metropolitan area, does not have many blueberry farms within its borders. However, there are plenty of blueberry farms within a short drive. We've curated our favorites below.
Blueberry Picking Farms In Orlando
Southern Hill Farms U-Pick
16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714
Strawberries: December – March
Sunflowers: Spring, Fall, Winter
Blueberries: March or April-May
You'll hardly know you're in Florida while picking blueberries atop rolling hills at this family-owned and operated farm in Clermont. This local farm has always been a favorite for blueberries.
You can also pick your own sunflowers for a fresh bouquet! Other seasonal u-picks include peaches and blueberries. 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.
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 for the best experience.
AMBER BROOKE FARMS, EUSTIS
A charming farm awaits in Eustis, just under an hour's drive from Orlando. Amber Brooke Farms recently refreshed their family farm to include fun activities. Throughout the year you can enjoy seasonal events.
During the fall their Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch are lots of fun. And during the blueberry season in Florida you can enjoy other outdoor activities too.
Amber Brooke Farms in Eustis tops our list of places to pick your own blueberries because of the great farm setting with included activities. Plus there is a small playground for young kids and a stand selling craft beer and wine, and soft drinks.
Important note – Please check Amber Brooke's Facebook or Instagram page before making your trip out to the farm. They will notify everyone via social media if the farm has been picked out for the day.
Far Reach Ranch Blueberries
1255 S Dora Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778
Strawberry Season December -March
Blueberry Season March – May
The farm was established in 1947 as a cattle ranch and orange grove and eventually became a blueberry farm in 1994, when the first few acres were planted. Since then the blueberry fields have grown to several dozen acres and multiple varieties of berries. Visit their Facebook Page for the latest updates and info.
JG Ranch U-Pick Blueberries
17200 Wiscon Road, Brooksville, FL 34601
Strawberries: November – April
Blueberries: April – May
Blackberries: May – June
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 offers blueberry picking (April-May) and has blackberry bushes (June-July). Again, make sure to check the farm's Facebook page or call ahead to confirm availability and hours before heading out the door.
Blueberry Hill Farm
5000 Berry Groves Rd, Clermont, FL 34714
Blueberries (conventional AND organic): March – May
Looking for somewhere you can pick organic blueberries? Make your way to this family farm in Clermont where you can pick both conventional and organically grown blueberries. The farm also offers u-pick sunflowers. While you're there, you can typically also buy blueberry plants to take home if you want to try growing your own.
Blueberry picking at Blueberry Hill Farm starts March 17, 2023!
King Grove Organic Farm Blueberries
19714 County Rd 44A Eustis, FL 32736
In the spring of each year, King Grove Organic Farm in Central Florida produces some of the most delicious and nutritious blueberries found anywhere in the world. Back in 1874, John King established the farm, and the blueberries (now surrounded by fields of wildflowers, old-growth woods, wetlands and wildlife) are the crown jewels. Their Facebook page has updates often.
A Patch of Blue
2316 Carrington Dr, Orlando, FL 32807
Note: No information has been announced yet for the 2023 season.
Orlando’s best-kept secret, A Patch of Blue, is hiding in plain sight just east of Baldwin Park. Pick strawberries in the first months of the year, followed by blueberries beginning in late March or early April. Visit their Facebook Page for day-to-day picking times based on what is ripe.
Tom West Blueberries
324 E. Orlando Avenue, Ocoee, FL 34761
Blueberries: March or April-May
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.
Ever After Farms
4400 Bouganvilla Dr, Mims, FL 32754 and 4455 Dixie Way, Mims, FL 32754
This scenic farm also doubles as a gorgeous wedding venue! Head here for blueberry picking beginning in April, followed by peaches in May. Check the farm's Facebook page for details on the upcoming 2022 season.
12500 Overstreet Rd, Windermere, FL 34786
Blueberries: April – May
Pick your own fresh blueberries at this farm in Windermere. The season typically kicks off in April, although details for 2022 have not yet been announced. Check Facebook for the latest updates.
Need some ideas for how to use up your blueberry haul. Check out this list of blueberry recipes.