It’s that time of year! Gather your family and friends and head out to the local berry farms for some quality time and a one-of-a-kind experience picking berries for a seasonal treat or to harvest for a homemade pie. We’ve rounded up some berry picking farms in North Central Florida that is a fun springtime activity! 

Aunt Zelma's Blueberries 

Island Grove 

Open to the public in the first week in April. Open from 9 AM-5 PM. Buckets are provided. Although the market price varies, typically the price runs approximately $4 a pound which is roughly half of the typical grocery store price.

Berry Bay Farms


Strawberry U-pick. No need to schedule an appointment. Just come out to the farm, once the fields have opened for u-pick and workers will greet you at the gate. Bring your own containers.

Brown's Farm


U-pick strawberries available! Brown’s Farm also offers a crop maze experience for visitors! Bring the entire family for a day of fun, or make it a romantic adventure with your significant other. It's easy to find berry picking farms in North Central Florida and it's sure to please everyone in your family! 

Deep Spring Farm


Blueberry picking season begins June 2018. Visits are available most days/hours Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM by invitation. Contact them in advance or text the morning of your trip to 352.507.8128.  

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High Springs Orchard

High Springs 

Blueberry picking season begins June 2018 and runs until mid-July. High Springs Orchard also has a wide range of fruit and nut options available for pickup. Whether you are looking to pick, or have all of the work done for you, High Springs has it all.

King Grove Organic Farm


Blueberry picking season begins in April and runs through May. If you need specific dates or are trying to beat the crowd, you have the option to be added to their email list to be notified when the season begins. 

Oponay Farms 


Oponay Farms is known for having the freshest U-Pick blackberries, blueberries, and peaches in Lakeland. Introduce your little ones to fresh produce from a local farm - or make it a family tradition!

Roger's Farm


Three generations of Rogers have worked the 1,000 acres of farmland we own between Gainesville and LaCrosse, The farm offers U-pick or we-pick strawberries starting mid-March. From their family to yours, this strawberry picking experience is sure to bring everyone together.

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South Moon Farms


This U-pick blueberry farm was established in 1984. Their season runs from May through June, open Fri, Sat & Sun 8 AM-12 PM Tues & Thurs 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Please call the hotline at 352.466.0105 before coming out to ensure they are open. 

Check out farms near you to pick the best day for your outing! There are lots of berry picking farms in North Central Florida so you're bound to find something close to home. If you're looking for more fun things to do in North Central Florida, check us out at 352area. Your subscription is always free! 

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