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Blueberry U-Pick Orchards in Lake County in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for blueberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have blueberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

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! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Lake County

  • A Patch of Blue - blueberries, strawberries, farmstand
    2316 Carrington Dr, Orlando, FL 32807. Phone: (321) 438-0370. Open: Sundays from 9:00- sold out or 1 pm. Strawberries: In season (typically, January - March) Already picked Strawberries are $5 per pound (2021).  A Patch of Blue is a small family owned farm conveniently located in Orlando, Florida. Farmers market dates will be announced as season begins. We will have farm stands on the weekends with already picked produce. CORN (already picked is typically available November-December, and STRAWBERRIES are usually January-April. Payment: cash, credit, cash app, credit cards. The blueberries were just replanted in 2019, so they may not produce until 2022 or 2023. Peach trees were also planted.  (ADDED: May 5, 2021, JBS)
    UPDATE for 2021: Their website says no pick your own in 2021; maybe in 2022; just already picked in 2021,
  • Amber Brooke Farms - blueberries, strawberries, sunflowers, zinnias, concessions or refreshment stand, kettle corn, Cell service cell phones work here, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, jumping pillow, barrel train, mining for gems, birthday parties, school tours
    36111 N County Road 44a, Eustis, FL 32736. Phone: (352) 973-1963. Email: eustis@amberbrookefarms.com. Open: See our website for current hours, the farms are closed from June to mid-September. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Payment: Debit cards, All credit cards. We have a STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL in mid-February (see their website) Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays 10 am to 5 pm. In addition to the Strawberry Festival, we also have a Blueberry Festival in April and a Fall Festival around October timeframe.
    Click here for our Facebook page.
    Click here for our Instagram page.
    Formerly called Promise Farm. (ADDED: January 30, 2023)
  • Blue Bayou Farms - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, school tours
    26921 Bloomfield Avenue, Yalaha, FL 34797. Phone: 352-324-4069. Open: The ONLY pyo crops offered are U-pick blueberries from late April until Late May; Wednesdays thru Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm and Sundays 9 am to 3 pm; Feel free to come and pick your own organic blueberries; but please call before planning to come out, to confirm availability. Our blueberry and blackberry fields are Certified Organic. Directions: From Leesburg Florida travel South on 27 to Highway 48 turn left and go approximately 3 miles we are on the right next to the Yalaha Bakery. From Orlando Florida take east west expressway 408 to turnpike heading north and take exit 285 continue north on 27 approximately 5 miles to 48 turn right and go 3 more miles we are on the right next to Yalaha bakery. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: Middle of April to July Blackberries: May to July. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. we also have a produce market and sell produce that is grown locally. We try to sell as much as we can that is chemical free from local farmers we sell honey, eggs, produce. Our certified kitchen is up and running now and we make blueberry pies milkshakes ect... on the weekends. We also have a garden center. Seasonal Upick Organic Blueberries, homemade pies, jams, jellies, assorted Amish products and some fresh fruits and vegies. We even have a selection of homemade pottery created by local artists Crazy Jugs. Come see for yourself what a great destination we can be for you! We will have Christmas trees for sale from our Christmas tree farm in NC by the end of November, come out and pick one up they're beautiful!. We invite you to visit Blue Bayou Farms, an organic blueberry farm, located in Yalaha, Florida. Just a short drive from Orlando, Clermont, and Leesburg, Blue Bayou Farms is sure to win you over with authentic southern charm. Blue Bayou Farms is Central Florida's choice for u-pick blueberries, Amish food, and homemade pies. You will find all kinds of goodies in the country store at Blue Bayou Farms, such as local produce, Amish butter, cheese, homemade jam and jellies, pottery from local artists (Crazy Jugs), and even moonshine from Yalaha Bootlegging Co.
    Comments from a visitor on June 25, 2012: "well maintained and very customer friendly. great selection of produce and amish made products. grass fed beef and raw milk farm fresh eggs. multiple home made canned goods and fresh baked pies. hydroponic vegetables seasonal. You pick blueberries in April and May. Thornless blackberries in the summer. Fresh squeezed orange just winter and spring"
  • Blueberry Hill Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
    5000 Berry Groves Road, Clermont, FL 34714. Phone: 863-944-1401. Email: anna.blueberryhillfarm@gmail.com. Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm, April and May, always check their Facebook page. Directions: We are located on highway 33 between Groveland, Fl and Lakeland, FL. There will be signs to follow on highway 33 as well as Berry Groves Road. -From Groveland and highway 50 go 10 miles south to Berry Groves Rd, turn west and go 2 miles to the farm. -From Lakeland go north on Highway 33 for 34 miles turn west(left) on Berry Groves Rd then 2 miles to farm -From highway 27 turn west on highway 474 go 13 miles, turn north on highway 33 and go 5 miles, turn west on Berry Groves Road and go 2 miles to the farm. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check, credit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. Please bring your family and friends and join us for a fun-packed day on the farm. From grandparents to toddlers, we will have something for everyone. Daily, we will offer hay rides to feed the cows and fishing. If lucky, you may see wild turkey and deer that frequent the farm. We are also planning several events throughout the season. Our U-Pick options include USDA Certified Organic and Conventional blueberries. (UPDATED: March 24, 2019)
    A visitor writes on June 08, 2014: "Friendly and helpful. Loads of fruit both conventional and USDA organic." Cherry;ake tangerine U-Pick
  • Claire Berries - blueberries
    18751 Lake Pickett Rd, Orlando, FL 32820. Open: Their season should start around the first week of June, See their facebook page for updates. Family owned blueberry farm, open to public for u-pick, usually mid-spring. It looks like facebook is the only way to reach them.
  • Far Reach Ranch - blueberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    1255 S. Dora Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778. Phone: (352) 343-7389. Fax: 352-343-3019. Email: farreachranch@gmail.com. Open: Blueberry season is typically runs from Mid-April to Mid-June; U-PICK Wednesday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm; E-PICK and other goods available in the office Monday-Friday 9-5. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: In Tavares, head south on FL 19 towards Howey, then take highway 561 towards Astatula; about 1/2 mile take left on Dora Blvd; follow Dora Blvd until you arrive at Far Reach Ranch. Click here for a map and directions. Call our office or visit our website for our seasonal hours of operation;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.. Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Dora in America's Seaplane City Tavares, Florida. (UPDATED: April 4, 2018) Also called U-Pick Heavenly Blueberries at Far Reach Ranch.
  • Green Acres Fernery & Citrus Inc. - blueberries, nectarines, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food
    8635 High Street, Yalaha, FL 34797. Phone: (352) 360-5445. Alternate Phone: (352) 324-3333. Email: lacywrobel@comcast.net. Open: we are planning on opening around April 1; but check with us first; we will be open 7 days a week from 9 am to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.  (UPDATED: May 16, 2023, JBS)  (UPDATED: April 04, 2016)
  • Heather Oaks Farm - muscadine grapes, blueberries, flowers, fresh eggs, Other fruit or veg, restrooms, picnic area
    4240 Christmas Lane, Lady Lake, FL 32159. Phone: 352-753-1184. Email: Htheroaks@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm; Will make exceptions if you call first. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Traveling North on highway 441 to Rolling acres RD; go right at Home depot(North)Go to end. Turn right on Griffin Road (East)approximately 3 miles until dead end. Turn right(South) on Gray's Airport Road, Driveway almost immediately on left-See sign "Heather Oaks Farm" turn on to Christmas Lane. Go to end. Louisiana Irises February to end of April, Blueberries: May, Blackberries June/July. Payment: Cash, Check. We grow beautiful Louisiana Irises and Blueberry plants in pots that are available for sale. We also have a nice bed and breakfast and have available horse stalls for rent. Call for availability. U-PICK MUSCADINE GRAPES We would like to introduce our new U-Pick Muscadine Grapes. U-PICK BLUEBERRIES Here at Heather Oaks Farm we offer our customers the opportunity to pick there own blueberries. U-PICK BLACKBERRIES We have thornless blackberries so you can enjoy picking and sampling blackberries without injury. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
  • King Grove Organic Farm - Certified Organic, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food
    19714 County Road 44A, Eustis, FL 32736. Phone: 352-589-2469. Email: info@kinggrove.com. Open: Call our information line for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. No checks. Click here for our Facebook page. USDA Certified Organic blueberries. We supply buckets for picking berries and bags to transport them home. A cooler with ice or ice packs is recommended (especially if you are not going straight home). Bring food and refreshments to enjoy at the farm before or after you pick. We have beautiful picnic tables and an excellent view! King Grove is a working farm, so please remember that closed-toe shoes are a must and that there may be ants and bees and other biting insects (and other similar hazards). If allergic, please take appropriate precautions. The ONLY pyo crops offered are USDA Certified Organic Blueberries. (UPDATED: March 21, 2019)
  • Lake Catherine Blueberries - blueberries, blackberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    5849 Lake Catherine Road, Groveland, FL 34736. Phone: 352-551-4110. Email: info@lakecatherineblueberries.com. Open: Everyday from 9am to 5pm; Mid - April to May ??; Please visit our website or Facebook page for the most up to date information. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We have offer three varieties of blackberries: Natchez, Ouachita, and Osage, all of which are trellised for easier access to the berries. In total, we cultivated a two acre plot conveniently located between our existing blueberry fields on the farm. We charge $4.00 per pound for u-pick berries and $5.00 per pound for pre-picked blackberries. Ava Grace's Country Store will offer a variety of blackberry items to include: Blackberry Jam, Mixed Berry Jam(Blueberry, Blackberry and Strawberry), Blackberry Pie and Blackberry Cobbler. lease visit our website for our complete product and pricing list.  (UPDATED: October 7, 2022, JBS)
  • Sand Hill Blueberries - blueberries, U-pick and already picked, picnic area
    31614 Bottany Wood Dr, Eustis, FL 32736. Phone: 352-636-8204. Alternate Phone: 352-409-4654. Email: mrsrose721@aol.com. Open: from late April 2014, Tuesday to Sunday, From 9am to 6pm, closed on Mondays. Directions: Highway 44 between Eustis and Deland. In Cassia, look for the sign on Bottanywood Drive. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Southern Blues Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries,
    5410 Mitchell Bridges Road, Clermont, FL 34711. Phone: 352-267-0468. Email: sammills3@netzero.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 4 pm. Directions: 1.8 miles east of highway 33 off highway 561, turn onto Mitchell Bridges Road, we are on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Organic blueberries from May 27 TO June 15. Payment: Cash, Check. We are totally organic, no pesticides are used.
  • Southern Hill Farms - blueberries, strawberries, peaches, flowers: zinnias, sunflowers, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, picnic area you may bring your own food
    16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, FL 34714. Phone: 407-619-2846. Alternate Phone: 321-239-3137. Email: brooke@southernhillfarms.com. Open: 7 days a week, from 9 am to 4 pm, during the months of April and May, through May 25. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We planted our first crop of blueberries in 2010 and currently have 40 acres of blueberry bushes on our 120 acre farm. We welcome guests to our family friendly blueberry u-pick farm when the blueberries are ready to be harvested at the peak of their ripeness, usually during the months of April and May. The blueberry u-pick and store will be open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm. Just the blueberry u-pick will be open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. The price in 2015 is $4/lb, and there is no entry or parking fee. We have raw honey, blueberry sauce, t-shirts and hats, as well as other items available for purchase in our store. We have 11 different varieties of blueberries on the farm and we encourage you to try them all! We have 1 gallon buckets for you to pick with, and clamshells for you to take your fruit home in. We have an observation deck to view the beautiful surrounding farm land, as well as a barn for shade and our Southern Hill Market. Check our website for more information about events throughout the season!. Admission and parking are free, and there is never an 'all you can eat' fee. We will provide you with all of the necessary equipment for picking once you arrive, including plastic one gallon buckets and clamshells to take your blueberries home in. Our blueberry bushes and rows are very well maintained, making it easy to access the fruit. They are also stroller accessible. We suggest wearing a hat, closed toe shoes and sunscreen to make your visit to the farm an enjoyable one. e have our new Blueberry Express ride, hayrides and food trucks available on the weekends, as well as a covered playground for children and new permanent restroom facilities. Climb atop our observation deck, where you have a 360 degree view of the surrounding farm land.Sunflower u-pick at Southern Hill Farms in Clermont, FL. Sunflower field pass - $5 ages 10+, $2 ages 3 to 9. U-pick sunflowers - $2/flower.
    Peach u-pick is usually Mid-April through May.
    Zinnia u-pick is in the Spring and fall.
    Strawberries are December through March.
     (UPDATED: May 16, 2023, JBS)

 

Blueberry

Blueberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruit to prepare and serve. There's no peeling, pitting, coring or cutting. They have few natural pests, (other than birds), so pesticides are generally unnecessary! This year's crop is fantastic (see related news story), thanks both to the weather and to more farms planting more blueberry bushes due to increased consumer demand over the past few years as more studies proclaim the anti-oxidant and other health properties of blueberries.

Click here to find a local Blueberry Festival (usually held between April and July).

If you are looking for information about a similar berry, the saskatoon (also called the June berry or Serviceberry) see this page about saskatoons.

Picking tips:

Select plump, full blueberries with a light gray-blue color. A berry with any hint of red isn't fully ripened.

Ripening AFTER picking?

First, it is key to know that once picked, blueberries will NOT become any sweeter, nor will the flavor improve. The only change that occurs is the color. They will APPEAR to ripen, but it is only a color change, from white to green to rose to red to pale blue to fully blue. So, white and green colored blueberries will not "ripen" after they are picked; while blueberries that have already turned purple, red or blue-ish usually DO change color after they are picked (if they are kept at room temperature to "ripen").

As the blueberries ripen ON THE BUSH, the flavor goes from tastless to bitter to tasteless tart to tart blueberry flavor to sweet blueberry flavor.

Grocery stores sell blueberries that are tart, not sweet because they had them picked unripe by machine so they are very firm and can handled being bumped around in shipping. They may look good, but are not as tasty as those picked when actually ripe.

So, the key is, PICK ONLY RIPE BERRIES!

How to pick blueberries

Since blueberries hang on the bushes in bunches a but like grapes do, the easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers. The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

When the bushes are at peak, I can easily pick 2 gallons per hour (if I'm not being distracted by the kids and the sun isn't too hot!). A newbie might do 1 gallon per hour.and at the beginning or end of the season it takes more time as the berries are not as plentiful nor concentrated in clusters.

Tips for storing blueberries after harvesting:

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh blueberries in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked blueberries will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening. Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed blueberries freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.

Blueberry Measurements and Conversions

Keep in mind that blueberries vary considerably in density and moisture content, so these ranges are approximates.

  • 1 gallon of blueberries weighs about 7.5 lbs or (4 liters of blueberries is about 3.5 kg)

  • 1 pint of fresh blueberries weights about 3/4 of a pound. (1 liter of blueberries is about 700 grams)

  • 1 pound of fresh blueberries is usually between about 2 and 3 cups of berries.

  • It takes about 4 cups (about of blueberries to make a blueberry pie (see this fantastic and easy blueberry pie recipe)

  • A normal batch of blueberry preserves, jam or jelly requires 5 pints of berries.

  • Blueberries do come in a variety of sizes from small (190-250 berries per cup) to extra large (<90 berries per cup).

Blueberry Recipes, Canning and Freezing Blueberries

Recipes

Canning, freezing and other blueberry recipes:

Baking tips

If you have trouble with blueberries settling to the bottom of muffins and blueberry breads, try one or more of these tips:

  • Coat them with flour before adding to the batter. Just gently shake the blueberries in a bag (plastic or paper) with 1/2 cup of flour, then dump them mix in a sieve to remove excess flour.
  • It may just be that your batter is too thin. try making the batter a little thicker!
  • Fill the muffin cups or baking pan up to 1/4 full with batter (which hasn't had blueberries added to it yet); then stir the blueberries into the remaining batter, and continue to fill the muffin cups or bread pan. The blueberries will start off higher in the mix!

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)