Blueberries have grown to become an important crop to farmers in Central Florida — and we can all reap the sweet rewards at U-Pick Farms near Orlando. There are even local blueberry festivals to celebrate the harvest season. Here’s where you can pick your own blueberries near Orlando.
Fresh blueberries are ripe for the picking at U-Pick farms near Orlando starting in March or April through May. Each farm will have a different U-Pick opening date as the berries ripen, so it’s recommended to keep checking each location for their availability.
Before you go:
Farms tend to get picked over on the weekends. Call first or look on the farm’s Facebook page to check on produce availability and hours of operation. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring sunscreen and water. And be prepared for the long drive as some of the farms are a trek from Orlando.
WHERE TO PICK BLUEBERRIES IN ORLANDO
Beck’s Brothers Blueberries
12500 Overstreet Road, Windermere
Open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during season
Blueberry Hill Farm
5000 Berry Groves Road, Clermont
75 Note Road, St. Cloud
Far Reach Ranch
1255 S. Dora Blvd., Tavares
April- May: Blueberries
B & G Rucks Blueberries
1031 Oak Shore Drive, St. Cloud
Southern Hills Farms
16651 Schofield Road, Clermont
Southern Hills Farms is the destination for everything blueberry. After you pick your own berries, stay on the farm for fresh blueberry donuts, food trucks, shopping at the gift shop and playing at the covered playground. They also host a ton of fun events throughout the season.
Blueberry picking is available Tuesdays through Sundays beginning late March through May. Check website for detailed directions and be prepared to drive down a clay road and then into an unpaved working farm.
Blueberry U-Pick & Spring Harvest Celebration
March 30 & 31, April 6 & 7 at Southern Hill Farms, Clermont
The 40-acre farm is celebrating the season with live music, food, drinks, entertainment, festival rides and so much more. Admission is free.
Mount Dora Blueberry Festival
April 27 & 28 at Elizabeth Evans Park
Support your local farmers at this festival featuring blueberry specialty food vendors, blueberry plants for sale, music and entertainment.