where to pick blueberries

It’s Blueberry U-Pick Season! Where to pick blueberries in Tampa Bay

U-pick blueberry season is finally here! The sweet blueberries are ready for the picking at several farms and we’re sharing some of our favorite spots to go blueberry picking in Tampa Bay.

While some farms provide containers, we recommend bringing your own just in case. In fact, the plastic clamshells store-bought blueberries come in are best if you can save a few since they’re designed to keep the berries fresh. Once you get home, store your freshly picked blueberries in the fridge until ready to eat.

Related: The Best U-Pick Farms in Tampa Bay: Berries, Citrus, Greens, Flowers, and more!

Cash is best and it’s always a good idea to wear closed-toed shoes, apply plenty of sunscreen and, of course, bring enough water to drink for everyone since it can get hot in the fields.

*Be sure to check with each farm’s Facebook page or website before you go since things can change quickly between the weather and the popularity of this outdoor activity in Tampa Bay!

Where to find the best U-pick blueberries in Tampa Bay 2024

U Pick Season at Amber Brook Farms

  • 36111 N. CR 44A, Eustis
  • 3250 NE 140th Ave, Williston

Experience nature at Amber Brooke Farms, the premier family-owned farming destination in Gainesville and Ocala. They are fourth-generation farmers, with a deep understanding of the importance of family on their expansive 100-acre property. Visitors can explore the farm during one of their signature festivals and events, such as the Strawberry Festival, Blueberry Festival in April, or the all-new Sweet Corn Festival in May.

All festivals feature live music, inclusive farm activities, special entertainment, and seasonal food and drinks crafted from the fruits grown on-site. Guests can also enjoy free admission on U-Pick days to harvest their own fruit.

Throughout the year, the farm offers over 40 activities, including a slide hill, barrel train, wagon ride, ball zone, archery, gel blaster range, and more. There’s something for every member of the family to enjoy and create lasting memories.

Keel & Curley in Plant City: U-Pick Blueberries during their annual Blueberry Festival 

Keel & Curley location on Thonotosassa Road also happens to be right by Dinosaur World, so it’s a great day trip for families. We also love grabbing lunch under the covered patio and saying hello to the farm animals, so make some time in your day for that too! Keel Farms will be hosting its annual Blueberry Festival on March 30 and April 6, 7, 13, 14, 21, and 22 which will feature u-pick blueberries, live music, a kid’s area, and more. Check their Facebook page here for updates.

Wish Farms Blueberry U-Pick in Plant City: U-Pick Blueberries

Wish Farms will open for blueberry u-pick on select Saturdays in March and April. You can check their events page here to stay up to date.

Starkey Blueberry Farm in New Port Richey: U-Pick blueberries and blackberries 

Starkey Blueberry Farm’s u-pick blueberry season is now open at the field located at 10730 Lake Blanche Drive in New Port Richey. The field is not too far from Starkey Market if you want to stick around for lunch and pre-picked berries. Check their Facebook page for daily updates on availability before heading out.

Church Lake Farm in Odessa: U-pick blueberries 

Church Lake Farm’s u-pick blueberries are now ready for u-pick select days of starting March 30, 2024! Make sure to check their Facebook page for picking updates. 

Royal Blues Farm in Dade City: U-Pick Blueberries

Royal Blues Farm is hosting u-pick blueberries on select days: March, 30, April 13-14, 27-28, May 4-5, and 11-12 from 9 am-2:30 pm. Stay tuned to their website and social media for updates.

You Pick Blueberries in Spring Hill: U-pick blueberries

You Pick Blueberries Spring Hill will open on weekends for the season beginning March 23! You will want to stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates and any potential changes. U-pick blueberries are $5 per pound and you can also buy pre-picked berries for $6 per pound. They will also have food trucks and other vendors on site.

JG Ranch in Brooksville: U-pick blackberries and blueberries 

JG Ranch’s U-pick strawberry season has ended. They will be offering u-pick blackberries starting at the beginning of April. You’ll want to check in on their Facebook page to see if they are open for u-pick before you head out.

Albritton Farms in Sarasota: U-pick blueberries right now

Albritton Farms opened their blueberry u-pick season on March 23 and is open for u-pick blueberries on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am- 1 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am-2 pm. While their berries are not certified organic, they say they do not use harmful chemicals. They also mention that their fields are stroller-friendly.

Whiteheads Blueberry Farm in Winter Haven

Whiteheads Blueberry Farm is opening for the blueberry u-pick the first week of April and will remain open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 am-4 pm until about May. They have more than 30,000 blueberry plants spread across 15 acres so you know you’ll leave with lots of berries. It’s located near LEGOLAND Florida and Peppa Pig Theme Park, so it’s a great side trip on the way home.

S & S Micro Farm in Bartow: U-pick blueberries 

Blueberries will be ready for picking at S & S Micro Farm in Bartow on March 30 and will go through the end of May on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 am-1 pm. Go picking on Mother’s Day, May 12, and enjoy a free mimosa and live music!

Lyna Berry Farms in Lithia: U-pick blueberries

The blueberries will be ready for picking starting April 18! They supply everything you need to pick blueberries which are $3 per pound. Follow them on Facebook for updates.

Lonesome Oak Blueberry Farm in Winter Haven: u-pick blueberries

Lonesome Oak Blueberry Farm is offering u-pick blueberries for $5 per pound–cash only – on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am- 4 pm, while they last. They provide buckets and a breathable clamshell to keep your berries fresh which is a bonus. The farm is open Thursday through Sunday from 9 am-5 pm.

A Land of Delight Natural Farm and Nursery in Plant City: U-Pick Veggies and Blueberries

A Land of Delight Natural Farm hosts a regular farmers market and u-pick.  Other u-picks are mostly greens which are great for smoothies and salads! The market has plenty of fresh produce, honey, and so much more. Check their Facebook page here for updates.

Simmons Farms Blueberry U-Pick in Plant City

Simmons Farms will be offering you pick blueberries the final two weeks in April: April 21-23 and April 28-30. Berries are $4 per pound and it’s cash only.

Castro Farms in Bartow

Castro Farms in Bartow is new to our list for u-pick blueberries! Berries are $4 per pound if you pick your own or $5 for pre-picked.

Hatfields Orchard in Crystal River: U-pick blueberries

Hatfield’s Orchard will open in April, but their blueberries are still ripening. They offer what’s called Rabbit Eye Blueberries which they expect will be ready sometime in mid-April, so stay tuned for updates. You can currently pick mulberries on select days.

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