Central Florida Blueberry Guide

I love Florida blueberry season, which runs April til June. Thanks to the work at the University of Florida over the past three decades, we get to enjoy hundreds of small blueberry farms across Florida.

blueberry bunchBlueberry Health Benefits:

  • Lower in fat and have just 80 calories per cup
  • ​Loaded with fiber to keep you fuller longer
  • ​Excellent source of manganese, which supports bone development and converting carbohydrates to energy
  • Improves brain health
  • Fights urinary tract infections
  • Provides 25% of daily Vitamin C requirements in one serving
  • Improves heart health and reduces cancer risk

More information here is a great article from Huff Post “Surprising Benefits of Blueberries”.

group shot blueberriesGather up your friends and family and lets go blueberry picking!

Local You-Pick Blueberry Farms

Here is just a few of the local farms in Orange and Lake County. To look up other locations in your area, go to You-Pick Farm Directory.

ALWAYS CALL or check the farm’s website for exact open times and dates before planning your trip.  These are usually family owned farms and have specific picking times.  Also, changes in the weather and crop status can alter their business schedule.

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Green Acres

Blackberries, blueberries, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals. Address: 8635 High Street, Yalaha, FL 34797. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.

Phone: 352-360-5445.   Typical season: Blueberries March 30 thru May; Honey Peaches May 30 thru June, Blackberries in June. Payment: Cash, Check.  Facebook page. Open: Opening now through June

*Note: Green Acres is located less than a mile away from Yalaha Bakery, which is amazing and a really fun outing!

Far reach RanchFar Reach Ranch

Blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)

Address: 1255 South Dora Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778. Directions:  Click here for a map and directions.

Phone: 352-343-7389.      Facebook page.    Website: www.farreachranch.com

Payment: Cash onlyPrice: $4 per pound YOU pick $5 per pound PRE-picked  Open: Opening April 23rd.

Promise Farms

Promise Farms in Eustis is a 28 acre, conventional (non-organic), blueberry farm, in Eustis.

,Address: 36111 N County Road 44A Eustis, FL 32736  Phone: (352) 408-1988  Website: www.promisefarms.net/     Facebook Page

Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.

 Kings GroveKing Grove Farm

USDA Certified Organic blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)

Address: 19714 County Road 44A, Eustis, FL 32736. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.

Phone: 352-589-2469. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.

Facebook pageWebsite: www.kinggrove.com  Open: Call our information line for current hours.

 Southern Hill Farms logoSouthern Hill Farms 

Blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food)

Address: 16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, FL 34714. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.

Phone: 407-986-5806.  Facebook page. Website: www.southernhillfarms.com

Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.  Open: during the months of April and May, Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm; Closed Monday. Check website for several events planned throughout the season.

 *Mom Note: Southern Hill Farms has Bouncing Blueberries (see schedule) geared toward family fun – story time, blueberry pancakes, hayride etc. Lake Catherine Blueberry

Lake Catherine Blueberries

Blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours.

Address: 5849 Lake Catherine Road, Groveland, FL 34736. Directions:Click here for a map and directions.

Phone: 352-551-4110.   Facebook page.Website: www.lakecatheringblueberries.com 

 Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Open: Everyday from 9am to 5pm; April to May.

Check website for several events planned throughout the season.

Blue berry hill farms

Blueberry Hill Farm

Certified Organic, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties

Address: 5000 Berry Groves Road, Clermont, FL 34714. DIRECTIONS: Click here for a map and directions.

Phone: 863-944-1401.  Open: Monday to Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm, April and May.

Facebook page. Website: www.blueberryhillfarm.net/ 

Payment:Cash, Check.  

They will offer hay rides to feed the cows and fishing. Check website for several events planned throughout the season.

Tom West Farm logo

Tom West Blueberries

Blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
Address: 324 E. Orlando Avenue, Ocoee, FL 34761. (We are located downtown Ocoee behind the Ocoee Elementary School and we are 5 minutes from highway 50. )
Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Phone: 407-656-3223.
Open: 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm starting in April to early June depending on the supply of berries Directions:  On Saturdays and Sunday we will have free boat rides during our season.
Payment:Cash only!

teenage fun picking blueberries

Recipes Resource:

Blueberry Hill Farm’s Recipes: Blueberry Muffins, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Jam

For more information and resources on blueberries check out  Florida Blueberry Association.  Also for U-Pick locations in your area go to You-Pick Farm Directory.

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