Florida is a great place to live, especially if you enjoy fun and exciting ways to pick your produce. April is a fantastic time of year in the Sunshine State, as the weather is warm and perfect for outdoor activities. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the day with family or friends, check out the top five U-pick farms in Florida to visit in April.

Our 7 Favorite U-Pick Farms in Florida

Yancey’s Blueberry Farm

Yancey’s Blueberry Farm is located in Silver Springs, Florida. This 22-acre farm is said to have the best blueberries in the state! It was founded in the 1960s by Robert W. Yancey — the first commercial blueberry grower in Marion County. The farm has been in operation for over 25 years and offers several blueberry varieties for you to pick. They are open at the time of publication, with a 2024 opening date of March 30, and are open Monday through Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm. This is a great way to experience a different side of Florida agriculture while enjoying the outdoors. The farm is about an hour away from our Deltona communities in Ocala. You can get more ideas for places to visit in Central Florida by following us on Facebook or reading our blog!

Amber Brook Farms

Amber Brook Farms is another excellent choice for those near Ocala looking for U-Pick Farms in Florida. Nestled just a 25-minute drive from Ocala, this farm extends over an expansive 100-acre natural wonder. It’s a serene retreat into nature’s lap. It has a wide variety of blueberries in spring, including Emerald, Springhigh, and Prima Donna blueberries, making it a berry lover’s paradise. The farm also has strawberries and a picturesque spread of sunflowers and zinnias, adding to its charm. Amber Brook Farms caters to visitors of all ages with its Bubble Barn, barrel train rides, and jump pillows. The farm also has multiple events throughout the year dedicated to strawberries, blueberries, and holidays like Easter. From April 20-28th, the farm hosts its annual Blueberry Festival, which includes a blueberry stomping contest. 

Blueberry U-Pick Farms in Florida

Southern Hill Farms

Southern Hill Farms is one of the most popular U-pick farms in the state. Located in Clermont, Florida, this farm has been operating for over 50 years. It offers a wide range of fruits and vegetables for you and your family to pick. Some of the most popular fruits available in April include blueberries and peaches.

In addition to picking your own produce, Southern Hill Farms also has a country store. You can purchase homemade jams, jellies, and other delicious treats here. The farm also offers interactive experiences for kids, including a playground and a petting zoo. If you’re in one of our Deltona Homes communities in Citrus Springs, we highly recommend taking a trip to this farm!

Peach U-Pick Farm

Welsey Wells Farm

Wesley Wells Farm is a warm and inviting family-owned and operated business in St. Augustine, founded by third-generation farmer Wesley Wells. The Wells family is dedicated to providing local families with opportunities to learn about agriculture and engage in farm-related experiences. Their goal is to educate visitors on growing and harvesting food from the field to the dinner table.

A visit to Wesley Wells Farm is the perfect day trip for families in Deltona’s St. Augustine communities. The farm offers unique kid-friendly activities, including farm tours, workshops, farm animal encounters, field trips, and U-pick fields. One of their specialties is sweet corn, which is in season from April through June, but they also grow crops like blueberries and green beans. Visitors should call ahead or check their Facebook page for updates on what produce and events are available before they visit.

Corn Farm

Wet Hammock Farm

Wet Hammock Farm is a family-owned and operated orchard that has been serving the community for over a century. This farm specializes in U-pick blackberries, blueberries, peaches, and flowers. Blackberry season typically starts in late April and runs through May. At Wet Hammock, they grow three blackberry varieties, including Natchez, Ouachita, and Osage. Their blackberry plants have been selectively bred, so they are naturally thornless and are not genetically modified. Their peach crops are usually ready to pick in late April as well. Peach picking season is expected to last four to six weeks, depending on the weather. They provide buckets for picking and bags for taking the fruit home, but you are welcome to bring your own container.

Additionally, this farm grows sunflowers, zinnias, and marigolds that can be picked up and enjoyed in a mason jar. This farm is worth a visit just for bringing home some freshly picked flowers for your table! And, because it is located in Citra, Florida, you are only about 40 miles or 45 minutes away if you live in our Marion Oaks or Glen Aire communities in Ocala!

U-Pick flower farm

Jubilee Orchards

Jubilee Orchards is an organic blueberry farm located in Tallahassee, Florida, west of our Sunny Hills community. The Jubilee team is dedicated to promoting climate-smart soil, food, and land conservation. This commitment has been ingrained in the family’s values for generations. The former US Senator and Florida Governor, Lawton Chiles, who once owned the pristine woods and fields, instilled a deep love for the land in his sons. Still family-owned and operated, Jubilee prioritizes environmental sustainability, including growing its certified organic blueberries.

Every spring, this farm welcomes thousands of people to participate in the U-Pick season and enjoy the plantation experience. Visitors can stay overnight in vintage cabins, hike in the woods, and enjoy the lakes and the farm. On top of that, the Jubilee Festival takes place in late spring, usually in May. This festival features educational activities, hay and pony rides, live music, and delicious food.

U-Pick Blueberries

Albritton Fruit Farms

Albritton Fruit Farms in Sarasota, FL, is just a 35-minute drive from Northport and is one of Florida’s best U-Pick Farms. Mark your calendars as their U-Pick season kicks off on March 23rd, offering a unique opportunity to harvest juicy blueberries straight from the bush. The farm practices sustainable farming, and its blueberries have no harmful chemicals or residue. This farm welcomes visitors on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday, from 9 am to 1 pm on weekdays and 2 pm on weekends. Among the lush fields are the unique food trucks and bakeries that visit every weekend, offering you treats after exploring the farm. Its scenic Sarasota location and memorable fruit-picking adventure make it a popular choice for nearby Florida residents.

Which U-Pick Farms will you visit?

Florida is a great place to live if you’re looking for an exciting way to pick your own fresh produce. Whether you’re looking for blueberries, strawberries, or other fruits and vegetables, there are plenty of U-pick farms to choose from. We hope you’ve found our list of the best U-pick farms in Florida to visit this spring helpful.

If you love fresh produce and want to have your own backyard garden, check out our Northport community in Sarasota County. North Port is the perfect place to grow mangos, citrus, avocados, and coconut palms right in your own backyard. You can view our new homes for sale in North Port, FL, online or contact us at (941) 564-8330 for more information today!