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Plan Your Picking Around the Seasons: U-Pick Farms in Ocala/Marion County

In a state that’s sunny and warm for the majority of the year, the best way to distinguish seasons is by the locally grown fruit harvests.

Spend a fun afternoon in one of Ocala/Marion County’s plentiful orchards and farms picking your favorite fruits with friends and family. To help you plan your picking adventure, here’s a breakdown of the best places and times of year to find blueberries, blackberries and peaches.

Blueberries

Blueberries make everything better — smoothies, pies, waffles, you name it! For prime picking, plan a trip to one of these farms during their harvesting season:

Abshier Blueberry Farm

3960 SE 115th St., Belleview, FL 34420
Open Tues-Sun from 8am to 6pm April 7 – June 1
Cash, Debit or Credit

B & G Blueberries

10203 NE 100th St., Fort McCoy, FL 32134
Open 7am – 1pm on select Days in April to July
Cash or Checks

Barbara’s Blueberries

12750 NE CR 314, Silver Springs, FL 34488
Open May to July
Cash Only

Bay Lake Blueberry Farm

20525 Hwy 315, Fort McCoy, FL 32134
Open May to July
Cash Only

Blues Brothers Farm

4290 NE 97 Street Rd., Anthony, FL 32617
Open Mon-Sun from 8am to 4pm, April – May
Cash or Checks

Blueberry Downs

2459 NE 98th St., Anthony, FL 32617
Open Wed, Sat and Sun from 8am to 4pm, March 15 – May 15
Cash, Check, Debit or Credit

Claire’s Blueberry Farm

12750 NE Hwy 314, Silver Springs, FL 34488
Open Mon-Sun from 7am to 7pm, April 15 – August 15
Cash Only

Douglass Farm/Wet Hammock Nursery

4500 E Hwy 318, Citra, FL 32113
Open Wed, Sat and Sun from 8am to 5pm, late May – June.
Cash or Check

Fiddle Leaf Farm

17401 SE County Hwy 475, Summerfield, FL 34491
Open Wed-Sun from 7:30am to 1pm, April-early June
Cash or Check

Indigo Farm

22651 NE 77th Terrance Rd., Citra, FL 32113
Open Tues-Sun from 8am to 3pm, May 1 to early July
Cash or Check

Sugar Hill Blueberries

12690 SE 36th Ave., Belleview, FL 34420
Open Tues-Sun from 8am to 1pm, April to Middle of May
Cash or Check

Wagon Blueberry and Chestnut Farm

14201 SW 16th Pl., Ocala, FL 34481
Open Fri-Sat from 7am to 12pm in June
Cash only

Yancey’s Blueberry Farm

111821 SE 1st Street Rd., Silver Springs, FL 34488
Open Thurs-Sat from 8am to 1pm
Cash or Check

Blackberries

There’s nothing better than a wonderfully ripe blackberry. Here’s two great places to pick Florida’s finest blackberries when they’re in season:

Blues Brothers Farm

4290 NE 97 Street Rd., Anthony, FL 32617
Open Mon-Sun from 8am to 4pm, June - July
Cash or Checks

Douglass Farm/Wet Hammock Nursery

4500 E Hwy 318, Citra, FL 32113
Open Wed, Sat and Sun from 8am to 5pm, late May – June
Cash or Check

Peaches

Georgia isn’t the only state that can grow plump, juicy peaches! If these sweet delights are your favorite, check out one of these local farms and pick Florida’s best for yourself:

Blues Brothers Farm

4290 NE 97 Street Rd., Anthony, FL 32617
Open Mon-Sun from 8am to 4pm, August - September
Cash or Checks

Florida Peach Farms and Nurseries

5109 E Hwy 316, Citra, FL 32113
Open Sat 7am to 7pm, Sun 7am to 3pm, May 14 – June 12
Cash Only

Nothing beats a bowl of fresh, ripe fruit — except maybe the satisfaction of knowing you hand-picked each piece yourself. So get a group together and get outdoors to experience a fun day at one of Ocala/Marion County’s local farms — where the people are friendly and the fruit’s aplenty!

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