Picking blueberries at a local farm is way more fun than picking up a small plastic container of blueberries in the produce section of your local grocery store.
Central Florida’s Blueberry U-Pick Season
Of course Florida is known as one of the world’s leading citrus fruit providers, but we also have a lot of blueberry farms. U-pick blueberry season is in full swing right now (April – May) and there’s probably a farm near you. Find the farm’s website or Facebook page to view their schedule; some farms are open six days a week while others are open one day a week.
Weather is a major factor, and affects the overall length of the season.
- Check the weather and plan accordingly. Bring water; wear sunscreen and a hat.
- Bring cash.
- Be sure to keep tabs on your children, and stay in designated areas.
- Working farms are likely to have areas with unlevel paths, possible fire ants and other potential hazards. Wear closed toe shoes.
- Follow instructions and only pick berries that are ripe and blue.
- Thank the farm owner/employees for hosting your visit, then brag about your experience on social media.
We do our best to keep track of Polk County’s larger farms schedules, so check out our Calendar of Events and use the Farm Tours & UPick category filter to plan your visit.
Blueberry U-Pick Farms
Polk County is big (4th largest county Florida) so we’ve sorted the farms by city.
Kirkland Farms Blueberry Farm – 2632 Old Medulla Rd, Lakeland, 33811
Lakeland Berries at Shady Oak – 3320 Shady Oak Dr E, Lakeland, 33810
Lonesome Oak Blueberry Farm – 2851 Thornhill Rd, Winter Haven, 33880
Thomas Farms Blueberries – 2035 Gerber Dairy Rd, Winter Haven, 33880
Whitehead’s Blueberry Farm – 1024 Macon Rd, Winter Haven, 33880
BMB Farms – 4277 Old Eagle Lake Rd, Bartow, 33830
James Farms – 2101 Dynamite Rd, Bartow, 33830
Late Bloom Blueberry Farm – 115 Scenic Hwy, Haines City, 33844
Ridge Island Groves – 6000 Polk City Rd, Haines City, 33844
Five Star Family Growers – 361 Denton Ave, Auburndale, 33823
Luna Berry Farms – 3132 K-Ville Ave, Auburndale, 33823
Crown Jewel Farms – 106 Egg Farm Rd, Lake Wales, 33859
Futch Family Farms – 12500 Old Grade Rd, Polk City, 33868
Parish Family Farm – 100 Mitchell Rd, Eagle Lake, 33839
True Blue Winery and Bistro – 604 Pink Apartment Rd, Davenport, 33837