You’ll be hard pressed to find a family outing more fun than a day picking your own fruits and vegetables. Florida’s rich history of farming is celebrated today via farms, farm stands, and orchards offering off the vine and freshly picked foods. Even though others can pick for you, it’s so much more rewarding to do it yourself!

We’ve helped highlight some of our favorites below, where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables (also known as U-Pick).

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Originally Published: September 25, 2019

Florida’s Top 13 Family Orchards & Farms

Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market (Boynton Beach)

This farm has a mission of bringing local grown produce to the public at an affordable price. They treat everyone like family. You will want to try it all and be back for more! They are proudly family owned and operated.

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Chapman’s Double C (Kissimmee)

This ranch has a commercial beef operation, blueberries and much more! With third generation owners they take great pride in raising their animals and plants. If you are looking for amazing local beef or to pick your own blueberries this is the place for you!

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Dooley Groves (Ruskin)

This farm has different picking options and a great farmers market. They are known for their citrus fruits and are about 30 miles south of Tampa. They also offer gift baskets and specialty packs.

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Farmer Mike’s U-Pick (Bonita Springs)

Farmer Mike’s offers the freshest produce and a great farmers market. They have a variety of local vegetables, fruits and wild cut flowers. What is offered depends on the season so make sure to check their website. This is the perfect place for a family outing.

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Hydro Harvest Farms (Ruskin)

This farm stand offers fresh and nutritious options with no GMO used in their growing. They are open everyday and have many free events. They also have beautiful gardens to check out and equiptment for sale by appointment.

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Hunsader Farms (Bradenton)

This farm is closed in the summer and will open back up in September. In the u-pick season you can go on the field and pick yourself. They also have an ice cream shop, petting zoo and other fun family activites. The market has all sorts of homemade goodies like jams, honey and much more. You could make a whole day of it here!

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Henscratch Farms (Lake Placid)

Stroll the vineyards to pick the biggest grapes you’ve ever seen. You can also pick strawberries or do a wine tasing! The bronze fruit is “honey & musky” while the black grapes are sweet & fruity. There are so many options for all ages here.

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Lake Catherine Breweries (Groveland)

This family owned and operated farm has a pick-your-own blueberry and blackberry farm. They also have pre-picked options and lots of yummy baked goods, fresh squeezed lemonade and much more. The fall season starts September 29th with all sorts of fun fall festivities.

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Knaus Berry Farm (Homestead)

This well-known farm started out as a small roadside stand. Their strawberries are incredible, as well as their tomatoes. You will also want to pick up a pie or two. They are homemade and so tasty! The farm is closed for summer months.

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Ridge Island Groves (Haines City)

This family-owned farm has some of the “freshest Florida citrus” around! Everything is handpicked and shipped fresh. They also offer all sorts of jellies, juices, honey and much more! They also have farm tours starting October 1st, so you can see where your food comes from!

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Sweetfields Farm (Brooksville)

This farm offers you to pick most of the vegetables on your own. They promise the freshest produce and a great family experience! They are closed for the summer. Sunflower season starts in May!

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Southern Hill Farms (Clermont)

This huge farm is family owned and operated and has 120 acres with beautiful flowers, as well as, some of the freshest local crops. They also have delicious donuts and a fantastic Fall Festival in October.

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Jubilee Orchards (Tallahassee)

This organic farm is more than an orchard – it offers pick-your-own, a store, cabins and so much more. This place is best described as an experience! They are well-known for their blueberries, some claim they are the best around! Make sure to check them out next time you are in Tallahassee.

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Hi, I'm Paul, I'm a travel writer and I love everything about the salt life. I grew up in the northeast, but we visited family in Florida often ... and I was hooked! I've been writing about the Sunshine State for two decades. I enjoy helping travelers find the best places to stay, to eat, and to play in Florida.

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