Looking for a u pick blueberry farm? It's that time of year were blueberries in Florida are at is ripest. This is the time most farms begin their u-pick period. Blueberries have been on the media lately as they've become a member of the "super foods" group. According to the Florida Blueberry Growers Association, blueberries are full of cancer fighting anti-oxidants and anti-aging/memory enhancement nutrients.
Here's a list of local blueberry farms who are now open for U-picks. Remember to dress comfortably when visiting these farms, wear a cap/hat and bring sunscreen. Also, bring cash and please call ahead to make sure they are open. But most of all, have fun!
Big Bear Farms
Big Bear Farms is located at 7606 Kinard Rd, Plant City, FL. Big Bear Farms will be open April 26 from 1pm to 6 pm and April 27 from 9 am to 6 pm. In addition to blueberries, they sell elderberries and un-gassed tomatoes. Please remember to bring cash and call before heading out there. Big Bear Farms can be reached at (813) 986-1152 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keel and Curley Winery
Keel and Curley Winery is located at 5210 W. Thonotosassa Road in Plant City, FL. Their Winery is open year around, but their fields are only open for U-pick during their Annual Blueberry Festival. This year they are celebrating their 6th Annual Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival on April 27 and 28, 2013. Entrance to the Festival is free, but they charge a $5 parking fee. For more information, please contact them directly at (813) 752-9100.
Update: Keel and Curley will be open for U-pick Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 8 am to 2 pm. They'll provide buckets for you to use. Blueberries will be $4/lb.
Kirkland Farms is located at 2632 Old Medulla Rd in Lakeland FL. You can check out their Facebook page for u-pick information. We had some of their blueberries last week and they were amazing. If you sign up for their email newsletter, they will send you an email Saturday night with u-pick times for Sunday.
Blue Youth Berries Farm
I found this farm through my friend Steph at Orangespoken. She's a Parkesdale frequent shopper and a friend. Her enthusiasm for u-pick farms borders on fanatic. :) Blue Youth Berries Farm is located at 8201 Cosme Rd in Odessa FL. For more information, follow this link to their website.
Are you ready to go blueberry picking?