What are your hours for the spring u-pick season?
We’re open for blueberry picking Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm during the months of late March, April and May. We’re open for peach picking Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm during the months of mid-April and May. All hours are subject to change due to weather and crop availability, please always check the website the day of your planned visit. Sunflower and zinnia picking dates will be announced this spring.
Are you open year-round?
No, we are open seasonally in the spring and the fall.
What crops do you have available for picking?
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, all major credit cards, debit cards and Apple Pay. We do not accept personal checks.
Are pets and service animals allowed on the farm?
Spring u-pick, NO. Fall festival, YES. While we love dogs as much as you do, we cannot allow animals of any kind onto the farm during our spring u-pick season for the health and safety of our guests in accordance with federal and state regulations. Florida food safety regulations prohibit any animals, including service animals, from entering a field that will be harvested for the consumption of fresh produce. We do allow pets and service animals on the farm during our fall festival. Please leave all pets at home in the spring.
Is there an admission or parking fee?
During our spring u-pick season there is no parking or admission fee to enter the farm. During our Fall Festival in October there is not a parking fee, however there is an admission fee per person.
Can I bring outside food, drinks or alcoholic beverages to the farm?
We do not allow outside coolers filled with any type of beverage, any alcohol, and catered meals (including cake and ice cream). You are welcome to bring bottled waters, non-alcoholic drinks and snack foods. If it requires reserving space on a picnic table, you must rent a table. You can find information about table rentals here.
Do you have picnic tables for guests to use?
Yes, we have three covered barns with complimentary picnic tables available for our guests. All picnic tables are first come, first served. If you would like to reserve a picnic table for a group or you would like to bring in an outside meal (like cake and ice cream for a birthday celebration), please see our picnic table rental info below.
Can I reserve picnic tables?
Reservations are available during our normal business hours at our spring u-pick and fall festival. Table reservations are $50 per hour, per table, with a two hour minimum. Each picnic table will seat approximately ten adults or fifteen children. They are all located under one of our covered barns with the option to choose which barn you would like to be at. One gallon of our homemade blueberry lemonade is provided at no cost with each picnic table reserved, along with cups and ice. Please contact us at 407-986-5806 to reserve your picnic tables.
Is there accessibility for disabled persons?
Yes, we have handicapped accessible restrooms and our blueberry rows have grass between them. Please note that some areas on the farm are sandy and might be difficult for a wheelchair to pass through. Our Southern Hill Market and adjacent barn have concrete flooring.
Do you sell blueberry bushes?
Yes, we sell our Scintilla variety (orange flags) in 3 gallon pots. For pricing, please contact us at 407-986-5806.
What is this white coating on my blueberries?
The white coating is natural and is called the bloom. The bush creates it to protect the blueberry as it ripens from pests and other natural invaders. As the blueberry ripens, it loses it bloom. Once a blueberry has become over ripened, you will notice that there is no longer a white coating on it. Some varieties of blueberries produce more bloom than others.
What do I need to bring for blueberry and peach picking?
We suggest wearing closed toe shoes, a hat and/or sunscreen and cool, comfortable clothing. We’ll provide you with one gallon buckets to pick blueberries with and baskets to pick peaches. At checkout, we will provide you with clamshells and bags to take your fruit home in.
Can I eat the blueberries and peaches in the fields?
You are welcome to eat blueberries as you are picking (we encourage you to try them to find your favorite variety), and there is not an ‘all you can eat’ fee. Peaches, however, you cannot eat in the field due to their size and limited quantity. All peaches must be purchased before you eat them.
Do you have a lost and found?
Yes, you can visit the farm during our normal u-pick hours to see if your item was turned into our lost and found, located in the Southern Hill Market.
Do you allow professional photography on the farm?
Yes, but please note that there is a fee to reserve a time for your photoshoot. You can find more information about photography at the farm here.
Do you have restrooms and baby changing tables?
Yes, we have both! We have permanent restrooms as well as baby changing tables in both the men and women’s restrooms.
Why do you not know when your opening dates will be for your u-pick crops?
Since the ripening of all fruit depends on its environment, we can only predict when we will have some ready for picking until just a couple of weeks before hand. There is no exact science to it, and Central Florida weather can fluctuate greatly in the late winter and early spring months (as the blueberries and peaches are flowering, forming and ripening), which means there can be a large difference in opening dates from season to season.
Can I bring my stroller to the farm?
Yes you can and many people do, but please be aware that the peach fields are not as easy to navigate as blueberry fields with a stroller. We have grass in between the blueberry rows which make pushing a stroller very manageable, however the peach fields do not have the same ground support.
When are your busiest times vs. less crowded times while open to the public?
Since we have more family friendly activities on Saturdays and Sundays, weekends are typically more popular for guests than weekdays. If you are looking for a quiet and secluded u-pick experience, we suggest coming Tuesdays through Fridays. On weekends our busiest time of day is mid day (approximately 11 am to 2 pm), with mornings and later afternoons being less popular times to visit.
Are there bees or other insects at your property?
Yes, we are a working farm and there is wildlife present, including bees, ants and insects. If you have an environmental or other known allergy, we suggest bringing the appropriate medications.