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Family-Friendly Orlando Farms to Visit for Oranges, Blueberries, Strawberries, Sunflowers, and More

Once upon a time, farmland spread across Florida, as far as the eye could see. Things may be different nowadays, but there are plenty of u-pick farms near Orlando to enjoy with your family. There are many Orlando farms to visit where you can pick strawberries, oranges, blueberries, flowers, and other produce.

We’ll start with local farms that offer a u-pick experience in Orlando or closeby, and then share a few other local farms like petting zoos and other charming destinations.

Tip: Take note of what season each fruit ripens, and note that hours of operation and availability can change.

Farms Near Orlando to Pick Your Own Fruit

In this guide to u-pick farms in Orlando, we will cover blueberry farms, strawberry farms, citrus and orange farms, plus places to pick your own flowers. Wondering what’s in season? Here’s an overview:

Local Orlando U-Pick Farms with Family Activities

Wear sun protection and closed-toed shoes for tromping around in the Florida scrub and bring a bottle of water.

Amber Brooke Farms

36111 County Rd 44A, Eustis, FL 32736
Current Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Strawberries: December – April
Blueberries: March – May
Sunflowers & Zinnias: September – May
Vegetables: September – May

A charming farm awaits in Eustis, just under an hour’s drive from Orlando. Amber Brooke Farms recently refreshed its family farm to include fun activities. Throughout the year you can enjoy seasonal events like their Fall Festival, charming Winter Fest, and special events throughout the year, including delightful blueberry and strawberry seasons, Easter, and Mother’s Day. Festival tickets come complete with farm admission, live entertainment, and a diverse array of delectable food options from rotating vendors.  

Two people on cow train ride at Amber Brooke Farms
Amber Brooke Farms Cow Train Ride Image by Dani Meyering

Head straight to the slide hill, where you can grab a burlap sack and race to the bottom. Take a ride on the cow train which gives you a nice tour of the area. Make sure to go hop on the jump pads; they’re big enough for mom and dad too! In the same area are a few unique playgrounds, and you can also pay extra for gem mining.

There’s also a sand pit, spider web ropes course, and ball zone. It’s easy to spend hours there before even getting to the strawberry fields

Important note – Please check Amber Brooke’s Facebook or Instagram page before making your trip out to the farm. They will notify everyone via social media if the farm has been picked out for the day.

By the way, if you’re up for a day trip, we love Amber Brooke Farms in Williston (near Ocala). There is even more shade and more dining options here.

Southern Hill Farms U-Pick

16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714
Current Hours: Thursday – Friday, 11am – 9pm and Saturday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Strawberries: December – March
Sunflowers: Spring, Fall, Winter
Blueberries: March or April-May
Peaches: April

You’ll hardly know you’re in Florida while picking blueberries, sunflowers, strawberries, and peaches atop rolling hills at this family-owned and operated farm in Clermont.

You can also pick sunflowers for a fresh bouquet! Other seasonal produce includes peaches and blueberries. With over 40 acres of blueberry bushes on 120 acres of land and 10 varieties to choose from, you’re bound to find something you enjoy.

Image of 4 people walking through a field holding buckets at Southern Hill Farms
Southern Hill Farms Image from Southern Hill Farms

Kid Zone at Southern Hill Farms

Bring the kids for weekend fun at Southern Hill Farms! The Kid Zone opens at 11 a.m. each Saturday and Sunday the farm is open in addition to some holidays the kids might have off school! Watch your little ones enjoy all of the fun that can be found in our Kid Zone. It is sure to be a day full of smiles, laughter, and unforgettable memories as a family. Kids can play all day with the purchase of an Unlimited Play Wristband! Purchase Unlimited Play Wristbands upon arrival at the farm. The cost is $22 for individuals 42″ and taller, and $18 for those under 42″.

Check the farm’s Facebook page for current hours and updates. This is a popular farm; we recommend visiting on a weekday or getting to the farm right at opening on weekends for the best experience.

Showcase of Citrus

5010 US Highway 27 Clermont, FL 34714
Current Hours: Daily, 9am – 7pm

Showcase of Citrus in Clermont is a fabulous day adventure, especially this time of year when the ruby red grapefruit and sweet tangerines are at their peak. (Check out their season chart).

Start your visit with a trip to their sashimi-style tasting bar where you can sample what’s in season and map out your picking route for the day. Bags with printed maps of the grove along with lots of helpful directional signs will lead you right to the sweet treasures you seek.

Showcase of Citrus Image by Nancy DeVault

There is plenty for your family to do at The Showcase of Citrus even after you are done picking fruit. Have you been on a monster truck before? Park Rangers drive guests aboard monster trucks into the vast Florida Outback. You can explore Native Woodlands, Citrus Groves, and Bigfoot territory. Be sure to keep a sharp eye out for Giant Bigfoot, Woodfairies, and Friendly Gnomes!

Passengers who purchase animal feed buckets will also get to feed exotic animals, like zebras, bison, water buffalo, and others.

For a fun lesson in science and geology, head to the gem mine. Select from 3-pound, 5-pound, or 10-pound bags of ore, and sift out your findings in a real sluice box. Take home beautiful treasures, including arrowheads, crystals, fossils, emeralds, amethyst, shark teeth, shells, and more.

And don’t forget the farm animals! Visiting the farm animals will delight visitors of all ages. They have chickens, goats, pigs, a miniature horse, donkey, camel, and other friendly creatures that you can feed.

Great Scott Farms

26216 County Road 448A
Mount Dora, Florida 32757
352-383-6900

Market hours are Wed – Sat: 9am – 5pm
U-Pick Strawberries and Play Area open Wednesdays and Saturdays

The Castle Playground and charming hay rides are worth the drive to the Mount Dora area (which we love).

The Fall Festival here is hard to beat. During Strawberry Season (December to end of February) you can pick your own strawberries.

Simple Orlando U-Pick Farms

The simple Orlando u-pick farms are no frills. If you just want to pick your own flowers or produce without a big produce or lots of distractions, these local farms will do the trick! Just be aware hours can be limited and subject to change.

Pappy’s Patch U-Pick Strawberries

217 Cress Run, Oviedo, FL 32765
Strawberries: December – April

Located in Oviedo, neighbors to Black Hammock Airboat tours, Pappy’s is popular among Florida families during strawberry season. Visit their Facebook Page for live updates on current hours and when they’re all picked out. Strawberries are $4 per pound. The farm accepts cash and credit cards.

Mick Farms U-Pick Strawberries

4261 Canoe Creek Road, Saint Cloud, FL 34772
Strawberries: December – April

Come for the strawberry picking, and stay for the well-stocked farm stand! This farm in St. Cloud offers u-pick strawberries each season for $3.50 per pound. Make sure to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies while you’re there. Check Facebook for the latest updates on u-pick availability.

Sledd’s U-Pick Flowers

Burkholm Rd &, Dixie Way, Mims, FL 32754
Opening late October/early November

Sledd’s has a beautiful sunflower maze that is great for picking and photos. Admission is $5 per person and children under 3 are free. You do need to bring your own scissors or clippers to this farm. Sunflowers are $2 for one stem, $3.50 for two, and $5 for three. They are cash-only and their hours vary, so check their Facebook page before you go.

Orlando Area Farms – Just for Fun

These local farms may not have the u-pick produce like the ones above, but they sure are fun and worth considering for a family outing.

Wildflower Farm

2218 Carrington Drive, Orlando, FL 32807
Open for weekly and seasonal events only – reservations available online

Usually open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, Wildflower Farm is not the type of place where you just show up. Instead, you’ll need to book one of their weekly events.

Options include Fables on the Farm – a children’s fun time at Wildflower Farm. This 1 hour event starts with reading a children’s book in the pasture pavilion. After the book reading, the baby goats visit for a meet and greet!

You get to give the “kids” a bottle of warm milk! Then a supply of fresh greens is given so you can feed them. Farm products, local craft items, and merchandise will be available for purchase.

Sunsational Farms

40541 Roger Giles Rd, Umatilla, FL 32784
Current Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

New varieties of citrus and lemons, hydroponics strawberries and many other types of vegetables are grown on site and sold at the retail store. A small version of a commercial citrus processing line is housed on the property and fresh squeezed orange juice is made in the retail store.

Image and woman and male child standing in front of the Sunsational Farms Giant Orange
Sunsational Farms Giant Orange Image by Dani Meyering

Repurposed citrus bins are used on site as a very popular haunted Trail, during the Fall season; and a custom-made bee barrel train is great fun for the kids.

If you like using local produce whenever possible, also consider visiting these Orlando Farmers’ Markets that are best for kids.

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Meghan Roth

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