One of my fondest childhood memories is strapping on my overalls, grabbing my mom’s giant sunhat, and running to the backyard to pick blueberries. At the start of the summer, our rows and rows of bushes would be laden with the bright berries, warmed by the Florida sun and ready to be baked into pies, sprinkled on salads, and eaten by the handful. And now, having moved away from that house, I still have a longing to pick blueberries right off the bush. Luckily, there are plenty of places around these parts where you can do just that. So we’ve rounded up eight pick-your-own farms where the blueberries are abundant just a short drive away.
COWART RANCH & FARMS
8185 W Highway 100, Bunnell
RON’S BLUEBERRY FARM
123 South Providence Church Road, Palatka
BLU BY U
5571 Long Branch Road, Jacksonville
BRADDOCK BLUEBERRY FARM
4136 Thomas Mill Rd, Jacksonville
7010 Ricker Rd, Jacksonville
RUSSELL BLUEBERRY FARM
14289 Denton Road, Jacksonville
WILLIAMS BLUEBERRY FARM
2595 Stratton Road, Jacksonville
852042 US Highway 17, Yulee
Please note that the season varies with each farm and some are by appointment only. Make sure you give them a call before you head out!