Blueberry Picking Season
Quick, grab your bucket or pail and run to the bushes! The blueberry bushes, that is. The season is here, and you better pick ‘em while you can. These little jewels always seem to disappear too quickly, with a season that runs just a couple of months, from mid-April through July, depending on the weather. The good news is there are several area farms that offer u-pick options if the farmers’ market can’t keep up with your blueberry demands. And while fresh from the bush blueberries are delicious, this fruit also freezes well, so you can stock up and stash a couple of bags to get you through the winter, until the next season rolls around.
Here’s a list of some of the local farms for u-pick outings. It is always a good idea to call before heading out to the farm in case the schedule listed below has changed due to weather or supply of blueberries.
Blu By U (Formerly Veterans Farm)
Open Tuesday and Thursday 9-1 and Saturdays 9-6.
The season will run about 6 weeks.
5571 Long Branch Road, Jacksonville, FL
Braddock Blueberry Farm
Opens the last week in May.
Fridays and Saturdays
4136 Thomas Mill Rd, Jacksonville, FL
Open from late May until mid to late June.
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 6:00am - 12:00pm
7010 Ricker Road, Jacksonville, FL
Harrietts Bluff Farm
Open daily from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
762 Pine Dr., Woodbine, GA
Kent’s Blueberry Farm
By appointment only.
14959 Thomas Mill Road E., Jacksonville, FL
(904) 768-3484 or 868-7822
Paul and Sandra Murray (Blueberries and Blackberries)
Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8am to 6pm
13839 Lem Turner Rd, Jacksonville, FL
Russell Blueberry Farm
Open Saturdays starting Memorial Day through July 4th, 8:00am - 12:00pm
14289 Denton Road, Jacksonville, Florida
Open Saturdays 9:00am - 12:00pm; weekdays by appt. only
3631 Seamark Ranch Rd., Green Cove Springs, FL
Opens June 1, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 9:00am - 3:00pm
852042 US Highway 17, Yulee, FL
Williams Blueberry Farm
Open Saturday and Sunday starting last weekend in May, 7:00am to 3:00pm
2595 Stratton Road, Jacksonville, FL
Ron’s Blueberry Farm
Opens June 1, 7 days a week, sun-up to dark
123 S. Providence Church Rd., Palatka, FL
Abshier Blueberry Farm
Tuesday – Sunday, 8:00am – 6:00pm
3960 SE 115th Street, Belleview, FL