Make us your home page
Instagram

8 places to pick blueberries in the Tampa Bay area

It's blueberry season in Tampa Bay, a little earlier than usual. Here are eight places at which you can get down in the dirt and pick the small, sweet berries yourself.

Blueberries hover around $5 per pound at many of these farms, which recommend coming in the early morning to avoid the Florida heat. It's also a good idea to give these places a call before you head over, as hours can change daily based on weather and crop availability. Some of these are open until June, but your best bet for picking is probably within the next month. Don't forget the cash and sunscreen.

U-PICK BLUEBERRIES

Owen's Blueberry Farm: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 12839 Kitten Trail, Hudson. (727) 868-7249.

Bob's Blueberry Farm and U-Pick: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 11229 Pincus Drive, Hudson. (727) 237-4485.

Big Bear Farms: It's best to call or check the website for specific u-pick dates at this time. 7606 Kinard Road, Plant City. (813) 986-1152; bigbearfarms.mysite.com.

Blue Youth Berries Farm: Picking scheduled for April 4 and 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; check website or call for more dates. 8201 Cosme Road, Odessa. (813) 920-3024; blueyouthberries.com.

Starkey Blueberry Farms: Picking starts April 5. 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3050 Starkey Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 372-6440; starkeyblueberryfarm.com

Proctor Family Blueberry Farm: They expect to open April 8 or 9, but call for details. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7105 Kinard Road, Plant City. (813) 323-8822.

Keel and Curley Winery: The winery's 10th annual Blueberry Festival is April 14, 15, 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with u-pick fields open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5210 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. (813) 752-9100; keelandcurleywinery.com.

Bob's Berries: U-pick begins with a festival April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 11501 Winn Road, Riverview. (813) 586-3262.

8 places to pick blueberries in the Tampa Bay area 04/04/17 [Last modified: Monday, April 10, 2017 3:33pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Glen Campbell's wife Kim discusses challenges, guilt caregivers of Alzheimer's patients, others face

    Life Times

    If there's one thing Kim Campbell would change about caregiving for Alzheimer's patients, it's the attitude so many of us have toward transferring a loved one from home to a long-term care facility. According to Campbell, it's often the most kind, loving decision you can make. It's not a sign of failure, but one of …

    Kim Campbell, wife of country music legend Glen Campbell, is acknowledged by those attending the free event where she shared the story of her personal journey with Alzheimer???‚??„?s disease and the struggles she faced caring for her husband on Friday (5/26/17) at the Suncoast Hospice's Empath Health Service Center in Clearwater. Empath Choices for Care, a member of Empath Health, and Arden Courts Memory Care hosted the free event where Kim shared her story to help others understand the early stages, how the disease changes lives, the challenges families face and the role of caregiver.
  2. What happened when I took my dad to a Pitbull concert

    Music & Concerts

    TAMPA — "So, you know how you like Pitbull?" I asked my dad. "We can see him."

    Selfie of Divya Kumar and Anand Kumar at Pitbull/Enrique Iglesias concert.
  3. Tampa City Council votes to accept travel invitation from Cuban ambassador

    Blogs

    The invitation came to Tampa City Council chairwoman Yvonne Yolie Capin in a June 9 letter from Cuban ambassador to the United States José Ramón Cabañas Rodriguez.

    The Tampa City Council voted 6-0, with Frank Reddick out of the room, to respond to a travel invitation from Cuban ambassador to the United States José Ramón Cabañas Rodriguez.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 25

    Events

    St. Pete Pride Festival: The daytime festival covers Central Avenue's Grand Central District with more than 350 vendors, multiple stages, live music, art and food. 9 a.m., Grand Central District, 2429 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 342-0084.

    Kristen Whalen poses for a photo before the start of the St. Pete Pride Parade in St. Petersburg last year. It's that time of year again, so check with us for your planning purposes. [LUIS SANTANA  |   Times (2016)]
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for June 24

    Events

    St. Pete Pride Block Party and Night Parade: St. Pete Pride's popular parade moves to downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront. The block party brings DJs, food and drinks starting at 2 p.m. The parade steps off at Fifth Ave NE and Bayshore at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. 2 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth …

    Thousands line the streets of Central Ave. during the St. Pete Pride Parade in St. Petersburg.  [Saturday, June 25, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]