Your guide to U-Pick blueberry farms near Pinellas County
Looking to go to pick your own blueberries? We’ve put together a list of the closest u-pick blueberry farms to the St. Pete-Clearwater area.
There are a handful of blueberry farms located about 45 minutes to an hour away from the Pinellas area, depending on your starting location. You’ll find some north and south of Pinellas County, and some out towards Plant City.
We’re two local moms with kids ranging from toddler to elementary school ages and we round up all the kid-friendly fun near Pinellas to help save you time.
We love going to U-pick with our kids and particularly like blueberry picking because my kids know no limits on eating blueberries. For real, picking them yourself helps them appreciate all those berries they eat and can save you money too.
Some important notes about U-pick blueberries before we dive in:
- Farm hours and open days varying throughout the season depending on crop availability and weather. Always check a farm’s social media, website or call before heading to the farm
- U-pick blueberry season usually starts towards the end of March to early April, but each farm will have different start dates depending on their crop.
This list includes blueberry farms near Clearwater-St. Pete. For us, that means about an hour drive or less. If you’re willing to drive farther, there are a lot more farms east of Lakeland that are about an hour and a half away. We include a list of these farther farms at the end.
Let’s pick some blueberries!
East of Pinellas Blueberry Farms
- LOCATION: 5202 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City
In previous years, Keel Farms of Keel & Curley Winery has done U-pick blueberries. Past years they cost $6 per pound but 2024 details have not been announced yet.
Wish Farms has a limited blueberry crop that opens to the public in years where there is enough crop. They have not announced whether they will open again in 2024 to the public yet. They donate public u-pick fees to charity and also open for free to food banks.
Wish Farms is about an hour from downtown Clearwater.
Blues Berry Farm
Blues Berry Farm did not have u-pick blueberries in 2023 because of birds affecting their crop. They have yet to announce their 2024 details.
During the 2023 u-pick season, blueberries were $4/lb. Simmons offers weekday picking which is a nice feature not available at all farms.
North of Pinellas Blueberry Farms
Bob Berries is by appointment only so make sure you reach out before heading to their location.
Starkey Blueberry Farms
Note that the location is not at Starkey Market. They post on their Facebook regularly with supply updates.
Starkey Blueberry Farms is about 44 minutes away from downtown Clearwater.
Church Lake Farms
JG Ranch has U-pick blueberries and other U-pick fruits and vegetables. JG Ranch is a little over an hour away from downtown Clearwater.
Upicktopia Masaryk Winery is a little farther away but you can enjoy a winery while doing U-pick, making for a fun day trip. It is about an hour and 10 minutes north of downtown Clearwater.
Farther away farms
If you’re up for the drive, there are many farms outside of Lakeland. These farms are about an hour and a half from downtown Clearwater. We’ve included these here as a list for your reference:
- James Farm (Facebook page)
- Late Bloom (Facebook page)
- Lonesome Oak (Facebook page)
- Parish Farms (Facebook page)
- S&S Micro Farm (Facebook page)
- Thomas Farms (Facebook page)
- Whispering Hearts (Facebook page)
- Whitehead’s Blueberry Farm (Facebook page)
Looking for more U-picks near Pinellas? Check out our list of U-pick strawberry farms near Clearwater.