Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Find your thrill: 4 places to pick blueberries around Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 12:51 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO COURTESY BLUEBERRY HILL FARM
  • Photo courtesy Blueberry Hill Farm

Pie, jam, cupcakes, bar cookies, cobbler, ice pops — it's the time of year to make all the blueberry things, and there are several places around town where the blueberries are ripe for the picking.

This year's harvest is a little late in coming since the unseasonably cool snap we had a few weeks ago delayed the ripening process. But most of these places are starting to open this week, so get ready to put in some vine time and pluck those sweet gems off the bushes just in time for a bunch of blueberry treats. It's best to check the farms' Facebook pages (or give them a call) the day before you plan to go pick, just to make sure they'll be open when you get there.

Blueberry Hill Farm
5000 Berry Groves Road, Clermont, FL 34714
863-944-1401
Prices: $4/lb conventional, $7/lb organic
Dates: Harvest starts April 30, open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Southern Hill Farms
16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, FL 34714
407-986-5806
Prices: $4/lb u-pick, $5/lb pre-picked, $2/lb frozen
Dates: Harvest starts April 27, open Tuesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beck Brothers Blueberries U-Pick
12500 Overstreet Rd, Windermere, FL 34786
407-656-4353
Prices: $3 for a 6 oz. pint, $10 for a 3-lb. clamshell, $15 for a 6-lb. bucket 
Dates: Open now, every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cash only

Tom West Blueberries
324 E. Orlando Ave., Ocoee, FL 34761
407-656-3223
Price: $4/lb
Dates: Open now, every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Cash only during the week, cards on weekends




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