The Sunshine State is famous for its citrus industry, driven by dedicated farmers who deliver quality produce. If you’re looking to step outdoors for quality family time, these U-Pick farms are our main squeeze when it comes to citrus-picking!
🍊 Showcase of Citrus
This 2,500-acre family operated citrus & cattle ranch is offering navel oranges, Meyer lemons, grapefruit and kumquats for picking. Stroll through the groves and pick your favorite fruits. When you’re done, relax on the playground, have lunch at the pavilion and catch some local live music, or take in the views of Blue Lake from the fishing pier. For adults looking to unwind, take a sip of local wines, beers and orange juice mimosas. This Clermont spot also offers the Old Time Country Store with local jams, jellies, hot sauces and fresh juices.
🍊 Graham Farms
This eye-catching grove in Umatilla has been around for over 100 years and is currently featuring red navel and Honey Bell oranges for picking. They also have pre-picked tangerines if you’re looking for even more citrus variety! If you’re thinking of making a day of it and would like to bring a lunch or have one catered, let them know and they’ll set up a table outside just for you and yours. Be sure to call ahead when planning your visit as their hours of operation vary throughout the month.
🍊 A Natural Farm
Instead of picking oranges in a grove, consider bringing a piece of the grove to your backyard! A Natural Farm in Howey-in-the-Hills offers navel and Valencia orange fruit trees cultivated with chemical-free growing practices. The farm provides local deliveries by pickup truck and trailer as well as shipping via FedEx or USPS! Come back throughout the year for different fruits, educational workshops and festivals.
Who Are We Missing?
With so many exciting agritourism spots in Lake County, we’re hoping we didn’t leave any out! Feel free to let us know your favorite citrus U-Pick farm in the comments below. Also let us know your experiences if you’ve visited any of the farms above. We hope these farm ideas brightened up your taste buds!