Come visit “Farmer Gene” and “The Blackberry Lady” (Ann) on the beautiful farm, nestled in the Brooksville Ridge area of rolling hills and open skies. With 1 ½ acres of thornless blackberries planted on the 12-acre farm, we are strictly a U-pick operation, providing the best fruit you can get since 2003.
It is our sincere wish to help you make new friends, and create an atmosphere where fond memories are made with family while enjoying the sweet, juicy joy that only a fresh-picked blackberry can give!
Step back in time and rekindle sweet memories of picking pails of blackberries, minus the thorns and chiggers! Listen to the children exclaim they have “found the mother-load” or join your fellow enthusiasts for recipe swapping and events of the week.
You will hear chickens squawking as they let us know they have produced a delicious egg. Cows can be heard lowing in the distance.
Our thornless blackberries are grown with great care and attention. The blackberry canes are trellised for easy picking. Our only business is U-pick so you always get the best of the season.
We provide buckets for picking and plastic bags for transporting your berries home. Please bring a cooler for your berries. Wear sun protection and close toed shoes and bring water to keep yourself hydrated. Well supervised children are welcome. Pets are not allowed in the field, neither is smoking.
We also feature local, raw, organic honey and other seasonal vegetables as they are available from neighboring growers. The 2018 season also features Ann’s Bramble Creek Blackberry Jam. Plan to pick up a jar.
This year you can buy Grannie’s Bar-B-Q Sauce, made from Gene’s grannie’s recipe. It comes in Original, Sweet and Mustard varieties. Ask about the story of Grannie’s famous sauce when you visit.
Our season begins May 15 and runs through mid-July, depending on Mother Nature. Days and hours are Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 1 p.m., along with Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 4-8 p.m. Picking dates are staggered to give the berries time to ripen between pickings.
The cost is $5/pound for U-pick and $7/pound for pre-picked. Please call 48-hours ahead if you want pre-picked berries.
We will also open alternate days and evenings, when berries are available. You can stay updated on our Facebook page, and call the farm at 352-796-5473 for up-to-date picking dates and times. It is always a good idea to call before a trip.