It’s April, which can only mean one thing to blueberry lovers. U-pick season in Florida is here! Agriculture officials estimate there are roughly 6,000 acres of farmland devoted to blueberries in the Sunshine State. Some of the biggest growers can be found in Plant City, Alachua County and Lakeland. By all accounts, this season’s beautiful weather produced a bumper crop, keeping commercial harvesters extra busy. A number of farms have already opened their gates to U-pickers or plan to in the coming days. U-pick opportunities allow farmers to save on labor and shipping costs while offering consumers the freshest blueberries at lower prices. Now that 80-degree days are here to stay in Florida, U-picks are a great way to get the entire family outside doing something fun and productive. Along with blueberry picking, many farms offer additional activities like hayrides, live music, fishing and BBQ.