We provide you with a u-pick option or we can pick them for you for a slightly higher price. Our prices are set by the wholesale price at the time of picking.
It means a lot to us here at Shady Oaks to see families come out and pick together. Here, kids can see the different kinds of vegetables growing and then pick then. We also encourage the parents to let the kids help clean and cook the vegetables to give then a true sense of from the farm to table. It shows the source of their food not just the grocery store. That’s why we try to provide a variety of vegetables to choose so you can pick a meal (minus the meat) and go home, cook and enjoy them.
Our main crop is blueberries, but weather allowing, we also grow strawberries as well as a large variety of vegetables and herbs (to season your meal) throughout the year. Our fruit stand has our fresh grown vegetables such as corn, mustard greens, carrots, okra, onions, squash, cabbage, potatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, pole beans, conch peas, suger snaps peas, celery , broccoli, cauliflower, beets, lima beans, lettuce, peppers, and watermelons. In the fall and early winter, we also have sugar cane for sale. In our tunnel we grow tomatoes. This is just one of our projects with the University of Florida/IFAS Research Center in Balm and the Polk County extension office. The help of Dr. Balinski Santos, Teresa Salama, and Mary Beth Henrey is a big asset to our farm, teaching us sustainable farming techniques as well as weed control and pest management in our fields.