Fort Lonesome Farm

What we Grow, Citrus all types, Mulberries 3 types, Moringa 1 type, Herbs many types and veggies.

MULBERRY SEASON STARTS, March 1st thru Thanksgiving Weekend. CITRUS SEASON STARTS, November 1st thru April HERBS SEASON STARTS, All Season and year. Open Saturdays Only June 1st through September, 10 to 5. Open Saturday, Sunday and ALL Holidays, October 1st through May, 10 to 5

Free Parking and Free Entrance to the picking areas.

Support the farm while you are here, Purchase a Support Pass for $10, per person and enjoy your day here at the farm. Walk The NoGmo Trail thru the Land Lost In Chimes or play Hillbilly Putt Putt or Hillbilly Disc Golf OR all of them. Enjoy Total Access with the Support Pass.

3/01/14 Starts our Mulberry Season, You pick them from small thornless trees. Visit us this weekend, We open at 10AM. Daily Updates on Facebook, "Fort Lonesome Farm" is an all natural you-pick farm, sitting on 20 acres in the country. Located in the Famous Ghost Town of Fort Lonesome, S.E. Hillsborough County Florida. Two of our neighbors are State Parks. We are about 15 minutes from Riverview, Panther Trace, Valrico, Fish Hawk, RiverHills, Plant City and Sun City Center with numerous Fruits, Veggies and Herbs to "You-Pick", with prices below organic. Pick it Fresh!

NO GMOs or Pesticides!

Mulberries, you pick them.

Kids and Leashed pets are welcome, We actually had a leashed pig "Maximus" visit once.

FYI - a lot of the farm is Handicap Accessible.

Gardening Plots STILL Available, Only $225 a year.

Visit our New Trail named NoGmo "NO-G-MO, stands for No GMOs, thru our "Forest of Food", Volunteers Needed on Saturdays.

Fort Lonesome Farm is Closed during the week. OPEN, 10 to 5, Weekends and Holidays ONLY, The Orange Grove opens in October until April, Planted in 1987 By Byron Appleby and Barbara Carter Appleby, Open 10 till 5, Saturday and Sunday. Bring $5s and $10 for change. You Pick, Mix and match, valencias, tangerines, navels, tangelos and grapefruit. Buy a bucket full or a few by the pound. We have a full Orange Grove with over 300 citrus trees and adding more. All "You Pick".

Yes, You guessed it, All "You Pick". We also have a 1250 sq. ft. and growing, open sunny area dedicated to growing fresh herbs. You have never seen so many different Herbs in one place at One Time. WOW! We call it Herbs Erbs. HERB aka, Rick.

Visit the 62 year old Staghorn Fern, grown by Barbara Appleby since she was 18, It's Beautiful!

With field growing, container growing, climbers up and down strings. We even have a very large hydroponic area with all the the systems designed by the owner. Tubes, pots, mists, window sill units and aqua systems, its really cool, come on out, lets talk and have some fun. Its all "YOU PICK".

Our Future Includes, Little Farmer Classes, Farm Tours, Fresh Eggs, A Playground, Picnic Areas (bring a blanket), Nature Walks/trails to Hurrah Creek (runs thru the back 4 acres of the farm), Kite Day, Bonfires, Weiner Roasts, Trunk or Treat, Halloween Costumed night picking and Pond Fishing! Plan your Familys Future with us and really have some fun.

Our Hours are 10 Am till 5 Pm, every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday. Please do not call to see if we are open, WE ARE! Even Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. More info at or "LIKE" us on Facebook "Fort Lonesome Farm".

Which is Better, Organic? OR Natural? Whats the difference? Come out and see!

We have a special family membership, Cut our low prices in half, Help your local farm, check it out at

We need someone to step up and purchase a Corn Hole Game for the farm, 3 games needed. You can order online and ship it to us. Cost is about $175 per game. Do you own a Business? Write it off under advertising and have the company put Sponsored by "YOUR BUSINESS" name on them. Its a win win for both of us and thousands of people will see or play them. NOTE: Realtors heres your chance!


Listing last updated on Jun 9, 2014

MULBERRIES! Dont miss them again, Season Starts 3/01/14. Bring change $1s, $5s and $10s. You Pick. We are always growing something and showing off our really cool place. All is welcome, including your leashed pets and Mother-in-laws!

Season:  Year round

Type:  single farm

Since:  2008

# of Shares:  600

Full Share:  Farm Food Membership, includes spouse and kids, Only $600 a season, pay online.

Work Req?  No

Schedule and Location:

OPEN 10 Am till 5 Pm, EVERY Weekend and EVERY Holiday. Closed during the week unless its a Holiday. More info at
AFTER MAY our Farm Hours are 10 to 5 ON SATURDAYS ONLY. No weekdays except Holidays, Through September.

Schedule and Location:

Hours same as farm.

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