U-Pick Rules

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We’re finished U-Picking for this season. We’ll grow more and have U-Picking again in the Fall of 2023. Thank you for a fruitful season!

U-Pick Rules For your safety and for the protection of our trees and crops and the wildlife that calls our grove “home”, we ask that you read all the rules and guidelines listed below.
Please observe and follow ALL notices and signs. U-pick is always subject to weather and farm working conditions. NO ONE is allowed in the Grove unattended. Since there are about ten different citrus varieties available throughout the season, we provide Grove Guides to lead you to the best place to pick your variety and show you just how to pick that perfect fruit. We know our way around the Grove.


Gotta tell you what the State of Florida and the insurance company wants you to know… you’ll see this sign again, when you come to the Grove to U-Pick. It’s required by law.



Under Florida law, an agritourism operator is not liable for injury or death of, or damage or loss to, a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury, death, damage, or loss results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury, death, damage, or loss.You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.

Ch. 2013-179 LAWS OF FLORIDA

Now that you’ve read this, let me tell you that you are going out to a working farm and out into a real orange grove and there are, indeed, things you should keep an eye out for. Most of the things are the same sort of hazards you’d find in your own backyard, but your Guide is going to point them out to you as we go. In a grove, you can encounter many different things- bees, fire ants and other bugs, snakes or a wild animal, sand spurs or an armadillo hole in the ground. Maybe even an alligator, though seen only once in 40+ years living here and it wasn’t in the grove. At the northern edge of the grove is a bayou connecting to the Little Manatee River. In the packinghouse, as we walk through it, we need to watch out for the forklift if it’s running and things on the ground as well as possible sharp metal by the machinery. Am I sounding like one of those drug commercials yet? Getting out of bed is dangerous. Just watch where you’re going and be careful.

Important  U-Pick Information

We want everyone to have a fun and safe time at Dooley Groves.
Seriously, we are a WORKING FARM and MANY HAZARDS
exist that could hurt your children!

For their safety, parents keep children at your side
at all times and listen to the Grove Guides.

Your Grove Guide knows their way around and will bring you out to our grove and show you where to pick. Please stay in the picking area that your Grove Guide puts you in, since many days there are employees working in other areas of the grove with machinery and they’re NOT looking for you and we don’t want you to get hurt, being where you don’t belong.

Due to insurance regulations, Dooley Groves Wagons are for FRUIT only. Children are NOT permitted to ride in our wagons.

Dooley Groves reserves the right to inspect returning wagons,
strollers and any other item.

Backpacks or large bags/ large purses are
NOT allowed out in the grove.

Please do not bring any valuables or purses out to U-Pick.
Dooley Groves will not be responsible for loss of any item.

Children must be with a parent at all times.
NO Clippers for Children without direct Parental Supervision.
Sorry… NO pets.

Please return the Clippers to Your Grove Guide when you
are finished U-Picking.
You will be charged $10 for unreturned/lost clippers.

Do Not eat the fruit directly off the tree while out in the grove.
All U-Picked fruit needs to be washed off first, before eating.

All U-Pick sales are final. Pick only what you intend on paying for.
You will be charged for all fruit picked.

U-Picked fruit cannot be mailed out of state.
It is against Federal law.