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Columbus and central Ohio U-Pick Farms – 2020

Find a pick-your-own farm near you! Then learn to can and freeze! Since 2002! We update continuously; Beware the copycat websites!


Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Columbus and central Ohio? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Columbus and central Ohio, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words “organic” and/or “sustainable” in Green, next to their name (see “What does Organic mean?”). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their “search on this page” function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information – I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

Remember to always check with the farm’s own website or Facebook page before you go – or call or email them if they don’t have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there – check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know! I’m making updates for this year as fast as I can – if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working – please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What’s in season in November 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for November 2020: Crop growth is slowing down, except for Christmas tree farms and if you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry and strawberry season in those areas is about to begin. See your state harvest calendar . This year, much of the country is still seeing mild weather, so lettuce, peas, broccoli, cabbage and other greens are thriving. And this is a good time to get a canner and learn how to preserve foods for the winter, like canning some applesauce, apple butter or jam, which make great gifts. As do your own homemade specialty liqueurs! How about homemade cranberry sauce or a pumpkin pie made from a real pumpkin for the holidays? See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. A fun winter activity is to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream – see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Easter will be April 4, 2021 – if you want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt – see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt !

Columbus and central Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

  • Farm markets and roadside stands
  • Local Honey Finder
  • Local Meat, Milk and Eggs
  • Venues: Farms, Wineries, Orchards for your event, wedding or party
  • Easter egg hunts
  • Children’s consignment sales
  • Fruit and vegetable festivals
  • Winery tours and wine tastings
  • Horse rides, stables, lessons, trails
  • Maple Syrup farms and sugarworks
  • Bed & Breakfasts on Farms, Wineries, Ranches and Orchards
  • Pumpkin patches
  • Corn mazes
  • Zombie Paintball venues
  • Christmas Tree Farms & lots
  • Environmental resources
  • Consumer fraud information
  • Wholesale food sources
  • Resources for Farmers

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Columbus and central Ohio’s pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and more. The website also has canning & freezing instructions, related events and fun and listings for every other state and many countries!

U-Pick Berries Around Central Ohio: What’s in Season and Where to Go

One of the summer’s greatest gifts is the bounty of fresh, sweet berries it delivers. Usually, by the end of May, you can start enjoying nature’s nuggets of sweetness, with fresh berries ripe for picking available into fall. Mother Nature ultimately decides when the harvest of berries is available, but generally you can count on:

  • May: Strawberries mid-to-late in the month
  • June: Blueberries, black and red raspberries, strawberries
  • July: Blueberries, black and red raspberries, blackberries
  • August and September: Blueberries, blackberries

Here’s a list of u-pick farms throughout central Ohio that make it easy to pick your own fresh berries to enjoy all summer long. Or, pick and freeze to get a taste of summer when summer’s long gone. Before you go, always call to make sure there’s a harvest to be had.

Champaign County

Champaign Berry Farm

Red and black raspberries

5676 E. State Route 29, Urbana, OH 43078

Folck Family Farm

Strawberries, blackberries, red raspberries

6843 State Route 54, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044

Fairfield County

Ruffwing Farms

2942 Elder Road NE; Lancaster, OH 43130
(740) 536.7853

Franklin County

Circle S Farm

9015 London Groveport Road, Grove City, OH 43123

(614) 878.7980

Doran’s Farm Market

5462 Babbitt Road, New Albany, OH 43053

(614) 855.3885

Hann Farm Market

4600 Lockbourne Road, Columbus, OH 43207

(614) 491.0812

Hocking County

Laurel Springs Farms

Blackberries by appointment only

17100 Sam Car Road, Laurelville, OH 43135
(614) 361.8553

Holmes County

Blueberry Hill Family Farms

23038 Gessling Road; Glenmont, OH 44628

Knox County

Berryfield Farm

6424 Township Road 199; Centerburg, OH 43011

Granny B Farms

Red raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries

7201 Tucker Road, Centerburg, OH 43011

Madison County

Jacquemin Farms

7437 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City, OH 43064

Deer Creek Berry Farms

16450 State Route 207, Mount Sterling, OH 43143

Mitchell’s Berries

Strawberries, black and red raspberries

9331 Mitchell DeWitt Road, Plain City, OH 43064

Licking County

Lynd Fruit Farm

Blackberries, red and black raspberries

5499 Sportsmanclub Road, Johnstown, OH 43031

Muskingum County

Carobeth Berry Farm

Red and black raspberries, blueberries

35100 Township Road 68, Frazeysburg, OH 43822

Logan County

Wishwell Farms

3381 U.S. 68 N, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Perry County

Gerlach’s Blueberry Farm

7700 Kindle Road, Thornville, OH 43076

Richland County

Olivesburg Berry Patch

Strawberries, red and black raspberries, blackberries

1820 Adams Road, Mansfield, OH 44903

The Blueberry Patch

1285 West Hanley Road, Mansfield, OH 44904

Union County

Blue Sky Farms

19558 Dog Leg Road, Marysville, OH 43040

The Maize Berry Patch

Black and red raspberries, gooseberries, currants

8657 Axe Handle Road, Milford Center, OH 43045

Looking for something to do with all those berries you brought home? How about a smoothie bowl or some cool popsicles?

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