Where in Cincinnati, Dayton and southwestern Ohio to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: September 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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Cincinnati, Dayton and southwestern Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Adams County

  • J. C. Phipps - apples, raspberries
    427 Phipps Road, Stout, OH 45684. Open April-November, hours by appointment; products can also be found on Market Street in Portsmouth Tuesday and Saturday 7 am to 3 pm Other: Hunting - deer, coon, squirrel, turkey. apples, beans, beets, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, cucumbers, eggplant, greens, lettuce, melons, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, zucchini

Brown County

  • A & M Farms - apples, pumpkins, strawberries
    22141 State Route 251, Midland, OH 45148. Phone: 513-875-2500. Fax: 513-875-2420. Email: adaeh@cinc.tds.net. Open: January-February, June and August- December, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm
    Wagon rides Saturday and Sunday afternoons late September-early October.
    A visitor writes on October 05, 2013: "We just returned from picking apples at A and M farm today and I had to leave feedback for others to read. My wife and I took 6 kids on an hour and 10 minute car ride to A and M and it was well worth the trip. There was a tractor ride to the orchards which my small boys enjoyed and their trees were literally loaded with beautiful, healthy apples of many varieties. It rained on us the entire time but even my teenage daughters enjoyed themselves. The family that runs the farm was very kind and helpful. We will make this a yearly excursion and I am encouraging my family and friends to go there on an apple picking adventure."

Butler County

  • Green Acres Landscaping and Nursery - blueberries,
    5700 Kyles Station Road, Hamilton, OH 45011. Phone: 513-777-8330. Open: call first to verify availability; on Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries picking started 6/15/13 until they are gone;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Blueberry Picking started 6/15/3. Prices are $5.00 a quart. containers are provided.  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 24, 2009)  (UPDATED: June 13, 2010) (UPDATED: June 19, 2013, by a visitor)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2011:
    "No blueberries this year (2011)due to bad weather in the spring :( Gentleman on the phone was very nice and told me to call back again next year. Bummer."
    Comments from a visitor on July 08, 2010:
    "What a great blueberry farm! It was my family's first time picking blueberries (we normally pick apples but decided to venture into other fruits) and we were really impressed. Called the nursery the morning we went and the gentleman that answered the phone told us they had plenty of blueberries and they were big and sweet....he was right! We drove here from Dayton and will definitely be making the trip every year from now on! "
    Comments from a visitor on June 24, 2009:
    "They are a full service garden center, landscape design and installation service. They have PYO blueberries 'for a limited time'. "

Clermont County

  • Rouster's Apple House - Blueberries and Blackberries,
    1986 State Route 131, Milford, OH 45150. Phone: 513-625-5504. Email: d2rouster@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday thru Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Mondays, Season: July until May (Closed 2 weeks over the Christmas holidays.). Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Also fresh picked apples and apple cider from their apple orchard. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 19, 2011) (UPDATED: September 01, 2013, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on June 19, 2011: "They mainly sell apples, apple cider, and other apple related stuff. They sell frozen blueberries that they've picked from their fields. I think they're awesome! They grow and sell their own variety of apple. Its called the Krispy. It's not available anywhere else and it's delicious! "
  • Simmons Farm - No pesticides are used, corn (sweet), flowers, pumpkins, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, picnic area, school tours
    3020 Schaller Road, Bethel, OH 45106. Phone: 513-734-3117. Email: simmonsupickfarms@gmail.com. Open: Our farm is our home; We are open for business on weekends and some evenings during harvet times; Please check our website and/or call ahead for harvesting information; Due to weather, crops are ready at different times and some years produce better crops than others; We are willing to sell our evergreen trees year - round for landscaping; Don't forget to come back to our farm after the Thanksgiving season for pumpkin chunking!. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: see thier wbesite. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only.  This 2012 berry season, due to low produce volume, we will only be opening up our berry patches (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Spring, black) to friends and family. The berry patches will be closed to the public. This year, we've added raw honey to our produce list. We currently have bears and Mason jars available for sale.  (UPDATED: June 09, 2012) (ADDED: September 05, 2011)
  • TCC Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), porta-potties
    1466 Us Highway 50, Milford, OH 45103. Phone: 513-248-0452. Email: mail@TeenChallengeCincinnati.org. Open: Saturdays only, from 8 am to 12 pm, July 5 to September 13. Directions: Take exit 59 B and follow the signs to Hillsboro. You will take a ½ mile connector (450) to US highway 50. Turn right onto US highway 50 and go 3.5 miles. Teen Challenge Ranch is on your left and the berry farm is on your right. You may park in front of the Gym and walk or drive approx. 100 yards past our entrance and take the gravel drive on the right down to the orchard. There will be signs. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Fresh Picked and U-Pick Red Raspberries Come and experience the fruit of our labors in a peaceful valley just below the Teen Challenge Ranch. Children are welcome. A restroom will be located on the property and cold bottled water will be available for sale. Picking containers are provided at no additional cost. We endeavor this to be a healthy and “fruitful” experience for you and your family!. (UPDATED: July 21, 2014) (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 20, 2013)
    A visitor writes on July 20, 2013: "Nice experience. It's new so not terribly busy yet. One of the teens volunteered to help me pick, which was great since I'd left the family at home. "

Clinton County

  • A & M Farm Orchard - apples, pumpkins, tractor-pulled hayride
    22141 State Route 251, Midland, OH 45148. Phone: 513-875-2500. Email: adaeh@tds.net. Open: Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Saturday, 
    Special Hours: Call for available fruits and veggies. Many varieties of berries and apples.
    Comments from a visitor on September 17, 2011:
    "This farm is well maintained and the family had a wonderful time!! There were many treasures here - Pumpkins and Apples were the highights (pick your own at that!), but they had cider, plums, various squashes, gourds, etc. as well. The kids also enjoyed the tractor ride to and from the fields! Well worth the hour+ travel time!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 19, 2008:
    "If you want an experience that is less commercialized and away from the big crowds, try A & M Farm. This is not the big crowd draw that some places are...that is why we love it!! A terrific family runs this Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins farm. We go every year and enjoy the cider, hay ride to the fields, following the maps to the apples we like to pick. I always feel like I belong there, like I am not just a visitor.As I mentioned above, I feel so welcome there every year. The members of the family are friendly and offer a laid back, country setting that makes everyone enjoy the feast of Fall, both young and old. They have a small barn/shop with squash, apples, cider,and old fashioned candies for sale. " (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: September 19, 2008)
  • Bergefurds Farm Market and Greenhouses - pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    234 West State Route 350, Wilmington, OH 45177. Phone: 937-383-2133. Email: bergefurdsfarmmarket@yahoo.com. Directions: From Cincinnati take route 71 North to Route 68 (Wilmington Exit)turn right onto Route 68 go through Wilmington continue south on US Route 68 and exit right at the State Route 350 Exit. Turn right (west) onto 350 and we are the only farm market on the right (look for the large silo and greenhouses) first farm on the right. From Columbus take route 71 South to Route 68 (Wilmington Exit)turn left onto Route 68 go through Wilmington continue south on US Route 68 and exit right at the State Route 350 Exit. Turn right (west) onto 350 and we are the only farm market on the right (look for the large silo and greenhouses) first farm on the right. From Dayton take US Route 35 East toward Xenia to the US 68 exit. Turn right on to US 68 and continue to follow US 68 through Wilmington. Turn right onto the State Route 350 exit ramp and turn right on State Route 350 West, we are the only farm market on the right (look for the large silo and greenhouses) And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Monday to Sunday 8 am to 7 pm. Open year around for farm fresh free range eggs and straw bales. Open April 1st through Christmas Eve for plants and produce. Strawberry Season typically runs from Mothers Day weekend through July 4th weather and season dependant. Pick Your Own Pumpkin and Fall Family Fun Festival weekends run from Labor Day through November 1st. Bedding plants and Flowers are available beginning April 1st through July 4th. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page (UPDATED: December 10, 2011)
  • Branstrator Farm - pumpkins, strawberries, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, and prepicked produce
    885 North George Road, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: 937-725-5607. Fax: 937-289-2177. Email us at: jbranstrator@gmail.com. Directions: 10 miles southwest of Wilmington or 12 miles northeast of Morrow on SR 3&22 then one mile North on George Road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, September, October. Open: Please call for information Pick your own Strawberries by appointment only. Picked berries available daily. Pumpkins, winter Squash & Gourds, best selection and prices in southwest Ohio. 80+ varieties! Payment: Cash, Check. Wholesale also available.
  • Brausch Asparagus Farm - Pick your own asparagus,
    2514 Center Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177. Phone: (937) 382-2384. Open: mid-April to mid-June, Daily 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Asparagus farm (UPDATED: June 28, 2013)
  • Dale Stokes Raspberry Farm - blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and prepicked produce, restrooms
    2822 Center Road, Wimington, OH 45177. Phone: 937-382-4004. Fax: 937-383-0317. Email us at: stokesraspberryfarm@netzero.net. Directions: We are conveniently located in the middle of the triangle between Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio just off Interstate 71. To access the farm on Center Road take State Highway 68 or State Highway 73 and red/yellow signs will direct you to the farm. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May through September. Open: During peak summer fruit harvest we are open 8am - 8pm seven days a week depending on weather conditions. Other times of the year, please call for current hours. LARGEST RASPBERRY FARM IN THE EASTERN US! Strawberries available late May through June. Black, red, purple, and yellow raspberries available mid-June through mid-July depending on weather conditions. Red raspberries continue to ripen throughout the summer and fall. Blackberries in July and August. All dates are approximate based on weather conditions. Please email or call for current availability and hours. We look forward to meeting you! Payment: Cash, Check.
    Comments from a visitor on June 23, 2010: "This farm is wonderful. My husband and I have been picking (and eating!) our own raspberries from here for five years. The owners are very friendly and always let you know where the best berries are in the fields, so you don't spend all day looking! I would recommend this farm for a great morning excursion from Cincinnati or Dayton!"
  • One-derings Lavender & Herb Farm - lavender, herbs, farm market, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    2195 S. Clarksville Road, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: 937-725-0830. Alternate Phone: 937-728-9987. Email: onederings@yahoo.com. Open: Wednesday 2:00 to 6:00 pm Friday 10:00 to 2:00 pm Saturday 10:00 to 4:00 Pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take State Route 350 east into Clarksville,Ohio. Turn left at the stop light and proceed 2 miles on Clarksville Road( It is not called Clarksville road until you leave the town of Clarksville). We are on the right with the driveway between a stand of Pine Trees. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Free u pick herbs as available, sage, oregano, dill, basil( in mid July) and more. If our herbs are available you can pick for your personal use. We also have a line of lavender/herbal skin care products produced on the property Free tea and water upon request. (ADDED: June 14, 2011)
  • Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm - Certified Organic, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, already-picked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2391 Martinsville Road, Martinsville, OH 45146. Phone: 513-322-2415. Alternate Phone: 937-944-0095. Fax: 614-340-7270. Email: kym@peacefulacreslavenderfarm.com. Open: Until December 24, Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 6 pm, Call ahead any day! -Season opener May1st . Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm, Ohio's largest and only Organic lavender farm; Dedicated to utilizing recyclable materials for all farm projects; June 28 to 21 Summer Solstice Lavender Field Day, every year on the Summer Solstice weekend. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Ohio's only ORGANIC Lavender Farm!. (ADDED: May 25, 2009) (UPDATED: November 24, 2009)
  • Stokes Berry Farm - Strawberries, black raspberries, red raspberries
    2822 Center Road, Wilmington, OH 45177 . Phone: (937) 382-4004. Email: info@stokesberryfarm.com. Open: June for Strawberry and Raspberry Season;from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, then mid-August through October: open varying hours throughout the week; Hours will be posted closer to August; always closed on Sunday. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . Stokes Berry Farm is the largest black raspberry grower east of the Mississippi with over forty acres of black raspberries and additional acres of red, purple and yellow raspberries and strawberries. The combined affect of superior plants, along with optimal climate and soil conditions creates a quality berry with superior flavor. About the Stokes Berry Farm The Stokes Fruit Farm was established in 1962 with the planting of two acres of black raspberries. Stephanie and Mark Stokes and Dale and Jane Stokes It is currently owned by Dale and Jane Stokes and Mark and Stephanie Stokes. When the business structure was reorganized in 2002, the name was changed to Dale Stokes Raspberry Farm, LLC. The farm presently has forty-two acres of black raspberries, six acres of red, purple and yellow raspberries, and seven acres of strawberries. The farm is a fully integrated system starting with the development of our own plant stock, and ending with the sale and/or processing of our fruit crops. The physical structure of the farm is focused toward fruit production. Stokes Farm does not use organophosphates on our strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or any other crop grown on this farm. Nutritional safety is an upmost priority.(Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 30, 2013)
    A visitor writes on June 30, 2013: "The staff at this farm are very friendly and helpful. This is a large farm that where you can pick your own. They have red, black, purple and yellow raspberries and also strawberries. We picked 20lbs. of black raspberries on 6/29/13. Containers are provided for picking. Prices were $3.00 a pound. The berries were beautiful and sweet."

Darke County

  • Brumbaugh Fruit Farm - apples, cherries, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    6420 Arcanum-Hollansburg Road, Arcanum, OH 45304. Phone: 937-692-8084. Email: scottc1962@hotmail.com. Open: June - call for hours; then 7 days a week from September thru October for hayrides and activities. Bakery and Market open year round from 6AM to 6PM, Monday thru Saturday. Directions: From Dayton: take 70 West to 49 North to Alt 49 West and follow signs. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Festival-like atmosphere September and October. Pre-picked peaches in season. (UPDATED: May 27, 2014, from their website)  (UPDATED: September 18, 2013, by a visitor)

Greene County

  • Berryhill Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, flowers, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red),
    330 E. Krepps Rd, Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-374-8747. Email: Berryhill10@yahoo.com. Open: Hours Vary; Call, e-mail or check the web site for updates through the season. Directions: Located between US 42 and 68 off of State highway 380. Fields at two location on E. Krepps Road Watch for signs posted during season. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: February 26, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on August 11, 2010: "The blackberries that I picked yesterday on August 10th were absolutely delicious at this farm on Krepps Rd. off of route 42 at this farm near Xenia, Ohio. They were so big and juicy as well as fun and easy to pick and everyone at the farm was polite and respectful."
    Comments from a visitor on June 28, 2010: "We loved this farm and the people who owned it. they were so hospitable and gracious. It was a quiet and beautiful farm. They allowed us to pick the nite before their opening day. They accommodated our diet beautifully. We actually made plans to run around town a bit and decided to hang out at the farm in the hammock and sky chair and enjoy the peace for a few hours instead. You will enjoy it! "
  • Brickel Creek Organic Farm - Certified Organic, raspberries (Autumn, red), other vegetables, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, farm animals
    643 Brickel Road, Jamestown, OH 45335. Phone: 937 675-7266. Alternate Phone: 937 603-3536. Email: sue@brickelcreek.com. Open: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm. Directions: From I-35 go north on State Route 72 go 1/2 mile and turn left on Brickel Road. From I-70 go South on State Route 72 turn right on Brickel Road. Click here for a map and directions. Certified Organic "Joan J" Red Raspberries grown in a high tunnel are available from mid September to mid November; Call to confirm a time you would like to come pick. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 24, 2009)
  • Homestead Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, raspberries (Autumn, red),
    5427 West Enon Road, Fairborn, OH 45324. Phone: (937) 864-1279. Email: homesteadberryfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Starting in mid July, red raspberries are ready to pick and run for about 3 to 4 weeks; Picking dates and times are dependent on the weather and berry plant production, please call first or check the Facebook page. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 31, 2010)
  • Jackson's Farm Market - strawberries, pumpkins
    2931 US Route 68 South, Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-376-1778. Open: May-October, Sunday noon-6 pm and Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm Pick-your-own strawberries late May-late June, candies, noodles, soft drinks, relishes, salsa. (UPDATED: June 13, 2013, by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on July 09, 2013: "My family and some friends took our kids to pick strawberries here in June and had a great time. The staff was very kind and accommodating. Since they minimize the use of chemicals, and no one can weed acres and acres, there are some thistle-like weeds. It is not hard to work around by any means. Just a warning so people can plan ahead. I for one wore flip flops and was ok, but probably could have been more comfortable! And my friend really wishes she brought her sling, because plopping the wee toddler down was not going to happen. That aside, the fruit is wonderful! My Mother in Law said she felt like a girl again! We will be back."
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2009: "Thank you so much for posting this lovely little farm - we never would have found it if not for this site. This morning we picked a huge box of the most delicious strawberries I have ever tasted. My freezer is now stocked. The prices were fantastic ($1.35 a quart for U-Pick!), and our two little kids completely enjoyed the visit! WILL go back next year for certain! On a different note, thank you so much for maintaining this site - I have recommended it to many friends and family members. I love the farm listings, but I also love all the wonderful tips about produce! Keep it up!"
  • McBreezy Acres Fruit Farm - apples, plums, Honey from hives on the farm
    3470 Waynesville Jamestown, Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-372-3549. Open: Mid to late July call ahead; but call ahead for hours and an appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.. Also, prepicked peaches, pears, plums, Other: cider, jams and jellies.   (UPDATED: June 23, 2013) (ADDED: October 05, 2008)
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2009:
    "Just got back from picking raspberries at Breezy Farms, what a great time we had! The proprietor Helen was super nice, walked us out to the raspberry bushes, and even showed us city folk how to pick raspberries. I called ahead since my son is disabled, the farm is wheelchair accessible, I LOVE THAT! "
  • Once in a Blue Moon farm - blueberries,
    3984 East Social Row Road, Waynesville, OH 45068. Phone: 937-603-4775. Email: stevekuflewski@woh.rr.com. Open: Picking dates vary as the crop matures. Directions: The farm is a few hundred yards east of the intersection of Social Row Road and Wilmington Pike. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have pre-picked blueberries available on the days we are open for you pick. No restrooms on site. We supply the picking buckets and give you bags to take the blueberries home in. (ADDED: July 04, 2014)
  • Peifer Orchards - pumpkins
    4590 U.S. 68 N, Yellow Springs, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Phone: 937-767-2208.  Open: July- December, Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon-5 pm Petting zoo. Prepicked: apples, blackberries, eggplant, peaches, peppers, ,red raspberries, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes.

Hamilton County

  • Gorman Heritage Farm - Uses natural growing practices, lavender (U-pick and already-picked), u-cut Sunflower Festival (with Pumpkin patch, hayrides), Turkeys, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    10052 Reading Road, Evendale, OH 45241. Phone: 513-563-6663. Email: vfoster@gormanfarm.org . Open: Wednesday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 to 5 pm; Closed to the public in January and February. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Cut your own flowers May-October, Sunflowers July-October as available; Thanksgiving turkeys available November, Farm-raised chicken, lamb and pork available seasonally. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. . The Sunflower Festival is Saturday and Sunday October 2-3, 2010, 10:00 am to 4:00pm. The festival will have entertainment, crafts. pumpkin patch, hayrides, and all kinds of great activities! Cost is $7/adult and $5/child or senior. Click Here for more information about the festival. (UPDATED: July 26, 2012)
  • Granny's Garden - flowers
    Loveland, OH 45150. Phone: (513) 324-2873. Email: schoolgarden@fuse.net. They also have a supper club!
    Comments from a visitor on July 14, 2009:
    "Granny's Garden are always worth walking through. The PYO bouquet club is a real great deal. The flowers selection is amazing and colorful. Flowers Customers pay $35 to join the PYO Bouquet Club, 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems during the growing season. Granny's has many other wonderful garden experiences to enjoy, including a PYO veggies, then cook-on-spot local chef-led dinners once a month in the summer." (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 14, 2009)
  • Turner Farm - You-Pick flowers
    7400 Given Road, Indian Hill, Cincinnati, OH, 45243. Phone: 513-561-8482. Open: 9 am to dark on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 2:30 pm to dark on Thursday. Picking usually starts in late July.

Highland County

  • Blair's Fall Harvest - flowers, pumpkins, parking provide free, restrooms, petting zoo, farm animals
    2555 Us 62, Winchester, OH 45697. Phone: 937-927-5257. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Monday to Saturday 10am to dusk, Sunday 1pm to dusk. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 27, 2008)
  • Blue Ribbon Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    5459 Blue Ribbon Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133. Phone: 937 466-9202. Alternate Phone: 937 763-2154. Email: jabellfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Our strawberry season is late May to early June; Open daily 8 am to 8 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 6 pm. Directions: Take 124 East from Hillsboro approximately 9 miles to Marshall (flashing light). Drive straight on State Route 506 to 1st road on left which is Blue Ribbon Road. The farm is 1/2 mile on right. Follow the signs. The farm is located on the South side of Rocky Fork Lake. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: April 23, 2014)  (UPDATED: May 28, 2013)
  • Circle Garden Farm - Uses natural growing practices, flowers, melons, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, events at your location (call for info)
    6060 Holladay Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133. Phone: 937-393-2174. Email: sssyfrs2002@yahoo.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the center of Hillsboro, drive south on South High Street. Turn right on South Street and go out of town. The road becomes Danville Pike. Past the golf course, turn left on Holladay Road. Go half a mile. The farm is on the left. Look for signs and a big red barn. Click here for a map and directions. We will open with a harvest event called "International Kitchen Garden Day" which is the fourth Sunday in August, this year is August 25; We are sponsoring this event which is being put on by Highland Quality Living. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check. Due to a death in the family, we got a very late start. We have 22 varieties of tomatoes, six varieties of peppers, small personal melons, lots of zinnias and sunflowers, and pumpkins to finish the season. (UPDATED: July 31, 2013)  (ADDED: March 31, 2013)
  • Jaybird Farms - flowers, lavender, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    3370 State Route 134, Mount Orab, OH 45171. Phone: 937-442-4800. Alternate Phone: 513-633-5218. Email: vivian@jaybirdfarms.com. Open: Sundays June 28 thru August 2 Noon to 4 pm Other times by appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Cincinnati, go east on Route 32 to Sardinia. Turn left (north) on State Route 134. Go 6.7 miles to 3370 State Route 134. The farm will be on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Lavender: Sundays only, June 28 thru August 2, 2009 Noon to 4 pm; Other times by appointment. Payment: Cash, Check. Over 600 lavender plants from which to pick stems. Potted plants will also be available, as well as other lavender items. (ADDED: June 12, 2009)
  • Karnes Orchard - apples, cherries, pears, peaches, pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    8200 Worley Mill Road, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133. Phone: 740-239-3007. Alternate Phone: 913-638-8282. Email: steve@karnesorchard.com. Open: Grand Opening on September 6, 2014, open Saturdays only from September 6. 2014 to November 22, 2014. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Hillsboro, take US-50 east 9 miles to Worley Mill Road. Turn left (north) on Worley mill. The market is two miles on your right at 8145 Worley Mill Road, Hillsboro, OH. Click here for a map and directions. . Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 05, 2014)  (ADDED: January 05, 2014)

Miami County

  • Fulton Farms - strawberries, raspberries, peas and pumpkins for pick your own, hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, Christmas Trees
    2393 State Route 202, Troy, OH. Phone: 937-339-8246. Email: joyce@fultonfarms.com. Directions: See this page for a map and directions. Open: May-August, Monday-Thursday 9 am to 7 pm and Friday-Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; September- December, Monday-Thursday 10 am to 6 pm and Friday-Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. See this page for the Daily Crop Report. Ice cream, popcorn, edible soybeans, fresh fruit slushy, horse-drawn wagon rides through plantation, Troy Strawberry Festival first weekend of June, family tour at Fulton Farms weekends in October ($5.00 per person, includes hayride to pumpkin field, mazes, animals and a free pumpkin). The farm includes 1,900 acres of sweet corn, beans, strawberries, tomatoes and pumpkins, a gift shop and cafe. Through October, hop on hayrides to pick your own pumpkins during the weekends, or call to schedule a tour of the farm on weekdays. Christmas Trees: canaan fir, fraser fir, white pine, services: cut-your-own, shaking.
    Comments from a visitor on June 01, 2012: "Fulton Farms' u-pick strawberries were great this year and the u-pick peas are coming in nicely. "
  • McClure's Orchard - apples, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5450 North Us 31, Peru, IN 46970. Phone: 765-985-9000. Email: mccluresorchard@gmail.com. Open: Apple Barn open Monday through Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm in the Spring, Summer and Fall; During the Winter the Apple Barn is open Monday through Saturday 9am to 4pm; Please call for specific varieties of apples and picking hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: February 12, 2010)

Montgomery County

  • Monnin Fruit Farm - Red & Black Raspberries, and PYO Apples
    8201 Frederick Pike, Dayton, OH, 45414. Phone: 937-890-4536. Directions: Butler Twp., between U.S. 40 and Little York Road. Open: from 8 am to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 am to 5 p.m. Sunday. They don't take credit cards, but they do have FRESH, HOMEMADE ice cream there..There are port-o-potties, but not real restrooms.). 2005 prices were: $7 a quart. Berries may be available for U-Pick, at $2 a pound. Call to check schedules for U-pick. Apples include winesap, red delicious, and Jonathan varieties.
  • Pudgy Cardinal Farm - apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, pears, peas, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    10424 Frederick Pike, Vandalia, OH 45377. Phone: 937-387-6240. Email: pudgycardinalfarm@yahoo.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take I-70 to the Dayton International Airport Access Road, Exit 32, toward Vandalia. Then take the first exit off the Access Road, US 40 to Englewood/Vandalia. Turn left onto 40W, National Road. Proceed to Frederick Pike and turn right. You will see our barn on the right after the big curve. The driveway is just past the barn on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. . (ADDED: April 26, 2014)
  • Tuken's Orchard & Farm Market - apples, blackberries, cherries, currants (red and black), nectarines, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15725 Eaton Pike, W. Alexandria, OH 45381. Phone: 937 687 3848. Alternate Phone: 937 603 9865. Fax: 937 687 1540. Email: tukensfarmmarket@AOL.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm, April 25 to December 24. Directions: west of Dayton on US Rte. 35, midway between New Lebanon and West Alexandria. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Our orchard is designed as a u-pick destination for families. Fruit hangs low to the ground and is easily accessible to small children. Natural pond, petting zoo, and upscale farm market are in close proximity to the orchard. We also offer fresh apple cider and our annual Farm Tour in October. Tuken's homemade ice cream is to be launched in June 2013, using many of our natural fruits!. (UPDATED: June 02, 2013) (UPDATED: February 20, 2011) (ADDED: August 25, 2009)
    See comments about this farm here!

Preble County

  • Wesler Orchards and Farm Market - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, raspberries (black), strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    9319 Wesler Road, New Paris, OH 45347. Phone: 937-437-8921. Email: jrwslr@yahoo.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: June 06, 2013)(Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 22, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on September 19, 2011: "Amazing orchard. This isn't one of those stands that sells trinkets and country themed home decorations and happens to have a bit of over priced fruit. They have a wide variety of high quality, reasonably priced apples as well as pairs and other fruit. The cider is better than any grocery store brand. It reminds me of the type of orchard we went to as kids and not what fruits stands have morphed into the last few years."
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2009: "I have loved it since i was a child. They are all about the Apples. Apple dummplings- Cider-Yum!! Every year there is a Apple fest in the town of New Paris. You can find it on the web. In the summer they do tractor tours around the City Of New Paris. Every October they have a haunted chicken coop. You can also buy pumpkins. They used to sell fresh eggs and milk but no longer do. They also sell country store items, such as chairs, candles, exc. It's been there a long time. I use to collect eggs for them when i was a child now I'm thirty some thing." (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 26, 2009)

Shelby County

  • Crossway Farms - Strawberries, red & black raspberries.
    2211 Cisco Rd, Sidney, OH 45365. Phone: (937) 210-1590. Email: contact@crosswayfarms.com. Open: Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, Closed Sundays; open May through October. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 13, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2010: "I haven't actually visited. I did talk to the owner about strawberries. The farm is very near where I used to live, but 50 minutes from where I live now. It is a new farm. They also have vegetables but I'm not sure if any of those are u-pick., "
  • Kringle's - blueberries, gooseberries, other berries, raspberries, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations, saws provided, trees bagged, trees tied, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand
    3370 Miller Road, Russia, OH 45363. Phone: 937 526-9460. Email us at: mrkringles@msn.com. Directions: One mile north of Russia, Oh on Miller Road. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, November, December. Open: Christmas; Friday, Saturday, Sun, 9 to 5 starting Thanksgiving weekend. Berries; Daily noon to 7 Saturday, 9 to 5 Sun. noon to 7 Black and red raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries and lingonberries mid June through July. Christmas trees Thanksgiving to Christmas. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    U-Choose and Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine.
    PreCut varieties: Fraser Fir.

Warren County

  • Blooms & Berries Farm Market - pumpkins, strawberries, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    9669 Street Route 48, Loveland, OH 45140. Phone: (513) 697-9173. Email: Jeff@BloomsAndBerriesFarmMarket.com. Directions: I-275 to exit 52 (Loveland / Indian Hill) turn left at the bottom of the ramp. Travel 2.5 miles, turn right onto Loveland Avenue. Travel .5 mi. Cross RR crossing, turn left at next light (St. Route 48) Travel 3 miles, Farm is on Left. If you get to a stop sign, you have traveled .25 mi too far. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in April through October. Open: Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm Fall On The Farm: Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 11am to 6pm. Strawberries: Memorial Day through 2nd week in June Fall On The Farm Festival 2008: (Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Play Area Saturday, Animals, Concessions) Sept 27th 28 Thursday, Every weekend in October, Great Giant Pumpkin Escape: (Phil Dalton attempts to escape from inside a giant pumpkin 70 ft above the ground) Only Sept 27th 12:45pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Super cute hayride with 100+ scarecrows playing in the woods and along the way. a-MAIZ-ing 7 acre corn maze, sunflower maze, awesome play area with giant slide, egg throw, animals, picnic area with concessions and much much more. (UPDATED: May 13, 2012, by a visitor)
  • Branstrator Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, currants (red and black), nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (black), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    885 N George Road, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: 937-725-5607. Email: infor@branstratorfarm.com. Open: Saturdays starting at 8am ; Sundays starting at 10am. Directions: Off of 22 and 3, between Wilmington and Morrow. Click here for a map and directions. Second Annual Snappin' Asparagus and Strawberry Jam; June 9, 2012, Noon-6:00 pm. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Branstrator Farm values its relationship with the surrounding community and believes in educating the public on local agriculture. We host two seasonal festivals throughout the year, the Fall Harvest Bash and the Great Pumpkin Patch in September and the Snappin’ Asparagus and Strawberry Jam in June. These events provide a safe and fun environment for community members and families, while raising awareness about local food. (ADDED: May 13, 2012)
  • Hidden Valley Fruit Farm - Apples, blackberries, blueberries, pears, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo
    5474 North State Route 48, Lebanon, OH 45036. Phone: 513-932-1869. Fax: 513-932-3169. Email us at: hfruitfarm@aol.com. Directions: From Cincinnati 75N to Middletown exit Left on 122 Left on 48 21/2 miles on right >From Dayton 75 S Springboro Route 73 exit Left on73 Right on 48 2 1/2 miles on left >From Mason 42 N to Downtown Lebanon Broadway becomes 48 6 miles N of Lebanon on right And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. Open: Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm Friday and Saturday 9am to 8pm Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Apples: Over 30 varieties of apples are available u-pick. They have lots of activities in the fall, and they have a nice deli-type area with a very well stocked store in an old barn.
    Comments from a visitor on September 19, 2010: (negative) "I called before we went there today - On the phone the person said they have lots of Fuji apples, and it would not last long if we didn't go today. So we went and only found out there is no Fuji Apples to pick, plus the other apples there look very bad - 1000 times worse than any apples sold in the store. It is definitely the worst experience we have for apple picking, and I think this farm should be taken off from the list to save the visitor's time."
    Comments from a visitor on June 28, 2009: (negative) "This farm is the ultimate TOURIST TRAP. We drove an hour to get there. I called ahead to ask about picking strawberries. The girl said yes, we have lots of strawberries. To our surprise when we got there, there were plenty of strawberries from California, the same ones I buy at Krogers only more expensive! When asked about picking strawberries and I said I had called earlier, the girl just looked at me kind of dumb. Instead she said I could pick blueberries. The pathetic little patch was covered in weeds. After searching every plant I came up with about two inches of blueberries in my pail. The plants and field were in such poor shape. When we went back inside to pay I saw what a cash cow this place was. There were boxes and boxes of beautiful blueberries, blackberries, strawberries all from California although displayed as if they had just been picked off the farm, and all more expensive than the grocery store. We bough ice cream cones with fresh fruit on top(from California). We asked for a cup of water, no water but we could buy some expensive bottled water. This farm(?) was such a let down. It presents as an authentic farm yet it is no different than my grocery store in Cincinnati only more expensive. Thanks for your web site....we'll continue to visit the other farms."
  • Iron's Fruit Farm - pick-your-own fruits in summer and fall, hayrides for pumpkins, corn maze and special events weekends
    1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon, OH 45036. Phone: 513-932-2853. Fax: 513-932-3650. Email: irons1634@aol.com. Open: June-February, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon-5 pm (June-October open until 6 pm).
    Fall Mums, fall tours September-October, farm animals, hayrides for pumpkins September-October, 12 acre corn maze and special events weekends in September-October, pick-your-own fruits in summer and fall (Call to see what is available), homemade apple butter first three weekends in December, make a gingerbread house. Apples, black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, pears, pumpkins, red raspberries, strawberries.
    A visitor writes on September 21, 2013: "Visited today, 9/21/13: We have visited this farm for many years & it has become a family tradition. The apple fritters & cider are very good. There are some animals for the kids to interact with. In October, there is a little tractor-train for younger kids & corn maize. It is a simple farm & not over-rated commercialization with bounce-houses, etc. They have a hayride to take you to the apple picking & pumpkin patch (in October). I would agree with the earlier September poster that the orchards are very poor. It is ashame that they have let the trees/area get so bad. There are vines all over the trees & poison ivy in a 3' radius around the trees making it hard for the kids to pick the lower apples. If you know what poison ivy looks like then it's easy to avoid. The apple trees closer to the drop off location had the least favorable apples-- they were more green than red & had Sooty Blotch on them. This is the "black moldy stuff" the previous poster described. This is harmless & does not affect the taste of the fruit or affect how you prepare the apples (sauces/pies) or will it make you sick. You just have to scrub it off before eating. It is more of a testimony to the fact that the farm doesn't properly care for the orchards (pruning or a little easy pesticide) and also the spring/summer we've had in Southeast Ohio. The apples away from the farm, more toward the road, had really nice red apples & good size. There were plenty to pick. I think we paid $13 for 1/2 a bushel. The price for a fritter was about $2.25-- we didn't think that was too bad of a price as they are huge (size of 2 krispy kreme donughts). There are no public bathrooms, just port-a-potties & no running water/sinks for customers, but I think this is pretty typical for a small family farm. None of the strawberry farms or other orchards we've visited had a 'public restroom'. The place would be great if they just put some TLC into their orchards... pretty sad, but it's not a total waste of a trip. The staff is also friendly."
    A visitor writes on September 15, 2013: "This was the WORST orchard I have ever been to. This is how my visit went... Pull up to a happy crowd of people and a pleasant country atmosphere. So far, so good. Take the kiddos to check out the tractor and neat farm animals. This place seems great so far! After the goat slobbers all over our hands, we seek a place to wash up... ummmm. Wait, where do we wash up? There is no running water that is accessible to customers here, evidently. The only thing available is nasty, unkempt port-a-potties. So we squirt some hand sanitizer on our hands and rinse the slobber off with our bottle of water we brought along. Did I mention that why we were feeding the animals, a donkey bit part of a small child's fingernail off? The poor baby was bleeding and sobbing! Anyway, back on track. We were there to pick some apples. Heading back to the orchard, we watched as others came back with their pecks of, um, brown apples? After talking to the cashier at the U-pick orchard, who said the apples had, in fact, been picked over, we decided that we would give it a try anyway. After all, the kids wanted to pick. Sigh... I wish I had trusted my instincts here. The apples had black and white moldy looking stuff all over them, and were covered in blight spots. In order to even get the apples, you had to walk through weeds. WORST KEPT ORCHARD I HAVE EVER SEEN! Why don't they cut these weeds down? These weeds that look like... wait, is that? Yes, it is! POISON IVY!!! EVERYWHERE! Not, oh, watch out, a patch of poison ivy... more like... where ISN'T there poison ivy? And, yep, we were all in it. Including a baby. Family place? I think NOT! Anyway... needless to say, I am peeved, and we are outta here! We skipped buying the apples. To appease the kiddos, we went in for apple fritters and some fresh fruit. Long story short, the prices are insane! And... even after asking, they would offer no place to rinse our fruit that we overpaid for. Evidently... there must NOT be any running water at this place at all? UGH! I am normally all about local family run places. This time though, I feel deceived. This is NOT a place for families! Especially not the U-pick part!!! Visit at your own risk!"
    Comments from a visitor on August 17, 2010: "This is the worst maintained apple farm I have ever had the misfortune to visit. I am used to well maintained orchards with a good product and a well organized structure. This farm is not maintained at all, the weeds and vines are so great that some of the orchard has been let go completely. You can go pick in a designated area where the apples had brown blight spots all over them. You could not pick if there weren't any pickers because those were in limited supply and you had to wait for people to walk out of the orchard. They had less than a doz. available. The area where one could pick was ropped off and off in the distance you could see the rest of the orchard which had better fruit and seemed to be somewhat better maintained. The vines and weeds were more prolific then the fruit. I would not recommend this location under any condition. Not worth the drive and people who think this is a great place have never been elsewhere. I would drive 8 hrs. to pick at a much better location then do this one again! Save your money!"

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Butler County

  • Big Maples farm - all produce is sustainably grown, corn (sweet), peppers, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    7196 Morning Sun Rd, Oxford, OH 45056. Phone: 513-523-3184. Email: bigmaplesfarm@aol.com. Open: Monday thru Sunday 9am to 9pm. Directions: From City of Oxford Ohio. Go north on sr 732/Morning Sun road We are located just south of the entrance to Hueston woods. Our driveway is on the east side of the road directly on top of the Butler and Preble County Line. Follow the driveway to end. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We also have trails for riding quads, bikes , etc. black beauty zuchinni, yellow squash. (ADDED: July 09, 2010)
  • Brown's Family Farm Market - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, blackberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, melons, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    11620 Hamilton- Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013. Phone: 513-738-0404. Email: jody@brownsfarmmarket.com. Open: We are open seven days a week from Late April to Halloween; Spring hours are from 9am to 6pm; Summer hours are from 8am to 8pm; Fall hours are from 9am to 7pm, or at dark. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located on State Route 128, next to Stricker's Grove Amusement Park. We are only 10 minutes from the Miamitown Exit on I 74. Just follow 128 East towards Hamilton. We are only 15 minutes from the Colerain exit on I 275. Follow Colerain Avenue (US 27) North to the Ross, Hamilton Exit. Then take State Route 128 west for 2 miles, passing through the town of Ross. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet corn generally starts by July 1st; All fall activities kick off the last weekend in September and run through Halloween; They are all free to the public with the exception of Hayrides to the pumpkin patch; They are Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm; The cost is $3 a person for ages 4 and up for hayrides. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We are committed to offering great local products that we grow ourselves or find close to us. We offer many of our items at the Cincinnati Fountain Square Farmer's Market every Tuesday, the Springdale Farmer's Market on Thursday, or the Hamilton Court House Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Visit our retail stand on the farm for the full selection. We offer many standard grocery items in the store as well like, milk, butter, eggs and cheese. In the spring we open up our 10,000 square feet of greenhouses to the public, where we grow many of our own annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and more. Through the summer we offer many local items that we grow ourselves or get from other farms within the tri-state area. We try to buy locally, and from reputable farms with good agricultural practices, as often as possible. In the fall we have a huge selection of homegrown fall decorating items including mums, cornstalk bundles, and straw bales. (ADDED: September 13, 2013)
  • Garver Family Farm Market - Stringless Green Beans, Half Runner Green Beans, Cabbage, Bicolor Sweet Corn, White Sweet Corn, Pickling Cucumbers, Slicing Cucumber, Eggplant, okra, red onions, sweet onions, banana peppers, green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers, jalapenos, red skinned potatoes, new white potatoes, scalloped summer squash, yellow summer squash, zucchini, red tomatoes, roma tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, yellow cherry tomatoes, little boy blue, little miss muffit, American way, strawberry corn, apple gourds, jack be little, gremlin, swan gourds, world of color, carving pumpkins, giant pumpkins, pie pumpkins, butternut squash, cushaw, spaghetti squash
    6716 Hamilton-Lebanon Road, Middletown , OH 45044. Phone: (513) 539-6366. Open: June 26 - October 31, Monday to Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM & Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM . Email: garverfarm@aol.com. Directions: Located on Rt. 63 in Monroe, west of Yankee Rd. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 05, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on October 05, 2009:
    "Its a great place to buy fresh locally grown produce and the people are always friendly and helpful with any questions you may have. also sell don popps honey, der dutchman goods, the cone ice cream, twin elms eggs, wesler orchards fruit, mums, cracked corn, ear corn, shelled corn, hay, and straw "
  • Morning Dew Farm - Farm market, not located on the farm, asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, eggplant, peppers, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    4291 New Haven Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013. Phone: 1-513-738-2978. Email: themorningdewfarm@gmail.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 27, 2011)
  • Walther Farms - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, ,
    2931 Ross Millville Rd., Ross, OH 45013. Phone: (513) 805-6020. Open: We are open June through October;  Tuesday through Sunday; 10 AM - 6 PM. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . Opening Day, Saturday June 1st! Fresh home grown tomatoes, half-runner beans, and more! We are expanding our Market this year! In addition to our delicious produce and quality products, check out our new feature Cheeses, Black Cherry Cider, Strawberries, Asparagus, local Honey & Amish-Made Patio Furniture! Ph# 513-805-6020 (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 26, 2013)
    A visitor writes on June 26, 2013: "I live down close to Walther's and visit often. Their produce is top notch nd the service is friendly. Call ahead of time and John and his staff will have your bushels for canning ready and waiting for you. Right now (6/26) they have half runners, tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, regular cucumbers, plums, peaches, HUGE green onions, regular onions, cabbage, romaine lettuce, etc."

Clermont County

  • TCC Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), porta-potties
    1466 Us Highway 50, Milford, OH 45103. Phone: 513-248-0452. Email: mail@TeenChallengeCincinnati.org. Open: Saturdays only, from 8 am to 12 pm, July 5 to September 13. Directions: Take exit 59 B and follow the signs to Hillsboro. You will take a ½ mile connector (450) to US highway 50. Turn right onto US highway 50 and go 3.5 miles. Teen Challenge Ranch is on your left and the berry farm is on your right. You may park in front of the Gym and walk or drive approx. 100 yards past our entrance and take the gravel drive on the right down to the orchard. There will be signs. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Fresh Picked and U-Pick Red Raspberries Come and experience the fruit of our labors in a peaceful valley just below the Teen Challenge Ranch. Children are welcome. A restroom will be located on the property and cold bottled water will be available for sale. Picking containers are provided at no additional cost. We endeavor this to be a healthy and “fruitful” experience for you and your family!. Fresh Picked Red Raspberries, Raspberry Preserves & Jelly. We take Cash and Credit Cards. (ADDED: July 21, 2014)

Clinton County

  • Hidden Acres Farm - Covered outdoor market, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    69 Old State Road, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: 937-725-1069. Email: hiddenacresfarmmarket@yahoo.com. Open: Every day from 8 am to 9 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Corn maze is open Fridays from 4 pm to 11 pm, Saturdays 1 pm to 11 pm, and Sundays 1 pm to 7 pm from September 4th through November 1st. Payment: Cash, only. Groups or schools can schedule a private walk through the maze. See our website for details. (ADDED: August 21, 2009)

Darke County

  • Downing Fruit Farms - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, restrooms
    2468 Harrison Road, New Madison, OH 45346. Phone: 937-997-3361. Open: Call for hours. Email: E-mail: downing@voyager.net.  7 different varieties of Apples that have been developed by us. Peaches, Plums, Pears, Cherries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Mellons, Zuccini, Sweet Corn, Winter Squash, Vinegar, Applebutter, Tomatoes, Greenbeans, Yellowbeans, Nectarines, Bedding Plants. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 03, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on June 03, 2010: "We love going. It is well worth the long drive. The cider is AMAZING, and the cider slushies are the best! They have a horse-drawn hay ride through the orchard in the fall, and it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Their food is pure and grown with love. The orchard has been there for over a hundred years and besides apples, they grow peaches and other fruits. Wonderful cider made there with a variety of apples, they have a fall festival every year. orchard is over a hundred years old"

Greene County

  • Berryhill Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, blackberries, blueberries, flowers, tomatoes,
    330 E. Krepps Rd, Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-374-8747. Email: Berryhill10@yahoo.com. Open: Hours Vary;Call,e - mail or check the web site for updates through the season. Directions: Located between US 42 and 68 off of State highway 380. Fields at two location on E. Krepps Road Watch for signs posted during season. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: February 26, 2010)
  • Breezy Acres Fruit Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, apples, plums, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm
    3470 Waynesville Jamestown, Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-372-3549. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 11, 2013)
  • Katie's Pumpkin Barn - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, pumpkins, petting zoo, farm animals
    2128 New Germany Trebein Road, Beavercreek , OH 45385. Phone: 937-320-9733. Email: farmer2128@gmail.com. Open: The farm is open from September 13th till October 31st; we open at 10:00am till dusk every day; In October we stay open till 8:00. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: from 675 get off the Fairfield road exit. go south towards the mall. Take your first street on the left, this is New Germany Trebein Road. Go down 2 miles and look for all the signs on left. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. we have a We have a wide selection of pumpkins, orange, white, gray and green, gourds of all sizes and shapes, Indian corn, corn stalks, straw and other decorations. (UPDATED: September 29, 2009)
  • The Pumpkin Barn - Indoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, pumpkins, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, farm animals, school tours
    728 Fairground Road, Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-372-8697. Email: rfairlandsinc@aol.com. Open: October 1 thru October 30, 2010 Monday to Sunday from 10am to Dusk. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: September 25, 2010)

Hamilton County

  • Brown's Family Farm Market - Uses integrated pest management practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, asparagus, beans, corn (sweet), herbs/spices, melons, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    11620 Hamilton- Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013. Phone: 513-738-0404. Email: jody@brownsfarmmarket.com. Open: : We are open seven days a week from Late April to Halloween; Spring hours are from 9am to 6pm; Summer hours are from 8am to 8pm; Fall hours are from 9am to 7pm, or at dark. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Our greenhouses open in late April with a huge selection of bedding plants, specialty annuals, and perennials. Sweet corn generally starts by July 1st with melons, tomatoes and other crops following not far behind; All fall activities kick off the last weekend in September and run through Halloween; They are all free to the public with the exception of Hayrides to the pumpkin patch; Hayrides are Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm; The cost for hayrides is $3 a person for ages 4 and up. All other fall activities are free. (ADDED: September 30, 2013)
  • Gorman Heritage Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, onions, peas, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241. Phone: 513-563-6663. Fax: 513-563-6649. Email: info@gormanfarm.org. Open: Market opens the first week in July Open Wednesday: 11am to 4pm Open Saturday: 11am to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We’re located between Interstates 71 & 75 in Evendale, Ohio. Click here for a map and directions. Sheep Shearing: First weekend in April 10am to 4pm Sunflower Festival: First weekend in October, 10am to 4pm, Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4, 2009 Call or check website for summer event. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: July 26, 2012)
  • Lettuce Eat Well Farmers' Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, restrooms
    3961 North Bend Road, Cheviot, OH 45211. Phone: 513-481-1914. Alternate Phone: 513-661-1792. Email: lewfmlocal@gmail.com. Open: year-round, on  Fridays from 3 pm to 7 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: May through October location is on the grounds of Harvest Home Park (less than 2 mi south of I-74 on the right). November through April location is Cheviot United Methodist Church, 3820 Westwood Northern Blvd. Cheviot, 45211. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. A year-round Farmers' Market on Cincinnati's Westside.  Locally and sustainably grown foods! Crafts from local artisans! Family fun!. (ADDED: July 04, 2012)
  • Northside Farmers MarketNorthside Farmers Market - Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, concessions / refreshment stand
    4222 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH. Phone: (513) 614-3671. Open: Wednesdays from 4 pm to 7 pm, from May 14th to mid October, then  indoor at North Presbyterian Church from late October until early May. The Northside Farmers' Market is a year round market which brings local products to Northside and its surrounding communities.   (ADDED: June 10, 2014, from their website)

Highland County

  • Karnes Orchard - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, apples, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    8145 Worley Mill Rd, Hillsboro, OH 45133. Phone: 740-239-3007. Alternate Phone: 913-638-8282. Email: steve@karnesorchard.com. Open: Friday and Saturday, 9am to 7pm, September 5 to November 8. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Hillsboro, take US-50 east 9 miles to Worley Mill Road. Turn left (north) on Worley mill. The market is two miles on your right at 8145 Worley Mill Road, Hillsboro, OH. Click here for a map and directions. Friday and Saturday, 9am to 7pm, September 5 to November 8. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Grand Re-Opening September 5th & 6th 2014. Karnes Orchard reopens after closing 0ver 20 years ago. Same Karnes family & Orchard location growing all the old apple varieties plus several of the new popular ones. We also are raising Peaches, Pears, Plums, and cherry's. (ADDED: January 05, 2014)

Miami County

  • McClure's Orchard - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, corn (sweet), Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5450 North Us 31, Peru, IN 46970. Phone: 765-985-9000. Email: mccluresorchard@gmail.com. Open: Available Seasonally; Please call for specific fruits and veggies in stock. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. We have very young berry plants and blueberry, black raspberry and strawberries are limited. (ADDED: February 12, 2010)

Montgomery County

  • Double H Family Tree Farm - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, beans, blackberries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes,
    7117 Fishburg Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424. Phone: 937 603 9682. Alternate Phone: 937 233 4436. Email: doublehfamilytreefarm@yahoo.com. Open: May through August - Monday to Sunday 9 am to 8 pm, September through October - Monday to Sunday 9 am to 7 pm, November 27th through December 24th - Monday to Sunday 9 am to 6:30 pm, For after hours please call ahead: 937 am to 603 pm to 9682. Directions: 1.5 miles east from the corner of Brandt Pike and Fishburg Road in Huber Heights, Ohio. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The first Sunday in June our farm has a Community Fun Day. This day offers children's games with prizes, hula hoop contest, live local entertainment, craft sale, wagon rides, hot dogs, beverages and more. (ADDED: August 31, 2010)
  • Pudgy Cardinal Farm - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh local eggs, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    10424 Frederick Pike, Vandalia, OH 45377. Phone: 937-387-6240. Email: pudgycardinalfarm@yahoo.com. Open: We plan to be at the Vandalia Community Farmers Market from June 13, 2014 through September 26, 2014; Hours are 3pm to 7pm; Please see http://www;vandaliafarmersmarket;com/index;cfm for more information. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take I-70 to the Dayton International Airport Access Road, Exit 32, toward Vandalia. Then take the first exit off the Access Road, US 40 to Englewood/Vandalia. Turn left onto 40W, National Road. Proceed to Frederick Pike and turn right. You will see our barn on the right after the big curve. The driveway is just past the barn on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. . (ADDED: April 26, 2014)
  • Tuken's Orchard & Farm Market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15725 Eaton Pike, W. Alexandria, OH 45381. Phone: 937 687 3848. Alternate Phone: 937 603 9865. Fax: 937 687 1540. Email: tukensfarmmarket@AOL.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm, April 25 to December 24. Directions: west of Dayton on US Rte. 35, midway between New Lebanon and West Alexandria. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Our orchard is designed as a u-pick destination for families. Fruit hangs low to the ground and is easily accessible to small children. Natural pond, petting zoo, and upscale farm market are in close proximity to the orchard. We also offer fresh apple cider and our annual Farm Tour in October. Tuken's homemade ice cream is to be launched in June 2013, using many of our natural fruits!. (UPDATED: June 02, 2013)

Preble County

Shelby County

  • Crossway Farms - Strawberries, red & black raspberries, vegetables
    2211 Cisco Rd, Sidney, OH 45365. Phone: (937) 210-1590. Email: contact@crosswayfarms.com. Open: Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, Closed Sundays; open May through October. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 13, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2010: "I haven't actually visited. I did talk to the owner about strawberries. The farm is very near where I used to live, but 50 minutes from where I live now. It is a new farm. "

Warren County

  • Branstrator Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    885 N George Road, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: 937-725-5607. Email: infor@branstratorfarm.com. Open: Farm stand is open 7 days a week all day; We are vendors at the Loveland Farmers' Market, the Madeira Farmers' Market, and the Clinton County Farmers' Market. Directions: Off of 22 & 3, between Wilmington and Morrow. Click here for a map and directions. Second Annual Snappin' Asparagus and Strawberry Jam; June 9, 2012, Noon-6:00 pm. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Branstrator Farm values its relationship with the surrounding community and believes in educating the public on local agriculture. We host two seasonal festivals throughout the year, the Fall Harvest Bash and the Great Pumpkin Patch in September and the Snappin’ Asparagus and Strawberry Jam in June. These events provide a safe and fun environment for community members and families, while raising awareness about local food. (ADDED: May 13, 2012)

Local Honey Sources:

Butler County

  • Brown's Family Farm Market - Uses integrated pest management practices, Honey (retail), Comb honey, Strained honey, Other honey products, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    11620 Hamilton- Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013. Phone: 513-738-0404. Email: jody@brownsfarmmarket.com. Open: We are open seven days a week from Late April to Halloween; Spring hours are from 9am to 6pm; Summer hours are from 8am to 8pm; Fall hours are from 9am to 7pm, or at dark. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located on State Route 128, next to Stricker's Grove Amusement Park. We are only 10 minutes from the Miamitown Exit on I 74. Just follow 128 East towards Hamilton. We are only 15 minutes from the Colerain exit on I 275. Follow Colerain Avenue (US 27) North to the Ross, Hamilton Exit. Then take State Route 128 west for 2 miles, passing through the town of Ross. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet corn generally starts by July 1st; All fall activities kick off the last weekend in September and run through Halloween; They are all free to the public with the exception of Hayrides to the pumpkin patch; They are Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm; The cost is $3 a person for ages 4 and up for hayrides. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We are committed to offering great local products that we grow ourselves or find close to us. We offer many of our items at the Cincinnati Fountain Square Farmer's Market every Tuesday, the Springdale Farmer's Market on Thursday, or the Hamilton Court House Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Visit our retail stand on the farm for the full selection. We offer many standard grocery items in the store as well like, milk, butter, eggs and cheese. Our honey is so popular because it is harvested from our hives and several other local hives. It is great for combating local seasonal allergies. (ADDED: September 13, 2013)
  • Morning Dew Farm - Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Wildflower honey, Raw honeys, Ultrafiltered honey, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs
    4291 New Haven Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013. Phone: 1-513-738-2978. Email: themorningdewfarm@gmail.com. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We uncap the honey comb the OLD FASHIONED WAY with a fine comb and NOT A HEATED KNIFE that actually boils honey it comes in contact with during the uncapping process. We never heat our honey above 100-105 degrees F. (The Same temperature in the hive on a hot day!) We have to raise the temperature of the honey to about 100-105 degrees F so it flows better into the final containers and the dead bees, large pieces of pollen, ect float to the top and are removed. We do NOT strain our honey either. The Big Boys heat their honey to about 120 degrees F so they can run it through a strainer and smaller mesh screens. These higher temperatures not only permit the honey to flow through their finer strainers but also KILLS OFF a lot of enzymes, bacteria, ect (The good stuff.) We sell only RAW LOCAL HONEY produced right here on the farm from locust trees, flowers, a little buckwheat we plant as a cover crop at times, clover, ect. We never treat our bees chemically for mites or any other infestations. (ADDED: April 27, 2011)

Greene County

Hamilton County

  • Brown's Family Farm Market - Uses integrated pest management practices, Honey (retail), Comb honey, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    11620 Hamilton- Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013. Phone: 513-738-0404. Email: jody@brownsfarmmarket.com. Open: : We are open seven days a week from Late April to Halloween; Spring hours are from 9am to 6pm; Summer hours are from 8am to 8pm; Fall hours are from 9am to 7pm, or at dark. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Our greenhouses open in late April with a huge selection of bedding plants, specialty annuals, and perennials. Sweet corn generally starts by July 1st with melons, tomatoes and other crops following not far behind; All fall activities kick off the last weekend in September and run through Halloween; They are all free to the public with the exception of Hayrides to the pumpkin patch; Hayrides are Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm; The cost for hayrides is $3 a person for ages 4 and up. All other fall activities are free. (ADDED: September 30, 2013)
  • Gorman Heritage Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241. Phone: 513-563-6663. Fax: 513-563-6649. Email: info@gormanfarm.org. Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9am to 5pm Open Sunday: 12pm to 5pm Closed Monday and Tuesday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We’re located between Interstates 71 & 75 in Evendale, Ohio. Click here for a map and directions. Sheep Shearing: First weekend in April 10am to 4pm Sunflower Festival: First weekend in October, 10am to 4pm, Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4, 2009 Call or check website for summer event. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: July 26, 2012)

Miami County

  • McClure's Orchard - Honey (retail), Raw honeys, Other honey products, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5450 North Us 31, Peru, IN 46970. Phone: 765-985-9000. Email: mccluresorchard@gmail.com. Open: Available at the Apple Barn year - round. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: February 12, 2010)

Montgomery County

  • Tuken's Orchard & Farm Market - Honey (retail), Clover honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15725 Eaton Pike, W. Alexandria, OH 45381. Phone: 937 687 3848. Alternate Phone: 937 603 9865. Fax: 937 687 1540. Email: tukensfarmmarket@AOL.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm, April 25 to December 24. Directions: west of Dayton on US Rte. 35, midway between New Lebanon and West Alexandria. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Our orchard is designed as a u-pick destination for families. Fruit hangs low to the ground and is easily accessible to small children. Natural pond, petting zoo, and upscale farm market are in close proximity to the orchard. We also offer fresh apple cider and our annual Farm Tour in October. Tuken's homemade ice cream is to be launched in June 2013, using many of our natural fruits!. Honeybees pollenate our orchard fruit trees of many varieties. (UPDATED: June 02, 2013) (UPDATED: February 20, 2011) (ADDED: August 25, 2009)

Warren County


Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Greene County

  • Berryhill Farm - 2 total rooms, Price range from $40 to $, Small fridge in rooms, Fresh farm breakfasts, Fresh eggs, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing onsite, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, Free farm tours for overnight guests, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, No pets please, No smoking allowed, PYO fruit, Sustainable farming, Honeybee hives onsite, chickens, other animals,
    330 E. Krepps Rd, Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-374-8747. Email: Berryhill10@yahoo.com. Directions: Located between US 42 and 68 off of State highway 380. Fields at two location on E. Krepps Road Watch for signs posted during season. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We have a small cottage. One bedroom and bath, private living area with futon couch, and access to a fully supplied large private kitchen. A stocked pond is also on property and fishing can be arranged for overnight guests (check with us). Breakfast is self serve fresh bread, homemade jam, berries in season, fresh eggs from our own pastured hens, etc. (UPDATED: February 26, 2010)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Butler County

  • Brown's Family Farm Market - Uses integrated pest management practices, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, Beautiful rural setting, golf nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    11620 Hamilton- Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013. Phone: 513-738-0404. Email: jody@brownsfarmmarket.com. Open: We are open seven days a week from Late April to Halloween; Spring hours are from 9am to 6pm; Summer hours are from 8am to 8pm; Fall hours are from 9am to 7pm, or at dark. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located on State Route 128, next to Stricker's Grove Amusement Park. We are only 10 minutes from the Miamitown Exit on I 74. Just follow 128 East towards Hamilton. We are only 15 minutes from the Colerain exit on I 275. Follow Colerain Avenue (US 27) North to the Ross, Hamilton Exit. Then take State Route 128 west for 2 miles, passing through the town of Ross. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet corn generally starts by July 1st; All fall activities kick off the last weekend in September and run through Halloween; They are all free to the public with the exception of Hayrides to the pumpkin patch; They are Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm; The cost is $3 a person for ages 4 and up for hayrides;. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We are committed to offering great local products that we grow ourselves or find close to us. We offer many of our items at the Cincinnati Fountain Square Farmer's Market every Tuesday, the Springdale Farmer's Market on Thursday, or the Hamilton Court House Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Visit our retail stand on the farm for the full selection. We offer many standard grocery items in the store as well like, milk, butter, eggs and cheese. We have a great outdoor picnic area for parties, meeting or events. If bad weather pops up we also have a 40' by 100' greenhouse that can be set up for events as well. We host thousands of school children each year in October that utilize these area Tuesday through Friday. Evening and weekend parties can be booked ahead to reserve your spot. The farm is a gorgeous place to host an event. be sure to bring your camera. (ADDED: September 13, 2013)

Clinton County

Miami County

  • McClure's Orchard - Lighting, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties, Restaurant onsite, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Hotel nearby, Apple Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, goats, horses, chickens, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5450 North Us 31, Peru, IN 46970. Phone: 765-985-9000. Email: mccluresorchard@gmail.com. Open: Petting Zoo is open the same hours as the Apple Barn; Horse rides available during weekends in the fall. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Apple Dumplin' Inn Restaurant is currently open seasonally for lunch. If you would like to use the facilities during the off-season please call for reservations. (ADDED: February 12, 2010)

Warren County

  • Bonnybrook Farms - Lighting, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, golf nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, handicap accessible, meeting room available, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    3779 State Route 132, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: 937-289-2500. Email: contactus@BonnybrookFarms.com. Open: Special event dates in June, July, August and September; Saturday and Sundays, September 22 through October 28, 2012. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Recommend using directions on our website as GPS is not accurate in our area. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Giant slingshots, farmyard play area and 80 foot underground slide, pumpkin chuck'in, 5K Pumpkin Trail Run and Walk. Chuck Wagon Dinner Rides. (UPDATED: August 14, 2012)
  • Branstrator Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Birthday parties, Business outings, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing onsite, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Paid onsite parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking permitted, Smoking allowed in designated areas, handicap accessible, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    885 N George Road, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: 937-725-5607. Email: infor@branstratorfarm.com. Open: Call/email for information. Directions: Off of 22 & 3, between Wilmington and Morrow. Click here for a map and directions. Second Annual Snappin' Asparagus and Strawberry Jam; June 9, 2012, Noon-6:00 pm. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Branstrator Farm values its relationship with the surrounding community and believes in educating the public on local agriculture. We host two seasonal festivals throughout the year, the Fall Harvest Bash and the Great Pumpkin Patch in September and the Snappin’ Asparagus and Strawberry Jam in June. These events provide a safe and fun environment for community members and families, while raising awareness about local food. (ADDED: May 13, 2012)
  • Keepin It Country Farm - Lighting, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, B&B nearby, Motel nearby, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, goats, horses, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, boating nearby, CD Player, Internet (Ethernet), Microphone, Phone available, Podium, Sound System, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Valet parking can be arranged, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    5511 Township Line Road, Waynesville, OH 45068. Phone: 513-934-2001. Email: donnaandrichard@keepinitcountryfarm.com. Open: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Noon to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Traveling North or South on I-75. Take exit #38 and take Route 73 East (7.4 miles). Turn right on Township Line Road and travel 1.9 miles and the Farm is on your right. Traveling North or South on I-71. Take exit #45 to Waynesville, traveling 11 miles. Turn left on Township Line Road and travel 1.9 miles and the farm is on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Country Farm Festivals;;;;;Weekends September 25 pm to October 31, 2010 Saturday Night Barn Dances;;;;;;September 25, October 2, October 9, October 23, October 31 The Ohio Hayride with Tommy Cash, September 18th and Tuesday Graham Brown, October 16th; THE BUCKEYE STATE's ONLY LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO SHOW; Broadcast from the barn at Keepin It Country Farm 2pm and 7pm (2 shows). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Saturday Night Barn Dances Live Country Music Show with Richard Lynch and his musical freinds from the antique barn. Great entertainment and atmosphere. Down home fun. See you at the Farm!. Keepin It Country Farm is a unique setting with an 1860's restored antique barn. Country Fall Farm Festivals include family activities Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Barnyard Playland, Barnyard Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Mini Train Rides, Cowboy Cafe Concessions, Country Store and more. Saturday Night Barn Dances with live country music provided by Richard Lynch and his musical friends. A class act enjoyed by neighbors, friends and families from several states. Join us for a great evening of entertainment in the barn at 7pm SEE YOU AT THE FARM!!. (ADDED: August 17, 2010)

Horse Rides and More:

Warren County

  • Bonnybrook Farms - School tours, children welcome, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, picnic area, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    3779 State Route 132, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: 937-289-2500. Email: contactus@BonnybrookFarms.com. Open: Special event dates in June, July, August and September; Saturday and Sundays, September 22 through October 28, 2012. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Recommend using directions on our website as GPS is not accurate in our area. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Giant slingshots, farmyard play area and 80 foot underground slide, pumpkin chuck'in, 5K Pumpkin Trail Run and Walk. (UPDATED: August 14, 2012)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Clermont County

  • Simmons Farm - No pesticides are used, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Restrooms, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, handicap accessible, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area, Bouncy castle, school tours
    3020 Schaller Road, Bethel, OH 45106. Phone: 513-734-3117. Email: simmonsupickfarms@gmail.com. Open: Our farm is our home; We are open for business on weekends and some evenings during harvet times; Please check our website and/or call ahead for harvesting information; Due to weather, crops are ready at different times and some years produce better crops than others; We are willing to sell our evergreen trees year - round for landscaping; Don't forget to come back to our farm after the Thanksgiving season for pumpkin chunking!. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. We also offer star gazing nights. (ADDED: September 05, 2011)

Wholesale Foods

Butler County

  • Brown's Family Farm Market - Uses integrated pest management practices, Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), asparagus, corn (sweet), herbs/spices, melons, peppers, winter squash, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    11620 Hamilton- Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013. Phone: 513-738-0404. Email: jody@brownsfarmmarket.com. Open: We are open seven days a week from Late April to Halloween; Spring hours are from 9am to 6pm; Summer hours are from 8am to 8pm; Fall hours are from 9am to 7pm, or at dark. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are located on State Route 128, next to Stricker's Grove Amusement Park. We are only 10 minutes from the Miamitown Exit on I 74. Just follow 128 East towards Hamilton. We are only 15 minutes from the Colerain exit on I 275. Follow Colerain Avenue (US 27) North to the Ross, Hamilton Exit. Then take State Route 128 west for 2 miles, passing through the town of Ross. Click here for a map and directions. Sweet corn generally starts by July 1st; All fall activities kick off the last weekend in September and run through Halloween; They are all free to the public with the exception of Hayrides to the pumpkin patch; They are Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm; The cost is $3 a person for ages 4 and up for hayrides. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We are committed to offering great local products that we grow ourselves or find close to us. We offer many of our items at the Cincinnati Fountain Square Farmer's Market every Tuesday, the Springdale Farmer's Market on Thursday, or the Hamilton Court House Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings. Visit our retail stand on the farm for the full selection. We offer many standard grocery items in the store as well like, milk, butter, eggs and cheese. The sweet corn, watermelons and cantaloupe are our specialties through the summer. In the fall we also wholesale pumpkins in all sizes, gourds, squash, corn stalk bundles and straw bales. There are always a few other novelties thrown into the mix. The best way to see what we have is to stop by in season. (ADDED: September 13, 2013)

Hamilton County

  • Blue Mountain Farm & Quail Hatchery - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), Crafts, artistic products, etc, Other fruit or veg,
    Montana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211. Phone: 859-955-0541. Email: BMQuail@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm. Directions: off 74 & 75 in Cincinnati. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Quail Eggs! See our website for latest prices. (ADDED: July 28, 2014)

Montgomery County

  • Pudgy Cardinal Farm - Local sales at our farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    10424 Frederick Pike, Vandalia, OH 45377. Phone: 937-387-6240. Email: pudgycardinalfarm@yahoo.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Take I-70 to the Dayton International Airport Access Road, Exit 32, toward Vandalia. Then take the first exit off the Access Road, US 40 to Englewood/Vandalia. Turn left onto 40W, National Road. Proceed to Frederick Pike and turn right. You will see our barn on the right after the big curve. The driveway is just past the barn on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. . We offer a wide range of fresh vegetables from staples like lettuce and tomatoes to more unusual options such as artichokes. Fruit will also be available--what we have just depends on production! Keep a lookout for our fresh eggs too. Our Ladies are great layers and the eggs are scrumptious!. (ADDED: April 26, 2014)
  • Tuken's Orchard & FarmMarket - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, school tours
    15725 Eaton Pike, West Alexandria, OH 45381. Phone: 937 687 3848. Email: tukensfarmmarket@AOL.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6 pm, Sunday 11am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries and sweet and tart cherries are available in June; Plums are available in July and August; Peaches are ready in August; Apples are ready from August to end of October; Summer vegetables are ready in mid July to end of September. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: February 20, 2011)

Warren County

  • Branstrator Farm - Uses integrated pest management practices, Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, currants (red and black), nectarines, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (black), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    885 N George Road, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: 937-725-5607. Email: infor@branstratorfarm.com. Open: Please email or call for any wholesale information. Directions: Off of 22 & 3, between Wilmington and Morrow. Click here for a map and directions. Second Annual Snappin' Asparagus and Strawberry Jam; June 9, 2012, Noon-6:00 pm. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Branstrator Farm values its relationship with the surrounding community and believes in educating the public on local agriculture. We host two seasonal festivals throughout the year, the Fall Harvest Bash and the Great Pumpkin Patch in September and the Snappin’ Asparagus and Strawberry Jam in June. These events provide a safe and fun environment for community members and families, while raising awareness about local food. (ADDED: May 13, 2012)

Resources For Farmers

Hamilton County

  • Blue Mountain Farm & Quail Hatchery - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), Other consumer products to sell on your farm),
    Montana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45211. Phone: 859.955.0541. Email: BMQuail@yahoo.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm. Directions: off 74 & 75 in Cincinnati. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Quail Meat! See our website for latest prices. (ADDED: July 28, 2014)

Montgomery County

  • Tuken's Orchard & FarmMarket - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, sale, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, school tours
    15725 Eaton Pike, West Alexandria, OH 45381. Phone: 937 687 3848. Email: tukensfarmmarket@AOL.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6 pm, Sunday 11am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries and sweet and tart cherries are available in June; Plums are available in July and August; Peaches are ready in August; Apples are ready from August to end of October; Summer vegetables are ready in mid July to end of September. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers. (UPDATED: February 20, 2011)

Maple Syrup Farms and Sugarworks:

Montgomery County

  • Tuken's Orchard & FarmMarket - Fancy maple syrup, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, school tours
    15725 Eaton Pike, West Alexandria, OH 45381. Phone: 937 687 3848. Email: tukensfarmmarket@AOL.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6 pm, Sunday 11am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries and sweet and tart cherries are available in June; Plums are available in July and August; Peaches are ready in August; Apples are ready from August to end of October; Summer vegetables are ready in mid July to end of September;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers. (UPDATED: February 20, 2011)

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