Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Clark, Champaign and Madison counties in central Ohio? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Clark, Champaign and Madison counties in central Ohio,
sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name
(see "What does Organic mean?").
The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for
a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this
page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined;
click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or
inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook
page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or
Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally
overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with
the farm directly before you go!
And if you know of any farms I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find
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What's in season in October 2020, and other timely information:
Notes for October 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries
are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of
home canning, jam and jelly
making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access
recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me! It is easy to
make your own ice cream,
even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note,
there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now, using similar sounding names. They have all
copied their information from here and usually do not ever update. Since
2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see
anything wrong or outdated, please
waterbath canners and
pressure canners, are getting hard to find as
people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are
selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying
your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
See these pages to find a local
Strawberry Festival, or a
Cherry or cherry blossom festival
or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.
Clark, Champaign and Madison counties in central Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Champaign Berry Farm - raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries
(black), raspberries (Spring, black), U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available
5676 E. Street Route 29, Urbana, OH 43078. Phone: 937-232-7525. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Anticipated harvest dates: Spring raspberries in
June and July; Fall red raspberries in mid-September; see our website for
currenthours and picking conditions.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located 6 miles east of
Urbana and 6 miles west of Mechanicsburg at 5676 E. Street Route 29 just
west of the village of Mutual. From Columbus - I-70 West to Street Route 29
West, 18 miles to Mutual. From Columbus North Suburbs - Street Route 161
West to dead end at Street Route 29 in Mutual, one quarter mile west (right)
on Street Route 29.
Click here for a map and directions.
Payment: Cash, Check. We provide picking containers. Cash and check only.
With respect to all patrons, please no pets. (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS)
Folck Family Farm - blackberries, corn (sweet), melons, other
berries, peas, pumpkins, raspberries, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey
from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, picnic area, farm animals,
6843 Street Route 54, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. Phone: 937-828-0233. Email:
email@example.com. Open: U-pick patch is open by appointment during
the week: call Bob at 937-869-2240; store hoours are Monday to Friday, 8 am
to 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 7 pm. Strawberries: June 4 to July,
Black raspberries First of July, Black berries Mid July, Red Raspberries
First of August, Mums and Pumpkins First of September, Sweet Corn First of
July through September,. Directions: One Mile South of State Route 4 on
the east side of State Route 54, or Two Mile North of Catawba on State Route
click here for a map and directions.
Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October.
Payment: Cash, Check. Strawberries are our specialty! We start the u-pick
season in June with strawberries and English garden peas. Always call us at
937-828-0233 for the picking report and to find out when the u-pick will be
open for the day. You can bring your own containers, or we have some you can
use. We have plastic bags that we can put your berries in when you're done
picking. Winery is coming. We are currently putting the finishing touches on
our tasting room to sell wines from the fruit grown on our farm! Check back
for updates.(UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS)
- Remerowski Orchards - apples
4035 Idle Road, Off Ohio 29 NW,
Urbana, OH 43078. Phone: 937-362-3924. Open: August-November, Saturday and Sunday
from 1 pm to 5 pm. (UPDATED: September 25, 2013, from website)
- Stevens Bakery & Orchard - apples,
7344 Thackery Road, Springfield, OH 45502. Phone: (937) 788-2873.
info@StevensBakeryandOrchard.com. Open: Orchard Seasonal Hours
Mid-August - November, Monday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM, Sunday: 12PM-4PM; Feel
free to call ahead for variety availability. Homemade pies all year long -
call to order. Typical apple ripening dates: Ginger Gold Aug 20-25;
Honeycrisp Sept 5-10; Gala Sept 5-15 sweet-firm; Jonathon Sept 5-15;
Cortland Sept 15-20; Golden Delicious Sept 20-30; Red Delicious Sept 20-30;
Jonagold Sept 30-Oct 10; Melrose (official "Ohio State" apple) Sept 30-Oct
10; Northern Spy Oct 5-15; Law Red Rome Oct 10-20; Winesap Oct 15-25; Granny
Smith Oct 25-30. The orchard is home to 1500+ fruit trees including 18
varieties of apples. The orchard offers u-pick and wagon rides on designated
fall weekends in addition to pre-picked fruit for sale in the Apple Shed all
Wenger's Produce - strawberries,
blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins
3836 County Road 29, West Liberty, OH, 43357. Phone: 937-592-5726.
Blueberries are Pre-pick or you-pick by the bucket or pint... looking good
for picking. Also prime week for picking black raspberries.They have
other things available that are already picked. We provide a variety of
exciting things for the entire family. (UPDATED:
July 20, 2019, JBS)
Deer Creek Berry Farms - blackberries, porta-potties are available
State Route 207, Mount Sterling, OH 43143. Phone: 740-869-0119. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: See our website or call for dates
and times. Directions: One mile south of Mount Sterling on State Route 207.
For a map to our farm,
cclick here. Blackberry season is typically starts late June and lasts
about six weeks. Payment: Cash, only. Berries start in IN EARLY JULY. THIS
IS A NEW FARM WITH LIMITED BUT BIG BLACKBERRIES. PICKING TIMES WILL BE
UDATED WEEKLY ON FACEBOOK (DEER CREEK BERRY FARMS). OUR BERRIES ARE
THORNLESS AND TRELLISED, SO PICKING IS FUN AND EASY! CALL 740-869-0119
FOR THE DAILY BLACKBERRY REPORT and HOURS.Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED:
July 20, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: June 26, 2016)
- Mitchell's Berries - Strawberries, Summer Black
raspberries, Summer Red Raspberries, Edamame, Fall Red Raspberries
9331 Mitchell Dewitt Rd, Plain City, OH 43064.
Phone: (937) 243-0635. Open: Look for strawberries starting May. Our specialties include a colorful fields of
black, purple, gold and red raspberres to tickle your tastebuds. We also offer asparagus, edamame, sweet red peppers
and sweet corn. Some Autumns, they have Fall specialties such as popcorn, pumpkins and gourds - call to check.
Mitchell's Berries Facebook page. (ADDED: October 14,
The Orchard & Company - apples, pumpkins, restrooms, face painting, Jumping
pillow, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours
7255 US Highway 42 N., Plain City, OH 43064. Phone:
email@example.com. Open: Seasonal hours; please visit our web
page for the most up to date information; Please visit our U-Pick tab for
U-Pick apple schedule.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. 2013 Fall
Festival is September 14th-October 27th on Saturday & Sunday from 11
am to 6 pm. The festival includes: Animal Barn, Bunnyville, Jumping Pillow,
Pedal Cart Track, Zip Line, Corn Box, Hay Barn, Hill Slide & Tire Climb,
wagon ride & Moo Moo Express. Fishing: $2.00. We provide a variety of
exciting things for the entire family. We pride ourselves with our unique
wagon rides, large
to excavate in, and
hay barn. Come make new
at our animal resort or allow your children to defy gravity
jumping pillow. Our
moo moo express
will really mooove your child's imagination over the
top. We also have a
pedal car track,
hill slides, and
zip lines. Our
Pigadeli Cafe will serve you delicious food with a warm friendly smile.
The straw made castle is bursting with a variety of pumpkins and gourds for
all your fall needs. The
market offers a wide assortment of fall items. Our fresh
bakery items are made from scratch by our bakery chef.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Approximate
ripening dates are:
Zestar: August 19th & 20th
Gala: August 26th
Golden Supreme: September
Honeycrisp: September 9th
Jonamac: September 2nd
Jonagold: September 23rd
Smoothee Golden Delicious:
Red Delicious: September 30th
Royal Empire: September
Fuji: October 1st.
(UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS)
Yutzy's Farm Market
6010 Converse Huff Road,
Plain City, OH 43064. Phone: 614-873-3815. Fax: 614-873-2715. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: CALL FOR AVAILABILITY before you go - all year,
Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 p.m. Pick-your-own strawberries, homegrown
produce, full line of bulk food, deli meat and cheese, outdoor furniture,
swing sets, baked goods, cider, eggs, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup. (UPDATED:
July 20, 2019, JBS)
(UPDATED: June 03, 2009, by phone)
A visitor writes, on August 17, 2008: "Yutzy's Market
is very neat. Its an old school market with a HUGE variety of country items.
Some things are a little pricey, but some things are super cheap, so it all
balances out. "