Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

What's in season in 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 seasonal updates.

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 easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. 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 write me!

Canners, both 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 County

  • 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: 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, school tours
    6843 Street Route 54, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. Phone: 937-828-0233. Email: 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 54. 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, peaches
    7344 Thackery Road, Springfield, OH 45502. Phone: (937) 788-2873. Email: 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 season.

Clark County

Logan County

  • 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) 

Madison County

  • Deer Creek Berry Farms - blackberries, porta-potties are available
    16450 State Route 207, Mount Sterling, OH 43143. Phone: 740-869-0119. Email: 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, 2019, JBS)
  • 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: 614-306-1071. Email: 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 tractor drawn wagon rides, large corn pit to excavate in, and hay barn. Come make new farm friends at our animal resort or allow your children to defy gravity on our jumping pillow. Our moo moo express will really mooove your child's imagination over the top. We also have a pedal car track, tire climb, 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 2nd
    Honeycrisp: September 9th
    Jonamac: September 2nd
    Macoun: September 9th
    Jonagold: September 23rd
    Smoothee Golden Delicious: September 23rd
    Red Delicious: September 30th
    Royal Empire: September 23rd
    Fuji: October 1st.
    (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS) 
  • Yutzy's Farm Market - strawberries
    6010 Converse Huff Road, Plain City, OH 43064. Phone: 614-873-3815. Fax: 614-873-2715. Email: 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. "


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

The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
are available!

Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book