Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northern Suburbs of Columbus, Ohio? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northern Suburbs of Columbus, 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;
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New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop. Let me know when you see price changes!
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New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
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
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What's in season in October 2021, and other timely information:
Notes for October 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means
you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until
frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes.
Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
seasonal specific updates.
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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. 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
Northern Suburbs of Columbus, Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Burnham Orchard's -
cherries, peaches, blackberries, apples, pumpkins
State Route 113, Berlin Heights, OH, 44818. Phone: 419-588-2138. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Weekend Activities 11-5 pm; Pick
Your Own Apples 9-5; pick your own peaches are usually at the end of July or
beginning if august; Pick your own apples start the last weekend of
September, pick your own pumpkins are the same. In the month of October they
have a Fall festival every weekend. Including corn maze and hay rides. Every
weekend we do have food vendors, balloon making, farm animals to feed,
hayrides, corn maze, apple picking, pumpkin patch, scarecrow making, kids
activities, and much more!
Currently, the Honeycrisp apple is of great interest because of its superior
eating qualities. There has been extensive planting of this variety to be
able to bring superior quality fruit to the consumer. Burnham Orchards Facebook page. Another great apple
that we just added to our farm is the Evercrisp Apple this is cross of the Honeycrisp and Fuji Apple, it one of our latest apple usually we begin to harvest
end of October/ Early November.
Stratford Ecological Center -
Uses natural growing practices,
tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, blackberries in August, flowers (edible and
3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, OH, 43015. Phone: 740-363-2548. Email us at:
[email protected]. Open:
year round, excepting holidays; Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm and
Saturdays, 9:00am - 1:00pm. No fee to visit on your own but group tours are
available (see website). NOT a traditional pick-your-own, this is an
organic, sustainable farm, with a focus on education. There are many things
to come see and experience on the farm. Kids can romp through the trees in
search of creepy crawlies or sit and watch a cow grazing. Families can
visit the greenhouse and gardens and at the same time pick out their dinner.
You can volunteer on the farm. There are a variety of opportunities to
choose from - guiding kids on outdoors adventures to feeding the animals to
helping with the crops and more! Adults can come and learn ways to simplify
their life and broaden their knowledge through the Adult Education program.
Cash or check only. Variety (mostly vegetables) - depends on what's planted.
Typical produce are tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, blackberries in August,
flowers (edible and for December or). In addition to produce, they sell
honey, eggs and meat to the public (beef, lamb, pork, occasionally chicken).
Also have hiking trails in their wooded area, which includes 95 acres of a
State Nature Preserve. Public restrooms available. Can see the farm animals
too. Annual Maple Sugar Festival in March and an annual Fall Harvest Fair in
Bloomfield Meadows - Uses natural growing
practices, blueberries, strawberries, red raspberries, elderberries, Fresh eggs, porta-potties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours
650 State Route 314,
Centerburg, OH 43011. Phone: (614) 354-8468. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Hours and availability of crops to
pick varies considerably; please call or email for current availability and
hours. Directions: From Columbus: take 71n to Sunbury/Delaware 36/37 exit
turn Right,at first light turn left onto Wilson Road this will turn into
State Route 656 follow to stop sign in Sparta, Ohio. Turn Right onto State
Route 314. We are 1.7 miles on the Right. From Cleveland: Take 71 south to
State Route 95 turn left, go into Chesterville at light turn right onto
State Route 314. We will be about 10miles down the road.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry Season typically Middle
of June thru 2nd week of July. We use natural practices, but are not seeking
organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 24, 2019)
Broadleaf Farms - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries,
sunflowers, farm animals
8656 Street Route 314, Mansfield, OH 44904.
Phone: 419-989-3975. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Beginning in late June Blackberries PYO from 10 am to 6 pm every day.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: On State Route 314 south of Steam Corners Road.
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
Click here for our Facebook page. The ONLY pyo crops offered are blackberries and sunflowers. (ADDED: January 21, 2021)
Apple Hill Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, pumpkins, Cider
mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked,
farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food),
farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
1175 Lexington-Ontario Road,
Mansfield, OH 44903. Phone: 419-884-1500. Email:
[email protected]. Open: seven days a week from August
through December, 8am to 6 pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sunday; from
January through April the hours are 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From the
north, take I-71 south to Route 30 west. Follow to Route 309 exit. Follow to
Lex-Ontario Road, turn Left. We are five miles on the left. From the south,
take I-71 north to Street Route 97. To west on 97 to Lex-Ontario Road. Turn
Right; we are five miles on Right.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards,
Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
Click here for our Facebook page.. We are a family owned and operated
orchard and farm market offering on-site, fresh-pressed cider, observation
beehive, pick-your-own fruit in season, PYO pumpkin patch, local honey,
bakery, and our own famous apple donuts. Special fall events include
hayrides and kids' day in early October. We offer fresh-picked apples and
peaches, on-site fresh-pressed apple cider, our own famous apple donuts, jam
& jellies, maple syrup, honey and much more! Pick your own fruit is
available at both locations.
The Blueberry Patch - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries
(red), U-pick and already picked, gift shop, concessions / refreshment
stand, porta-potties are available, restrooms, birthday parties, school tours
Hanley Road, Mansfield, OH 44904. Phone: 419-884-1797. Fax: 4198841798. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Hours of Operation: - - Fall/Winter -
- Mon - Sat 10 am to 6, Sunday 11 am to 5 - - Spring/Sum; - - (May 1st -
Sept 1st)Mon - Sat 9 am to 7, Sunday 11 am to 5.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions: I-71 exit 169 at S.R.13,go
2.2 miles west on Hanley Road past McDonald's. Just 1000 feet east of S.R.
42 North of Lexington.
Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry Season typically runs
from Early July to September, Red Raspberry Season typically runs from Mid
August to Frost. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Click here for our Facebook page.. Ohio's largest blueberry farm! with
frozen berries available all year long. 18+ acres and growing and 27
varieties of blueberries grown. Plenty of parking. Buses are welcome. Now
with Online Sales of Blueberry Plants, and Gifts. We also propagate and sell
our own blueberry bushes. Pies, jams, jellies, our own cookbook and more!
Gift shop and greenhouses with seasonal flowers and blueberry gifts. Bring a
blanket and picnic for a great day-outing! Supervised children are always
welcome. Biggest blueberry contest for ages up to 12, ends mid-Aug. Also
visit the Lexington Blueberry Festival in August with a pie eating contest,
blueberry bake-off, blueberry confections, parade, 5K run, bands, family
activities and much more all day! Featuring: Blossoms Cafe & Tea Room, and
Now The Blueberry Patch Beanery: featuring fresh roasted coffees from around
the world. Also propagates Blueberries Plants and Bushes for Retail and
Wholesale. Christmas wreaths and boughs, Christmas decorations.
Comments from a visitor on July 25, 2012: "Awesome farm.
We picked 24 lbs, In under two hours. Looking forward to getting there
earlier next season for more varieties."
Patch - asparagus, blackberries, blueberries,
herbs or spices, lavender, raspberries (red), rhubarb, strawberries, prepicked
1820 Adams Road Route 2, Mansfield, OH 44903. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: June hours are 8 am to 8 pm 7 days; July, August and September hours are 10 to 6 Tuesday through Saturday.
Strawberry season is from June 1 to July 1; Black Raspberries July 1 to July 21; Red Raspberries from July 7 to October 1; Blackberries from August 1 to
October 1. Directions: We are 1 mile south of Olivesburg
just off SR 545 on Adams Road. 8 miles north of Mansfield and 6 miles east
of Ashland and 12 miles west of Shelby. We are 10 miles north of Charles
Mill Lake and 25 north of Mohican State Park.
For directions, click here, and for a map to our farm. Crops are usually
available in June, July, August, September. Payment: Cash, only. Our desire is for your family
or individuals to have a fun, relaxing day in this rural place, enjoying
nature and some of God's Creation.... and of course pick lots of nice big
sweet juicy berries!:) Olivesburg Berry Patch Facebook page. For much more information, see these pages on their
- Springhill Fruit Farm - apples, pumpkins
5646 Ganges-Five Points Rd Shiloh, OH 44878. Phone:
(419) 896-2866. Open Season- August through November, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5:30 pm; Saturday from 9am to 4pm, closed on Sunday. In addition to
U-pick apples and pumpkins, they have fresh picked Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums and Nectarines. Family Owned since 1968, home grown delicious fruit. 28
varieties of apples We offer U-pick at various times throughout the Season! All produce is home grown on our 50 acre farm, Very Reasonable prices. They have
30 varieties of Apples, 4 varieties of Pears, 6 varieties of Peaches, 3 varieties of Plums, 2 varieties of Nectarines, Pumpkins, Squash, Processed Cider.
Springhill Fruit Farm Facebook page.