Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northern Suburbs of Columbus, Ohio?  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; 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!

What's in season in May 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2019: Summer is here and that means Strawberry season is going and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches will start  in a month or so. Tomatoes, corn and other vegetables will follow, too. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, Peach festival or a Blueberry festival. We have a guide to peach varieties here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for strawberries, blueberries, peaches, tomatoes, corn etc.

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.  They have all copied their information form 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!

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Northern Suburbs of Columbus, Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Crawford County

  • Burnham Orchard's - pick your peaches, apples, pumpkins
    8019 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. 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. (UPDATED: July 12, 2018, JBS)

Delaware County

  • Stratford Ecological CenterUses natural growing practices, tomatoes, peppers, beans, peas, blackberries in August, flowers (edible and for decor).
    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 September.

Morrow County

  • Berryfield Farm - blackberries, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area
    6424 Township Road 199, Centerburg, OH 43011.  UPDATE: March 30, 2018: The owner tells me they are closed until next season (2019),

Richland County

  • 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. (UPDATED: July 12, 2018, JBS)
  • 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
    1285 West 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, Discover. 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. (UPDATED: July 12, 2018, JBS)
    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."
  • Olivesburg Berry Patch - asparagus, blackberries, blueberries, herbs or spices, lavender, raspberries (red), rhubarb, strawberries, prepicked produce
    1820 Adams Road Route 2, Mansfield, OH 44903. Phone: 419-895-1614. Email: [email protected]. 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. 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. 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!:) For much more information, see these pages on their website: Berry Patch, Garden Patch, Plant Patch, Pumpkin Patch, Berry Lore, Recipes, Home Made, News Events, Contact Us, Find us..  (UPDATED: July 12, 2018, JBS)

 


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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