Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Fairfield and Hocking Counties in central Ohio? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Fairfield and Hocking 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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. Let me know when you see price changes!
 If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.

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 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 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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 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 Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, 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 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!

Fairfield and Hocking Counties in central Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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

Fairfield County

  • Honey Hill Orchard - Red Skin peaches
    3685 Kauffman Road, Carroll, OH. Phone: 740-756-4233. Open for picking 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 1-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Directions: one- half mile west and 1 mile south of the traffic light on Route 33 at Carroll.
    Comments from a visitor on July 17, 2012: "This is the second year in a row that I have contacted them and they do not have peaches. I got the impression that they are no longer a peach orchard. I am not sure if they have any fruits or produce."
  • Jerry's Berries - strawberrries
    2849 Basil Western Road, Baltimore, OH 43105. Phone: 740-400-4391. Open: 2020: Be sure to call before you go - it looks like their website has not been updated in 2 years; Mondays through Fridays from 10 am to 8 pm (unless otherwise posted), Saturdays from 10 to 8 pm, Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm. Call for a recorded update on berries or check out our Facebook page.for picking as soon as the berries are ripe and ready,. Typically, this is around the end of May or beginning of June. The season typically only lasts about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. While strawberries are our passion (hence the namesake!), our farm is ever changing. Paige's Produce
  • Paige's Produce - apples, peaches, pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    7975 Cincinnati-zanesville Road, Amanda, OH 43102. Phone: (740) 601-8419. Email: [email protected]. Open: Daily in season, Monday to Sunday 10 am to 5; Please call or check our facebook page during the season as crops and times vary. Directions: 1/2 mile west of Amanda, Ohio on State Route 22 (Cincinnati-Zanesville Road). Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin season typically from September 1st to October 31st; please call or check our facebook page in season;. We use integrated pest management practices (IPM). Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We also offer a CSA program, as well as a summer bluegrass event and a fall harvest event. Please check our facebook page for dates and times. (ADDED: January 16, 2019)
  • Ruffwing Farms - UPDATE for 2019, Their Facebook page says they no longer offer Pick-your-own
    2942 Elder Road Ne, Lancaster, OH 43130. Phone: 740-536-7853. Email: [email protected]. Open: UPDATE June 6, 2019 - Even though their website does not yet reflected it, they posted this on their Facebook page: "Ch ch ch ch changes! Many of you have called or messaged asking about berries and our sheep milk products....we are making a few changes here and will not have berries or our cheeses and yogurt. " Click here for our Facebook page
    A visitor writes on July 02, 2019: "They announced they are no longer offering PYO or goat cheese, 06June2019"

Hocking County

  • Laurel Springs Farm - blueberries, flowers, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    17100 Sam Car Rod, Laurelville, OH 43135. Phone: (614) 361-8553. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - we are a small farm with rental cabin. Directions: From Lancaster: Route 33 to Route 180 - Laurelville Exit [right] about 12 1/2 miles to Sam Carr Road [turn left]. ** From Columbus: Route 23 south to Route 56 [turn left into Circleville]. Stay on Route 56 all the way through to Laurelville then make a left at the 5-way stop. We are about 3 miles outside Laurelville. Turn right onto Sam Carr Road. ** Berry fields on left after barns and pasture. PLEASE DO NOT drive all the way back to pole barn at the end as that is a neighboring property owner. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We have a five star rated cabin for guests who want to stay overnight at the farm in the Hocking Hills and have a unique getaway. Visit ourwebsite for more information. Other non-PYO seasonal farm products available such as blueberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers squash, garlic, onions, potatoes, etc. available, as well as jellies, pies, free range eggs and other farm stand type fresh products. .

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

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