Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Fairfield and Hocking Counties in central Ohio? 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 If you find anything outdated or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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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
See these pages to find a local
Peach festival or a Blueberry festival.
We have a guide to peach varieties
here. 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 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
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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!
Fairfield and Hocking Counties in central Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
- 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 -
2849 Basil Western Road, Baltimore, OH 43105 -
UPDATE: April 28, 2018: A visitor tells me they are now permanently closed
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
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 - raspberries (black),
2942 Elder Road Ne,
Lancaster, OH 43130. Phone: 740-536-7853. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8
am to 3. Directions: Take Route 22 East out of Lancaster (about 4 miles)
Turn left onto Elder Road and go 1 mile. The farm is on the right. Go past
the house to the end of the road and park by the barn.
Click here for a map and directions. The season for Black Raspberry
picking in Ohio is late June to early July. Once berries are ripe, the
season lasts 2-3 weeks. Weather plays a large factor as to when our season
starts. Be sure to verify our website and we'll let you know when berries are
ready for you to come and pick!
Our crop is limited, so always call for availability before coming out; Keep
updated through our web page, Facebook page or recorded phone message.
Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.
(UPDATED: July 12, 2018, JBS) (UPDATED: May 30, 2017)
Comments from a visitor on July 06, 2011: "We visited this
farm in Fairfield county. They had signage off the main road and at their
field too and were easy to find. We visited 3 times and plan on making one
last trip before the season is completely over. Very nice people, plenty of
berries to pick and also very fair priced. They have various sized boxes to
use for the picking and even a sink to wash your hands. Highly recommended."
Comments from a visitor on July 03, 2011: "This farm was great! Friendly
family, and nice roads to get to the farm. Easy to find, and closer to
Columbus than we thought. The rows were neatly tended, and the berries were
plentiful. They just opened last year, and we will be back for next season.
We really appreciate this website helping us find this great farm."
Autumn Acres Blackberry Farm - blackberries, picnic area
State Route 664 North, Logan, OH 43138. Phone: 740-603-7941. Email:
[email protected]. Open: UPDATE for 2018, Their website is gone; Does anyone have current information,
are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If
please write me, their last reported hours were Call ahead; their website is down, so
they may have gone out of business. Directions: State Route 664
north from Logan, approximately 5 miles, on the right.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Autumn Acres
packaged granola sold here. Great with berries and yogurt! Chester
Blackberry Plants & Triple Crown Blackberry Plants available. Call or email
Comments from a visitor on August 23,
2010: "Extraordinary Granola! I buy the wheat free - gluten free
variety. The granola cookie mix and the granola pancake mix are also
terrific. I am looking forward to picking blackberries next season. "
Laurel Springs Farm-By Appointment Only - 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,
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 our
website 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. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017).