Find a local pick your own farm here!

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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 March 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for March 2019: Not much growing outside at this time of year, unless you live in southern California, southern Texas, Florida or along the Gulf coast where citrus are ripe, and believe it or not, the blueberry and strawberry season in those areas is about to start. See your state harvest calendar .  And this is a good time to learn how to preserve foods ahead of the season, like making applesauce or jam. 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. It is also a great time of year and easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Valentine's Day - February 14 - See this website for Valentines Day history, facts and Amazon's top picks for fast, easy, inexpensive gifts for the man, woman or children in your life!

Easter will be April 21, 2019 - if you want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

 

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

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 - Paige's Produce
    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 (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 - 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."

Hocking County

  • Autumn Acres Blackberry Farm - blackberries, picnic area
    8864 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 so, 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 to order. 
    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, 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 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).  

 


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