Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Fayette, Pickaway and Ross counties in central Ohio?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Fayette, Pickaway and Ross 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 May 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2020: Spring is here! Strawberry season is going on right now in the South and warm areas of the west, and later in the month up north. Cherries and Blueberries are next, in June in most areas. Cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

COVID-19 Updates: Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, in the sterilizing sunshine, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh strawberries, blueberries and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and make sure that they're open, given rapidly changing state requirements for businesses and people due to Coronavirus.

And if you can't get to the gym, or find any home equipment for sale; see these pages about how to make your own home gym, weights, dumbbells and racks for really cheap!

We also have 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!

Fayette, Pickaway and Ross counties in central Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Fayette County

Pickaway County

  • Columbus Blueberry Farm (formerly Blueberry Valley) - UPDATE: June 13, 2019: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed 
    South Bloomfield, OH 43103. P  (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS) 
  • Pickens Tree Farm - Uses natural growing practices, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, strawberries, restrooms, school tours
    10501 Cochran Road, Williamsport, OH 43164. Phone: 740-412-8139. Alternate Phone: 740-869-2888. Fax: 740-869-3674. Email: . Open: UPDATE for 2019, 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 Strawberry Picking Monday to Sunday, from 8 am to 6 pm, July 1 to October 15 weather permitting. Directions: 12 miles West of Circleville, 1 mile away from Westfall High School. Turn right on Cochran road, follow the arrows. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Healthy foods grown in our garden, taste delicious and are fresh.
  • Rhoads Farm Market Garden Center and Floral Shop - pick your own pumpkin or reserve your Christmas tree
    1051 State Route 56 E., Circleville, OH. Phone: 740-474-2028
    In October, pick your own pumpkin or reserve your Christmas tree at Rhoad's (the first two weekends in October).
  • Stir Family FarmCertified Organic, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, other berries, pumpkins,
    8050 Madison Walnut Rd, Ashville, OH 43103. Phone: 740-497-2935. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2019, Their website/Facebook page says they will no longer offer Pick-your-own There will likely not be any upick of berries in the future seasons due to recent state laws which created a huge burden on small farmers.; Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 p.m, Sundays 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Hours subject to change with availability of berries and produce. Closed Mondays. May 15 through October 31. Directions: Take SR 674 to Marcy Road Go west. Approximately 1/2 mile, turn left which winds into Madison Walnut Road 8050 is on the north side of the road. Go back a half mile lane to the picking field, stables and farm market. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.  Near Slate Run Park. (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS) 
  • Wright's Pickaway Farm - asparagus, raspberries (black), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    7884 Darby Road, Circleville, OH 43113. Phone: 740 477-8432. Email: 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 Monday through Saturday 8 am to 9 pm; Sunday 2 pm to 9 pm. The Asparagus season runs mid April through June 10th; The Strawberry season runs the last few days in May through June 14th: The Black Raspberry season starts around June 18th and runs through July 1st. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.  

Ross County

  • Hirsch Fruit Farm - apples (limited picking dates), pumpkins
    12846 State Route 772, Chillicothe, OH 45601. Phone: 740-775-7055. Fax: 740-774-3070. Email: Open: all year, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday (September-October only-1 pm to 5 p.m. Fruit butters, Apple Harvest House September 17-18, orchard tours, pick-your-own apples, apple-butter making, horse-drawn wagon rides, food and more. Hirsch Fruit Farm has many different varieties of homegrown apples available including Golden & Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Jonathon, Melrose, Jonagold, Grimes Golden and Fuji. We also make our own fresh, sweet cider here at Hirsch's with no additives or preservatives. It is a great, taste tempting treat whether you like it hot or cold. Hirsch's Cider is the perfect drink for Halloween parties and fall get togethers. For your fall decorating, we have pumpkins in all sizes, many different gourds, squash, corn shocks, straw bales and hardy mums. Click here for a link to our Facebook page..  (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS) 


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