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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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

Fayette, Pickaway and Ross 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

Fayette County

Pickaway County

  • Columbus Blueberry Farm (formerly Blueberry Valley) - blueberries, raspberries, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food)
    14337 U.S. Highway 23, South Bloomfield, OH 43103. Phone: 740-983-8873. Fax: 740-983-6580. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours; Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Located on U.S. Highway 23. 10 miles south of Columbus and just north of South Bloomfield. Our farm drive is 100 feet north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 23 and State Route 752 on the west side of U.S. Highway 23. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberry U-Pick season typically runs from the 2nd week of June through August; Fresh Pre-Picked Blueberries available from the 3rd week of June through August; Our Frozen Blueberries are available the entire year as supplies last; Our Honey is available through out the entire year. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberry picking is a great activity for families to bond, hangout and a learning experience. We are also a Turf grass producer so there are large areas to spread out a blanket for a family picnic. Rhoads Farm Market also is on site with a seasonal farm market so a variety of fresh in season fruits and vegetables are available July through Labor Day on site. We have over twenty acres of Blueberries.  (UPDATED: July 12, 2018, 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: [email protected] . Open: 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: [email protected]. Open: 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 12, 2018, 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: [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 Monday through Saturday 8 am to 9 pm; Sunday 2 pm to 9 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. 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: [email protected]. 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 Open: 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 12, 2018, JBS)


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