Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Franklin County in central Ohio? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Franklin County 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finishing in the South but is going strong now in most areas. Blueberries and blackberries are starting now in the South, then late June and July in the north. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies 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 hours.

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, using similar sounding names.  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!

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!

See these pages to find a local Strawberry Festival, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival. Some may still be held in 2020.

Franklin County 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

Franklin County

  • Circle S Farms - pumpkins, strawberries, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    9015 London Groveport Road, Grove City, OH 43123. Phone: 614-878-7980. Open: Seasonal - call for specific times for picking. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Our strawberry season is typically from Memorial Day to Father's Day.Please check with us on picking towards the end of May. Call 614-878-9462 for farm information.
    A visitor writes on May 30, 2020: "I disagree with the review of Circle S Farms you posted. I have been taking children to Circle S since 1995 and have gone on school trips there, have gone just because a few friends said, "Hey let's all go to Circle S" for the pumpkins, the strawberries, and the hay barn where children can climb bales of hay, crawl through tunnels made of hay, and slide down into a pile of soft hay, I have been there many times. They have an area where you can buy a simple lunch or bring your own and sometimes listen to live music. I am going there this week alone because my children are grown and grandchildren not here yet. It is my first choice in Central Ohio. "

    A visitor writes on May 30, 2014: "Do not waste your time or money. Overall bad on multiple visits during different seasons. Circle S was overpriced for everything and a little dirty and rundown. Animals were not well kept, strawberries had horrible flavor, and too many flies in bakery area. I know they take a lot of kids here for field trips but i would avoid it until they do some improvements and lower the prices."
  • Doran's Farm Market - Green beans, strawberries and tomatoes.
    5462 Babbitt Road, New Albany, OH 43054. Phone: 614-855-3885. Fax: 614-855-7132. Email: info@DoransFarmMarket.com. Open: May-October, Daily 10 am to 7 pm.; extra pick-your-own hours during strawberry season. 2016 strawberry prices are PICK-YOUR-OWN - $1.99/LB and PICKED BERRIES - $5.00/QT. OR $38.00/8 QT. FLAT. Harvest the Arts Festival: second Saturday in October, 11 am to 4 pm. We also have manyu other already picked fruits and vegetables for sale in the barn; such (in their seasons) Ohio tomatoes, Georgia peaches, zucchini squash, onions, red potatoes, cucumbers, peppers. (UPDATED: June 14, 2016, JBS)  
  • Hann Farms - strawberries, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field
    4600 Lockbourne Road, Columbus, OH 43207. Phone: 614-491-0812. Email: hannfarms@yahoo.com. Open: Picking Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm; Market hours, 11 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. Directions: Take Route 23 (High St) South from 270 on the south side of Columbus. Turn left onto Rathmell Road (stop light). Turn left onto Lockbourne Rd (stop light). Market is on the right side approx. 1 mile north. Stop at the market to get supplies to pick. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. Strawberries May-June as available. Pumpkins September to Oct. Other local grown vegetables as available. Payment: Cash, only. Cucumbers, beans, onions, Amish made furniture, pies, watermelon, cantaloupes as available in season. Hann Farms has a very informative facebook page which usually has daily updates on what is available for u-pick and at their market stand, but calling always gets the best information. (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS)   (UPDATED: July 29, 2010, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2011: "I called tonight and they said their u-pick strawberry fields would be open starting tomorrow, May 27th. They will be $1.50/lb. She said to wear old shoes or boots - it's quite muddy
  • Hoffman's Farm Market - Green beans, sweet corn, pumpkins, hayrides, wiener roasts, farm tours, petting zoo, Christmas Trees
    800 Hilliard-Rome Road, Columbus, OH.  Phone:  614-878-5161. Open: Call - their website no longer says anything about U-pick crops; for picking 9 am to 6 p.m. seven days a week.  Directions: Click here for a Google map. Also: school, company and organization parties. Christmas Trees: blue spruce, canaan fir, concolor fir, douglas fir, fraser fir, norway spruce, scotch pine, white pine, white spruce, services: balled & burlap, pre-cut, tree baling. (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS) 
    Comments from a visitor on August 14, 2009: "I live near this farm so one day my husband and I stopped by to get some apple cider. After that night I will never set foot on that property again. Neither of us could leave the restroom. Do not take your children there!"
    Comments from a visitor on October 13, 2008: "I was extremely disappointed by this farm and the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. The property itself was not well taken care of. There was "stuff" everywhere. From broken down farm equipment, to broken refrigerators and old farm trucks. The hayride left much to be desired. The distance was about 400 yards, lasted 10 minutes and included old tractors and combines as its only scenery. The pumpkin patch was hardly that. It was about 20 pumpkins randomly placed in a field. The pumpkins were already cut off the vine and it didn't look like this was where the pumpkins were even grown. The only animals to be seen on the entire farm were a few pigs and they had an old tractor right in the middle of their pen. We purchased our sad little pumpkins and thought we might check out the produce building before we left, even though we were extremely dissatisfied with the hayride and pumpkin patch experience. The produce building/farmers market was not any better. The barn where all this was set up was full of JUNK!!! Literally full of it. I think out of the entire size of the barn, only about 25% was being used to sell produce, ever though you could see the piles and piles of stuff everwhere. There were lots of pumpkins and gourds to choose from but all the other produce looked pretty terrible. I was really looking forward to a nice fall day, with pumpkins and farm animals, and this place was AWFUL. I would not recommend it to anyone. "
    Comments from a visitor on October 14, 2008: "this place was not at all the way they make it sound! it was a mess i would not go back there. the place looked as if some had used it for a dump. i have to agree with the last note made this place is not what it is said to be. "
  • Schacht Family Farm - peas, pumpkins, winter squash, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available
    5950 Shannon Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110. Phone: 614-837-4663. Alternate Phone: 614-496-5482. Email: schachtfarm@gmail.com. Open: September and October, Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 6pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 12noon to 5 pm. Directions: Eastside of Columbus. South of I 70 on Shannon Road between Brice and Gender Rds Or North of US 33 on Shannon Road between Brice and Gender Rds. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.   (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS) 

 


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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