Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Knox, Holmes and Coshocton Counties in central Ohio? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Knox, Holmes and Coshocton 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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. Let me know when you see price changes!
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New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best camping weather.  See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 October 2021, and other timely information:

Notes for October 2021: Autumn is upon us and that means you'd better hurry to get blueberries and peaches; apples are already in full swing. Some crops continue until frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal specific updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, 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 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!

Knox, Holmes and Coshocton Counties in central Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2021, by county

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

Coshocton County

  • Carobeth Berry Farm - Red raspberries and blackberries.
    35100 Township Road 68, Frazeysburg, OH 43822. Phone: 740-828-3091. Email: [email protected]. Open: for picking 10 am to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, by appointment on Sunday. Directions: 60 miles north of , follow Route 16 east to West Carlisle Road to Coshocton Route 80; follow signs to Pike-Township Road 68. 
  • Shawnee Springs - table grapes (with seeds), wine grapes, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    20093 County Road 6, Coshocton , OH 43812. Phone: (740) 623-0744. Alternate Phone: (740) 502-5812. Email: [email protected]. Open: Saturday's in September 9 am to 4 pm for grape picking while supplies last. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Concord, Niagara and Catawba grapes available. (ADDED: September 10, 2017)

Holmes County

Knox County

  • Apple Hill Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, pumpkins, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    16780 Fredericktown-Amity Road, Fredericktown, OH 43210. Phone: 740-694-7688. Email: [email protected]. Open: seven days a week from August through December, 8am to 6 pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sunday; from January through April the hours are 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: . Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a family owned and operated orchard and farm market offering on-site, fresh-pressed cider, observation beehive, pick-your-own fruit in season, PYO pumpkin patch, local honey, bakery, and our own famous apple donuts. Special fall events include hayrides and kids' day in early October. We offer fresh-picked apples and peaches, on-site fresh-pressed apple cider, our own famous apple donuts, jam & jellies, maple syrup, honey and much more! Pick your own fruit is available at both locations. (UPDATED: August 20, 2020, JBS)
    A visitor writes on September 25, 2013: "We visited Apple Hill in Frederickstown on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at about 4pm. It was pretty busy and were warned that the lines were long. The lines moved quickly. We were able to get up to 2 dozen delicious doughnuts in quick order. The hay ride is not to be missed. We picked a peck of beautiful apples. Their cider is so fresh! We will be back for more soon!"
    A visitor writes, on August 17, 2008: "I have been going to farms for years. This was by far the biggest orchard, and by FAR the BEST peaches I have ever had in my life. I actually just made jam out of half a bushel of the sweetest peaches on this earth. They were so polite and friendly and nice to us. Aside from you pick or harvested peaches and apples, they also bring veggies from somewhere else and sell them CHEAP. Good stuff. "
  • Berry Barn - pumpkins, strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    7220 Columbus Rd, Mt Lliberty, OH 43050. Phone: (614) 778-4873. Email: [email protected]. Open: varies - see website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. strawberry season is typically the first week of June pumpkin patch is open through October. Payment: Cash, only. We have been in business for over 20 years and offer a unique farm experience and fresh homemade pastries. At the Marshall Family Farm, we grow strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. When berries are in season, you can either pick your own or take home berries that we have pre-picked and packaged for you. Even when berries are not in season, we offer jars of the toppings we make from the fresh berries and use in our own Pastry Mill. At the the Berry Barn, the Marshall Family Farm, we grow strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. When berries are in season, you can either pick your own or take home berries that we have pre-picked and packaged for you. Even when berries are not in season, we offer jars of the toppings we make from the fresh berries and use in our own Pastry Mill. We offer cooked-to-order our own fresh, farm-raised steak burgers and sausage, served with a variety of condiments. Add freshly cut potato fries or grilled peppers and onions to make a hearty meal. If you're looking for comfort food, try our home-style chicken and noodles as an entree or as a side dish. The Pastry Mill offers dessert or a light snack, our freshly made French waffles, funnel cakes, or baby elephant ears.  (ADDED: May 26, 2017)
  • Blueberry Hill Family Farms - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, blueberries, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals
    23038 Gessling Road, Glenmont, OH 44628. Phone: 740-599-5050. Open: 7 days a week from 9 am to 4 pm; We will be open end of June or beginning of July in 2017 . Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Cleveland/Montrose: Take 77 South to Route 21 South. Exit at Route 585 to Wooster. Before Smitheville turn left onto Apple Creek Road/County Road 44. Turn Right onto 30 South towards Wooster. Take 3 South to Loudonville. From Loudonville, continue on Route 3 South. Once you reach McDonalds travel 4.5 miles and turn left onto Route 739 which will become Jericho Road. Follow Jericho Road 3.1 miles and turn left onto Gessling Road. In 1.9 miles you will arrive at Blueberry Hill on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Cash, only. WE ARE CERTIFIED ORGANIC. We sell our berries by the pound or you can choose to do a 50/50 split with us. This split involves the customer sorting our half of the berries and there is no charge to keep your half. We sometimes offer fresh produce for sale from our gardens as well. 2016 looks like a great year for our berries!.
  • Covenant Acreage - beans, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs or spices, melons, onions, peas, peppers, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, prepicked produce
    17001 Smith Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019. Phone: 740-694-1003. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Less than 45 mins from Delaware county. Please google address for specific directions from your location. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in March through September. Open: Monday thru Friday 8am to Noon Saturday 8am to 6pm. Please call farm phone number below to receive specific harvest dates, times, and events. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Delivery is available for pre-phoned/pre-picked orders to the Delaware County and Franklin County communities 2 times per week beginning April ending October. CSA farming programs are available to consumers annually. Please phone us today for details!
  • Granny B Farms - Certified Organic, asparagus, currants (red and black), herbs or spices, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), strawberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food).
    7201 Tucker Road, Centerburg, OH 43011. Phone: 614-668-5251. Open: UPDATE for 2021: Unknown, they have no web presence now; the phone number may not even be correct now; anyone local who can update? If so, please write me, Directions: From Centerburg, Ohio, drive 6 miles east to Tucker Road. Turn right and you will farm on right 1/4 mile at green barn. From Mt Vernon, Ohio, drive 5 miles to Tucker Road. Turn left and see farm with green barn on right after 1/4 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Paypal. Please contact us in advance if you are coming for pre-picked produce items.Visit us at the Clintonville Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon. We are certified Organic.Vegetables and blueberries are prepicked only. Organic fruit and vegetable farm in Centerburg, Ohio. Organic certification through OEFFA. We have u-pick and pre-picked (advance notice for pre-picked).
    UPDATE for 2019 and beyond: The farm was sold BUT is still open See this note from the former owner:
    "Granny B Farms is moving to Massachusetts! Technically, the people are moving and not the land.  The land will be in the same location () under new ownership. Pleasantview produce will be operated by the Gingrich family. They are planning to continue strawberry upick as well as organic certification. Strawberry season is expected to start late May. Because the Gingrich family is Amish, they do not have a digital presence. I will post updates this year since I will still be in Ohio at the beginning of the season, Email: [email protected]. "
  • Knox Berry Farm - beans, peppers, raspberries (black), winter squash, tomatoes,
    11895 Bryant Rd, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Phone: 740-397-4959. Open: Monday through Sunday (seven days a week) from 9 am to dark, July 1 to October 31. Directions: Take 13 North from Mount Vernon to the first road on your left, Green Valley Road, and turn left. Go to the second road on your right, Coffing Road, and turn right. Go to the next road on your right, Bryant Road, and turn right. Continue to the end of the road and turn left into the farm. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Bring Grandma and Grandpa to the youngest child and make some memories on our family farm!. We now also have black raspberries. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 25, 2021)
    A visitor writes, on August 17, 2008: "A farm based on the honor system. No one there to staff the booth, just pay for what you got. Don't cheat....it affects all of us. VERY, VERY nice gentleman who actually works for the Knox County Health Dept runs there and was weeding when I talked to him. A great variety of stuff: Hot peppers, bell peppers, blackberries, zucchini, squash, green beans, pumpkins, raspberries, roma and round tomatoes. Good pricing too. A little hard to find, you need to follow the signs. "
  • Z Street Blueberry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, U-pick and already picked
    15720 Z Street, Fredericktown, OH 43019. Phone: 614-562-4679. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday open from 8 am to dusk and Saturdays we are open from 7 am to noon; Please call ahead to see if the berries are ready for pickin'!. Directions: Just outside of Fredericktown Ohio. Come see us!!. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Picking your own blueberries is great fun for adults and kids. A perfect way to spend a summer day. Please call me to make sure the berries are ready. We look forwarding to seeing you!! Stephanie (This farm is chemical free).
    Comments from a visitor on September 29, 2009: "Love it! Great blueberries, nice folks, and GREAT prices! I think they are around $2-3 a pound! I think you can also buy pre-picked, but we always pick our own. That is half the fun! I know they plant different varieties of blueberries so they have a crop for a long time (we always pick in June or July, but I think they go all the way until September). I do believe they are organic and I think they do have a restroom you can use (Taffy Douglas, the owner, sets up her blueberry "business" in her basement, where you go to weigh the berries, etc., after picking them) "


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


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