Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Eastern Columbus Suburbs, Ohio? Farms are open and safe! Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Eastern Columbus Suburbs, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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.

Eastern Columbus Suburbs, Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

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

Licking County

  • Birney's Miracle Farm Market - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, beans, broad beans, cucumbers, eggplant, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm
    Eric and Caren

    Eric and Caren


    4257 Watkins Road SW, Pataskala, OH 43062. Phone: (740) 408-7750. Email: birneyfarmmarket@embarqmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 7 pm; closed Sunday; please call for product availability. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From I-70 take the Pataskala 310 exit. Go north approximately 4 miles to State Route 16 (Broad Street). Make a right turn onto Broad Street and go east approximately 1-1/2 miles to Watkins Road. Make a left turn onto Watkins and go north approximately 1-1/2 miles to 4257, which is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have bitter melon, fuzzy melon, white ball and green ball eggplant.We have several vegetables that you can pick for yourself, including the very popular tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant.  See our What We Grow page for a complete list of vegetables available in our pick your own fields. We have an open air stand that is stocked 7 days a week. You pick is also available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10-7. We provide bags and buckets for your use when picking. You may also bring your own bags or buckets. Most items in the you pick are sold strictly by the pound. (UPDATED: May 22, 2019)
    A visitor writes, on August 17, 2008: "Been going there with my family for 25 years now. A good variety of stuff, but his prices are getting a little high compared to before. Does offer you pick and product is cheaper, naturally. He usually has everything you can imagine, and then some, when it comes to vegetables. However, do not go on a Sunday because there is no way he will sell or let you pick. Also, I have been there twice this year, and no one was working both times, so I am not sure what is going on"
  • Branstool Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, apples, peaches, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area
    5895 Johnstown-utica Road, Utica, OH 43080. Phone: (740) 892-3989. Email: Branstoolorchards@gmail.com. Open: seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM until November 26; All Pick Your Own ends one hour before closing. Directions: just 45 minutes northeast of Columbus, ; Route 62 northeast of Utica 1.2 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Peach season is typically mid-July through late September and apple season is typically late July though late October;. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Our farm market is stocked with our fruit, local honey, syrup, vegetables, cider, baking mixes, jams and jellies, and much more! We also sell herbs, mums, and other flowers. Pick your own sunflowers and zinnias too. We grow three varieties of pear trees, 26 varieties of peaches, and 37 different apple varieties. We wait to pick our peaches, apples, and pears until they are ripe, ensuring that our customers get the best fruit possible. We offer U-Pick peaches, apples and pumpkins here in Utica as well as an open-air market with fresh, local produce and pantry staples from nearby vendors. (UPDATED: April 01, 2020)
  • Easy Acres - No pesticides are used, raspberries (black), Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, farm market, picnic area, farm animals
    7898 Honda Hills Road, Thornville, OH 43076. Email: easyacresfarm@hotmail.com. Open: hours vary - see our website or call. Directions: South from I70 and State Route 13. Left on Kindle Road and Right on Roley Hills Road. Located on the corner of Roley Hills Road and Honda Hills Road. 1.5 miles from freeway exit to our back driveway. Watch for signs. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. All available produce offered thoughout the typical growing season; Some cold crop items available through out the winter months thanks to our high tunnel system.
  • Granville Orchard - apples, pears, porta-potties are available
    2770 Lancaster Road, Granville, OH 43023. Phone: 740-587-2030. Open: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week; from July 5 to October 31. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.  
  • Legend Hills Orchard - apples, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    11335 Reynolds Road, Utica, OH 43080. Phone: 740-892-3832. Email: va_hatch1@yahoo.com.  Open: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday - 9 am to 5 pm Extended hours in harvest season Strawberries: June 1 - June 25, Peaches: July 20 - September 5, Apples: August - November, Christmas Trees: November - December, Check out our new Online Store. Directions: Follow signs from the intersection of Ohio State Route 62 and Route 13. Also check website for specific directions. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October, November, December.Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.   Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS) 
  • Lynd Fruit Farm - apples, pumpkins, cherries, pears, pumpkins, U-pick and already picked, corn maze, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, school tours
    9399 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, OH 43062. Phone: (740)927-7113. Email: andy@lyndfruitfarm.com. Open: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in September and October from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: Located at the inersection of Morse Road and State Route 310 in Pataskala, Ohio. Click here for a map and directions Apple picking: The intersection of Morse Rd. and S.R. 310 is the area where customers should look for signage indicating where the apple picking for the day is taking place. Some days we are picking east of S.R. 310 on Morse Rd. and other days we'll be west of S.R. 310 on Morse Rd. Look for directional signage at the intersection for the variety you plan to pick.  Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Apple Picking Locations vary according to variety of apple being picked on any given day. There are 3 different orchard locations which are posted prior to the weekend on Facebook and also sent in our email newsletter for the weekend. Don't forget to sign up  (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS) 
    Comments from a visitor on September 16, 2010: "The Orchard is fantastic"
  • Lynd Blue Frog Fruit Farm -  Red Raspberries, Black Raspberries, Peaches, U-pick and already picked, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, school tours
    Lynd's Blue Frog Farm 5499 Sportsmanclub Rd., Johsntown, OH. Phone: (740)927-7113. Email: andy@lyndfruitfarm.com. Open: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in September and October from 9 am to 6 pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS) 
  • Windy Hill Apple Farm - Uses natural growing practices, apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises)
    1740 Sportsman Club Road, Newark, OH 43055. Phone: 740-587-3632. Email: charliefritsch@gmail.com. Open: The ONLY pyo crops (apples) offered are by appointment only, Preauthorized only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Columbus, take Route 62 to Johnstown. Turn east on Sportsman Club Road for 7 miles. For a map, go to my website. Click here for a map and directions. For a map to our farm, click here. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. If cider is cited as available on my home page of the web site, please call for availability. (UPDATED: July 11, 2017)  

Muskingum County

  • Carobeth Berry Farm - Red raspberries and blackberries.
    35100 Pike-Township Road 68, 60 miles north of Frazeysburg, Ohio. Phone: 740-828-3091. (follow Route 16 east to West Carlisle Road to Coshocton Route 80; follow signs to Pike-Township Road 68.) Open for picking 10 am to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday, by appointment on Sunday. (UPDATED: May 08, 2015, JBS)  

Perry County

  • Berry of Perry County - black raspberries
    9213 Route 668 N, Somerset, OH 43783. Phone: 740-743-3042. 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 for hours; last reported by a visitor to be open from  June-September, on  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to dusk . Also called Berry Bounty of Perry County.
  • Shriner's Strawberries - UPDATE: April 06, 2017: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    9814 Township Road 37, Thornville, OH 43076. 

 


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