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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Eastern Columbus Suburbs, Ohio?  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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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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Eastern Columbus Suburbs, Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, 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: [email protected]. 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 Orchard - Red Haven peaches, Jerseymac and Pristine apples
    5895 Johnstown-Utica Road, Utica, Ohio. Phone: 740-892-3989. Email: [email protected]. Open: July-October Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 6 p.m. Red Haven peaches, Jerseymac and Pristine apples beginning in July. Directions: Route 62 northeast of Utica 1.2 miles. They will open in August for Apples.  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 vegetables and pantry staples from nearby vendors. We also offer CSA, community supported agriculture, subscriptions for eight weeks of fruit delivered to six different locations. (UPDATED: July 12, 2018, JBS)
    A visitor writes on August 30, 2013: "Went there for years, stopped going due to extreme rudeness of every worker! Tried going back this yr but came out empty handed again due to prices and attitudes. Even went to farm stands elsewhere to see if I can get better service but got same awful service. I also agree with extreme prices that was mentioned before. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 30, 2012: "Branstool Orchard in Licking County - fruit wasn't too bad, however they were pricey. My kids and I came home with an itchy rash all over our arms and legs that lasted most of the day. I figured it was an allergic reaction to what ever they spray on the trees. Make sure you wash the fruit! Wish they would have told us that they had wagons you could borrow, it would have made the walk up and back down a lot easier. We'll be skipping this orchard next year."
    A visitor writes, on August 17, 2008: "Pretty decent stuff. You pick, a little pricey, but very good place. "
  • 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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected].  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 12, 2018, 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: [email protected]. 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 12, 2018, 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: [email protected]. 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 12, 2018, JBS)
  • Lynd's Gourmet Farmer's Market (Bob Lynd) - apples, U-pick and already picked, farm market,
    13708 Lucille Lynd Rd, Pataskala , OH 43062. Phone: 740-927-4396. Fax: 740-927-4064. Email: [email protected]. Open:  picking times and days vary depending on availability & weather conditions, Monday Through Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Located 1 Mile East of New Albany off the NEW 161 Bypass at the Beech Road Exit. Exit 161 at Beech Road exit and turn south. In about 100 yards, turn left (east) onto Worthington Road, and proceed about 1/2 mile to Lucille Lynd Road. Turn left, and our market is just around the corner on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook pageRed Raspberries - June - early July, Black Raspberries - early/mid July - early August, Peaches - mid July. The corn maze is every Friday and Saturday, 10am-10pm, and Sunday 10:00-6. (Last ticket sold one hour before close.) (UPDATED: July 12, 2018, JBS)
    For visitor comments about this farm, click here."
  • 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: [email protected]. 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)