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Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northwest Suburbs of Columbus, Ohio?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northwest Suburbs of Columbus, 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 September 2019, and other timely information:

Notes for September 2019: Summer is here and that means blueberries, peaches, raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes are here. Check your area's specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates. Strawberries and cherries are finishing up in the north, long done in the South.

See these pages to find a local Peach festival, Blueberry festival and other festivals. 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 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!

Northwest Suburbs of Columbus, Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2019, by county

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

Hardin County

Hocking County

  • Laurel Springs Farm-By Appointment Only - blueberries, flowers, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked
    17100 Sam Car Rod, Laurelville, OH 43135. Phone: (614) 361-8553. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - we are a small farm with rental cabin. Directions: From Lancaster: Route 33 to Route 180 - Laurelville Exit [right] about 12 1/2 miles to Sam Carr Road [turn left]. ** From Columbus: Route 23 south to Route 56 [turn left into Circleville]. Stay on Route 56 all the way through to Laurelville then make a left at the 5-way stop. We are about 3 miles outside Laurelville. Turn right onto Sam Carr Road. ** Berry fields on left after barns and pasture. PLEASE DO NOT drive all the way back to pole barn at the end as that is a neighboring property owner. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We have a five star rated cabin for guests who want to stay overnight at the farm in the Hocking Hills and have a unique getaway. Visit our website for more information. Other non-PYO seasonal farm products available such as blueberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers squash, garlic, onions, potatoes, etc. available, as well as jellies, pies, free range eggs and other farm stand type fresh products. (UPDATED: May 17, 2017).  

Marion County

  • Lawrence Orchards - Apples, peaches, pumpkins, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms
    2634 Smeltzer Road, Marion, OH 43302. Phone: 740-389-3019. Email us at: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm Closed Sundays. Directions: for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October, November, December. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Applefest - last Saturday in September - horse-drawn wagon rides through the orchards, music, food, entertainment, games, petting area, mazes, lots of fun! We grow 26 different varieties of apples! FWe have JONAGOLD APPLES, EMPIRE APPLES, GRIMES GOLDEN, RED DELICIOUS, GOLDEN DELICIOUS, HONEYCRISP APPLES, JONATHAN APPLES, CORTLAND APPLES, GALA APPLES, AND MORE! We provide containers and wagons to take into the orchard. The rows of trees are clearly marked and easily accessible with no ladders needed whatsoever. While you're here make sure the kids see our ponies, goats, bunnies, ducks, and chickens! You can even bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it. Our farm market is open Mondays - Saturdays from 9am-6pm. Applefest - last Saturday in September: Just an old-fashioned day at the orchard. Horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, a wonderful petting farm, corn bin play area, train rides, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, hay maze, hay field hike, caramel apple bar, apple pies, old time music throughout the day! And APPLEBUTTER AND HORSERADISH DAY Saturday in late September or early October from 9am - 3pm; Free admission. (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS) 

Union County

  • CherryHawk Farm - apples, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    16220 Springdale Road, Marysville, OH 43040. Phone: 9376426442. Email: [email protected]. Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Federal Holidays from 11am to dark. Directions: From Route 33 take the Scottslawn exit and continue north on Scottslawn. Go left/north on Watkins. [This is tricky, Watkins is a curve onto which you can go left or right, you want left/north.] Take Watkins to the Hinton Mill intersection, turn right/east. Take Hinton Mill to Springdale, you can only turn left, turn left/north. Drive a mile or so until you cross a bridge, our farm is on the right just after the bridge.Yard sign says CherryHawk Farm. For a map to our farm, click here. Apples available from August 01 to November 07. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page.. We supply bags, cost is about 10 lbs for $15. U-Pick apples the way it used to be, experience what your parents and grandparents might have in our apple orchard. Over a dozen varieties ripen over the season in a beautiful, natural setting. We are an easy drive from Columbus, Hilliard, Dublin, Delaware and Worthington. We are conventional. Appropriate attire including shoes and socks is recommended.
    Apple Variety and typical Month Expected
    Williams Pride July/ August
    RedFree July/ August
    JonaFree August/ September
    Gala August/ September
    Honeycrisp August/ September
    McIntosh August/ September
    Snow September
    Cortland September
    JonaGold September
    Red Delicious September/ October
    Yellow Delicious September/ October
    Mutsu October
    WineCrisp October
    Enterprise October/ November
    Braeburn October/ November
    Granny Smith October/ November
    (UPDATED: July 20, 2019, JBS)  (UPDATED: June 07, 2016)  
    Comments from a visitor on November 05, 2011: "I visited this farm on November 5, 2011 and it was wonderful. It was a beautiful property with a very nice owner who came to greet us as soon as we arrived. There were far more apples still available on the trees then I expected for this time of year. The prices were very reasonable and we will definitely be returning in future seasons. "
    Comments from a visitor on September 26, 2011: "We had the best time at this farm with our whole family. Our group consisted of 7 children and six adults. What a wonderful way to spend a day! They owner was very helpful, and the property was well kept. The children were able to reach the apples and taste as they went. The prices were very fair too! We hope to visit again soon. (The McIntosh were great)!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 09, 2011: "Wonderful apple orchard. Very nice place to take children to pick apples. Owners are very friendly and welcoming."
    Comments from a visitor on September 07, 2011: "I love this orchard! Easy to get to and the best Honey Crisp apples I've ever had! Been several times and it's just relaxing to walk around, pick at my own pace and enjoy the scenery."
    Comments from a visitor on September 06, 2011: "My family loves coming out to CherryHawk Farm multiple times throughout the apple picking season each year. They have a great variety of apples and the well-maintained trees are loaded with delicious fruit. The ripe varieties are clearly marked with signs and the owners are eager to answer questions. My 3 year old is always asking to go back, so we take him as often as we can to stretch our legs and enjoy the fresh, country air."
    Comments from a visitor on October 04, 2009: "Visited CherryHawk Farms yesterday to pick apples and boy was I impressed!! The people at the farm were sooo nice and the trees looked great. This all paled to the quality of the apples!! The trees were loaded with lots of beautiful apples. The grounds are well maintained and it was easy for the kids and I to pick our fill. I would recommend Cherry Hawk Farms to everyone! I've been to a lot of orchards in the past, but now I've found a new home to pick all of my apples in the future."
    Comments from a visitor on September 20, 2009: "I had the best experience at this beautiful orchard today. Their fruit is beautiful. The property is clean and well kept. It is obvious they take a lot of pride in their trees. My family really enjoyed it. We will return not only later this year but hope to year after year!"
  • Fruit Full Acres - apples,
    18680 Bellville Road, Marysville, OH 43040. Phone: 937 642 6961. Email: [email protected]. Open: Please call for time and varieties available due to weather. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Jacquemin Farms - pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, school trips
    7437 Hyland Croy Road, Plain City, OH 43064. Phone: 614-873-5725. Email: [email protected]. Open:June through October 31st for each year. Hours currently are Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm, Closed on Sundays. . "Friend" us on Facebook for picking updates; Please call ahead to ensure picking availability. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Strawberries (June) and pumpkins. We host school field trips and have a "fall fun barn" for the younger children (ages 10and younger) that includes a straw maze and grain boxes. (UPDATED: October 29, 2017)
    Comments from a visitor on October 13, 2012: "We went there today (10/13/12) for the first time and LOVED it! The pumpkin patch is a short walk or ride from the main farm and the pumpkins were plentiful. The facility was very clean and very well-kept. My kids (5 and 1) had a blast with the children's activities. We will definitely be back next year! Thanks for making us a new family tradition!"

  • Comments from a visitor on October 19, 2010:
    "This farm was delightful. We wanted one where we got to go into the fields, so that narrowed it down a bit, but they also had some by the main barn if you wanted to just pick one without the walk. Playing in grain bins was like sand boxes with a inch or so of whole corn kernels with pails, shovels and trucks. Our three years old didn't want to leave. We went on a week night and it was not crowded but enough new friends for the kids to run around with. For it being a farm it was very clean. "
    Comments from a visitor on August 11, 2010: "We LOVE this farm for fall/pumpkin patch! They are family owned farm with wonderful, helpful, friendly folks. Very family/children friendly. We go every fall for the kid's hay maze and blow up play area as well as the ride out to the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin doughnuts a awesome and the prices are reasonable. We are a family with 5 children so price is important to us. We also go every year for strawberry and raspberry picking, yummy. Give them a try - you won't be disappointed!"he Maize At Little Darby Creek
  • The Maize At Little Darby Creek - blueberries, currants (red and black), gooseberries, pumpkins, raspberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    8657 Axe Handle Road, Milford Center, OH 43045. Phone: 937-349-4781. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Columbus (east) Take 270 to the Route 33 / Marysville exit. Take the S.R. 161 / Post Road exit. Turn left on S.R. 161. Take S.R. 161 through Plain City. Continue for about 8 milles. Turn right on Axe Handle Road and The MAiZE is 1/2 mile on the left. From Marysville (north) and London (south) Take S.R. 38 to S.R. 161. Turn west on 161. After about 11/2 miles take the first road to the right (Axe Handle) and The MAiZE is 1/2 mile on the left. Click here for a map and here for directions. Open: Raspberries: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 8am to 7pm; Corn maze and fall activities: Weekdays by group reservation, Friday, 5pm to 10pm, Saturday, noon to 10pm, Sunday, noon to 6pm, October 17, noon to 10pm. Raspberries: June 25 to July 30; Corn maze and fall activities: September 20 to November 2, 2008. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard.  We have lots to do: Ball Zone, Fun for everyone! Includes basketball, football & baseball. Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch; Cow Train, Corn Cannons, Barnyard Bouncer jumping pillow, Dodgeball, Petting Zoo -- Miniature donkey, goats, lamb, rabbits, chickens, ducks and pigs; Pedal Carts, Pumpkin Blaster, Kiddie Maze with Follow the Leader--everyone rolls large dice and follows the lead of the person with the highest number rolled. The lead person chooses an action for everyone to perform -- skip, whistle, moo like a cow, walk sideways, etc.; Laser Tag, Tube Slide, Corn Ball, PVC Roller Slide, Rubber Duck Races, Goat Mountain, Kids' Fun Barn, Greased Pole.
  • Mitchell's Farm - beans, raspberries, prepicked produce, restrooms, school tours
    9331 Mitchell-dewitt Road, Plain City, OH 43064. Phone: 937-243-0635. Email: [email protected]. Open: Strawberry (4th week of May), Monday to Saturday 8:30 to Noon, Sundays when available; Black & Summer Red Raspberries (late June) M W F 8:30 to 1; Fall Red Raspberry Hours (late August) Wed Friday 9 to 1; Check facebook or call for daily updates. Directions:: From North US42 & US33, go south on US42 .2 mile to light. Turn Left on Industrial Parkway Road; go 1.5 mile to first cross road, Mitchell-Dewitt Road. Go right on Mitchell-Dewitt Road for .3 mile to our farm on the left. Columbus/DublinFrom 161 & US33, turn L and head W on 161, go under overpass and turn right on Industrial Parkway; go about 2 miles. Turn Left on Mitchell-Dewitt Road for .3 miles to our farm on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Payment: Cash, Check. Starting in July we will also have fresh picked sweet corn, sweet red peppers and edamame soy beans. We now offer school and older preschool tours on Mondays in August until frost with our Red Raspberries. Contact us to schedule your field trip.(UPDATED: September 9, 2017, JBS) 
    Comments from a visitor on June 30, 2010: "We love this place. It is easy to pull in from the road to park. They family who owns it is kind and always helpful when you ask questions. My children have a blast there. We pick and then they swing on the swings by the grass lot where we park. They send out emails to let you know when the fruit is plentiful. They also allow you to "sample" as you pick :o) and this is great when you have little ones who put one in their basket and one in their mouth! "

Wyandot County

 


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