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?").
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Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what
the typical prices are for each crop.
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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
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
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Children's Consignment Sales
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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
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,
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).
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,
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)
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
JonaFree August/ September
Gala August/ September
Honeycrisp August/ September
McIntosh August/ September
Red Delicious September/ October
Yellow Delicious September/ October
Enterprise October/ November
Braeburn 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,
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,
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 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
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
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!"
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:
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! "