Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Northwestern Ohio?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Northwestern 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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China, as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly I make updates daily (each farm as changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

And if you know of any I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know!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 2018, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2018: Spring is here and that means Strawberry season is upon us!  It started in February in Florida, Texas, southern California; then March along the Gulf coast, April in the Deep South and west coast, May through much of the country, and June in northern areas. Blueberries. Are next, about a month later. Of course, cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. 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, or a Cherry or cherry blossom festival or a Blueberry festival.

We also have 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!

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!

Northwestern Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county

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

Allen County

  • JK Orchard & Farm - apples, wine grapes, grapefruit, pears, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (yellow), raspberries (Autumn, black), strawberries,
    1345 Lutz Road, Lima, OH 45801. Phone: (419) 604-4145. Email: [email protected]. Open: To be determined. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Starting May 23rd to June 30th Pumpkins: Starting September 6th to October 17th. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 13, 2017)
  • Suter Produce - Apples, broccoli, pumpkins, strawberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, corn cannon, and prepicked produce, cider mill, snacks and refreshment stand, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides
    12200 Pandora Road, Pandora, OH 45877. Phone: 419-384-3331. Email: [email protected]. Directions: 2 miles south of the Shell station in Pandora, Ohio And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, September, October. Open: Corn Maze and Hayrides - Saturdays 9am - 8 pm; Sundays 1-8 pm Strawberries June 5 to June 25 Corn Maze and Hayrides to the pumpkin patch Mid September to October 31. Payment: Cash, Check. 

Auglaize County

Defiance County

Lucas County

  • Johnston Fruit Farms - apples, blueberries, pumpkins, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2790 Airport Highway, Swanton, OH 43558. Phone: (419) 826-1453. Email: [email protected]. Open: Please call ahead for U - Pick dates and times. Directions: From Toledo: We are on Airport Highway, one mile west of Swanton. From points west of Delta: We are on Airport Highway (also called Route 2) 5 miles East of Delta. Click here for a map and directions. Join us the last Saturday in September for our annual "Apples for Everyone" each year we donate over 20,000 pounds of apples to local food banks on this day; Food, music, and fun for all ages. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. The season begins around June 1 and ends after Christmas. Strawberries typically begin around June 1, PYO usually around June 15 with the season ending by June 30 or so; PYO blueberries ripen around July 15 and run 2 to 3 weeks, peaches are plentiful in August and apples begin to ripen in September, but PYO apples are certain weekends in September and October Call for details on all crops. We are probably the only place in the area where you can still get fresh, unpasteurized cider, made daily at our own state inspected cider mill! Taste why we are famous for our cider - made the way it should be.  
    Comments from a visitor on October 05, 2010: "This is a great U Pick apple farm, as well as strawberry, raspberry, pumpkin, and other things. There are a good selection of apple varieties, and enough of each variety, there was no problem picking a couple of bushels. Highly recommended in NW Ohio, there aren't alot of U Picks around any more.."
    Comments from a visitor on October 27, 2009: "I LOVE Johnston's! The kids like to play at the petting zoo and you can shop while they do. Their products are fresh and wonderful, their service is amazing. They give samples and have excellent seconds. From the start of Strawberry season until the last of their cold storage apples are sold.. There is a wonderful picnic area and petting zoo. The foods are wonderful, they sell locally made baked goods, jams and candles. They grow and sell Honey Crisp apples which I hold as the best apples ever. There is pick your own seasonal fruits all year."

Mercer County

  • Jutte's Fruit Farm - strawberries, peaches
    3460 State Route 49, Fort Recovery, OH 45846. Phone: 419-375-2304. Email: [email protected]. Open: Call for for hours and availability, typically, June - July: Monday-Saturday 8 am to 12 pm; August - October: Daily 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. We also sell bedding plants, cantaloupe, melons, pumpkins, shrubs, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, trees, watermelon.

Paulding County

Putnam County

Van Wert County

  • Lincoln Ridge - strawberries, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins (brought in from the field), pony rides, farm animals, group tours
    6588 Pollock Rd, Convoy, OH 45832. Phone: 419-749-4224. Email: [email protected]. Open: U-pick strawberries each Spring; our Retail Shop is open Thursday - Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm; CLOSED Mondays except for scheduled events/school tours.. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Our grounds are the perfect setting for a beautiful country wedding & reception!  We also have indoor space available to rent for Graduation, Anniversary, Birthday parties, Meetings, Showers, Etc.  For more information contact us!  Our season begins in early May with we-pick Asparagus. We offer u-pick strawberries in the Spring. The we harvest summer crops for you that include all that you can imagine from leafy vegetables to sweet corn, several varieties of peppers, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, beets, broccoli, cabbage, candy onions, potatoes, kohlrabi, yellow, orange & red watermelon, cantaloupe, crenshaw melon, honeydew & much more! Our favorite time of the year is Fall when all the fun begins at Our Fall Mums & Pumpkin Festival which occurs each year at our farm in October... We have many activities for family's to enjoy a fun, yet relaxed day together... Those activities include: Haywagon rides to the pumpkin patch, Corn Maze, Punkin Chunkin, Straw Mountain with a tunnel slide & Zip Line, The Great Punkin Jump, Pumpkin Paintball, Gem Stone Mining, Candle Dipping, Barnyard Petting Zoo, Hootmobile Car Trail & our original 'Great Autumn Adventure' (a whimsical forest, family friendly, spooky barn!) During our festivals we offer concession style food including Kettle Korn & Carmel Apples. You won't have any problems finding the perfect pumpkin or gourd at Lincoln Ridge Farms - we grow more than 40 different varieties of gourds & pumpkins! Along with a colorful array of hardy Mums & ornamental grasses. We also have 2 gift shoppes filled with unique Fall decorations.

Williams County

 


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
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