Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Franklin County in central Ohio? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Franklin County in central 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 If you find anything outdated or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! As inflation remains high, see this page for cost-saving measures for
getting fruit and vegetables and home canning.
If you are having a hard time
finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
New! Road tripping and camping is a great way to have a fun, safe and inexpensive
family trip. The national and state parks and monuments are open, and campgrounds usually cost between $10 and $40 per night. September to November is the best
camping weather. See our new website Road Tripping and Camping.com for tips, tricks,
guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.
New! We just went live with our latest website,
FunFactoryTours.com - As they name implies, you can find a fun factory tour, including chocolate, automobiles, historical forts and sites, famous buildings,
Active Federal facilities even fun geology: like fossils and volcanic areas
Note: Beware the copycat websites like the one that stole
our name and uses .farm extension: they copied my work and do NOT even update
the info! I make updates EVERY day. They use tech tricks to get higher rankings,
but have many more inaccuracies and out-dated info. Obviously, I cannot check
every farm every day, but I do check as many as I can every day, and respond to
all requests. They don't. Don't support the scammers!
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!
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What's in season in December 2023, and other timely information:
Notes for December 2023: Summer is almost over and that means apples are here (see this new page for Apple Orchards in your area!), and except in northern areas, peaches and blueberries are finished. Some crops continue until
frost, like raspberries, blackberries, figs, corn and tomatoes. Check your area's
crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
and other festivals.
We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze here.
See our comprehensive list of
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. The worst is the one that stole our name but ends with .farm. (Yes, I've got lawyers on
it) 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
Children's Consignment Sales
are a great way to save money on clothes, toys, books, etc, They
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Franklin County in central Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
Circle S Farms - pumpkins, strawberries, concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, school tours,
9015 London Groveport Road, Grove City, OH 43123.
Phone: 614-878-7980. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Seasonal - call for specific times for picking.
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard,
Our strawberry season is typically from Memorial Day to Father's Day. Circle S Farms Facebook page. Please
check with us on picking towards the end of May. Call 614-878-9462 for farm
information. They have a bakery with specialties including cookies, pastries, muffins, pound cakes, fruit scones and specialty breads. Strawberry
season features strawberry shortcakes, made with your choice of pound cake or biscuit shortcake. Seasonal produce such as tomatoes, green beans, melons,
zucchini, cucumbers, peaches, and onions are also available in the market. They also have over 100 food products made at the farm including: cheese ball and
dip mixes, dressing mixes, fruit spreads, homemade preserves and fruit butters, mustards, salsas and other specialty items. These items are available to
purchase year round at the market.
A visitor writes on May 30, 2020: "I disagree with the review of Circle S Farms you posted. I have been taking children to
Circle S since 1995 and have gone on school trips there, have gone just because a few friends said, "Hey let's all go to Circle S" for the pumpkins, the
strawberries, and the hay barn where children can climb bales of hay, crawl through tunnels made of hay, and slide down into a pile of soft hay, I have been
there many times. They have an area where you can buy a simple lunch or bring your own and sometimes listen to live music. I am going there this week alone
because my children are grown and grandchildren not here yet. It is my first choice in Central Ohio. "
A visitor writes on May 30, 2014: "Do not waste your time or money.
Overall bad on multiple visits during different seasons. Circle S was
overpriced for everything and a little dirty and rundown. Animals were not
well kept, strawberries had horrible flavor, and too many flies in bakery
area. I know they take a lot of kids here for field trips but i would avoid
it until they do some improvements and lower the prices."
Doran's Farm Market - Green beans, strawberries and tomatoes.
5462 Babbitt Road, New Albany, OH 43054. Phone: 614-855-3885. Fax:
info@DoransFarmMarket.com. Open: May-October, Daily 10 am to 7 pm.;
extra pick-your-own hours during strawberry season. 2016 strawberry prices
are PICK-YOUR-OWN - $1.99/LB and PICKED BERRIES - $5.00/QT. OR $38.00/8 QT.
FLAT. Harvest the Arts
Festival: second Saturday in October, 11 am to 4 pm. We also have manyu other already picked fruits and vegetables for sale in the barn; such (in their
seasons) Ohio tomatoes, Georgia peaches, zucchini squash, onions, red potatoes, cucumbers, peppers.
Doran's Farm Market Facebook page.
- strawberries, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field
4600 Lockbourne Road, Columbus, OH 43207. Phone: 614-491-0812. Email:
Open: Picking Monday to
Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm; Market hours, 11 am to 6 pm
Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. Directions:
Take Route 23 (High St) South from 270 on the south side of Columbus. Turn
left onto Rathmell Road (stop light). Turn left onto Lockbourne Rd (stop
light). Market is on the right side approx. 1 mile north. Stop at the market
to get supplies to pick. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August,
September, October. Strawberries May-June as available. Pumpkins September to Oct. Other
local grown vegetables as available. Payment: Cash, only. Cucumbers, beans,
onions, Amish made furniture, pies, watermelon, cantaloupes as available in
season. Hann Farms has a very informative
which usually has daily updates on what is available for
u-pick and at their market stand, but calling always gets the best
Comments from a visitor on May 26, 2011: "I called tonight and they said their
u-pick strawberry fields would be open starting tomorrow, May 27th. They
will be $1.50/lb. She said to wear old shoes or boots - it's quite muddy
Farm Market - Green beans, sweet corn, pumpkins, hayrides, wiener
roasts, farm tours, petting zoo, Christmas Trees
Road, Columbus, OH. Phone: 614-878-5161. Open: Call - their
website no longer says anything about U-pick crops; for picking 9 am to 6 p.m.
seven days a week. Directions:
Click here for a Google map. Also: school, company and organization
parties. Christmas Trees: blue spruce, Canaan fir, concolor fir, Douglas
fir, Fraser fir, Norway spruce, scotch pine, white pine, white spruce,
services: balled & burlap, pre-cut, tree baling.
Comments from a visitor on
August 14, 2009:
"I live near this farm so one day my husband and I stopped by to get some
apple cider. After that night I will never set foot on that property again.
Neither of us could leave the restroom. Do not take your children there!"
Comments from a visitor on October 13, 2008: "I was
extremely disappointed by this farm and the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. The
property itself was not well taken care of. There was "stuff" everywhere.
From broken down farm equipment, to broken refrigerators and old farm
trucks. The hayride left much to be desired. The distance was about 400
yards, lasted 10 minutes and included old tractors and combines as its only
scenery. The pumpkin patch was hardly that. It was about 20 pumpkins
randomly placed in a field. The pumpkins were already cut off the vine and
it didn't look like this was where the pumpkins were even grown. The only
animals to be seen on the entire farm were a few pigs and they had an old
tractor right in the middle of their pen. We purchased our sad little
pumpkins and thought we might check out the produce building before we left,
even though we were extremely dissatisfied with the hayride and pumpkin
patch experience. The produce building/farmers market was not any better.
The barn where all this was set up was full of JUNK!!! Literally full of it.
I think out of the entire size of the barn, only about 25% was being used to
sell produce, ever though you could see the piles and piles of stuff
everwhere. There were lots of pumpkins and gourds to choose from but all the
other produce looked pretty terrible. I was really looking forward to a nice
fall day, with pumpkins and farm animals, and this place was AWFUL. I would
not recommend it to anyone. "
Comments from a visitor on October 14, 2008: "this place was
not at all the way they make it sound! it was a mess i would not go back
there. the place looked as if some had used it for a dump. i have to agree
with the last note made this place is not what it is said to be. "
Schacht Family Farm - peas, pumpkins, winter squash, other
vegetables, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available
Shannon Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110. Phone: 614-837-4663. Alternate
Phone: 614-496-5482. Email:
email@example.com. Open: September and October, Monday to Thursday,
from 10am to 6pm; Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 12noon to 5
pm. Directions: Eastside of Columbus. South of I 70 on Shannon Road between
Brice and Gender Rds Or North of US 33 on Shannon Road between Brice and
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page.