Whether you prefer one type of berry or love them all (like I do), there are so many farms with berries in Columbus and Central Ohio. U-pick berry farms are a must-do summer activity, and below you’ll find a huge list of u-pick strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and other fruits near Columbus.
Crop availability at all farms can vary due to weather and crowds, so call before you go to find out if u-pick is available. Dates of availability will be updated as u-pick seasons open, or check directly on the farm websites using the links below.
In 2020, farms will have special safety regulations and restrictions, so it’s important to verify availability and rules. We will update below as we learn about the changes.
While I’m no professional berry picker, I have found that you will find more berries by looking low and or towards the back of the berry bushes. People tend to pick between waist and eye level, so if you’re able to stoop down easily and look up into the berry bush, you’ll find lots of berries where it looks like none.
When can you pick different fruits and berries in Columbus? This is a general guide, and projected dates are listed below.
- Strawberries: Late May – Early June (continuous for everbearing patches)
- Raspberries: Early/mid June through early July, some varieties through October. Red raspberries crops struggles across Ohio for 2020, so there is limited availability.
- Black Raspberries: Mid-June through early July, some varieties have additional fall crop. Note that some black raspberries have thorns on the plants, so be cautious if taking children to pick.
- Blueberries: June through July, depending on varieties
- Blackberries: Early July through August
- Cherries: Mid-June through early July
- Peaches: July through September, depending on variety.
If you’re interested in picking apples or peaches, please see U-pick: Best places to pick apples and peaches in Columbus
U-Pick Berries in Columbus and Central Ohio
Current season is for Raspberries, Black Raspberries, and Blueberries
Mitchell’s Berries LLC, 9331 Mitchell Dewitt Rd. Plain City, Ohio, (937) 243-0635.
U-pick Purple Raspberries are ready as of June 27, but it’s a small patch so you must sign up to pick via signupgenius. If there are no available slots, you’ll have to wait until dates are added or check back for cancellations. See full picking rules on their FB page.
U-pick Red Raspberries are ready as of June 27, but it’s a small patch so you must sign up to pick via signupgenius. If there are no available slots, you’ll have to wait until dates are added or check back for cancellations. See full picking rules on their FB page.
Sunrise Yoga: Saturdays at 7:30 am, $12/pp. June 13, 20, 27, August 22, 29, September 12. Grab your yoga mat and enjoy sunrise yoga on the farm. We will be led in a relaxing 45 minutes of mind, body and spirit. We need a 3 person sign-up minimum. We will begin promptly at 7:30 am. Walk-ins Welcome!
Black Raspberries: Not available for u-pick in 2020 due to crop issues.
Strawberries: SEASON IS OVER for 2020. Limited berries available due to weather. They will offer drive-thru markets for purchasing (follow on Facebook), no u-pick in 2020. All farm events for May and June are cancelled, except Sunrise Yoga and Berries sessions with availability.
Champaign Berry Farm, 5676 E St. Rt 29, Urbana, Ohio (937) 232-7525.
U-pick Red Raspberries: Ready to pick as of June 26 – July 17, and again in late August. Hours: M-Th 8-8; F-Sat 8-6; Sun 2-6. Call or check FB to ensure quantities are available. $4.50/lb.
U-pick Black Raspberries: Ready to pick starting 7/3 – July 17, and again in late August. Best crop will be after 7/6, and should produce for about 2 weeks . Hours: M-Th 8-8; F-Sat 8-6; Sun 2-6. Call or check FB to ensure quantities are available. $4.50/lb
U-pick Gooseberries: Ready to pick starting 6/30
U-pick Blackberries: Season tba for 2020
Bloomfield Meadows Berry Farm, 650 State Route 314, Centerburg, OH 43011, 614-354-8468. Offering red raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, elderberries, and a small farm market. They also have small cabins and glamping available. Call/text for upick time and dates 614-354-8468 or check on FB Facebook.com/bloomfieldmeadows.
U-pick Blueberries: All natural blueberries are available as of June 27; see Facebook page for open picking hours as they are announced. U-pick pint $5.00, Quart $10.00
U-pick Black Raspberries: TBA for 2020
U-pick Elderberries: TBA for 2020
Strawberries: Crop damaged for 2020
Raspberries: Raspberry patch didn’t produce well for 2020 and likely won’t be open to pick. Call for info.
The Blueberry Patch, 1285 Hanley Rd W, Mansfield, Ohio (419) 884-1797. Monday-Saturday: 8am-7pm, Sunday: 11-5pm
U-pick Blueberries: U-pick is open! 27 varieties of blueberries will be ready at varying times from early July – mid-August. Follow on FB for announcement.
U-pick Blackberries: tba for 2020; expected in August
Other offerings: 1285 Winery, Blossoms Cafe coffee shop, gift shop, blueberry donuts
Blueberry Hill Family Farms, 23038 Township Road 342, Glenmont, Ohio. (740) 599-5050.
U-pick Blueberries: Certified organic pick-your-own blueberry farm. 15 acres of blueberries. Season opened on July 6!
Z Street Blueberry Farm, 15720 Z Street, Fredericktown, Ohio, (614) 562-4679.
U-pick Blueberries: Organically grown (not certified, but chemical-free). Open for u-pick as of July 6. The farm is open everyday except Wednesday from 8am to dusk. They close if it rains. Masks are required for check out. Bring a bucket or large container to bring your berries home in.
Cost: 1) Pick on halves. Split what you pick in half with the farm, your half is free. 2) Second option would be to pick your blueberries and buy all of them for $3.50 per pound. 3) Or message the farm with the number of pounds you want and buy the blueberries already picked for $5 per pound. If you buy 20 or more pounds, price drops to $4 per pound.
Blue Sky Farms, 19558 Dog Leg Rd, Marysville, Ohio, OH 43040 (937) 707-9826
U-pick Blueberries: Five acres of blueberries. U-pick began on July 6 and ends in August. Pick by appointment. $3.75/lb. Bring your own bucket and bag (bag goes into bucket while picking so bag can be removed to weigh berries, or they will provide bags and buckets. Cash and credit accepted. Check Facebook page for available picking days/times.
Carobeth Berry Farm, 35100 Township Road 68, Frazeysburg, Ohio, (740) 828-3091. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 9 am – 1 pm. You can call the farm to check on availability and crop quantity. Masks and social distancing required.
U-pick Red Raspberries: Tba in July
U-pick Black Raspberries: Open for u-pick starting July 4
U-pick Blueberries: Open for u-pick starting July 4
U-pick Blackberries: Tba in late July/August
Knox Berry Farm, 11887 Bryant Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio, (740) 397-495921
U-pick Black Raspberries: U-pick expected to be ready by July 11. Berry picking is only available on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Follow FB for announcements. $5 per quart.
U-pick Red Raspberries: Possibly September
Other options for U-pick: Bell and Hungarian Hot Peppers, Regular, Roma, Cherry and Plum Tomatoes, Green Beans may be available July-Sept
The Berry Farm, 23861 State Route 4, Richwood, Ohio (937) 594-9173. The Berry Farm is in Union County 8 miles north of Marysville on State Route 4. Hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 8-6. U-pick and pre- picked berries.
U-pick Blackberries: Opens mid-July every year and has blackberries until the 1st of September for $3.50 per pound; baskets are provided. Check Facebook before you go to ensure they are open and available.
Other options: Pre-picked blackberries and blackberry baked goods.
Wenger’s Produce, 3836 County Road 29, West Liberty, Ohio, OH 43357 (937) 592-5726.
U-pick Strawberries: Strawberry season is over
U-pick Red Raspberries: Open as of July 16; check for availability. $3/lb
U-pick Black Raspberries: Open as of July 16; check for availability. $3/lb
U-pick Blueberries: Open as of July 8; check for availability. $2.50/lb
Other offerings: flowers, sunflowers and fall pumpkins, cherries (shipped in by the bucket)
Olivesburg Berry Patch, 1820 Adams Rd, Mansfield, Ohio (866) 422-3779. Cash only
U-pick Red Raspberries: Tba for 2020
U-pick Black Raspberries: Tba for 2020
U-pick Blackberries: Tba for 2020
U-pick Elderberries: Tba for 2020
Strawberries: Season is over for 2020.
Stir Family Farm, 8050 Madison-Walnut Rd, Ashville, Ohio, OH 43103 (740) 497-2935. Certified organic crops.
U-pick Raspberries: Season tba for 2020
U-pick Black Raspberries: Season tba for 2020
Strawberries: Season is over for 2020.
Laurel Springs Farm, 17100 Sam Car Rod, Laurelville, OH 43135. Hocking Hills area. Phone: (614) 361-8553, By Appointment Only.
U-pick Black Raspberries: Season tba for 2020
U-pick Blueberries: Season tba for 2020
U-pick Blackberries: Season tba for 2020
Other offerings: Cabin rentals, Hocking Hills CBD products (hemp will be a future crop)
Red Raspberries: Crop did not thrive for 2020
Crum Strawberry Farm, 3314 Marion Edison Road, Marion, Ohio 43302, (740) 389-2161.
U-pick Strawberries: Season over for 2020
U-pick Raspberries: Tba for 2020
U-pick Farms no longer in season for 2020
U-pick strawberries in Columbus have ended for 2020 at most farms
Hann’s Farm Market: 4600 Lockbourne Rd, Columbus, OH 43207, 614-491-0812. Accept cash and check (with id) only.
Strawberries: U-pick strawberries lasted from May 6-June 14. Season has ended.
- You must call or check the Facebook page to see if the patch it open on any given day. They have to close it at times to allow more berries to ripen.
- The market itself will be for retail prepicked berries. Only 5 people in the market at a time, but with the stand outside, there is plenty of room to shop.
- Offering U-Pick! Check Facebook page or call to verify on the day you plan to go. Go straight back to the house and check in at the stand back there. You will pick and pay all back there. Everything that we have in the market will be available there too. The amount of pickers in the field will be limited to follow regulations. You may have to wait your turn if it’s busy. Only active pickers are allowed in the field. (If you have children who aren’t old enough to pick independently, this probably isn’t the year to take them with you)
Doran’s Farm Market, 5462 Babbitt Rd., New Albany Call 614-855-3885 to check availability. H ours are Monday – Thursday 8am-7pm & Friday – Sunday 8am-6pm. Keep an eye on the FB page to find out about early closures, weather delays, and more.
Pick-Your-Own Strawberries – $2.39/lb. Pick strawberries anytime they are open (supply and weather permitting). START BARN: Come to the start barn to receive your boxes and get directed to which strawberry patch we are picking in that day. The box you choose will be the box you leave with. FINISH BARN: After picking, come in the back of the finish barn to get your basket full of strawberries weighed and check out. Remain in the row you start in. Patch is CLOSED for 2020
Other options: U-pick sugar snap peas available as of June 19 for $2.39/LB, or pre-picked for $3.99/lb
The Berry Patch, 2451 OH-245W., West Liberty, Ohio 43357
Strawberries: Offering pre-picked ($4.50/qt, $15 for a bucket (4 qts), and u-pick for 2020. U-pick closed for the 2020 season
Jacquemin Farms, 7437 Hyland Croy Rd. (614) 873-5725.
Strawberries: Call or check the Facebook page to see if they have pre-picked berries available. The patch may close early, or stay closed for a day or two to allow berries to ripen. No u-pick for 2020. Strawberry season has ended.
Jerry’s Berries, 2849 Basil Western Rd NW, Baltimore, Ohio (740) 400-4391.
Strawberries: Natural growing practices. Pre-picked for 2020; call for availability. Strawberry season has ended.
Legend Hills Orchard, 11335 Reynolds Rd, Utica, Ohio (740) 892-3090.
Strawberries: Crop was damaged in 2020. Check availability daily by Facebook or call ahead (740-892-2498) for daily picking conditions. No u-pick available.
Peaches: Expected to start in late July
Apples: Expected to start in late July
Yutzy’s Farm Market, 6010 Converse Huff Rd, Plain City, Ohio (614) 873-3815.
Strawberries: No u-pick for 2020, but they are selling Ohio grown pre-picked berries for $4/qt. Call to place an order. Market hours are Monday-Saturday, 9-5. Closed Sundays.
Berry farms not offering u-pick in Columbus in 2020
Lynd’s Blue Frog Farm 5499 Sportsmanclub Rd., Johnstown. 740-927-8559. Offering berries in the market from other farms/areas. They will be using a new location to grow berry crops for 2021. Hopefully u-pick will resume.
Red Raspberries: No u-pick raspberries for 2020. The plants were damaged by disease and raccoons, and they will be relocating the berry patch next year.
Black Raspberries: No u-pick for 2020
Blackberries: No u-pick for 2020. Crop has been damaged and is limited for 2020, so they will be available in retail markets only. Check their FB page for details and availability.
Deer Creek Berry Farms, 16450 State Route 207, Mount Sterling, Ohio, OH 43143 (740) 869-0119.
Blackberries: Thornless and trellised for easy picking. CLOSED for 2020
Folck Family Farm 6843 State Route 54, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 43044 (937) 828-0233. Call for availability or check the Facebook page. No u-pick for 2020.
Folck Winery: Featuring wines made from berries grown on the farm. Winery visitors can enjoy live music on select days, sunflowers in bloom, and scenery. Check the Facebook page for current hours and upcoming events.
Pleasantview Produce, formally Granny B. Farms, 7201 Tucker Rd, Centerburg, OH 43011. Organic-certified farm. Days/hours tba with new owners. The new owners are an Amish family and they are not on social media. We can’t confirm their u-pick offerings for 2020. If anyone knows, please leave a comment! Typically offered strawberries and blueberries.
The Maize at Little Darby Creek, 8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center. No longer offering berries. Check for fall offerings such as pumpkin patches and fun fall farm activities.
Blueberry Valley, CLOSED
Gerlach’s Blueberry and Fruit Farm Owners have retired
Cherries in Columbus and Central Ohio
We haven’t been able to find any u-pick cherry options for this year. Several farms take orders for pitted sour cherries but the bucket ordered from Michigan or other areas. These orders typically need to be places by July and arrive in mid-July.
Wenger’s Produce, 3836 County Road 29, West Liberty, Ohio, OH 43357 (937) 592-5726. Taking orders for pitted sour pie cherries. They come in either 10lb or 30lb slush bucket. Stop in or call the market today to place your order at 937-592-5726. Price tbd by supplier, but likely between $24-$28 for a 10 lb bucket.
Branstool Orchards, 5895 Johnstown Utica Rd, Utica, Ohio, OH 43080 (740) 892-3989. Now taking orders for pitted Tart Cherries from Michigan. Order now and pay when you pick up Mid-July. Exact date will be announced when we get closer to harvest. Choose 10 pound buckets or 30 pound buckets.
Peaches in Columbus and Central Ohio
Peach season TBA for 2020, depending on damage from May frosts. Many early varieties didn’t make it for 2020, so most will be mid/late July.
Paiges’ Produce/Family farm market, 7975 Cincinnati Zanesville Rd., Amanda, Ohio 43102. 740-601-8419. Call to check availability.
Peaches: Early pre-picked peaches are ready now. They may offer u-pick peaches later in the season when there is more availability.
Apples: Expected July-October
Lynd’s Blue Frog Farm, 5499 Sportsmanclub Rd., Johsntown. 740-927-8559.
Peaches: No u-pick peaches for 2020. Early crop lost to freeze; contenders will be available.
Legend Hills Orchard, 11335 Reynolds Rd, Utica, Ohio (740) 892-3090. Mon-Sat 9-5, Sunday 12-5.
Peaches: Variety of peaches will be available from late July-late August. Check availability daily by Facebook or telephone @ 740-892-2498
Apples: Expected July-October
Apple Hill Orchards, 1175 Lexington-Ontario Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44903 (419) 884-1500 and 16780 Fredericktown-Amity Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43210, 740-694-7688.
Peaches: Varieties available early-August through early-September.
Other options: Also offering pears, plums, cherries, apples, and pumpkins, plus apple donuts and cider
Branstool Orchards, 5895 Johnstown Utica Rd, Utica, Ohio, OH 43080 (740) 892-3989
Peaches: 20 varieties of peaches. $1.50/pound and there is a $10 minimum. Orchard is open to picking every day of the week and the hours are 10am-4pm on Sunday, and 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday. Peaches expected to open in mid-July. Photo-worthy scenery too!
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If you’re interested in picking apples or peaches, please see U-pick: Best places to pick apples and peaches in Columbus.
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