Whether you prefer one type of berry or love them all (like I do), there are so many farms to go berry picking 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. Check directly on the farm websites using the links below to verify availability. It’s always important to check the day you intend to go.
New to berry picking? Look low and towards the back of berry plants and bushes. People tend to pick the ones that are the easiest to see, so if you are able to stoop down and look under the leaves, you’ll find more berries.
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
Berry Picking in Columbus and Central Ohio
Berry picking for Raspberries, Black Raspberries, and Blueberries in Columbus
We have included the typical season dates for berry picking. Please check links before you go to pick to ensure crop availability throughout the season. We will not be updating with specific picking dates, as crops and picking conditions change daily. ALWAYS check with the farm before you go!
Mitchell’s Berries LLC, 9331 Mitchell Dewitt Rd. Plain City, Ohio, (937) 243-0635.
Appointments will be posted for picking on the website and Facebook. Check FB regularly for announcements.
Strawberries: Typical season is late May-early June. Berries are $3.25/lb. (Follow on Facebook)
Purple Raspberries: Typical season is late June/early July. 2021 season has ended.
Red Raspberries: Typical season is starts late June. 2021 season has ended.
Black Raspberries: Typical season is starts late June. 2021 season has ended.
Mitchell’s Meadow: Visit the wildflower meadow starting July 19 on Monday 4-7, Tuesday 9-1 and 4-7, Thursday 9-1, Friday 9-1. 4-7, Saturday 9-1. The field should be available for a couple of weeks, depending on bloom.
Admission 8$/person gets you 12 stems, Couple Special $10/2 people/12 stems, Family Special $20/family(of up to 6)/12 stems. Under 3 years are complimentary. Additional stems available. Bring small pruners if you have them. The season should last a few weeks,
2021 Special events at Mitchell’s Berries: Offering so many fun events, including sunrise/sunset yoga, Fairy Tea Parties, Flower events, Farm Dinners, and more! See our feature about the farm for details, or check the website!
Lynd’s Blue Frog Farm 5499 Sportsman Club Rd., Johnstown. 740-927-8559. Offering berries in the market from other farms/areas.
Check their FB page for details and availability. Call the U-Pick Hotline at 740-564-0750 about summer fruit u-picks!
Black Raspberries: 2021 U-pick has ended. $4 per pint.
Red Raspberries: 2021 U-pick ended late June. $4 per pint or purchase an entire flat (12 pints) for $36.
Blackberries: Upick available July 19, 4-8 pm. $4/pint. Follow on FB for future dates.
Tart Cherries: 2021 Upick has ended. $3/lb.
Folck Family Farm 6843 State Route 54, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, 43044 (937) 828-0233. Call for availability or check the Facebook page. Hours are 8-8 Monday- Thursday; 8-6 Friday – Saturday; and Sunday 2-6.
2021 Strawberries: Typically available late May – early June. Finished for 2021
Red Raspberries: Summer crop finished; check link for fall crop. $5/pound for pick your own. Call to check on berry quantity!
Blackberries: U-pick begins July 26. $5/pound for pick your own. Call to check on berry quantity!
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.
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. Natural growing processes – no chemicals! 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.
Strawberries: Typically available late May – early June. Finished for 2021
Organic Blueberries: Open for u-pick! see Facebook page for open picking hours as they are announced. U-pick pint $5.00, Quart $10.00
Black Raspberries: Typical season starts late June/early July
Elderberries: TBA for 2021
Raspberries: Typical season is starts mid/late June.
Wenger’s Produce, 3836 County Road 29, West Liberty, Ohio, OH 43357 (937) 592-5726.
Strawberries: Typically available late May – early June. Finished for 2021. 4 quart bucket, Pre-picked $15, U-picked $9
Blueberries: U-pick opens June 28. $2.75/lb
Red Raspberries: Typically available late June/early July. $3/lb
Black Raspberries: Typical season starts late June/early July $3/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
Hours are Mon-Sat, 9 to 5, closed Sun
Strawberries: Typically available late May – early June. Finished for 2021. $2 per quart
Broadleaf Farms, 8656 State Route 314, Lexington, Ohio (419) 989-3975
Natural bio-intensive farm opening July 21, 2021 for first crops of the season! Open Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00 to 5:30 and Sunday from 12 to 5.
Blackberries: Season starts July 21. Triple Crown thornless $6 a quart Upick or $7 picked and ready to go
Garlic: Finest gourmet garlic in the area, Jumbo porcelains and smaller amounts of racomboles. Will be cured by late August but you can order now. $16 a pound bulk or sale of individual bulbs on site.
Other produce: sweet corn, green beans, tomatoes and new potatoes
Champaign Berry Farm, 5676 E St. Rt 29, Urbana, Ohio (937) 232-7525.
Hours are 8-8 Monday- Thursday; 8-6 Friday – Saturday; and Sunday 2-6
Red Raspberries: Typical season starts late June. Fall season starts early September. Call or check FB to ensure quantities are available. $5/lb.
Black Raspberries: Typical season starts late June. Fall season starts late August. Call or check FB to ensure quantities are available. $5/lb
Blackberries: Typcail season starts early July. 2021 season ends July 16.
Gooseberries: tba for 2021
The Blueberry Patch, 1285 Hanley Rd W, Mansfield, Ohio (419) 884-1797. Monday-Saturday: 8am-7pm, Sunday: 11-5pm
2021 Blueberries: U-pick typically opens beginning of July. 27 varieties of blueberries will be ready at varying times from early July – August. Follow on FB for announcement.
Blackberries: Expected in August 1
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.
Blueberries: Season opens early July. Certified organic pick-your-own blueberry farm. 15 acres of blueberries.
Z Street Blueberry Farm, 15720 Z Street, Fredericktown, Ohio, (614) 562-4679.
U-pick Blueberries: Organically grown (not certified, but chemical-free). Typically open late June – late July. The farm is open everyday except Wednesday from 8am to dusk. They close if it rains. 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. Typically open early-late August. $3.75/lb or pick 5lbs or more, bulk price is $3.50 per pound. Cash or credit card accepted (with .50 credit card processing fee) 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. Check Facebook page for available picking days/times.
Knox Berry Farm, 11887 Bryant Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio, (740) 397-495921
Black Raspberries: Typically open early July-mid July. $5.50/quart Follow FB for announcements.
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
Sunflowers: New crop for 2021!
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.
Blackberries: Opens mid-July every year through late August. $4.49/lb. Pick 8 lbs of Blackberries – Only pay for 7lbs
OR Buy 2 Flats (12 pints) of pre-picked berries and get $15 off; baskets are provided. Check Facebook before you go to ensure they are open and available.
Other options: Pre-picked blackberries and blackberry baked goods.
Laurel Springs Farm, 17100 Sam Car Rod, Laurelville, OH 43135. Hocking Hills area. Phone: (614) 361-8553, By Appointment Only.
Blueberries: U-pick by appointment only for 2021, starting mid-June. $6 per quart
Other offerings: Cabin rentals, Hocking Hills CBD products (hemp will be a future crop)
Deer Creek Berry Farms, 16450 State Route 207, Mount Sterling, Ohio, OH 43143 (740) 869-0119.
Blackberries: Thornless and trellised for easy picking. No crop for 2021.
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 2021. If anyone knows, please leave a comment! Typically offered strawberries and blueberries.
U-pick strawberries in Columbus
Strawberry season has wrapped up for 2021!
Hann’s Farm Market: 4600 Lockbourne Rd, Columbus, OH 43207, 614-491-0812. Accept cash and check (with id) only.
Strawberries: U-pick strawberries have ended. Offering u-pick peas and other vegetables through the growing season.
2021 Details for U-Pick! 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 will have prepicked berries. No reservations need to pick.
Hendren Farm Market, 14595 Johnstown-Utica Road Johnstown, OH 43031. (740) 325-7224
Strawberries: U-pick over for 2021! Check Facebook page to see open u-pick days.
Pricing: $1 Admission, $4 Quart, $13 Bucket, $1 credit for bucket return
The Berry Patch, 2451 OH-245W., West Liberty, Ohio 43357. 937-441-0248
Strawberries: U-pick is now over. Offering pre-picked ($4.50/qt, $11 for a bucket (4 qts); cash and check. Pre-Picked $16.00/Bucket (4qt), U-Pick $11.00/Bucket, 1 Qt $4.50
Open 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Check Facebook or call for current availability.
Doran’s Farm Market, 5462 Babbitt Rd., New Albany Call 614-855-3885 to check availability. Hours 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.
2021 Strawberries: Finished for 2021. Check website for details.
Jacquemin Farms, 7437 Hyland Croy Rd. (614) 873-5725.
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.
Strawberries: Finished for 2021
Jerry’s Berries, 2849 Basil Western Rd NW, Baltimore, Ohio (740) 400-4391.
Strawberries: Natural growing practices. No berries in 2021 as they are replanting.
Legend Hills Orchard, 11335 Reynolds Rd, Utica, Ohio (740) 892-3090.
Strawberries: Check availability daily by Facebook or call ahead (740-892-2498) for daily picking conditions.
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.
Market hours are Monday-Saturday, 9-5. Closed Sundays.
2021: Finished for 2021 Ohio grown pre-picked berries for $4.79/QT AND $35.00/FLAT.
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. Click on the links for details and to see if they are offering for 2021. Most take orders in May/June for July pickup.
Wenger’s Produce, 3836 County Road 29, West Liberty, Ohio, OH 43357 (937) 592-5726.
Branstool Orchards, 5895 Johnstown Utica Rd, Utica, Ohio, OH 43080 (740) 892-3989.
Lynd Fruit Farm, Morse Road And Route 310, Pataskala, OH 43062.
Peaches in Columbus and Central Ohio
Peach season typically runs early July – September, based on available varieties. Please check links to see current u-pick availability as crops and picking are greatly affected by weather and insects.
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 in early July. U-pick peaches now available in mid-July.
Apples: Expected July-October
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. 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!
Apples: 40 varieties of apples from Late July-October
If you’re interested in picking apples or peaches, please see U-pick: Best places to pick apples and peaches in Columbus.