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as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, 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!
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!
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anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -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 September 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for September 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry
season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
Peach festival or a Blueberry festival.
We have a guide to peach varieties
here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
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. 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
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
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 Click here for a map and directions. 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.
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
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."
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.
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
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.