Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Cincinnati, Dayton and southwestern Ohio? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Cincinnati, Dayton and southwestern 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 If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!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 for tips, tricks, guides, checklists and info about parks, monuments and other places to visit.

New! We just went live with our latest website, - 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!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

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 specific crop calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

See these pages to find a local Apple festival, and other festivals. We have a extensive guide to apple varieties and a guide to peach varieties. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for apples, tomatoes, corn blueberries, peaches, etc.

And don't forget CORN MAZES are open now - find a local maze here.

See our comprehensive list of 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. 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 write me!

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!

Cincinnati, Dayton and southwestern Ohio U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2023, by county

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

Adams County

  • B and D Berry Farm - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, school tours, group reservations
    1042 Inlow Avenue, Peebles, OH 45660. Phone: (937) 509-1327. Alternate Phone: (937) 509-0072. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm, July to August; Please see our Facebook page for current updates and information. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From State Route 32, turn onto Route 41 into Peebles. Turn at the red light in the center of town onto Vine Street (Old State Route 32). About one half mile from town, turn left on Inlow Avenue. We are about a mile down Inlow Avenue. Blackberries are usually ripe from mid-July to mid-August; Please see our Facebook page for current updates;. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Please phone ahead to order pre-picked blackberries, for same-day pick-up. Our blueberry plants are still quite young, so please call to check availability of blueberries. Thank you!. (UPDATED: April 01, 2018) (ADDED: June 24, 2016)
  • J. C. Phipps - apples, raspberries
    427 Phipps Road, Stout, OH 45684. Open April-November, hours by appointment; products can also be found on Market Street in Portsmouth Tuesday and Saturday 7 am to 3 pm Other: Hunting - deer, coon, squirrel, turkey. apples, beans, beets, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, cucumbers, eggplant, greens, lettuce, melons, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, zucchini.

Brown County

  • A & M Farms - apples, pumpkins, blueberries, tractor-pulled hayride
    22141 State Route 251, Midland, OH 45148. Phone: 513-875-2500. Fax: 513-875-2420. Email: Open: January-February, June and August- December, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. Wagon rides Saturday and Sunday afternoons late September-early October. You pick blueberries in July and you pick apples in September In SOME years (last was 2018) they have strawberries.
    A visitor writes on October 05, 2013: "We just returned from picking apples at A and M farm today and I had to leave feedback for others to read. My wife and I took 6 kids on an hour and 10 minute car ride to A and M and it was well worth the trip. There was a tractor ride to the orchards which my small boys enjoyed and their trees were literally loaded with beautiful, healthy apples of many varieties. It rained on us the entire time but even my teenage daughters enjoyed themselves. The family that runs the farm was very kind and helpful. We will make this a yearly excursion and I am encouraging my family and friends to go there on an apple picking adventure."
    Comments from a visitor on September 17, 2011:
    "This farm is well maintained and the family had a wonderful time!! There were many treasures here - Pumpkins and Apples were the highights (pick your own at that!), but they had cider, plums, various squashes, gourds, etc. as well. The kids also enjoyed the tractor ride to and from the fields! Well worth the hour+ travel time!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 19, 2008:
    "If you want an experience that is less commercialized and away from the big crowds, try A & M Farm. This is not the big crowd draw that some places are...that is why we love it!! A terrific family runs this Pick-Your-Own apples and pumpkins farm. We go every year and enjoy the cider, hay ride to the fields, following the maps to the apples we like to pick. I always feel like I belong there, like I am not just a visitor.As I mentioned above, I feel so welcome there every year. The members of the family are friendly and offer a laid back, country setting that makes everyone enjoy the feast of Fall, both young and old. They have a small barn/shop with squash, apples, cider,and old fashioned candies for sale. "

Butler County

  • Indian Springs Berry Farm - Certified Organic, blackberries, U-pick and already picked, pumpkins
    2840 Tylersville Rd, Indian Springs, OH 45015. Phone: (513) 463-PICK. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: July to August. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Organic Blackberries: Everything we do at Indian Springs Berry Farm complies with USDA regulations governing organic food production. Everything we apply to the plants and ground is natural and organic! Just come to the farm and we have everything you need! We will provide you with a basket and guide you to the best rows to pick from. Pick all you want then bring your blackberries back to the register. We will weigh what you've picked and you will be on your way. You can bring your own basket if you'd like. Make sure to get it weighed before you start picking! We take all forms of payment: cash, credit cards, Apple Pay, Android Pay, etc. (ADDED: June 21, 2017)

Clermont County

  • Pringle's Orchard - PYO, Farm marketYou-pick apples and blackberries.,
    2697 Pringle road, Goshen, OH 45122. Phone: (513) 625-9866. `Open: Hours vary by season; Most weekdays 10 am to 5 pm; Weekend hours 12 pm to 4:30; It's a family business and hours can vary, but they are posted daily on their Facebook page.. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard . Yearly apple-festival in the fall. You-pick apples and blackberries. Also produced : cider, apple butter, blackberry preserves, pecans. Also sold : local honey. Click here for our Facebook page. pick your own crops, farm market, . (ADDED: August 30, 2023, Suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on August 30, 2023: "We had fun taking our kids to pick blackberries and apples. We've gone back several times to pick, and the apple cider is also very good. They don't have a lot of other amenities, and that's why we like this place. You can park, pick, pay, and then enjoy without a bunch of gimmicks and traps in between. This is nice when kids don't always behave, and outings need to be kept “to the point”. "
  • Simmons Farm - No pesticides are used, corn (sweet), mulberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, flowers, pumpkins, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, picnic area, school tours
    3020 Schaller Road, Bethel, OH 45106. Phone: 513-734-3117. Email: Open: Our farm is our home; We are open for business on weekends and some evenings during harvet times; Please check our website and/or call ahead for harvesting information; Due to weather, crops are ready at different times and some years produce better crops than others; We are willing to sell our evergreen trees year - round for landscaping; Don't forget to come back to our farm after the Thanksgiving season for pumpkin chunking!. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: see thier wbesite. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Simmons Farms is a family property located in Bethel, Ohio. Our passions lie in family time and sharing God's creations with others. We raise crops we enjoy growing with our children and genuinely hope others enjoy their moments picking with their loved ones too. Simmons Farm Facebook page. We offer the sale of sunflowers (September-November), berries (mulberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries), corn (NO SPRAYs used), pumpkins (September-November), hay, eggs, jams, syrups, vegetables, and honey (all year). Don't forget to stop by this fall to pick your own pumpkins and try your hand at Pumpkin Chunking with our trebuchet!.
  • TCC Berry Farm - No pesticides are used, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), porta-potties are available
    1466 Us Highway 50, Milford, OH 45103. Phone: 513-248-0452. Email: Open: Saturdays only, from 8 am to 12 pm, July 5 to September 13. Directions: Take exit 59 B and follow the signs to Hillsboro. You will take a 1/2 mile connector (450) to US highway 50. Turn right onto US highway 50 and go 3.5 miles. Teen Challenge Ranch is on your left and the berry farm is on your right. You may park in front of the Gym and walk or drive approx. 100 yards past our entrance and take the gravel drive on the right down to the orchard. There will be signs. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Fresh Picked and U-Pick Red Raspberries Come and experience the fruit of our labors in a peaceful valley just below the Teen Challenge Ranch. Children are welcome. A restroom will be located on the property and cold bottled water will be available for sale. Picking containers are provided at no additional cost. We endeavor this to be a healthy and "fruitful" experience for you and your family!.
    A visitor writes on July 20, 2013: "Nice experience. It's new so not terribly busy yet. One of the teens volunteered to help me pick, which was great since I'd left the family at home. "

Clinton County

  • Brausch Asparagus Farm - Pick your own asparagus,
    2514 Center Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177. Phone: (937) 382-2384. Open: mid-April to mid-June, Daily 8 am to 8 pm. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Asparagus farm
  • Onederings Lavender Farm - herbs or spices, lavender,
    2195 S Clarksville Road, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: 9377250830. Alternate Phone: 9377289987. Fax: 9372893914. Email: Open: Friday and Saturday 11am to 3pm, May 6 and May 7 Friday and Saturday 11am to 3pm June 3 to August 13 Friday and Saturday 11am to 3pm September 3 to October 2. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We are on South Clarksville Road midway between Clarksville and Sligo. Be careful about GPS because there are 3 Clarksville Roads and sometimes you are taken to a different Clarksville Road. Look at map in your GPS and then look at map on our website to see if they are the same. We are about 1 hour from downtown Cincinnati and Dayton and about 1 hour 10 minutes from Columbus. Click here for a map and directions. Chamomile available in mid May to very early June Herbs available from May through September- varies by herb Lavender has two big blooms, June and September with intermittent blooms during rest of summer Open House on June 11. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Chamomile. (UPDATED: April 13, 2016)
  • Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm - Certified Organic, flowers, herbs or spices, lavender, already-picked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    2391 Martinsville Road, Martinsville, OH 45146. Phone: 513-322-2415. Alternate Phone: 937-944-0095. Fax: 614-340-7270. Email: Open: Until December 24, Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 6 pm, Call ahead any day! -Season opener May1st . Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm, Ohio's largest and only Organic lavender farm; Dedicated to utilizing recyclable materials for all farm projects; June 28 to 21 Summer Solstice Lavender Field Day, every year on the Summer Solstice weekend. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Ohio's only ORGANIC Lavender Farm!.
  • Stokes Berry Farm - Strawberries, black raspberries, red raspberries
    2822 Center Road, Wilmington, OH 45177 . Phone: (937) 382-4004. Email: Open: June for Strawberry and Raspberry Season; from 8 am to 8 pm, then mid-August through October: open varying hours throughout the week; Hours will be posted closer to August; always closed on Sunday. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard . Stokes Berry Farm is the largest black raspberry grower east of the Mississippi with over forty acres of black raspberries and additional acres of red, purple and yellow raspberries and strawberries. The combined affect of superior plants, along with optimal climate and soil conditions creates a quality berry with superior flavor. About the Stokes Berry Farm The Stokes Fruit Farm was established in 1962 with the planting of two acres of black raspberries. Stephanie and Mark Stokes and Dale and Jane Stokes It is currently owned by Dale and Jane Stokes and Mark and Stephanie Stokes. When the business structure was reorganized in 2002, the name was changed to Dale Stokes Raspberry Farm, LLC. The farm presently has forty-two acres of black raspberries, six acres of red, purple and yellow raspberries, and seven acres of strawberries. The farm is a fully integrated system starting with the development of our own plant stock, and ending with the sale and/or processing of our fruit crops. The physical structure of the farm is focused toward fruit production. Stokes Farm does not use organophosphates on our strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or any other crop grown on this farm. Nutritional safety is an upmost priority. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
    A visitor writes on June 30, 2013: "The staff at this farm are very friendly and helpful. This is a large farm that where you can pick your own. They have red, black, purple and yellow raspberries and also strawberries. We picked 20lbs. of black raspberries on 6/29/13. Containers are provided for picking. Prices were $3.00 a pound. The berries were beautiful and sweet."
    A visitor writes on June 23, 2010: "This farm is wonderful. My husband and I have been picking (and eating!) our own raspberries from here for five years. The owners are very friendly and always let you know where the best berries are in the fields, so you don't spend all day looking! I would recommend this farm for a great morning excursion from Cincinnati or Dayton!"
  • Strawberry Run - strawberries, broccoli, lettuce or salad greens, tomatoes, other vegetables, flowers,
    9393 Us 22, Clarksville, OH 45113. Phone: (937) 218-3590. Alternate Phone: (513) 604-5946. Email: Open: 8 am to 8 pm on Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Grand Opening May 27, 2023. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: May 17, 2023, JBS)  (ADDED: May 17, 2022)

Darke County

  • Brumbaugh Fruit Farm - apples, cherries, pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    6420 Arcanum-Hollansburg Road, Arcanum, OH 45304. Phone: 937-692-8084. Email: Open: June - call for hours; then 7 days a week from September thru October for hayrides and activities. Bakery and Market open year round from 6AM to 6PM, Monday thru Saturday. Directions: From Dayton: take 70 West to 49 North to Alt 49 West and follow signs. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. Festival-like atmosphere September and October. Pre-picked peaches in season. Brumbaugh Fruit Farm Facebook page.

Greene County

  • Berryhill Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, flowers, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red),
    330 E. Krepps Rd, Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-374-8747. Email: Open: hours vary based on available fruit; Closed for all business on Sundays. Call, Email or check the web site for updates through the season. Directions: Located between US 42 and 68 off of State highway 380. Fields at two location on E. Krepps Road Watch for signs posted during season. click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. We provide buckets and bags, but feel free to bring your own containers. We will tare the weight for you before picking. All P-Y-O berries are sold by the pound, which we will weigh for you after picking. Please see our U-pick page for all details. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. Red raspberries and blackberries will come in season the beginning of August and run at least through labor day. Blueberries are done by the second week of August. We have drive up sales for pre picked berries every day 830 am to 6 pm at our 127 E Krepps address. No sales on Sundays. Call for orders and to make sure berries are available.
    Comments from a visitor on August 11, 2010: "The blackberries that I picked yesterday on August 10th were absolutely delicious at this farm on Krepps Rd. off of route 42 at this farm near Xenia, Ohio. They were so big and juicy as well as fun and easy to pick and everyone at the farm was polite and respectful."
    Comments from a visitor on June 28, 2010: "We loved this farm and the people who owned it. they were so hospitable and gracious. It was a quiet and beautiful farm. They allowed us to pick the nite before their opening day. They accommodated our diet beautifully. We actually made plans to run around town a bit and decided to hang out at the farm in the hammock and sky chair and enjoy the peace for a few hours instead. You will enjoy it! "
  • Brickel Creek Organic Farm - Certified Organic, raspberries (Autumn, red), other vegetables, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, farm animals
    643 Brickel Road, Jamestown, OH 45335. Phone: 937 675-7266. Alternate Phone: 937 603-3536. Email: Open: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday 8am to 4pm. Directions: From I-35 go north on State Route 72 go 1/2 mile and turn left on Brickel Road. From I-70 go South on State Route 72 turn right on Brickel Road. Click here for a map and directions. Certified Organic "Joan J" Red Raspberries grown in a high tunnel are available from mid September to mid November; Call to confirm a time you would like to come pick. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Homestead Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, raspberries (Autumn, red), eggs
    5427 West Enon Road, Fairborn, OH 45324. Phone: (937) 864-1279. Email: Open: Starting in mid July, red raspberries are ready to pick and run for about 3 to 4 weeks; Picking dates and times are dependent on the weather and berry plant production, please call first or check the Facebook page. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. This is a family farm that sells pick-your-own blackberries and also homemade blackberry jelly and farm fresh eggs. (UPDATED: July 6, 2022, JBS)
  • Jackson's Farm Market - strawberries, pumpkins
    2931 US Route 68 South, Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-376-1778. Email: Open: May-October, Sunday noon-6 pm and Monday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm Pick-your-own strawberries late May-late June, Their farm stand has a great variety of fresh produce available in season, like corn, tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, zucchini, yellow squash, red potatoes, sweet potatoes, baking potatoes and green peppers, candies, noodles, soft drinks, relishes, salsa. )
    A visitor writes on July 09, 2013: "My family and some friends took our kids to pick strawberries here in June and had a great time. The staff was very kind and accommodating. Since they minimize the use of chemicals, and no one can weed acres and acres, there are some thistle-like weeds. It is not hard to work around by any means. Just a warning so people can plan ahead. I for one wore flip flops and was ok, but probably could have been more comfortable! And my friend really wishes she brought her sling, because plopping the wee toddler down was not going to happen. That aside, the fruit is wonderful! My Mother in Law said she felt like a girl again! We will be back."
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2009: "Thank you so much for posting this lovely little farm - we never would have found it if not for this site. This morning we picked a huge box of the most delicious strawberries I have ever tasted. My freezer is now stocked. The prices were fantastic ($1.35 a quart for U-Pick!), and our two little kids completely enjoyed the visit! WILL go back next year for certain! On a different note, thank you so much for maintaining this site - I have recommended it to many friends and family members. I love the farm listings, but I also love all the wonderful tips about produce! Keep it up!"
  • McBreezy Acres Fruit Farm - apples, plums, Honey from hives on the farm
    3470 Waynesville Jamestown, Xenia, OH 45385. Phone: 937-372-3549. Open: Mid to late July call ahead; but call ahead for hours and an appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page.. Also, prepicked peaches, pears, plums, Other: cider, jams and jellies.
    Comments from a visitor on June 22, 2009:
    "Just got back from picking raspberries at Breezy Farms, what a great time we had! The proprietor Helen was super nice, walked us out to the raspberry bushes, and even showed us city folk how to pick raspberries. I called ahead since my son is disabled, the farm is wheelchair accessible, I LOVE THAT! "
  • Once in a Blue Moon Farm - blueberries,
    3984 East Social Row Road, Waynesville, OH 45068. Phone: 937-586-8749. Email: Open: Picking dates vary as the crop matures. Directions: The farm is a few hundred yards east of the intersection of Social Row Road and Wilmington Pike. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have pre-picked blueberries available on the days we are open for you pick. No restrooms on site. We supply the picking buckets and give you bags to take the blueberries home in. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 10, 2016)
  • Peifer Orchards - pumpkins, apples
    4590 U.S. 68 N, Yellow Springs, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Phone: 937-767-2208. Open: July- December, Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm U-Pick Apples 2019 has been CANCELED For more info see their website. Petting zoo. Prepicked: apples, blackberries, eggplant, peaches, peppers, ,red raspberries, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes. Locally grown produce, 25 varieties of apples, baked goods, local honey, Ohio maple syrup, fresh pressed apple cider, Orchard House gift shop. We offer a variety of canned items including jams and preserves. We also have delicious local baked goods, local honey and Ohio maple syrup. Our Orchard House Gift Shop features unique gifts handcrafted by local artisans. Our fresh apple cider is a seasonal favorite. During the fall, cider is pressed twice a week to keep up with its demand. It is made with only the freshest apple varieties available at the time, making each batch unique. (UPDATED: October 20, 2019, JBS)

Hamilton County

  • Turner Farm - You-Pick flowers
    7400 Given Road, Indian Hill, Cincinnati, OH 45243. Phone: 513-561-8482. Open: 9 am to dark on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and 2:30 pm to dark on Thursday. Picking usually starts in late July.

Highland County

  • Barrett's Strawberry Farm - permanently closed
    11434 Fairfield Road, Leesburg, OH 45135. UPDATE for 2021, A visitor tells me they are permanently closed.
    A visitor writes on May 26, 2021:
    "Hi - Just wanted to let you know that Barrett's Strawberry farm in Highland County has closed. The owners retired and the fields are now planted with soy beans. Thanks, Jamie "
  • Blue Ribbon Farm - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    5459 Blue Ribbon Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133. Phone: 937-763-2438. Alternate Phone: 937 763-2154. Email: Open: Our strawberry season is late May to early June; Open daily 8 am to 8 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 6 pm. Directions: Take 124 East from Hillsboro approximately 9 miles to Marshall (flashing light). Drive straight on State Route 506 to 1st road on left which is Blue Ribbon Road. The farm is 1/2 mile on right. Follow the signs. The farm is located on the South side of Rocky Fork Lake. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Jaybird Farms - flowers, lavender, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    3370 State Route 134, Mount Orab, OH 45171. Phone: 937-442-4800. Alternate Phone: 513-633-5218. Email: Open: Sundays June 28 thru August 2 Noon to 4 pm Other times by appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Cincinnati, go east on Route 32 to Sardinia. Turn left (north) on State Route 134. Go 6.7 miles to 3370 State Route 134. The farm will be on your right. Click here for a map and directions. Lavender: Sundays only, June 28 thru August 2, 2009 Noon to 4 pm; Other times by appointment. Payment: Cash, Check. Over 600 lavender plants from which to pick stems. Potted plants will also be available, as well as other lavender items.
  • Karnes Orchard - apples, cherries, pears, peaches, pumpkins, Cider mill fresh apple cider made on the premises
    8200 Worley Mill Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133. Phone: 740-239-3007. Alternate Phone: 913-638-8282. Email: Open: early September, then Saturdays only to November 22, 2014. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: From Hillsboro, take US-50 east 9 miles to Worley Mill Road. Turn left (north) on Worley mill. The market is two miles on your right at 8145 Worley Mill Road, Hillsboro, OH. Click here for a map and directions. . Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.

Miami County

  • Fulton Farms - strawberries, raspberries, peas, pumpkins, hayrides to pick your own pumpkins, Christmas Trees
    2393 State Route 202, Troy, OH. Phone: 937-339-8246. Email: Directions: See this page for a map and directions. Open: May-August, Monday-Thursday 9 am to 7 pm and Friday-Sunday 9 am to 5 pm; September- December, Monday-Thursday 10 am to 6 pm and Friday-Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. See this page for the Daily Crop Report Ice cream, popcorn, edible soybeans, fresh fruit slushy, horse-drawn wagon rides through plantation, Troy Strawberry Festival first weekend of June, family tour at Fulton Farms weekends in October ($5.00 per person, includes hayride to pumpkin field, mazes, animals and a free pumpkin). The farm includes 1,900 acres of sweet corn, beans, strawberries, tomatoes and pumpkins, a gift shop and cafe. Through October, hop on hayrides to pick your own pumpkins during the weekends, or call to schedule a tour of the farm on weekdays.Produce grown on the farm includes Asparagus, Beets, Sweet Globe Onions, Pickling Cakes, Farm Fresh Eggs, Apples, Lemons, Limes, Rhubarb, Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Strawberries, Peaches, Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Onions, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Broccoli, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Pumpkins, Fall Squash, Raspberries, Local Raw Honey.
    Comments from a visitor on June 01, 2012: "Fulton Farms' u-pick strawberries were great this year and the u-pick peas are coming in nicely. "

Montgomery County

  • Monnin Fruit Farm - Red & Black Raspberries, grapes, Apples
    8201 Frederick Pike, Dayton, OH 45414. Phone: 937-890-4536. Open: Check their Facebook page for updates to hours; from 8 am to 4 pm; Monday through Saturday and 9 am to 3 pm Sunday. Directions: Butler Twp., between U.S. 40 and Little York Road. They don't take credit cards, but they do have FRESH, HOMEMADE ice cream there..There are port-o-potties, but not real restrooms.). 2016 prices were: $7 a quart. Berries may be available for U-Pick, at $4 a pound. Call to verify schedules for U-pick. Apples include winesap, red delicious, and Jonathan varieties. Pick Your Own Strawberries are typically available in late May or early June, we have a large irrigated picking field with straw between the aisles to eliminate mud. Call us for more information, or like us on Facebook - we regularly update Facebook with U-pick information. Raspberries are typically available in late June or early July, plump black raspberries are easy to pick but remember that black raspberry bushes do have thorns! Grapes are typically available mid-September through October - depending on the variety. We have several different varieties including Concord Niagara (white) and Fredonia. Apples are typically available July - November - we offer over 20 varieties of Apples to pick! Or, don't feel like picking - all of the fruits are also available freshly picked in our Market. If you need a larger quantity - please give us a call and we will have them ready. Follow us on Facebook - we regularly update our U-pick schedules. Click here for a link to our Facebook page. (UPDATED: August 29, 2016)
  • Pudgy Cardinal Farm - apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, pears, peas, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, walnuts, Fresh eggs, farm animals
    10424 Frederick Pike, Vandalia, OH 45377. Phone: 937-387-6240. Email: Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: Take I-70 to the Dayton International Airport Access Road, Exit 32, toward Vandalia. Then take the first exit off the Access Road, US 40 to Englewood/Vandalia. Turn left onto 40W, National Road. Proceed to Frederick Pike and turn right. You will see our barn on the right after the big curve. The driveway is just past the barn on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Tuken's Orchard & Farm Market - Strawberries, apples, plums, peaches, Asian pears, cherries, and pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    15725 Eaton Pike, W. Alexandria, OH 45381. Phone: (937) 687-3848. Alternate Phone: 937 603 9865. Fax: 937 687 1540. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm, April 25 to December 24. Directions: west of Dayton on US Rte. 35, midway between New Lebanon and West Alexandria. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Our orchard is designed as a u-pick destination for families. The pyo crops offered are 32 varieties of apples from July to November, strawberries, sweet & sour cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, blackberries, pumpkins, tomatoes, and green beans. Large petting zoo with picnic tables and large lake with natural grassy areas for relaxation. Orchard is 15 acres of fruit trees ready to pick from June to November. Ample parking and clean, inside rest rooms. Covered porch with ample tables/chairs for relaxation. Fruit hangs low to the ground and is easily accessible to small children. Natural pond, petting zoo, and upscale farm market are in close proximity to the orchard. We also offer fresh apple cider and our annual Farm Tour in October. Tuken's homemade ice cream uses many of our natural fruits. The ONLY pyo crops offered are Strawberries, apples, plums, peaches, Asian pears, cherries, and pumpkins.. (UPDATED: January 29, 2019)
    See comments about this farm here! (UPDATED: March 15, 2021)

Preble County

  • Wesler Orchards and Farm Market - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, raspberries (black), strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), porta-potties are available, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    9319 Wesler Road, New Paris, OH 45347. Phone: 937-437-8921. Email: Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Wesler Orchards and Farm Market Facebook page.
    A visitor writes on March 05, 2016: "love it ! Weslers make the best cider !!!! "
    A visitor writes on September 19, 2011: "Amazing orchard. This isn't one of those stands that sells trinkets and country themed home decorations and happens to have a bit of over priced fruit. They have a wide variety of high quality, reasonably priced apples as well as pairs and other fruit. The cider is better than any grocery store brand. It reminds me of the type of orchard we went to as kids and not what fruits stands have morphed into the last few years."
    A visitor writes on July 26, 2009: "I have loved it since i was a child. They are all about the Apples. Apple dummplings- Cider-Yum!! Every year there is a Apple fest in the town of New Paris. You can find it on the web. In tha summer they do tractor tours around the City Of New Paris. Every October they have a haunted chicken coop. You can also buy pumpkins. They used to sell fresh eggs and milk but no longer do. They also sell country store items, such as chairs, candles, exc. It's been there a long time. I use to collect eggs for them when i was a child now I'm thirty some thing."

Shelby County

  • Crossway Farms - Strawberries, red & black raspberries.
    2211 Cisco Rd, Sidney, OH 45365. Phone: (937) 210-1590. Email: Open: Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, Closed Sundays; open May through October. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Crossway Farms Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on July 13, 2010: "I haven't actually visited. I did talk to the owner about strawberries. The farm is very near where I used to live, but 50 minutes from where I live now. It is a new farm. They also have vegetables but I'm not sure if any of those are u-pick., "
  • Kringle's - UPDATE: June 24, 2018: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed d
    3370 Miller Road, Russia, OH 45363.

Warren County

  • Blooms & Berries Farm Market - pumpkins, strawberries, blueberries, snap peas, elderberries, potatoes, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    9669 Street Route 48, Loveland, OH 45140. Phone: (513) 697-9173. Email: Open: Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm Fall On The Farm: Saturday 10am to 6pm Sunday 11am to 6pm. Directions: I-275 to exit 52 (Loveland / Indian Hill) turn left at the bottom of the ramp. Travel 2.5 miles, turn right onto Loveland Avenue. Travel .5 mi. Cross RR crossing, turn left at next light (St. Route 48) Travel 3 miles, Farm is on Left. If you get to a stop sign, you have traveled .25 mi too far. click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in April through October. Strawberries: Memorial Day through 2nd week in June Fall On The Farm Festival 2008: (Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Play Area Saturday, Animals, Concessions) Sept 27th 28 Thursday, Blooms And Berries Farm Market Facebook page. Every weekend in October, Great Giant Pumpkin Escape: (Phil Dalton attempts to escape from inside a giant pumpkin 70 ft above the ground) Only Sept 27th 12:45pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. Super cute hayride with 100+ scarecrows playing in the woods and along the way. a-MAIZ-ing 7 acre corn maze, sunflower maze, awesome play area with giant slide, egg throw, animals, picnic area with concessions and much much more. (UPDATED: August 8, 2022, JBS)
    A visitor writes on July 22, 2021: "Blueberries: PYO $4.99 (plus $0.35 card fee) "field pass" per person (ages 2+), fruit is $4.99/lb PYO Strawberries: PYO $2.95 (plus $0.35 card fee) "field pass" per person (ages 2+), fruit is $3.75/lb PYO Sugar Snap Pees: No "field pass", $3.99/lb PYO Potatoes: $9.95 PYO pail (approx 8-9 lbs) Elderberries: No pricing listed "
  • Hidden Valley Orchards - apples, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, restrooms, inflatables or bounce houses, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    5474 North State Route 48, Lebanon, OH 45036. Phone: (513) 932-1869. Fax: 513-932-2869. Email: Open: Hours and availability of crops to pick varies; please call, email, or see our Facebook page for U - Pick days/times. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry U-Pick is late May until mid June; Blueberry and Red Raspberry U-Pick is late June to July; Apple U-pick begins in September to October; Pumpkin U-Pick is in October; Strawberry Festival is typically first weekend in June, Berry Festival is typically first weekend in July, Peach Festival is typically first weekend in August, Apple Festival is in mid September, Cider Festival is in early October; Festival Schedule: Strawberry Festival is early June, Berry Festival in early July, Outdoor Market is July , Peach Festival is in early August, Grape Day is late August, Apple Festival is mid September, Cider Festival is October, Santa and Cider Weekend is early December ,. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Apples: Over 30 varieties of apples are available u-pick. They have lots of activities in the fall, and they have a nice deli-type area with a very well stocked store in an old barn. Apple Fest from September 9, 2021 to September 13, 2021
    HERBS are new U-pick in 2021! .
    BLUEBERRIES - Late June, early July
    PEACHES - Mid to Late Summer
    GRAPES - Mid to Late Summer
    PUMPKINS - September and October.
    (UPDATED: June 22, 2018)
  • Iron's Fruit Farm - pick-your-own fruits in summer and fall, hayrides for pumpkins, corn maze and special events weekends
    1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon, OH 45036. Phone: 513-932-2853. Fax: 513-932-3650. Email: Open: June-February, Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon-5 pm (June-October open until 6 pm).
    Fall Mums, fall tours September-October, farm animals, hayrides for pumpkins September-October, 12 acre corn maze and special events weekends in September-October, pick-your-own fruits in summer and fall (Call to see what is available), homemade apple butter first three weekends in December, make a gingerbread house. Apples, black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, pears, pumpkins, red raspberries, strawberries. Irons Fruit Farm Facebook page.
    A visitor writes on September 21, 2013: "Visited today, 9/21/13: We have visited this farm for many years & it has become a family tradition. The apple fritters & cider are very good. There are some animals for the kids to interact with. In October, there is a little tractor-train for younger kids & corn maize. It is a simple farm & not over-rated commercialization with bounce-houses, etc. They have a hayride to take you to the apple picking & pumpkin patch (in October). I would agree with the earlier September poster that the orchards are very poor. It is ashame that they have let the trees/area get so bad. There are vines all over the trees & poison ivy in a 3' radius around the trees making it hard for the kids to pick the lower apples. If you know what poison ivy looks like then it's easy to avoid. The apple trees closer to the drop off location had the least favorable apples-- they were more green than red & had Sooty Blotch on them. This is the "black moldy stuff" the previous poster described. This is harmless & does not affect the taste of the fruit or affect how you prepare the apples (sauces/pies) or will it make you sick. You just have to scrub it off before eating. It is more of a testimony to the fact that the farm doesn't properly care for the orchards (pruning or a little easy pesticide) and also the spring/summer we've had in Southeast Ohio. The apples away from the farm, more toward the road, had really nice red apples & good size. There were plenty to pick. I think we paid $13 for 1/2 a bushel. The price for a fritter was about $2.25-- we didn't think that was too bad of a price as they are huge (size of 2 krispy kreme donughts). There are no public bathrooms, just port-a-potties & no running water/sinks for customers, but I think this is pretty typical for a small family farm. None of the strawberry farms or other orchards we've visited had a 'public restroom'. The place would be great if they just put some TLC into their orchards... pretty sad, but it's not a total waste of a trip. The staff is also friendly."
    A visitor writes on September 15, 2013: "This was the WORST orchard I have ever been to. This is how my visit went... Pull up to a happy crowd of people and a pleasant country atmosphere. So far, so good. Take the kiddos to verify out the tractor and neat farm animals. This place seems great so far! After the goat slobbers all over our hands, we seek a place to wash up... ummmm. Wait, where do we wash up? There is no running water that is accessible to customers here, evidently. The only thing available is nasty, unkempt port-a-potties. So we squirt some hand sanitizer on our hands and rinse the slobber off with our bottle of water we brought along. Did I mention that why we were feeding the animals, a donkey bit part of a small child's fingernail off? The poor baby was bleeding and sobbing! Anyway, back on track. We were there to pick some apples. Heading back to the orchard, we watched as others came back with their pecks of, um, brown apples? After talking to the cashier at the U-pick orchard, who said the apples had, in fact, been picked over, we decided that we would give it a try anyway. After all, the kids wanted to pick. Sigh... I wish I had trusted my instincts here. The apples had black and white moldy looking stuff all over them, and were covered in blight spots. In order to even get the apples, you had to walk through weeds. WORST KEPT ORCHARD I HAVE EVER SEEN! Why don't they cut these weeds down? These weeds that look like... wait, is that? Yes, it is! POISON IVY!!! EVERYWHERE! Not, oh, watch out, a patch of poison ivy... more like... where ISN'T there poison ivy? And, yep, we were all in it. Including a baby. Family place? I think NOT! Anyway... needless to say, I am peeved, and we are outta here! We skipped buying the apples. To appease the kiddos, we went in for apple fritters and some fresh fruit. Long story short, the prices are insane! And... even after asking, they would offer no place to rinse our fruit that we overpaid for. Evidently... there must NOT be any running water at this place at all? UGH! I am normally all about local family run places. This time though, I feel deceived. This is NOT a place for families! Especially not the U-pick part!!! Visit at your own risk!"
    Comments from a visitor on August 17, 2010: "This is the worst maintained apple farm I have ever had the misfortune to visit. I am used to well maintained orchards with a good product and a well organized structure. This farm is not maintained at all, the weeds and vines are so great that some of the orchard has been let go completely. You can go pick in a designated area where the apples had brown blight spots all over them. You could not pick if there weren't any pickers because those were in limited supply and you had to wait for people to walk out of the orchard. They had less than a doz. available. The area where one could pick was ropped off and off in the distance you could see the rest of the orchard which had better fruit and seemed to be somewhat better maintained. The vines and weeds were more prolific then the fruit. I would not recommend this location under any condition. Not worth the drive and people who think this is a great place have never been elsewhere. I would drive 8 hrs. to pick at a much better location then do this one again! Save your money!"
  • The Marmalade Lily - Uses natural growing practices, flowers, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    9850 Schlottman Road, Loveland, OH 45140. Phone: (513) 604-6561. Email: Open: Wednesdays 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 11 am; Specific dates vary; please see our website or Facebook page for current dates. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 26, 2018)
  • Wertz Tree Farm - SQE Organic, asparagus, Cell service cell phones work here
    5682 Union Road, Franklin, OH 45005. Phone: (937) 746-7870. Email: Open: Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm, from May 7 to July 2. Directions: Asparagus season is approximately May 1 to June 30;. We use natural organic practices, and are subject to the NOP small quantity exemption. Payment: CashApp, PayPal, Venmo.
    Click here for our Facebook page.
    (ADDED: May 07, 2023)

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