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Raspberry U-Pick Orchards in Cleveland, Akron and northeast Ohio in 2023, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for raspberries that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have raspberries orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Ashland County

  • Malabar Peach Orchard - apples, black raspberries, peaches, plums
    P.O. Box 7, Jeromesville, OH 44840. Phone: 419-554-0027. Email: Open: Be sure to call - their website has not been updated since 2012; July-October, Sunday noon-5 pm, Monday and Tuesday 11 am to 5 pm, Wednesday 11 am to 3 pm, Thursday and Friday 11 am to 5 pm and Saturday noon-5 pm; November weekends only. Click here for a map and directions. . 2048 SR 89 (1.5 miles south US 30), Jeromesville. we are 1.5 miles south of US Route 30. On Route 89 you pass "Scenic Ridge" on your left at the first dip and continue about 500 yards more to the second dip and we are on the right. We enjoy a beautiful country setting with rolling hills and ponds. Drive carefully as the Amish do frequent the orchard and travel SR 89.Products can also be found at the Ashland Farm Market Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning, Wooster Farm Market Thursday morning, and the Worthington Farm Market Saturday morning; weekend and holiday bed and breakfast at the Orchard starting July 1.

Geauga County

  • Monroe's Orchard & Farm Market - PYO Strawberries, Cherries, Red Raspberries, Apples & Pumpkins!
    6313 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, OH 44234. Phone: 330.569.7464. Email: Open: Apple Harvest Festivals the last Saturday of September and the first two Saturdays of October. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 866.519.9657. . Free Wagon Rides! PYO Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 11 am to 4 pm. PYO Apples in 2017 are $17.00/half bushel, and $10.00/peck. Honey Crisp, McIntosh, Elstar Shamrock, Macoun & Golden Supreme Apples. Pick-Your-Own is a big part of our orchard. PYO Apples are available on selected days (check the "Currently at Monroe's" page for days) from Mid-September until Mid-October. Please remember, we are working with the weather, so please call first to make sure our PYO isn't beginning later or ending earlier than years past. PYO Pumpkins are available from the last Saturday in September throught the month of October. You can pick directly from our patch or from the bins of pre-picked. PYO Raspberries begin late August and lasts until the first frost. Plan on September and October for best picking. PYO Strawberries are available in the month of June. We usually begin sometime between June 1st and 10th, but have had years when we begin the end of May. Please give us a call to see when season begins. Strawberry season usually ends around July 4th.PYO Cherries begin toward the end of Strawberry season, and continue a few days past. We have 5 varieties of Cherries and we recommend you check out the pics on the website. (ADDED: September 9, 2017, JBS)
  • Ransom Sage Farm - apples, blueberries, pumpkins, blueberries, grapes, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), concessions or refreshment stand, porta-potties, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    505 Center Street, Chardon, OH 44024. Phone: (440) 479-6433. Email: Open: Check our website or facebook for exact dates and times for PYO. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Ransom Sage Farm Facebook page. . . APPLES: We provide the bag and your pick the fruit. We will have mostly Honeycrisp available for picking beginning mid Aug - Sept until they are all harvested. Rosalee apples for U-Pick Oct 12 until sold out. RED RASPBERRIES: Raspberries are able to fruit the first year after planting. We have a good supply at this time through October. Until a hard freeze. GRAPES: We are planting Concord, Catawaba, and Niagara grapes as well as wine making varieties. This first planting will be small but we plan to expand. They will begin production in 2019. BLUEBERRIES: Our blueberry bushes will need a few years to grow before they will produce quantities. Most likely production will begin in 2020.(UPDATED: October 19, 2019, JBS) (ADDED: September 28, 2017)
  • Voytko Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, black and red currants and prepicked produce, honey, maple syrup, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
    11391 Franks Rd, Auburn Township, OH 44023. Phone: (440) 543-8586. Email: Open: Monday thru Saturday from 8:00 am till 7:00 pm, Sunday from 10:00am till 6:00 pm. Directions: From Auburn Corners \(US RT422 and SR44\): 0.2 miles north to Washington St. Then left, 1.0 miles west to Messenger Road. Then right, 3.0 miles north to Franks Road. Then left.. farm is on SW corner. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Auburn Corners (US RT422 and SR44): 0.2 miles north to Washington St. Then left, 1.0 miles west to Messenger Road. Then right, 3.0 miles north to Franks Road. Then left.. farm is on SW corner. Crops are usually available in July, August. Monday thru Saturday, 8:00am till 7:pm. Sunday, 10:00am till 7:00pm. Blueberries and Raspberries start about July 4th. Blueberries end about mid August with raspberries usually ending earlier. Sweet corn in late July. Also, maple syrup, honey, and homemade jams and jellies!
    Comments from a visitor on August 10, 2011: "Great place to pick berries! This farm is gorgeous and the experience is serene. The prices are also great. You can fill up a bucket for a small fee and the berries are fantastic. The farm store also has various in-season fruits and vegetables. Nice people, beautiful farm."

Lake County

  • Secor's - U-pick strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
    4940 North Ridge Road, Perry, OH 44081. Phone: 440-259-3487. Open: April-October, Daily 8 am to 6 p. Click here for a map and directions. Secor's Open m. Assorted berry plants and fruit trees; pickles . Fruits and Vegetables: apples, asparagus, beans, black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupe, cherries, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, melons, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, pumpkins, red raspberries, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, zucchini, Plants: annuals, bedding plants, shrubs, trees . Prepicked Vegetables in season: tomatoes, peppers, corn, cukes, etc. Fruits in season. and pumpkins in the fall. Retail and Wholesale growers of fruit trees, berry plants, Deciduous plants and trees, and Evergreen nursery stock. They also sell bedding plants in the spring and corn and vegetables in August and September at the Coit Road Market in East Cleveland. Farm stand in Perry: Secor Nursery Facebook page.

Lorain County

  • Columbia Berry Farm - UPDATE: June 07, 2017: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed blackberries, blueberries, red raspberries
    19060 West River Road, Columbia Station, OH 44028. Phone: . Open: permanently closed. Click here for a map and directions.

Mahoning County

  • Ellsworth Berry Farm - blueberries, red raspberries, and blackberries.
    5921 Gault Road, North Jackson, OH 44451. Phone: (330) 538-3861. Open: Prime harvesting is June and July, weekends from 9 am to 4pm. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. . Call for weekly hours. It changes each week. Come enjoy the fun. (UPDATED: March 10, 2019, JBS)
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2016: "There's nothing fancy about it, but it's a nice place to pick your own excellent fruit. My understanding is that the crops are not raised organically. They also take orders for tart cherries. "

Medina County

  • Marian Kay Berry Farm - blackberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), gift shop, porta-potties are available, picnic area
    8876 Congress Rd, Lodi, OH 44254. Phone: 440-315-9697. Email: Open: Middle of July to the end of August for Blackberries Raspberries from September until frost. Directions: We are one half mile north of Greenwich Road \(224\) on Congress Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 440-822-5257. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. We are one half mile north of Greenwich Road (224) on Congress Road. Blackberries: July and August Raspberries September until frost. A visitor writes on August 11, 2014: "My favorite place to pick blackberries and raspberries. The family is very welcoming and helpful. The vines are well-tended, with wide rows. The blackberries are huge and delicious. "
  • Pick"n"Save Orchard - Apples, blueberries, cherries, pears, peaches, pumpkins, raspberries, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, and prepicked produce, picnic area, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides
    1222 Ledge Road, Medina, OH 44256. Phone: 330 239-1480. Email: Open: 10:00am to 6:00pm daily from August 10th to November 15th. Directions: Call for directions. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July, August, September, October, November. We have an ATMWe also make our own Maple Syrup here in our woods, Honey from our Bee's and my wife makes all jams and apple butter. We make apple cider during September and October. (UPDATED: October 19, 2019, JBS)
  • Seville Berry Farm - black raspberries, blackberries, red raspberries,
    8925 Guilford Road, Seville, OH 44273. Phone: 330-335-3575. Open: You pick by appointment, from June-October, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; closed November through May. Click here for a map and directions. . Pie tasting every Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Portage County

  • Monroe's Orchard & Farm Market - apples, cherries, pumpkins, raspberries (red), strawberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available, school tours
    6313 Pioneer Trail, Hiram, OH 44234. Phone: 330-569-7464. Email: Open: Strawberries: June, open 8:00 am; Cherries: Mid June - early July open 9:00 am; Red Raspberries: Mid August - Mid October 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Apples: Weekends Mid September - Mid October; Pumpkins: Last weekend in September 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Directions: 1 mile East of State Route 700, 3 miles West of State Route 44, 10 minutes to Ohio Turnpike on State Route 44 South, and State Route 422 from State Route 44 North. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, WIC Vouchers.
    Monroe's Orchard & Farm Market Facebook page. . . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Apple Harvest Festivals: Last Saturday in September and the first two Saturdays in October. We grow our own Peaches and they are available for purchase in our market late July through August, also Pears late August through September. We grow 25 varieties of Apples, and they are available middle August to Christmas Eve, Our Own Cider: Mid September to Christmas Eve, Pumpkins: Last weekend of September through October. We are truly blessed, and appreciate our customers. We look forward to seeing you. Make a Memory here with us. Thank you for your patronage! (aka, Pioneer Trail Orchard). Click here for our Facebook page.(UPDATED: June 11, 2016)
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2012: "I visited Monroe's in Hiram, oh as well and It was wonderful. The raspberries are perfect right now and they will have Pyo peaches available early, beginning of August most likely."
  • Shari's Berries & Garden, LLC - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, flowers, raspberries (red),
    12210 Abbott Road, Hiram, OH 44234. Phone: (330) 569-7882. Email: Open: Call for hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . . Blackberries begin in July, Red raspberries in August and September. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Open by chance or appointment. Call for pricing and availability, including picking times. (ADDED: April 30, 2018)
  • Walnut Drive Gardens - beans, black raspberries, peppers, pumpkins, red raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes
    562 Randolph Road, Mogadore, OH 44260. Phone: 330-628-3213. Open: June-October, Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm, Saturday from 8am to 3pm, Sunday from 9am to 1pm. Click here for a map and directions. Walnut Drive Gardens Group hayrides and campfires, pumpkin rides for school field trip. is a family owned and operated farm and farm market since 1862 with both pick your own and already picked fruit and vegetables. It is a family friendly farm where children are welcome to pick in the fields. You can pick your own or order fresh produce such as strawberries, summer and fall raspberries, beans, 6 types of peppers, canning and paste tomatoes, and eggplant. In addition during the season our farm market will have our own fresh picked sweet corn, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, and cabbage. They also do group hayrides and campfires from the end of September to the beginning of November. This is an enjoyable time for church groups, sport groups, birthday parties and reunions. And they have field trips to the strawberry and pumpkin patches for schools, preschools, scout groups.
    Comments from a visitor on June 11, 2011: "Three generations of my family picked our own strawberries today. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The strawberries are so sweet and delicious!"
    Comments from a visitor on July 02, 2010: "I took my 3 children with me to pick red raspberries and beans today, and the lady who helped us was eager to answer my questions and was polite with the children, even showing the kids how they can break the green beans to help mom out. The produce we brought home are in wonderful shape and taste great! The kids and I had so much fun and we are eager to go back and pick more in the near future."
    Comments from a visitor on May 25, 2009: ".. great produce (U-pick and barn market), great prices, and the multi generational family who runs it that goes out of their way to accommodate families with children."

Stark County

  • Wade's Fruit Farm - apples, blackberries, blueberries, chestnuts, corn (sweet), currants (red and black), gooseberries, other berries, peaches, raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area
    12915 Warren Road, Paris, OH 44669. Phone: 330-862-3313. Email: FRUITFARMER@FRONTIER.COM. Open: After July call for picking times and dates. Directions: From Canton: Route 172 to Paris Avenue \(turn left\). Veer right onto Beechwood Road Veer right onto Warren Road Second house on left. From Alliance or Minerva: Same as above only right onto Paris Avenue From Louisville: Route 183 to Paris Avenue \(turn right\). At Georgetown Road \(blinker light\) turn left. At Beechwood Road turn right. At Warren Road SHARP left turn. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . From Canton: Route 172 to Paris Avenue (turn left). Veer right onto Beechwood Road Veer right onto Warren Road Second house on left. From Alliance or Minerva: Same as above only right onto Paris Avenue From Louisville: Route 183 to Paris Avenue (turn right). At Georgetown Road (blinker light) turn left. At Beechwood Road turn right. At Warren Road SHARP left turn. Blueberries are my main crop for picking.Many varietys. Typical (always call firsT) crop availability dates are: Blueberries- late June; Black Raspberries- late June; Black berries- mid July; Peaches-mid July Corn- mid July.

Trumbull County

  • Matwichs Berry Farm - blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkins, gourds, honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    6648 Kale Adams Road, Leavittsburg, OH 44430. Phone: 330-898-7743. Email: Open: Monday thru Saturday; Closed on Sundays. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Strawberries last week of May to middle of June; Blueberries most of July. Call our home phone or check facebook for daily updates on picking days and time. Things change constantly according to the weather, how heavy the patch has been picked and the ripeness of the fruit

Wayne County

  • Maurer Farm - Strawberries, Raspberries
    2901 Batdorf Road, Wooster, OH 44691. Phone: 330-264-2285. Email: Open: Starting around Memorial Day on Monday through Friday: 8 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 8 pm; closed to picking on Saturday and Sunday: Directions: The farm market is located approximately 3 miles southwest of Wooster at 2901 Batdorf Road. Directions: Located approximately 3 miles southwest of Wooster at 2901 Batdorf Road. Click here for a map and directions. . (Starting around Memorial Day) on Monday through Friday: 8 am to 12 (noon) and 4 pm to 8 pm; closed to picking on Saturday and Sunday: The farm market is . (click here for a map). They use integrated pest management. They have fresh picked peas available in June. Later in the summer we will have harvested sweet corn, black raspberries, peaches, tomatoes, peppers, squash and other vegetables available in our market. You may call ahead to order your produce at and we will take it to your vehicle when you arrive at the farm. We will be practicing social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols in our market this summer. This is a local grower producing fruit and vegetables for over 60 years
  • Moreland Fruit Farm - Strawberries, Red and Black Raspberries, Blueberries, Currants, Blackberries, Red Seedless Grapes
    1558 West Moreland Road, Wooster, OH 44691. Phone: 330-264-8735. Open: Call and leave a message . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: cash, check. . Click here for their contact form. No credit or debit cards. Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 11, 2021) A visitor writes on July 11, 2021: "I talked with them on the phone about black raspberries today. They will return calls if you leave a message."
    Comments from a visitor on June 28, 2009: "Love it. Been going there since my parents took me every summer. Started around 1975"
  • Rittman Orchards - apples, blackberries, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, picnic area
    13548 Mount Eaton Road, Doylestown, OH 44230. Phone: 330-925-4152. Email: Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers.
    Rittman Orchards Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. and Farm Market Facebook page. is a family-owned fruit and vegetable farm and farm market in northeast Ohio. Growing the finest apples, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, sweet corn, pumpkins and much, much more since 1922. We offer u-pick on many crops seasonally, along with several festivals and family-friendly events. Open all year! Every year we seem to plant more vegetables than ever before, as well as annual fruit crops such as melons. In the summer, our gourmet sweet corn simply can't be beat. In our market, we offer a large selection of jams and jellies, honey, candies, and much more. We feature many Ohio-made products, and pies, cookies, and other goodies are baked fresh daily in our kitchen.


Raspberry Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Raspberries can produce an early summer crop or  a late summer and Fall crop. RaspberriesIn the U.S. Spring / Summer raspberries (called florocanes) typically peak during June in the South, and in July in the North. The primocane varieties, which produce raspberries on shoots that come up each Spring are typically read from August until frost.

In addition to the variety a farm plants, the berries are ready at various times depending the local climate, such as which part of the state you are located. See this page for a list of raspberry festivals around the U.S.

And for those of you from the upper midwest through the west and up to Canada, if you are interested in Thimbleberries, see this page.

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - And when they are in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon, so CALL first!
  2. Leave early.  On weekends, then fields may be picked clean by NOON!  
  3. Most growers furnish picking containers designed for raspberries, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.
    If you use your own containers, remember that heaping raspberries more than 5 inches deep will bruise the lower berries. Plastic dishpans, metal oven pans with 3 inch tall sides and large pots make good containers. I like the Glad storage containers like the one at right.
  4. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.

Tips on how to pick raspberries

  1. Raspberry bushes don't have thorns, but they are a pick prickly, so if you want to hold the stem while picking, a pair of lightweight gloves is helpful.
    Raspberries Nutritional Data
    Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
    Energy 220 kJ (53 kcal)
    11.94 g
    Sugars 4.42 g
    Dietary fiber 6.5 g
    0.65 g
    1.2 g
    0.032 mg
    0.038 mg
    0.598 mg
    Pantothenic acid5
    0.329 mg
    Vitamin B6
    0.055 mg
    21 μg
    12.3 mg
    Vitamin C
    26.2 mg
    Vitamin E
    0.87 mg
    Vitamin K
    7.8 μg
    25 mg
    0.69 mg
    22 mg
    0.67 mg
    29 mg
    151 mg
    0.42 mg
    Other constituents
    Water 85.8 g

    Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.

  2. A ripe raspberry is deep color with a plump, soft but firm feel. It will pull free from the plant with only a slight tug. The center will remain on the plant. Keep in mind, raspberries come in many colors: red, yellow, black, purple, so you want to pick the darker shade of whichever it is.
  3. Pick only the berries that are fully ripe. Reach in between the stems to grab for hidden berries ready for harvest. Bend down and look up into the plant and you will find loads of berries that other people missed!
  4. I find it helps to hold the stem with one hand, while picking with the other.
  5. Repeat these operations using both hands until each holds 3 or 4 berries. Repeat the picking process with both hands.
  6. Don't overfill your containers or try to pack the berries down. Ideally, the collection containers should be wide so the pberries aren't more than a few deep.
  7. Pick berries into a shallow container. If they get piled too deep they will crush each other.
  8. Avoid placing the picked berries in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking.

When you get home

  1. raspberries, just pick from a pick your own farmDON'T wash the berries until you are ready to use them or freeze them.  Washing makes them more prone to spoiling.
  2. DO refrigerate! Right after picking, place raspberries in the fridge. If your fridge tends to dry out produce, lightly cover the container.
  3. Raspberries don't store for very long, usually just a few days. The reason the ones from the grocery store last longer is they are covered with fungicides!
  4. Pour them out into shallow pans and remove any mushed, soft or rotting berries
  5. Put a couple of days supply into the fridge, wash  off the others, drain them and freeze them up! (Unless you're going to make jam right away) raspberries are less perishable than blueberries or strawberries, but refrigerate them as soon as possible after picking. Temperatures between 34 F and 38 F are best, but, be careful not to freeze the raspberries (while they are in the fridge)!
  6. Even under ideal conditions raspberries will only keep for a week in a refrigerator, so for best flavor and texture, use them as soon as possible after purchase
  7. See this page for illustrated freezing instructions.

Raspberry Recipes

  1. Now, get ready to make raspberry jam - It is VERY easy - especially with our free
    raspberry jam directions - very easy! or for a jam with a little kick, try raspberry chipotle jam
  2. And if you want to freeze them to use later, see my How to freeze berries page.
  3. You can also make your own raspberry vinaigrette,
  4. See this page for an easy recipe to make raspberry chipotle sauce


Raspberry Facts

  • rasoberriesRaspberries are a very healthy food; packed with anthocyanins!
  • Raspberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, are super high in fibre, lhave a good amount of folic acid, are high in potassium, vitamin A and calcium.
  • The USDA says 1 cup of raspberries has about 62 calories.
  • 11 cup of raspberries, not packed down weighs about 140 grams.
  • An average raspberry has 100 to 120 seeds.
  • Select plump, firm, fully raspberries. Unripe berries will not ripen once picked.
  • Raspberries belong to a large group of fruits known as brambles, such as blackberries, in the plant genus Rubus.
  • Raspberries come in red, yellow, orange, purple and black colors.
  • Yellow raspberries are red raspberries that don't make red pigment.)
  • In most areas, raspberries begin to bloom in late May or early June.
  • Bumblebees, honeybees, and other wild bees love to visit brambles.
  • 60-70 pints of fruits can be harvested from 100 feet row.
    Raspberries can be harvested from early summer through fall, usually right up until a freeze
  • The United States is the world's third-largest producer of raspberries (FAOSTAT, 2013).
  • Production occurs across much of the country, although most of it is concentrated in California, Oregon and Washington. California leads the nation in both black and red raspberry production (NASS, 2015).
  • According to the most recent Census of Agriculture, the United States has 8,052 raspberry farms totaling 23,104 acres (Census of Ag, USDA, 2012).
  • U-pick raspberry farms typically sell berries by the pound. A quart equals 1 and 1/4 pounds of fresh berries.
  • Do the math and be careful not to over-purchase as raspberries quickly mold when left at room temperature, and only last a couple of days in the refrigerator.
  • You can easily freeze berries that you cannot use right away - just wash, cut the hulls off and pop them into a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible.  Those vacuum food sealers REALLY do a good job of this! The berries will keep for many months frozen without air.
  • Want to go to a raspberry festival? See this page for a list!

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