Orchard and Pumpkin Patch Excursions for Autumn
September 11, 2015
After hot summer days, we’re all looking forward to the cooler breezes of fall, especially getting outside and exploring the countryside. Many families gear up to go apple-picking, to play fall games, or to snag pumpkins on a hayride.
Take a look through this beginning list of orchards, farms, and their activities, then plan some orchard exploration this fall!
Apple Hill Orchard, Mansfield: apples, cider pressing, wagon rides, lots of animals, pumpkins and peaches, baked goods.
Barnstool Orchards, Utica: apples, peaches, and pears for picking. Find them at local farmer’s markets, too!
Circle S Farms, Grove City: Fall Fun Days with farm animals, corn and sunflower mazes, pumpkin picking, hayrides, and tractors.
Doran’s Farm Market, New Albany: green beans, corn, and tomatoes for picking. A barn loaded with spices, fresh produce, cookware, home décor, candles.
Jacquemin Farms, Plain City: pumpkin-picking, hayrides, donuts and cider in the barn, and the big Kiddie Playland with mazes and bouncy houses.
Lawrence Orchards, Marion: pick your own apples and peaches, cider, corn, squash, pumpkins, horseradish, and eventually Christmas trees!
Legend Hills Orchard, Utica: apples, peaches, cider, corn, cherries, maple syrup, and beef jerky.
Lynd’s Fruit Farm, Pataskala: acres and acres of apple picking, hayrides through the orchard, a corn maze, and the big market tent with loads of produce and spices, decorative gourds, cider, Amish fry pies and other baked goods.
Ochs Fruit Farm, Lancaster: apples, plums, pears, tomatoes, onions, squash, peppers, cucumbers, and apple cider slushies!
Pigeon Roost Farm, Hebron: a market with loads of pumpkins, corn, and other farm goodies, and the Great Pumpkin Fun Center, a giant field with slides, games, animal-feeding, mazes, hayrides, and so much more.
Schacht Farm Market, Canal Winchester: pick your own pumpkins, or buy cider, apples, corn, straw.
Remember to always check websites and Facebook pages for event calendars and produce availability first!