Updated September 2019
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: 30 varieties of apples, cider pressing, hayrides, lots of animals, pumpkins, baked goods.
Barnstool Orchards, Utica: 37 apple varieties, pumpkins, peaches and pears for picking. Open -air markets with local product and pantry staples from various vendors.
Circle S Farms, Grove City: Fall Fun Days with farm animals, corn and sunflower mazes, pumpkin picking, hayrides. Bakery offering sweet treats, apple cider, coffee and hot chocolate.
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.
Lawrence Orchards, Marion: pick your own apples, corn, squash, pumpkins, horseradish, cider and eventually Christmas trees!
Legend Hills Orchard, Utica: apples, peaches, cider, corn, cherries, maple syrup, cheese 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, fresh cider, tomatoes, onions, squash, peppers, cucumbers and peaches.
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!