Within a short (sometimes very short) drive of Columbus, you can find farms that let you pick everything from berries to apples to pumpkins to beans. We’ve highlighted a handful of farms in and around Columbus. Pro-tip: always check websites and Facebook pages, or call ahead, to verify produce availability!
Apple Hill Orchard, Mansfield & Fredericktown: a variety of picked products and baked goods, but u-pick berries are available in season
The Blueberry Patch, Mansfield: blueberries, of course!
Branstool Orchards, Utica: apples, peaches, and pears
Champaign Berry Farm, Urbana: raspberries
CherryHawk Farm, Plain City: featuring a wide variety of apples; their site will keep you up-to-date when apples are ripe for picking!
Circle S Farms, Grove City: strawberries!
Columbus Blueberry Farm, South Bloomfield: blueberries!
Deer Creek Berry Farms, Mt. Sterling: blackberries!
Doran’s Farm Market, New Albany: tomatoes, strawberries, pumpkins
Hann Farm Market, Lockbourne Road: tomatoes, corn, peppers, green beans
Lawrence Orchards, Marion: pick your own apples!
Legend Hills Orchard, Utica: apples and peaches
Lynd Fruit Farm, Pataskala: the always-popular Lynd features u-pick apples, peaches, berries and pumpkins
The MAiZE at Little Darby Creek, Milford Center: red and black raspberries
Mitchell’s Berries, Plain City: strawberries, raspberries, edamame
What’s your favorite spot to pick produce near Columbus?