U-Pick Berry Farms in and Near Central Ohio


It seems like Columbus has so many great strawberry farms to visit for the kickoff of summer! But did you know there are more berries to be picked?! Don’t forget about blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries too. Most of the U-Pick Berry Farms listed below are just a short drive from Columbus and could make a great day trip! Each farm offers a variety of berries, while others specialize in just one type. Due to the wet spring we had this year, berries seem to be slightly behind schedule. 

The blueberry season usually starts the middle of June through the end of June. Raspberries and blackberries will be ready mid- July. The farm websites below provide the kickoff dates and will be updated as the juicy goodness is ready to be picked. Be sure to call and/or visit their sites BEFORE you go as dates change and varieties sell out as they are picked.  

U-Pick Berry Farms

Blueberry Patch: Mansfield (1 hour from Columbus). This would be a great meeting point if you have family up North! Check their website, but the blueberries should be ready for you mid-June. Raspberries and Blackberries will be ready at the beginning of August. Also, a stop at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum or a ride on a hand-carved carousel at Richland Carrousel Park would make a super stop.


Finding the perfect blueberries!

Mitchell’s Berries: Plain City (20 minutes from Columbus): Black Raspberries and Summer Red Raspberries will be coming at the end of June

Folck Family Farm: Mechanicsburg (55 minutes from Columbus): Berry season to begin soon! 

Lynd Fruit Farm: Pataskala (20 minutes from Columbus) Raspberries begin in mid-June through early-July and Blackberries are mid-July through early August. They have peaches too! 

Blue Sky Farms: Marysville (35 minutes from Columbus) Blueberry picking to begin in July! 


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Champaign Berry Farm: Urbana (less than 1 hour from Columbus). They anticipate opening at the end of June (hopefully by June 20, 2019) but check their website often for updates.

The Maize at Little Darby Creek: Milford Center (located 30 minutes from Columbus) Black and red raspberries information will be updated as soon as it’s available. 

Stir Family Farm: Ashville (45 minutes from Columbus). Black Raspberries should be ready soon! 

Deer Creek Berry Farms: Mount Sterling (less than 25 miles from Downtown Columbus) Picking starts in early July. Large blackberries, but limited quantity because it is a newer farm. u-pick berry farms


What an awesome opportunity to show your kids where the food they are eating is coming from. We hope your picking is plentiful, your recipes are delicious, and the memories are full of sunshine, smiles, and stained faces. Happy Picking and sampling! 

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Maureen Ingham
Maureen Ingham has enjoyed living in the great city of Columbus for nearly 13 years! Originally from Canton, Ohio, Maureen attended Ohio University and will always be a bobcat at heart! After completing her education degree in Athens, she made her way to The Ohio State University to obtain a Masters degree in Special Education. She fell in love with Columbus then and convinced her now husband to join her in this awesome city! She taught 5th grade for 6 years, before deciding to stay home to raise two beautiful girls. Their family has recently moved to Worthington with their two girls and are excited to plant their roots here! Their first daughter, Maeve is 6 and her sister, Reese will soon be 5 years old. They welcomed a son, Miles in March 2020. Maureen has been with The Columbus Moms Blog since the beginning and now enjoys working on editing and events for the blog. She also works as a Postpartum Doula with her sister at a company called Together Wee Grow. They provide night nursing services, as well as daytime support to local families and babies in Columbus. It is a wonderful job to work along her sister and help families with their precious little ones in a vulnerable time period. In between the night shifts, sweeping up crumbs, exploring Columbus, and getting kids to where they need to be, Maureen enjoys working out, trying new recipes and restaurants, traveling, spending time with family, being crafty and trying to help others whenever she can! Maureen has many Columbus favorites. Her go-to restaurant is Third and Hollywood, she enjoys a sweet treat at Sassafrass Bakery or Fox in the Snow, a slice of pizza at Dewey's Pizza and a warm cup of joe at Highline Coffee. A perfect Saturday involves an outdoor activity with her family and trying a new restaurant when they can! She is excited to be a part of an excellent team here at Columbus Moms blog and hopes to be able to inspire mothers that small acts of kindness go a long way in raising their kids and the city they live in!


  1. Come pick your own Blackberries at the Berry Farm in Richwood. Sweet blackberries on a well maintained trellis system so that they are very easy to pick. Check us out at theBerryFarmOhio.com

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