Strawberry Picking in Central Ohio

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One of the easiest ways to tell summer is fast approaching is the sweetness of strawberries! My kids can eat through pints of strawberries like it’s their job! We have an even better time when we go strawberry picking ourselves at one of the U-Pick Farms in the area. This activity is fun for even the littlest ones, even if they only put a few in the bucket! Don’t forget to try one of our contributor’s recipes for Strawberry Cobbler too!

A few tips:

  • Make sure to call ahead to confirm that berries are available on the day you are planning to pick. The season usually begins at the end of May and lasts for a few weeks. For 2021, many farms are predicting the strawberries to be ready around Memorial Day! 
  • In 2021, farms may still have restrictions so it is important to check their websites for guidelines.
  • Plan to arrive early because many farms will close the patch mid-day if the fields are over picked.
  • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen and wear boots if the fields are muddy.
  • Also, it is a good idea to bring cash with you because some farms don’t accept credit cards.
  • You may want to throw wipes in your bag too as the juice gets sticky on hands and faces pretty quickly!

    Mmmm! Who’s ready for cobbler?

Strawberry Picking Farms around Columbus:

1. Circle S Farms, 9015 London Groveport Rd., southwest of Grove City (614-878-9462, 614-878-7980)

2. Jacquemin Farms, 7437 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City, Ohio (614-873-5725)

3. Doran’s Farm Market, 5462 Babbitt Rd., southeast of New Albany (614-855-3885)

4. Legend Hills Orchard, 13355 Reynolds Rd., south of Utica (740-892-8090) While you are in the area, stop at Velvet Ice Cream for a free public tour.

5. Folck Family Farm, 6843 Rt. 54, southwest of Mechanicsburg (937-828-0233)

6. Hann Farms, 4600 Lockbourne Rd., Obetz (614-491-0812)

7. Mitchell’s Berries, 9331 Mitchell-Dewitt Rd., northeast of Plain City (937-243-0635) A personal favorite. 🙂

We love strawberry picking!

8. Yutzy’s Farm Market, 6010 Converse Huff Rd, Plain City (614-873-3815). Check website often for 2021 updates!

9. The Berry Patch, 2451 OH-245W., West Liberty, Ohio 43357

Picking strawberries is always a favorite summer memory for us!

Since crop availability can vary each day, please be sure to contact the farm before heading out to pick strawberries! Let us know your favorite recipes in the comments!

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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!

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