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 2022, many farms are predicting the strawberries to be ready around Memorial Day!
- 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!
Strawberry Picking Farms around Columbus:
Address: 9015 London Groveport Rd., southwest of Grove City
Phone Number: (614-878-9462, 614-878-7980)
Dates: End of May 2022 into June
Address: 7437 Hyland Croy Rd., Plain City, Ohio
Phone Number: (614-873-5725)
Dates: June 2022 (This year they are behind schedule and as of June 5, the u-pick aren’t ready yet but it will be soon!)
Address: 5462 Babbitt Rd., southeast of New Albany
Phone Number: (614-855-3885)
Dates: Early June
Know Before You Go: Pick-Your-Own are $2.89lb.
Address: 13355 Reynolds Rd., south of Utica
Phone Number: (740-892-8090)
Dates: June 2022
Know Before You Go:While you are in the area, stop at Velvet Ice Cream for a free public tour.
Address: 6843 Rt. 54, southwest of Mechanicsburg
Phone Number: (937-828-0233)
Dates: First week of June 2022
6. Hann Farms
Address: 4600 Lockbourne Rd., Obetz
Phone Number: (614-491-0812)
Dates: Available late spring!
Address: 9331 Mitchell-Dewitt Rd., northeast of Plain City
Phone Number: (937-243-0635) A personal favorite. 🙂
Date: End of May 2022
Know Before You Go: Use this link to reserve your picking time: strawberry reservations. There’s a swing set and photo spots as well!
Address: 6010 Converse Huff Rd, Plain City
Phone Number: (614-873-3815).
Dates: No you pick for 2022, but great selection to shop!
Address: 2451 OH-245W., West Liberty, Ohio 43357
Dates: End of May