Berry Picking Spots: Where to Find the Best Berries Near Columbus, Ohio

Apple picking season isn’t the only time to hit the farms for ultra-fresh, juicy, ripe fruit. As soon as Spring rolls around, bushes at U-pick berry farms around Columbus start to be loaded with fragrant strawberries, sweet raspberries, antioxidant-rich blueberries, and more.

My family loves berry picking because it really is the best way to get fruits at their peak flavor that you can choose one at a time, and it’s a fun outdoor activity that lets us get some fresh air and exercise after being mostly cooped up inside all winter long.

Kids especially love loading up buckets and boxes with these tasty morsels! And let’s not forget the benefits of eliminating the packaging that comes with pre-packaged berries at the store.

Thanks to this list of the best places to go berry picking around Columbus, you will have plenty of options to choose from.

Lynd’s Blue Frog Farm/The Patch on 37

This relaxing, peaceful farm used to be mostly known for its crisp and delicious apples, but the clay ground wasn’t especially ideal for growing berries. As a result, Lynd’s Blue Frog Farm expanded into The Patch on 37 in 2021. You can now pick berries from late June to mid-July. Be sure to call their summer hotline number at (220) 212-4318 for up-to-date picking times, prices, and more.

The Patch on 37 offers red raspberries from mid-June to early July and black raspberries from late June to early July. Additionally, Blue Frog Farm has blackberries from late July to early August. They also have seasonal activities like a corn maze and more.

Address: 5499 Sportsman Club Rd NW, Johnstown, OH 43031 • (740) 404-9967 (Blue Frog Farm)

3131 Johnstown-Alexandria Rd., Alexandria • (740) 927-8559 (The Patch on 37)

Photo Credit: Lynd’s Blue Frog Farm

Champaign Berry Farm

Follow the Champaign Berry Farm employees to the rows of ripe berries, and you will know instantly why it is considered one of the best places to pick berries around Columbus. Don’t feel like walking back? They will send a golf cart to pick you up!

This family-owned-and-operated business has been growing and providing delicious berries to central Ohioans and beyond since 1995 and now sells to you-pick customers, farmers’ markets, and wholesalers. The farm is stunning, prices are fair, and the bushes are plentiful. Get ready for a great time!

Best  places to go berry picking around Columbus: Champaign Berry Farm

Address: 5676 E State Rte 29, Urbana, OH 43078 • (937) 232-7525

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Mitchell’s Berries, LLC

Head over to Mitchell’s Berries, LLC, for a fun adventure on a 200-year-old farm. While they have strawberries in neat long rows in late May and plenty of raspberries in late June, Farmer Paul and BerryGirl also have edamame, asparagus, flowers, honey, and more!

The farm can get pretty busy and hot in the afternoon, so mornings are the best time to go. Keep in mind that eating while picking is not allowed, so bringing younger children is not recommended.

Best  places to go berry picking around Columbus: Mitchell's Berries, LLC

Address: 9331 Mitchell-Dewitt Rd, Plain City, OH 43064 • (937) 243-0635

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Hann Farms

Start the season on the right foot with fresh farm-grown strawberries at Hann Farms that are reasonably priced and delicious. They provide containers at a flat rate for you to fill up, or you can bring your own – but be sure to weigh them beforehand!

The farm can get muddy when it rains, so don’t forget to bring boots! Please note that they only take cash or checks with ID and that kids are allowed to eat as they pick but not adults.

Best  places to go berry picking around Columbus: Hann Farms

Address: 4600 Lockbourne Rd, Columbus, OH 43207 • (614) 491-0812

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Doran’s Farm Market

Doran’s Farm Market is one of the best places to pick berries in Columbus as well as sugar snap peas, green beans, tomatoes, and pumpkins. You can also get a good supply of asparagus, rhubarb, and onions.

Strawberries are at their best in late May and June, along with blackberries a bit later. The farm is well-managed, and you will likely still find enough berries to pick weeks after opening day, which isn’t common in other nearby farms!

Best  places to go berry picking around Columbus: Doran's Farm Market

Address: 5462 Babbitt Rd, New Albany, OH 43054 • (614) 855-3885

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Jacquemin Farms

Look no further than Jacquemin Farms for seasonal fun picking locally-grown fruits. The strawberries aren’t huge, but they make up for it in sweetness, which is what we want in the first place!

And unlike many farms where you can usually just pick and shop, this one also offers food. Don’t skip the warm glazed pumpkin donuts, the Italian Trio sandwich, the broccoli cheddar soup, and the egg bites.

Best  places to go berry picking around Columbus: Jacquemin Farms

Address: 7437 Hyland-Croy Rd, Plain City, OH 43064 • (614) 873-5725

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Bloomfield Meadows

Bloomfield Meadows is such a gorgeous spot that many choose to host their wedding there. They have perfect, sweet blueberries ready to pick from well-maintained bushes as well as strawberries, red raspberries, and elderberries. They also sell delicious jams, jellies, and other treats in the farm store.

Bloomfield Meadows is committed to using sustainable farming practices that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. They also provide glamping opportunities complete with jam-making classes, smores, fresh bouquets, and more!

Best  places to go berry picking around Columbus: Bloomfield Meadows

Address: 650 OH-314, Centerburg, OH 43011 • (614) 354-8468

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Folck Family Farm Folck Winery

Folck Family Farm has been growing strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries since 2001. They are plentiful in June and sometimes last well into October.

They strive to provide a picking experience with a modern twist, where strawberries grow on waist-high structures while still receiving the sunlight and rain required to grow sweet berries. This allows them to provide individualized care to each plant, and picking no longer requires anyone to bend over!

On the winery side of the business, you can enjoy wine tastings, including fruit wines made with their own blackberries and raspberries. The farm is very cozy and pleasant, and a great place to spend a lazy day.

Best  places to go berry picking around Columbus: Folck Family Farm Folck Winery

Address: 650 OH-314, Centerburg, OH 43011 • (937) 869-2240

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The Blueberry Patch

As Ohio’s premier blueberry plantation, The Blueberry Patch propagates hundreds of thousands of new blueberry plants that go to countless farms and home gardens every year. You can get on their email list to be notified as soon as picking season opens, and they recommend calling ahead of time to make sure the bushes are plentiful.

The season typically runs from late June to September, but if you missed your chance to pick their delicious blueberries, they usually have some frozen and ready to purchase. And don’t forget that it is not just a great place to pick fruit! They also make outstanding meals, like the Blossom Sandwich, blueberry waffles, pastries, and over 80 teas from around the world, alongside lattes, cappuccino, chai, and more.

Best  places to go berry picking around Columbus: The Blueberry Patch

Address: 1285 W Hanley Rd, Mansfield, OH 44906 • (419) 884-1797

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Blueberry Hill Family Farms

Blueberry Hill Family Farms is a well-maintained, beautiful property with over 15 acres of delicious blueberries. What’s more, they are certified organic! They also offer a fantastic 50-50 deal where you give them half of your picked berries, which you sort before you leave, and you get the other half at no charge to you.

Because the weather can have a significant impact on the blueberries, it is always a good idea to call to check availability as the season progresses.

Best  places to go berry picking around Columbus: Blueberry Hill Family Farms

Address: 23038 Gessling Rd, Glenmont, OH 44628 • (740) 599-5050

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The Berry Farm

The Berry Farm is a fun place for people of all ages. It is known as the best place for blackberries, and you won’t have to spend hours hunting down bare bushes as these are well-maintained and loaded during the high season. The thornless vines make the experience even better!

The prices definitely beat those of supermarkets, and the sweetness of the fruits is unmatched.

Best  places to go berry picking around Columbus: The Berry Farm

Address: 23861, 4, Richwood, OH 43344 • (937) 594-9173

Photo Credit: THE BERRY FARM

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