Jul 22, 2022 - Things to Do

Where to pick your own fruit, flowers in Columbus

A close-up of a woman's arms and a basket as she picks blueberries
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A perfect activity for a beautiful summer day is picking fresh fruits and flowers from a local farm.

Pro tip: Call before traveling, as weather and availability may impact hours โ€” and go as early as possible. Once they're gone, they're gone.

Here's what's in season this weekend, all within an hour's drive from Columbus:

๐ŸŒป Sunflowers at Circle S Farms in Grove City.

  • 10am-6pm Monday-Sunday. $5 weekdays, $10 weekends. Includes one flower.

๐Ÿ Pristine apples ($25/peck or $35/half-bushel) and blackberries ($8/quart) at Lynd's Blue Frog Farm in Johnstown.

  • 10am-5pm Friday-Saturday.

๐Ÿงบ Blackberries ($5/pound) at Champaign Berry Farm in Urbana.

  • Special hours this weekend: 9am-4pm Saturday, 2-6pm Sunday.
  • Regular hours: 9am-noon Monday-Friday or by appointment.

๐Ÿซ Blueberries ($4.49/pound) at the Blueberry Patch in Mansfield.

  • 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.

๐ŸŒผ Zinnias (10 for $5), meadow flowers (10 for $3) and blackberries ($4.89/pound) at the Berry Farm in Richwood.

  • 8am-6pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.
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