Best Farms to Pick Summer Fruit in Southwest Ohio

Farm-fresh ways to enjoy the summer season!

Our 2023 Guide to Fruit U-Pick in Southwest Ohio includes everything you need to know on where to pick fresh fruit this summer! 

A big part of summer is enjoying all of the sun-drenched, ripe and juicy fruit available this time of the year. Here in southwest Ohio, we have lots of u-pick farms specializing in summer’s bounty. If fruit picking is on your summer bucket list, here are some of the best pick-your-own farms around the area!

Alpine Berry Farm
26191 Pocket Rd., Batesville, IN
Blueberries: July-Mid August

Berryhill Farm
127 E. Krepps Rd., Xenia
Blueberries: July
Blackberry: August

Blooms & Berries
9669 Ohio 48, Loveland
Strawberries: Mid June
Bonus: Blooms & Berries Strawberry Days takes place through June 4! Enjoy berry picking, a petting farm, bee train, bounce pad, shopping, live music, food trucks and more.

Irons Fruit Farm
1640 Stubbs Mills Rd., Lebanon
Strawberries: Mid June

Jackson’s Farm Market
2931 US Route 68 S, Xenia
Strawberries: June

McGlasson Farms
5832 River Rd., Hebron, KY
Strawberries: Mid June
Veggies: July to August

Monnins Fruit Farm
8201 Frederick Pike, Dayton
Strawberries: Mid June
raspberry: July
Grapes: Mid September

Once in a Blue Moon Farm
3984 E. Social Row Rd., Waynesville
Blueberries: July

Peifer Orchards
4590 US 68 N., Yellow Springs
blackberry: Late August-Early September
raspberry: Late August-Early September

Stokes Berry Farm
2822 Center Road, Wilmington
Strawberries: End of May

Note: We recommend calling ahead to confirm individual picking times and fruit availability. Weather can affect harvest times.


Summer Fruit Galette
This is the dessert that our editor, Nicole Sipe, makes the most for her family during the summer. It’s easy to make — especially if you use store-bought pie dough. You can use any type of summer fruit you have on hand, including berries, cherries or other stone fruit.

Dinner then dessert

1 store-bought frozen pie crust
2 cups of fresh or frozen summer fruit
¼ cup sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
A squeeze of lemon
1 egg, beaten

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place one 9-inch frozen pie crust on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and allow to thaw.

In a mixing bowl, toss the fruit, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and lemon juice together until combined. Gently dump the mixture into the center of the thawed dough, leaving a 1-inch border.

Working in a circle, tuck the crust in overlapping pieces over the berries. Using a pastry brush, brush the crust with the beaten egg.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425°F, then turn the heat down to 350°F and bake 15 more minutes until the crust is golden. If the crust browns too quickly, cover the galette with foil and continue baking. Serve warm with vanilla i

It is more than likely we missed you a few places to pick your own batch of berries! Please let us know and we will get it added! 

*Above information is subject to change, we recommend calling or looking on their website for any updated information or weather closings.* 

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