Berry Picking in Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan


Berry-picking season = making delicious memories! These are some favorite local spots where Northwest Ohio families can enjoy picking berries and making memories. Please call ahead to make sure the crop is ripe and ready for picking! (Note: some patches require reservations).

Lucas County

Hoen's Garden Center and Landscaping

Beans, broad beans, cucumbers, eggplant, lemons, melons, peas, peppers, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes.

Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover

Meiring Farm

Raspberries Sat and Sunday anytime
Monday – Friday – Self-serve.

Open sun rise to sun set. Containers available no charge
First picking mid June, then again August

Payment: Cash only.

Stevens Gardens


Open: June 10 thru end of strawberry season from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

Schweizer Fruit Farm & Greenhouse

Fruit Farm and Greenhouse

Fulton County

Hoen's Orchard

Beans, blueberries, broad beans, currants (red and black), eggplant, peas, peppers, raspberries, tomatoes.

Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October.

Payment: Cash, Check.

Johnston Fruit Farms

Blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), Concessions, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals.

Open: Please call ahead for U – Pick dates and times. The season begins around June 1 and ends after Christmas. Strawberries typically begin around June 1, Pick your own usually around June 15 with the season ending by June 30 or so. Pick your own blueberries ripen around July 15 and run 2 to 3 weeks, peaches are plentiful in August.

Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers

Warncke Berry Farm

Blackberries, cherries, chestnuts, raspberries (red), raspberries (Spring, red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Spring, black), strawberries, walnuts, U-pick and already picked.

Open: call ahead for picking info and if berries are ready

Payment: Cash, Check

Henry County

Leaders Family Farms

Strawberries, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo.

Strawberries are available during May and June at stands located in Napoleon and Defiance

Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.

Sandusky County

Eshelman Fruit Farm

Upick starts with sweet cherries, then tart cherries, peaches and apples. In the market they also have fresh apricots from our orchard farm market, they also have a picnic area.

Open: June 28 to October 31 as the fruit is ripe and ready to pick Daily 9 am to 5:30 pm, Sundays – 12 pm to 5 pm and holidays.

Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers.

Polter's Berry Farm

Crops are usually available mid-May through mid-July. Strawberry season hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 to 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 7:30 to 5:00

Payment: Cash, Check

Erie County

Baumhart Berry Farm

U-pick blackberries, blueberries

Call 440-984-0141 for 24 hour updated daily picking info.

Seneca County

Barb and Dick's Berry Farm

U-pick raspberries (black), strawberries.

Open: call for times and dates.

Payment: Cash only

Wood County

Pullins Raspberries

Raspberries (red), raspberries (black)

Open: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday noon to 6:00 pm. We typically open late June through mid-July. We typically start picking June 30 and the picking season can last 3 to 6 weeks so please call before you come.

Payment: Cash, Check

Schooner Farms

U-pick blackberries and strawberries, lavendar, July 6th-July 31st

Open: In season May – October Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm,  Saturdays 9 am to 12 pm, and closed Sundays. Strawberries in June, late July and August Red Raspberries July through frost Blackberries July.

Payment: Cash, Check.


Whittaker's Berry Farm

U-pick strawberries

Harvest normally begins the first week of June. An average season only lasts approximately 18 days

Good Information To Know

Some berry farms will have buckets or baskets available for purchase. Feel free to bring along empty containers from home to hold the berries picked.

Fresh berries will most likely last between 5 to 7 days. In order to keep them fresh, make sure that you don’t keep them in a hot car for too long. Once home, store them in the refrigerator and wait to wash and cut them until right before you plan to eat your delicious berries!

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Jenna Sims
Jenna Sims is a stay at home momma who currently resides in Maumee, Ohio with her husband Grant and daughter Sadie. Together, they enjoy exploring Toledo’s metro parks, scoping out some killer food at local restaurants, and finding fun events to attend within their community. When they aren’t exploring their community, Jenna and Grant are slaving away on their new fixer-upper. Check out their journey on Instagram @thisoldbrickhouse. Aside from renovations, Jenna is passionate about fitness, being outdoors, and anything vintage or antique related; especially shopping at local estate sales and the Maumee Antique Mall.



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