Strawberry picking season in Ohio usually beings at the end of May and runs through the end of June or early July. This year most farms are predicting the strawberries will be ready in early to mid-June. Some farms specialize in strawberries while others, like White House Fruit Farm, Patterson's Fruit Farm, and Red Wagon Farm, offer a variety of fruits and vegetables. Our handy guide to strawberry picking in Ohio will help you find the best places to pick strawberries near you.
Reminder: To avoid disappointment, use the information below and check the farm's website or call ahead to make sure they are offering pick-your-own fruit before heading out.
Map of Pick Your Own Strawberry Farms in Northeast Ohio
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Aufdenkampe Strawberry Farm
3275 N. Ridge Rd., Vermilion, OH 44089
The farm sells only what they grow on-site, ensuring quality and freshness. In the past they have offered other produce for sale, but now they are focused on growing and offering strawberry picking. Call our Berry Hotline at (440) 984-3844 to hear a recorded message about the latest strawberry availability.
161 Rittman Ave., Rittman, OH 44270
The farm offers pick-your-own strawberries and even has an annual Strawberry Festival held in mid-June (the 2020 festival has been canceled). An announcement on Facebook and its website will be made when the strawberries are ready to be picked.
2256 Boughton Dr., Akron, OH 44320
This family-owned farm that only sells produce grown on their own farm. Sadly, due to weather conditions this spring, there will be no strawberries this year. In addition to strawberries, they also grow beans, tomatoes, melons, sweet corn, and more throughout the year.
12598 Burbank Rd., Burbank, OH 44214
A chemical-free farm offering both pick-your-own strawberries and pick-your-own blueberries each year.
Fitch's Farm Market
4413 Center Rd., Avon, OH 44011
Family-owned and operated since opening in 1983, the farm has a varies of pick your own fruits and vegetables available throughout the year, including strawberries, beans, peppers and tomatoes. They also have vegetable plants, flowers, and herbs for sale.
Kriegs Strawberry Farm
3175 N. Ridge Rd., Vermilion, OH 44089
The farms offers both pick-your-own and pre-picked strawberries. They do not have a website so call before going out.
2901 Batdorf Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
The farm has a seasonal market that offers fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers. They also offer pick-your-own strawberries and black raspberries, this year by appointment only.
6313 Pioneer Trl., Hiram, OH 44234
Monroe’s offers five pick-your-owns throughout the year. Visitors can pick strawberries, cherries and red raspberries during the summer months, and apples and pumpkins during the fall months. The farm also has a market with fresh produce, maple syrup, and other homemade goodies.
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Patterson Fruit Farm
8765 Mulberry Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026
The farm offers both pick-your-own and pre-picked strawberries. After picking strawberries, head down to their market for more fresh produce and have some lunch at the café.
5395 Pioneer Trl., Mantua, OH 44255
Pick your own strawberries or purchase a pre-picked quart. An announcement will be made on their Facebook page when they are open.
2464 Townline Rd., Madison, OH, 44057
Their retail market is open all year and they offer seven different pick-your-own produce, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and currants.
Red Wagon Farm
16081 East River Rd, Columbia Station, OH 44028
The farm has a market with fresh produce open daily and offers pick-your-own strawberries each year. Check out their website for a lot of great strawberry picking and handling tips!
5488 Kinsman Rd, Middlefield, OH 44062
The farm will offer only pre-picked strawberries in 2020.
13548 Mt. Eaton Rd. N, Doylestown, OH 44230
They offer pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries and red raspberries each season. Their website is updated frequently to check what produce is available at their year-round market. They also have a Strawberry Jamboree Weekend in June (canceled for 2020, but hopefully returning in 2021).
4940 N. Ridge Rd., Perry, OH 44081
Check their Facebook page or call after the first week of June to see when the strawberries will be available. Pre-picked strawberries are also available.
Sunny Slope Orchard
14960 Millersburg Rd. SW, Navarre, OH 44662
In operation since 1936, this orchard offers pick-your-own strawberries and a market with cheeses, meats and fresh produce.
Troy Mills Farm
3413 Troy Mills Rd., Willard, OH 44890
The farm offers both pick-your-own strawberries and raspberries. They also sell pre-picked asparagus, rhubarb, raspberries and strawberries.
Walnut Drive Gardens
2129 Randolph Rd, Mogadore, OH 44260
Visit and pick your own strawberries, red raspberries, and black raspberries. They also have a farm market that offers plenty of pre-picked produce throughout the summer and fall.
West Orchards Farm Market
3034 N. Ridge Rd., Perry, OH 44081
Strawberries and sour cherries are available for you to pick. They are a family-owned business that features other local business goods in their market including honey, maple syrup, and jams.
White House Fruit Farm
9249 State Rt. 62, Canfield, OH 44406
They offer both pick-your-own strawberries and blueberries as well as a large variety of other fruits and vegetables for sale in their market. The farm market is housed in a bank barn built in 1881 that is open year-round. There is also a coffee bar onsite for those who need a boost getting up early to pick strawberries.
We always recommend to either visit the farm websites or call the farm to ensure that there will be plenty of ripe berries to pick when you arrive. Doing this will also help you avoid the disappointment of finding out they have stopped picking in order for more of the fruit to ripen or because the fields are too muddy.
Some farms will have buckets or baskets available for purchase and you can use them when picking. Of course you can also bring along empty containers from home to hold the berries you pick.
Always visit the farm stand before heading out to the field. The workers will help direct you to the best locations to begin picking and answer any questions you may have.
Fresh berries should last between 5 to 7 days. In order to keep them fresh for as long as possible, don't keep them in a hot car for too long. In addition, once you have them home, store them in the refrigerator and wait to wash and cut them until them right before you plan to eat them.