Local Harvest

This year I plan to do my best to stock the pantry and the freezer with as much good local harvest as possible. And I’ll be doing this with local You-Pick places around town. I’m pasting this information here so that I won’t loose it!

It’s for the Toledo, Ohio area.

Fulton County

  • Hoen’s Orchard – apples, beans, blueberries, broad beans, currants (red and black), eggplant, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries, tomatoes, prepicked produce
    12540 County Road 7-2, Delta, OH 43515. Phone: 419-822-4080. Email: mikewh49@windstream.net. Directions: Coming From Toledo (I-475) or Central Avenue I-475/Central Avenue Exit 13 Travel about 16 miles west on US Route 20 South on County Road 7-2, 1.5 miles. Click here for a map and directions.Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: Daily 9 am to 7 pm. Payment: Cash, Check. apples apricots blueberries beans beets cabbage cucumbers currants cherries corn dill eggplant gourds melons onions peppers pumpkins peas pickles raspberries rhubarb squash tomatoes zucchini. (ADDED: June 23, 2008)

  • Johnston Fruit Farms – apples, blueberries, peaches, strawberries,
    4374 County Road 3, Swanton, OH 43558. Phone: (419) 826-1453. Email: mora73105@embarqmail.com. Directions: From Toledo: Take Airport Highway past the airport, and then 1 mile past Swanton. We are 15 to 20 minutes from Spring Meadows. From the West: Take Airport Hwy/Rt.2 about 5 miles east of Delta. U-Pick strawberry / blueberries 4374 Co. Road 3, Swanton. The first road west of the farm on Airport is Co. Road 3. Turn South on 3 and go almost 3 miles. We are near the corner of 3 and D. The apples, peaches and pre-picked fruit are at our 2790 Airport highway location. (And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: U-Pick Strawberries Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, from 7 am to 7 pm; Petting zoo and picked berries on Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm;  Closed July 1 thru 8; The season begins around June 1 and ends after Christmas. Strawberries typically begin around June 1, PYO usually around June 15 with the season ending by June 30 or so; PYO blueberries ripen around July 15 and run 2 to 3 weeks, peaches are plentiful in August and apples begin to ripen in September, but PYO apples are certain weekends in September and October Call for details on all crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Debit cards. Homemade strawberry shortcake served the second or third weekend in June, Fresh cut flowers in July and August. We are probably the only place in the area where you can still get fresh, unpasteurized cider, made daily at our own state inspected cider mill! Taste why we are famous for our cider – made the way it should be. (UPDATED: June 22, 2008)
  • (UPDATED: June 16, 2009)

    A visitor writes on October 27, 2009: “I LOVE Johnston’s! The kids like to play at the petting zoo and you can shop while they do. Their products are fresh and wonderful, their service is amazing. They give samples and have excellent seconds. From the start of Strawberry season until the last of their cold storage apples are sold.. There is a wonderful picnic area and petting zoo. The foods are wonderful, they sell locally made baked goods, jams and candles. They grow and sell Honey Crisp apples which I hold as the best apples ever. There is pick your own seasonal fruits all year.

Hancock County

Henry County

  • Leaders Family Farms – pumpkins, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    O064 County Road 16, Napoleon, OH 43545. Phone: 419-599-1570. Email: klead@bright.net. Directions: to our farm: We are 1 mile west of Napoleon, just south off of State Route 24. Please visit website for more specific directions. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Crops are usually available in May, June, September, October. Open: throughout the year seasonally; Strawberries are available at our three stand locations in Defiance and Napoleon beginning at 10am to 5pm or sold out; The cornmaze is open Fridays 6 to 10pm, Saturdays 1 pm to 10pm, and Sundays 1 pm to 9pm; ScreamAcres Haunted Cornfield is open from dark – 10 (Saturday) and 9 (Sunday). Strawberries: Typically May – June; Corn maze and haunted cornfield: September 26 to November 2, 2008. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We have fun for all ages at our Farm. You can “get lost” in the corn maze, win prizes at the Coop Shoot, go on a scenic hayride, or pick your own pumpkins. Kids can get “moo-ving” in our cow train, play on the slides or make their way through straw tunnels. For those with young children we have a special place: our Little Farmers Barnyard. We also offer a wide array of concessions. There are many more events, activities and fun to be had. (UPDATED: June 04, 2008)

Lucas County

  • Ackerman Berry Farm – UPDATE: February 24, 2010: The owner tells me “We have closed the u-pick portion of our farm in order to do some changes and re-plant. We do not have a definite re-open date at this time.” (UPDATED: February 24, 2010) 

  • Hoen’s Greenhouse & Garden Center – beans, cucumbers, peppers, pumpkins, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, school tours
    1710 Perrysburg-holland Road, Holland, OH 43528. Phone: 419-865-6566. Fax: 419-865-5040. Email:hoen@hoensgreenhouse.comClick here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (ADDED: July 06, 2008)

  • MacQueen’s – apples, cider mill, pony rides, wagon rides, kiddie rides, craft shows, barbeques, apple pie baking contest, and live entertainment.
    Garden and Gunn Road, Holland, OH, Phone: 419-865-2916. Email us at: info@macqueenorchard.com. Open: Year Round,

    Cider Bottling in the MacQueen Orchards Cider MillWe also have lots of exciting events and activities throughout the fall:Check out our full schedule. Scheduled tours are available to see how the apples are washed and prepared, and then squished by our giant apple cider press to produce one of nature’s finest drinks!

    School Tours and groups are provided special walk-through tours of the MacQueen Orchards Cider Mill and our Packing Plant.

    Learn more about scheduling your tour group.

  • Ryan’s Family Farm – Corn
    3996 Weckerly Road, Monclova, OH 43542. Phone: 419-865-0187. Directions: Click here for a map to Ryan Family Farm. (ADDED: May 17, 2008) (UPDATED: June 14, 2008)

Ottawa County

  • Bergman Orchards – apples and pumpkins, pre-cut Christmas Trees
    4562 East Bayshore Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452. Phone: 419-734-4272. Fax: 419-734-6272. Farm locations: 708 South Bridge Road, Marblehead; 600 SE Catawba Road, Port Clinton; and 4562 East Bayshore Road, Port Clinton. Open: all year, daily January-February 8 am to 8 p.m.; May-September 7 am to 5:30 p.m. Squirrel and goose corn, firewood, apple and pumpkin tours, peach tours, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins.
  • Klickman Farmspumpkins
    Elmore, Ohio. U” Pick Your Own Pumpkins Bring Your Wagons or Wheelbarrows ! .. Just 20 minutes east of Toledo, Ohio.
    (Take Route 51). .. Bring Your Cameras & Camcorders! We are located 1 mile east of Elmore, Ohio on Elmore East Road. Turnpike Exit 5A. Follow the pumpkin signs. Just 20 minutes east of Toledo, Ohio. (Take Route 51). Click Here For Map.  email- jkf@klickmanfarms.com
  • Country Lane Tree Farm – pick your own corn (sweet), pumpkins, and other fruit or veg, Christmas trees, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
    3525 N. Bolander Road, Genoa, OH 43430. Phone: (419)855-3286. Email us at:countrylane2312@peoplepc.com. Directions: From Toledo(North): Take SR 51(Woodville Road) 4 miles past the Woodville Mall. Turn Left onto SR 795(also called Moline Martin/CR 66). Go to the Third road to the left. This is Bolander Road. Turn left onto Bolander. Cross over the RR tracks. We are the last farm on the left. Open: Fall and Halloween Hours: Monday to Friday, 4 PM to Dark Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to dark. Corn Maze (One 5.0 acres, 1 is 7.0 acres) opens 3rd weekend in September through October 31. Conduct Boy Scout and Girl Scout Bonfire Events-call for info. Also conduct farm tours on our farm weekends 10:00 to 3:00 PM Hold, Meet and Feed our farm animals, highlight of tour Milk our Real Dairy Cow (Yes a real live cow NOT a replica!). Straw Maze, Santa, Facepainting, Live Dulcimer Music, Food Court, and Large Craft & Gift Shoppe. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard.

Sandusky County

  • Eshleman Fruit Farm – apples, cherries, nectarines, peaches, Honey from hives on the farm, already-picked produce (of the pyo crop), farm market, picnic area, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    753 E. Maple Street (rt. 101), Clyde, OH 43410. Phone: 419 547 9584. Alternate Phone: 419-547-0445. Fax: 419-547-9554. Email: eshlemanfruit@yahoo.com. Open: June 28 am 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 Open holidays. Picking updates:Click here for picking updates. Directions: State Route 101 – 1 mile north of Route 20 in Clyde, OH 43410-9710. Click here for a map and directions. Upick start with sweet cherries, then tart cherries, peaches and apples; In the market we also have fresh apricots from our orchard; Pears, plums, berries and vegetables from local farmers; Many other products from local suppliers; We also wholesale our fruits; Bring the family for the best flavored fruit because it is tree ripened!. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers, SFMNP Vouchers. (ADDED: February 12, 2010)
  • Polter’s Berry Farm – blueberries, peas, raspberries, strawberries,
    2275 County Road 239, Fremont, OH 43420. Phone: 419-332-5890. Email: polter.1@osu.edu. Directions: We are 3 miles east of Fremont off of US 6 on county road 239. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August. Open: Strawberry season hours: Monday to Friday 7:30 to 7:30, Saturday and Sunday 7:30 to 5:00; Blueberry season: Call for hours. Strawberries: May 25 to July 4 Peas: June 5 to June 25 Red Raspberries: June 20 to July 10 Blueberries: July 5 to August 15. Payment: Cash, Check. We are northwest Ohio’s largest strawberry farm and have been in business since 1975. We have over 13 acres of strawberries to pick from. We also have pick-your-own red raspberries and blueberries plus several other locally grown items that can all be purchased using your senior farmers market vouchers.

Seneca County

Wood County

  • Pullins Raspberries – raspberries (red), raspberries (black),
    20780 Liberty Hi Road, Haskins, OH 43525. Phone: 419-823-3024. Email: apullins1@verizon.net. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday noon to 6:00 pm. Directions: located in Haskins, Ohio, on Liberty Hi Road, 1/4 mile south of State Route 582. Our mailing address is Bowling Green, OH 43402. Click here for a map and directions. We typically open late June through mid-July; For 2009, we started picking June 30; The picking season can last 3 pm to 6 weeks so please call before you come. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 30, 2009)

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