IN THE ORCHARD
During any harvest season here at the farm, we invite you to come out and share in the experience of picking your own fruit to take home.
We start off with cherries in mid-June followed by red raspberries the first week of July, and finally into apples during August through late-October. For Cherry PYO, we encourage you to make a reservation by completing this R.S.V.P. form here. Due to the finicky nature of growing peaches in Ohio, we have not had a consistent PYO Peach program; but we’re trying to make this work! Check our social sites during peach season (July – August) as the peaches ripen for more updates on how you can plan to pick your own!
Please refer to our Harvest Calendar so you can plan your trip according to the fruits and apple varieties that you would like to harvest during your visit. Pick your own fruit is dependent on crop load, so we suggest you call ahead if you have a very specific fruit or apple variety that you would like to pick yourself.
The first apples available for pick-your-own are Galas, which happen usually around the end of August. From that point on, there is some variety available for your family to come harvest… all the way through Fuji and Pink Lady apples in late-October. Depending on the season, we may still have some apples on the trees early November, but generally, the best eating apples should be picked by the end of October. We sell them in ½ Bu. increments and provide a map and brief discussion to help you know what to pick and how to pick it.
There is an established procedure for setting everyone up for a successful harvesting visit that starts with our check-in at the orchard market. On busy weekends, we have staff available in the orchard to answer questions and make sure you are taking home the best possible quality.
IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH
We’ve got a fun assortment of all types of pumpkins this year… white ones, warty ones, some for birdhouses, decorative gourds, flat ones… all in addition to the good, old-fashioned pumpkins or your Halloween Jack-O-Lantern.
Freshly picked pumpkins are available for you to select from. The collection our crew has just picked can be found next to the grassy area just on the other side of the stone wall or ask a staff member for something special.
All pricing is the same, regardless of if you select in yourself or not. Again, check with staff for price.