U-Pick Berries

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It’s that time of year! U-Pick berry farms are all over the Tri-State area, ready for you to come to pick their best of the crop. Whether it be blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, these local farms are all within an hour’s drive of Cincinnati.

Below you will find farms listed by region, as well as by
blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, or blackberry. 

Willing to drive a little more than an hour? Check out our Dayton U-Pick Guide. Also, scroll to the bottom for tips on what to do with all of the delicious berries you just picked, along with a few recipes!

**All information is verified at the time of publication but is subject to change. Berry season can move quickly, so always contact the farm before venturing out to confirm they are open for picking and for accepted forms of payment.**

North

A&M Farm and Orchards

22141 State Route 251
Midland, OH 45148
(513) 875-2500

Berry Type: strawberry, blueberry
CMC Tip: Come back in the fall to pick your own apples!

Freels Farm

7999 Contreras Rd
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 225-0034

Berry Type: strawberry
CMC Tip: The farm also raises rabbits and chickens.

Hidden Valley Orchards

5474 North State Route 48
Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 932-1869

Berry Type: blueberry, strawberry

Indian Spring Berry Farm

2840 Tylersville Rd
Indian Springs, OH 45015
(513) 463-7425

Berry Type: blackberry
CMC Tip: This farm is USDA Organic.

Irons Fruit Farm

1640 Stubbs Mill Road
Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 932-2853

Berry Type: blueberry, strawberry, raspberry
CMC Tip: Be sure to check out the bakery that has freshly made pies, jams, and baked goods!

Stokes Berry Farm

2822 Center Road
Wilmington, OH 45177
(937) 317-0074

Berry Type: strawberry, raspberry
CMC Tip: Stokes offers a special type of raspberry called black raspberries.

South

Bright Star Acres

3675 Alexander Road
Demossville, KY 41033
(859) 356-0612

Berry Type: blueberry
CMC Tip: Picking usually starts late June, so make sure to call ahead.

Fryman Farms

9716 East Bend Rd.
Burlington, KY 41005
(859) 586-4576

Berry Type: strawberry
CMC Tip: Fryman Farms also offers local honey, cage-free eggs, and freezer cows.

Red Barn Farm

1295 Knoxville Rd
Dry Ridge, KY 41035
(859) 391-4433

Berry Type: strawberry

East

Barrett’s Strawberry Farm

11434 Fairfield Rd
Leesburg, OH 45135
(937) 780-4961

Berry Type: strawberry
CMC Tip: Stop by local Batter Up! Bakery to taste Barrett’s strawberries used in their sweet treats!

B&D Berry Farm

1042 Inlow Ave
Peebles, OH 45660
(937) 509-1327

Berry Type: blackberry
CMC Tip: Be sure to pick up some honey harvested from the beehives right on the farm.

Blooms and Berries

9669 S. St. Rt. 48
Loveland, OH 45140
(513) 679-9173

Berry Type: blueberry, strawberry
CMC Tip: There is a $2 picking pass rate per person to enter the fields.

Simmons Farms

3020 Schaller Rd
Bethel, OH 45106
(513) 734-3117

Berry Type: Blackberry
CMC Tip: Picking by appointment only, so please call ahead to schedule.

TCC Berry Farm

1466 US Highway 50
Milford OH 45150
(513) 248-0452

Berry Type: raspberry
CMC Tip: Features over 9,000 feet of two different kinds of raspberries that are organically grown.

West

Alpine Berry Farm

26185 Pocket Rd
Batesville, IN 47006
(812) 212-2605

Berry Type: blueberry
CMC Tip: Features Elliot Blueberries, which are the highest antioxidant blueberry cultivated.

New Point Berry Farm

E Co Rd 150 S
Greensburg, IN 47240
(812) 528-7479

Berry Type: Blackberry
CMC Tip: Offers multiple types of blackberries.

What to do with your Fresh Picked Berries

If Eating Immediately: Wash berries in 1 cup white vinegar to 8 cups water. Let sit in the bath until all dirt is removed. Rinse thoroughly to remove vinegar (rinse raspberries and blackberries gently so they do not get crushed by water pressure) and pat dry with a towel. Store in a paper towel lined airtight container.

If Freezing: Wash according to directions above and dry completely. Arrange berries in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze until completely frozen. Remove carefully from cookie sheet and place in a labeled freezer safe bag, leaving 1 inch of space open at the top to allow for expanding. (If freezing strawberries, you should hull them before freezing.)

If Canning: Follow this link to see safe steps on how to can from the National Center for Home Food Preservation.

If Using Them to Cook: Here are a few berry-centered recipes to try at home!

Lemon Blueberry Bread from Taste of Home

Strawberry Spinach Salad from All Recipes

Blackberry Pie Bars from The Novice Chef

Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette from Rachel Cooks

Mixed Berry Smoothie from Dinner at the Zoo

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