Lynds Fruit Farm is a popular central Ohio, you pick farm that offers apples, berries, pumpkins and sunflowers. Lynds Fruit Farm also offers a farm market as well as activities for the entire family.
Visit Lynds Fruit Farm
Lynds Fruit Farm is a popular Ohio orchard that is located in Pataskala Ohio. Pataskala is located just East of central Ohio. The farm has been open for over 100+ consecutive years. Lynds Fruit Farm, started back in 1919.
At Lynds Fruit Farm you can take part in their you pick program. They have a huge variety of apples available to pick as well as berries and pumpkins. Lynds Fruit Farm also has a market where you can pick up fall decor as well as hand picked produce, including their own apples as well as other delicious food items.
Pick Your Own at Lynds Fruit Farm
Each apple season varies, Lynds Fruit Farm shares on their website and social media when apples and other produce are ready to be picked. Lynds also provides a handy, printable apple chart, which lets you know everything about the different apple varieties such as texture and what they are good for (eating, baking, cooking, etc) You can find that printable here.
Pricing is based upon the size of bag that you pick. You can use a small bag which holds about 10 pounds or you can do a large bag which holds about 20 pounds. Lynds Fruit Farm will provide the bags to use.
TIP: If you are heading to Lynds Fruit Farm to pick a popular apple such as honeycrisp be sure to arrive when they open or shortly after. They only open certain sections each day to pick and the sections easily get picked over quickly. If you arrive in the afternoon, it is possible the only apples left will be the ones on the ground (which are still good).
Lynds Fruit Farm has over 20+ varieties of apples to choose from. Here are some of the apple varieties that are available at Lynds Fruit Farm:
- Golden Supreme
- Golden Delicious
- Red Delicious
- Sweet Sixteen
- Autumn Crisp
- Pixie Crunch
- Crimson Crisp
- Adams Pearmain
- Plus a few more!
You can also pick blackberries, red raspberries and black raspberries when they are in season. Typically, red raspberries are in season mid June to early July, whereas black raspberries are in season early to mid July. Blackberries come into season late July to early August.
Apple season varies, but is typically September and October. Be sure to check the Lynds Fruit Farm website daily to see what apple varieties are available to pick. When you exit the apple orchard, they do take a quick peek in your trunk to make sure you didn’t stow away any extra apples that you did not pay for.
Pumpkin picking season is typically the end of September into October. To enter the pumpkin patch, there is a 1 pumpkin purchase minimum. In past years, the pumpkin patch sells out in the first week or two, so plan ahead.
Lynds Fruit Farm Video
Sunflowers at Lynds Fruit Farm
Lynds Fruit Farm has a sunflower patch called “The Patch on 37.” This is Ohio’s largest sunflower patch and is located in Alexandria, Ohio. This Ohio sunflower patch is 8 acres in size and it is estimated to have over one million blossoms.
The sunflower patch has traditional sunflower varieties. There are 26 total varieties of sunflowers in this patch! The sunflower patch at Lynds Fruit Farm is usually open in August.
Farm Market at Lynds Fruit Farm
The farm market at Lynds Fruit Farm typically opens for the year in late April. It is typically open daily from around 10 am to 7 pm through early November. Please check the Lynds Fruit Farm website or social media to confirm hours before heading out.
At the Lynds Fruit Farm market you can find homegrown produce such as sweetcorn which starts in Mid July through early September. The earliest homegrown apples usually enter the farm market in mid to late August. You can often find homegrown pears, nectarines and plums in the market as well.
The farm market at Lynds Fruit Farm offers locally grown produce as well. The produce is grown by the Amish. You can find onions, tomatoes, zucchini, cabbage, broccoli, squash and more! There are often local greens for salads and herbs available.
One popular item in October beside the pumpkins are Ohio chestnuts and homemade cider. The cider at Lynds Fruit Farm is special because it is UV light treated and made with NO preservatives. The ciders are a blend of apples and they also have honeycrisp cider.
Lynds Fruit Farm also has its own branded items such as fruit butters, applesauce, ciders, james, pasta sauces, BBQ sauce, salad dressings, ketchups and more. On Friday mornings there are special (and oh so delicious) homemade pies from STeven’s Orchards and Amish Fry Pies.
If you are looking for a special gift, a souvenir or just some fall decor, the farm market at Lynds Fruit Farm has that too!
Events and Activities at Lynds Fruit Farm
You can expect a lot of fun family friendly events at Lynds Fruit Farm. For example, in the spring they have an earth day celebration. At this event you can purchase apple trees for sale. They also have adults make and take Salsa Pots or Herb baskets and kids make and take Finger Painted Terra Cotta Pots or Planted sunflower seeds. There will be music all day long as well as lots of meet and greets. This is just one special event at Lynds Fruit Farm.
Also popular is Family Fun Day which is held in May and the spring fling arts and crafts show held in May. Be sure to check their website often for new events and activities.
Corn Maze at Lynds Fruit Farm
While apple picking is probably the most notable event held at Lynds Fruit Farm, the corn maze takes a close second place. The corn maze is called the 7 SEAS MAZE. (The corn maze theme does change periodically) It has a unique design as it has color coded paths which coordinate with the maps you are given at the start. There are so many fun hidden dino signs throughout the corn maze. The trick is to see if you can find them all!
If you are looking for all the dino signs it can take up to an hour in the corn maze, however you can make your corn maze adventure as short or as long as you would like! Worried about getting lost? Lynds Fruit Farm takes a lot of pride in how accurate their map is, and it will help you navigate the maze with ease. TIP: If you are lost and pass the “red line” follow it as it will take you to the entrance or exit quickly.
Does your dog love to adventure with you? You are in luck, well behaved, leashed dogs are allowed in the corn maze. Just be sure that you bring clean up supplies and make sure your dog minds its manners! Animals, however, are not allowed in the farm market.
In addition to the corn maze, they have inflatables, barrel train and much more!
Apple and Pumpkin Recipes
When it comes to taking home your apples, pumpkins and other locally grown produce, you might be wondering how to eat them! You are in luck, we have several delicious apple and pumpkin recipes you can use with your farm fresh goodies!
If you have joined in on the air fryer craze, then use your air fryer to make Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds! The seeds are a delicious crunchy snack your entire family will enjoy! After you carve your pumpkins, toss the seeds into the air fryer for a crisp snack!
Another delicious air fryer recipe that can help use your apples is a sweet apples recipe! This can also be done in the oven. The air fryer sweet apples recipe takes less than 20 minutes to make and is the perfect sweet dessert!
Calling all dog lovers, if you would like to share your apples with your pup, you can make some frozen apple carrot cubes! They are an easy homemade dog treat recipe that you can use your fresh apples for!
And finally, you can make homemade apple butter with your apple haul. It is actually easier than you think! You can make instant pot apple butter! It is easy and it is delicious!
What others are saying about Lynds Fruit Farm
“...It is always a fun place to visit. You can find a lot of jellies and jams and unusual items there…” - PC (Pataskala)
“The trip to Lynd’s Farm was awesome! We took kindergarten-second grade to pick apples…” - EN (Columbus)
“...Service was great! Everyone was super friendly and welcoming. Small town southern vibes…” - KN (Columbus)
“ It’s becoming a tradition to visit the farm every fall and I love it each time. My favorite thing to do is the corn maze…” - DP (Columbus)
Where is Lynds Fruit Farm located?
Lynds Fruit Farm is located at 9399 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, Ohio 43062 - 740-927-8559 (Market Phone) - 740-404-9967 (Maze) - 740-0927-1333 (Fall Weekend Updates Recording) - Website
Please note that Lynds Fruit Farm is huge! The address takes you to the farm market, however the kids' activities and the apple picking is not the same address, but it is very close by. You will find lots of signs directing you to the places you need to be.
Let’s go to Lynds Fruit Farm
Lynds Fruit Farm is a popular central Ohio you pick farm that offers apples, berries and pumpkins. Lynds Fruit Farm also offers a farm market as well as activities for the entire family.
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