Pick Your Own Hours
Where is the farm located?
1345 Lutz Rd. Lima, OH 45801
Just a Friendly Reminder
"Under Ohio law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if that injury or death results from the inherent risks of that agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, but are not limited to, the risk of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals as well as the potential for you as a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity."
NO SMOKING ON PREMISE.
NO PETS, EXCEPT LEASHED SERVICE DOGS.
Update 6/14: Our 2018 Strawberry season has officially come to an end.
Thank you everyone for a great 1st PYO season. We appreciate all your support. We do what we do for the love it and work really hard to bring you fresh organic produce, which brings it's own set of challenges. With it just being the 2 of us doing all the work things the days can become long, so your kind words of appreciation this season really meant a lot to us.
Make sure to sign up for our email list at the bottom of this page so you will be among the 1st to know when next years strawberries come on.
Joe & Karen
NOTE: Since our patch is still small we will have limited hours and days so please check here, on our Facebook page or call the farm at (419) 604-4145 for the most up to date days and times before driving out.
Is there off street parking?
Yes, there is parking in grassy areas behind the barn. In the event of a lot of rain the PYO maybe cancelled due to risk of cars getting stuck.
Is there a public restroom?
Yes, a port-a-john.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. Providing the Internet cooperates that day. There is a $10 minimum and a $0.50 card convenience fee. Cash is the preferred method of payment. We do not accept personal checks.
How long will you have the PYO this year?
Strawberries: End of May thru June. Times & days will vary.
Pumpkins: Mid-Sept until we sell out or until October 21st, whichever comes first.
Do I need to bring my own container?
No. We provide you with a clear vented quart size claimshell container.
How am I charged for the PYO strawberries?
Per container and the container MUST shut with out squishing the other berries in the container.
Can I taste test the strawberries in the field before paying?
No, because just like potatoe chips we know you cannot just eat one and before you know it you haven eaten a quarts worth. Plus, it is stealing and both Jesus and JK frown upon that.
Can I bring my kids and grandkids?
Of course we want you to make memories with your loved ones. Just remember it is your responsiblity to teach them how to correctly pick strawberries. Meaning they are NOT to rip the plants out of the ground or pick ANY green berries. If they pick any green berries you are still required to pay for them.
Will I be asked to leave?
Yes, if you or anyone in your party cause any destruction to our plants or property or do not follow the rules. You and your party will get you a nice escorted stroll to the nearest exit off our property and asked to never return.
What if I don't want to pick my own?
No, problem. Click HERE to find out the 3 easy ways you can place an order for pick up.
Are your strawberries organic?
We only use non GMO plants and seeds in our crops as well as use certified organic fertilizers, fungicides and herbicides on our crops. While we are not a certified organic farm due to surrounding fields being sprayed with chemicals we do grow everything as if we were. We feed our crops fish, seaweed, minerals, humic acid and molasses while using garlic and neem oil to prevent disease and pest infestation when/if any arise. We work very hard to ensure our plants and trees are happy and healthy as they will yield sweeter and more delicious fruits. We also utilize cover crops to feed the bees and to increase pollination as well as to put nutrients back into the soil.
Are your pumpkins organic?
While we do our best to use only organic practices we are not certified organic. Pumpkins are susceptible to powdery mildew which cannot always be controlled by organic practices once PM becomes established a conventional fungicide has to be applied for control. We are working on a better IMP to prevent PM from happening so we don't have to use a conventional fungicide and can keep everything organic. The good news is with pumpkins, like oranges and bananas, you don't eat the skin so being organic is less of a concern as apposed to strawberries.