The possibilities for picking produce increase in July with plentiful berries to start the month, flowers all month long, and vegetables starting to pick up as the month continues.
Peaches will also be ripening all over central Ohio, with a good crop predicted this year. Everyone's favorite, homegrown tomatoes, will be available, along with beans and peas of all sorts.
Pick enough for a few days, or if you're more ambitious, get ready to do some canning, freezing or other preserving.
Because the spring was chilly and rainy, some crops are delayed, and some markets won't open for you-pick until August.
Be sure to check with the farms for availability before heading out, since times will vary, quantities may be limited and weather will, as always, make a difference.
• Paige's Produce, 7975 Cincinnati-Zanesville Road, Amanda: Peaches; 740-601-8419, www.paigesproduce.com
• Hann's Farm Market, 4600 Lockbourne Road: English peas, sugar snap peas, green beans, half runner beans, peppers, tomatoes; 614-491-0812, Hann's Farm Market LLC Facebook page
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• Lynd Fruit Farm, sites vary: Red raspberries, black raspberries and blackberries; Berry You Pick hotline, 220-212-4318, www.lyndfruitfarm.com
• Blossoms at the Bend, 5564 Williamsport Road, Williamsport: Flowers; 740-986-3020, Blossoms at the Bend Facebook page
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• Mitchell's Berries, 9331 Mitchell Dewitt Road, Plain City: raspberries and flowers; 937-243-0635, www.mitchellsberries.com
• The Berry Farm, 23861 Route 4, Richwood: Blackberries; 937-594-9173, www.theberryfarmohio.com