Homegrown Fun in Ohio’s Largest Playground
Looking for a fresh take on outdoor adventure? Family fun and fresh-picked flavors collide at the farms, farmers’ markets and vineyards of Ohio’s Largest Playground®, Warren County!
Blog by Jessica Lewis
Looking for a fresh take on outdoor adventure? Family fun and fresh-picked flavors collide at the farms, farmers’ markets and vineyards of Ohio’s Largest Playground®, Warren County! Start your tour through homegrown Ohio with a visit to any or all of the county’s locally owned farmers’ markets. Home to pick-your-own strawberries, red raspberries and more seasonal produce throughout the year, Loveland’s Blooms & Berries is particularly popular in the fall when pumpkin picking and hayrides are added to its offerings. Guests are also greeted by friendly goats for an added layer of fun!
Nearby in Lebanon, The Black Barn invites visitors to explore aisles upon aisles of homegrown fruits and veggies. A produce supplier for several of Warren County’s most popular farm-to-table eateries, including the iconic Golden Lamb Restaurant & Hotel, The Black Barn gets its name from the fact that it’s housed in an original Shaker-constructed barn that dates back more than 150 years!
Traveling with a sweet tooth? Spoil yourself with a tasty homemade treat from the bakery at Lebanon’s Hidden Valley Orchards, then stock up on fresh-grown produce, or keep things sweet with a trip to nearby Irons’ Fruit Farm. Known for their homemade jams, jellies, apple butters, ciders and donuts, Irons’ also also serves up some of the best apple pie you’ll ever try! A Warren County staple since 1936, it’s home to fresh fruit throughout the year and an enormous pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall.
Want to keep the good times rolling? Take in the beauty of rural Southwest Ohio with a hayride at Springboro’s Windmill Farm Market.
When you’re finally ready to wind things down, relax and unwind on the picturesque ground of Morrow’s Valley Vineyards Winery & Brewery. Ohio’s second-largest vineyard, it’s the proud producer of numerous award-winning wines and an impressive selection of made-in-house micro-brews. Whether you choose to swing by for a tasting or spend an entire evening wining and dining at one of its popular weekend cookouts, the vineyard is a must-stop spot for any wine or beer connoisseur.