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Contact Us & FAQ’s

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General Information

Market on Morse
9399 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, OH 43062

Apple Picking
Locations vary according to variety of apple being picked on any given day.  There are 3 different orchard locations which are posted prior to the weekend on Facebook and also sent in our email newsletter for the weekend.  Don't forget to sign up for the Cider Press on this page!

Warehouse and Mailing Address
9091 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, OH 43062

Market and Pumpkin School Tours
9399 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, OH 43062

Blue Frog Farm
5499 Sportsmanclub Rd., Johnstown, OH  43062

By Phone

HOURS
Market 9-7 (opens July 12),  Berry & Peach picking – varies depending on availability,  Apple Picking: weekends only (Sept.- Oct.)

General Apple and Produce Related FAQ

What happens to the apples on the ground?
Apples that fall to the ground are left there to compost, adding nutrients to the soil.  They are NEVER picked up for cider or deer apples (second grade apples purchased for feeding livestock or deer) or offered to customers to pick up.
Where and when can I pick my own apples? Where do we get containers/pay?

U-Pick apple orchards are located at the Morse Rd. Farm which has up to 3 different orchard entrances, depending on the variety that is ripe and ready to pick on a particular weekend. 1 entrance is EAST of the market, 2 are WEST. Signs at the intersection of 310 and Morse will point you in the right direction. Ideally, check the Facebook page or sign up for the Cider Press Email (form found on this page above!) which will instruct you with the exact address of the orchards being picked that weekend. APPLES CANNOT BE PICKED AT THE MARKET ENTRANCE. U-PICK APPLES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON WEEKENDS DURING THE APPLE SEASON (late August thru October). Each orchard has its own check-in (peck and half bushel bags and instructions) and check-out where trunks need to be open. Apples are charged per level bag full. Overfilled bags will be charged extra.

Are you organic? Do you spray?
We follow an integrated pest management strategy that involves scouting the orchard for insect pests and beneficial insects. We also utilize computer systems to better time our orchard sprays. We are not certified organic growers.
Why are the peaches so hard? How long will they keep?
We pick them mature, but firm ripe to prevent bruising.  They will soften up in a few days at room temperature and taste great. Kept refrigerated, you can expect for peaches in good condition to last 2-3 weeks.
Which apples are best for cooking?

Most varieties of apples are good-excellent cooking apples, depending on your preference. See the apple use chart for details.

What is the best way to store apples
Apples are best kept refrigerated and moist. We suggest you keep them refrigerated in a plastic bag with a folded, damp, paper towel or stored with water droplets on them. This is especially important to do with yellow apples which tend to shrivel in time. Cellars and attached garages can be the next best alternative as long as they do not freeze, but kept cold. Putting a blanket on the apples will help keep them warm when conditions get too cold.  NOTE: Honeycrisp & Suncrisp PICKED BY YOU are best to be kept at room temperature for a couple of days before putting in the refrigerator. Those varieties purchased in our market have already gone through an acclimation period when they were picked by our pickers.
Is your cider treated?
Our fresh Apple Cider and Goldrush Ciders (available in the winter warehouse sales or in the cooler at the market) are UV Light treated which means 99.99% of pathogens are killed. This cider has no preservative added which means approximately 3 weeks after it’s made, it will start to ‘turn’ and begin to have a vinegar taste. This cider is excellent making wines or hard cider. REFRIGERATE IMMEDIATELY. Ciders purchased in the orchard at U-Pick or in the market out of the bins does have a minimal amount of ascorbic acid and is heat pasteurized, which gives it a longer shelf life and enables us to sell it in the orchard.
Do your mums come back every season?
There is about a 90% chance they will come back if you take good care of them including 2-3 inches of mulch between Thanksgiving and mid-December, but they will not come back on a system of neglect like mums did 50 years ago. The new better flowering mums are more winter tender than the ones your grandmother grew.
Do you sell Applewood?

YES! It is available by the armload or by the 18 bushel bulk bin at the market 9399 Morse Rd. If you need it delivered to your restaurant or in the winter, email andy@lyndfruitfarm.com

Where do I go to pick my own berries, cherries and peaches? What is Blue Frog Farm?

Our Blue Frog Farm (5499 Sportsman Club Rd., Johnstown) is home of all the raspberry, cherry, blackberry & peach U-pick field during the summertime. For details, sign up for the CiderPress E-letter (form on this page above!) and/or Facebook friend us! This beautiful site is also where we grow the apples which are sold in the market. NOTE: Blue Frog does not have set hours. You must check FB, email or website ticker for dates and times we are open.

Do you ship apples or jam?
Not at this time. We do have shipping boxes and necessary foam for you to purchase so you can ship.

Plan Your Visit

Is that your market on Rt. 161?
NO. The market on Lucille, just off old 161 is owned by Bob Lynd, a distant cousin and is NOT part of our organization.
When are fry pies delivered?
Fry pie deliveries can vary, but generally are delivered Monday afternoon, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Stephens pies are delivered Fridays, mid-morning. Troyer baked goods (pumpkin bars etc.) are also delivered Friday, mid-morning. Call the market at 740-927- 8559 if you’d like us to special order or save something for you.
Do you close the orchard, berry patches or maze when it rains?
Heavy rains, lightning, and poor grounds conditions will force us to close the maze, orchards and berry patches at Blue Frog. Sometimes it is necessary to close the orchard and maze for a period of time to allow them to dry out if it rained several inches the day before. When a decision is made to close the farm due to weather, we will post on FB, the website ticker and send out an email, so when in doubt, check there first. Call the Blue Frog Hotline (740-817- 0191 prior to market opening), check social media or call the market for updates for Blue Frog Farm conditions.
Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are permitted in the orchard and on the grounds around the market & in the maze. They must be kept on a leash and you must clean up after them, so come prepared with a baggie. Dogs are NOT permitted IN the market or berry patches. Support dogs are the exception.

What does your maze cost?

There are a variety of packages available for you to choose from depending on age and the activities you desire. For details, click here for more info!

What forms of payment do you accept?
Only Credit & Debit cards (Master Card, Visa & Discover), cash and checks are accepted in the orchard, at the Blue Frog Farm, at the maze and in the market and at warehouse sales in the winter.
Where are your restrooms?
Portable toilets are available at the maze, each U-pick area, west of the market (near St. Rt. 310) in the market parking lot and at Blue Frog Farm.

Business Related FAQ

Do you offer discounts or coupons?

Volume discounts for are available depending on the amount and availability. Call the market and ask for the produce department. Any coupons we offer would be through our CiderPress email.  Please use the form above on this page to sign up!

What is your photographer policy?
Both professional and amateur photographers are welcome to photograph families in the orchards or berry patches at the times we are open for public picking and must be leave the grounds at the time we close. They will be limited to the same area as the picking is being offered. No appointment is needed and there is no charge. Drones are not permitted.
How does a non-profit request a donation?

501(c)(3) organizations may complete a Request for Donation form and hand deliver to the market 15 days or more prior to the date of your event. Due to the large number of requests, not all requests can be fulfilled, so if you do not hear back from us within 3 days of dropping off your request your request has been denied.  Download the application here!

What forms of payment do you accept?
Only Credit & Debit cards (Master Card, Visa & Discover), cash and checks are accepted in the orchard, at the Blue Frog Farm, at the maze and in the market and at warehouse sales in the winter.
How do I apply for a job at Lynds?

Applications may be picked up at the market or obtained at this link, but the it must be hand delivered to Penny or Debbie at the market, which opens in mid-July.   Download the application here!