Welcome to Ohio’s Favorite Fish Farm!
You’ve arrived at Ohio’s largest indoor fish hatchery, a center of aquaculture innovation by a family of pioneers with over 30 years of experience.
Freshwater Farms of Ohio is the largest indoor fish hatchery in the state of Ohio and the home of the Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival.
We’ve been welcoming visitors to our farm for over 30 years. Exploring our farm is fun for all ages and completely free. While you’re here, visit our Sturgeon Petting Zoo to get up close and personal with rare, endangered fish. Participate in a Trout Feeding Frenzy and watch them splash in excitement as you feed them by hand. We have a large variety of Fish & Critter Displays in the hatchery and at our retail store.
We are the only producer of fresh trout products in Ohio. Visit our retail store to purchase fresh, frozen and smoked trout fillets, trout patties, smoked trout spreads and other Ohio foods. Take home custom-made pottery and garden decor created by local artists.
We offer expert advice on recreational pond and water garden setup and maintenance concepts. Browse our large variety of supplies including stocking fish, fish feed, pond fountains, aerators and much more!
We invite you and your family to tour the largest indoor hatchery in Ohio. Come get up close and personal with rare, endangered fish at our sturgeon petting zoo. Watch the trout jump for joy and splash in excitement as you feed them by hand in the Trout Feeding Frenzy.
Find everything you need to setup and manage your own pond or water garden including advice from the experts, decorative fountains and lighting systems, pond aeration systems, pond pumps, DIY fittings, netting, tubing, filtration components, stocking fish, fish feeds and more.
Take home the freshest fish in Ohio! Get fresh, smoked and frozen trout fillets, seasoned trout patties, our popular smoked trout spreads and other Dr. Dave approved seafood. While our store is closed to visitors, we are offering over-the-phone ordering and/or online ordering for select products that can be picked up using our curbside assistance.
We wandered in and did the self guided tour, which would have been nice, but what made it better we ran in to one of the employees and he was more than happy to show us around. We learned a ton about farm raised trout, and sturgeon.
If you're in the area it's really something to see.
The farm is the location of the annual Ohio shrimp and fish festival. But they are open all year long for business. Their store features a nice variety of fish,shrimp and cheese. They also have a smoked trout that is my favorite splurge from time to time. They also sell Ohio based beers and wines. Through out the year they hold wine tasting and dinner events. The farm is also open to the public. Walk through the barns and pet the sturgeon. Need help with your backyard pond? Look no further. The helpful staff there can help you with your every need.