It’s strawberry-picking season, Atlanta!
When spring is in full bloom, going strawberry picking is always an enjoyable (and delicious) day out here in Georgia! With warmer and brighter weather, flowers in full bloom, and strawberries in season, what are you waiting for? In and around the Atlanta Metro area, there are several places to pick strawberries. There are even some family fun options like farms where you could spend the whole day, and Strawberry Festivals!
Strawberry picking season can fluctuate a little depending on the year and the weather, usually starting in April and expected to last until June/early July. Due to last winter’s Christmas freeze, Georgia’s crop was delayed for about a week or two, which meant that the produce was also harvested a bit later. So, take a look below to see where you can get the freshest strawberries. Always double-check with the farm before expecting the U-pick options to be open.
Southern Belle Farm is a family owned 330 acre working farm. They are open seasonally for fresh produce, berry picking, peach picking, fall fun, and much more! Escape the city and travel to the country to pick strawberries right from the field! You’re invited to stay and play at the farm, too! You can’t leave this place without trying their homemade strawberry ice-cream!
🍓 1658 Turner Church Rd, McDonough
2. Mitcham Farm
About thirty minutes northwest of the city is Mitcham Farm. There’s an array of seasonal activities on offer throughout the year and is a great family day out! Mitcham Farm holds a Strawberry Festival annually, with attractions, food and drink, live music and entertainment! Make sure you get a Strawberry slushie if you’re going! For daily crop availability, check out their Facebook page and website for updated info. Click here for more information.
🍓 797 Macedonia Church Rd, Oxford, Georgia
A family farm that understands the importance of wholesome fresh food, Narrow Way is a great option for strawberry picking! They also offer fresh veggies from squash and fennel to sweet potato and greens. Make sure you grab a jar of jam if you’re a jam lover. In fact, you should take a couple just incase!
🍓 275 Stroud Rd, McDonough
4. Adam’s Farm
This spacious roadside market has an excellent selection for fruits and veggies all year round! The farm is family-owned since 1805 and grow some of the best crops in the country. Their berry fields are well maintained, clean, and filled with rows and rows of ready to pick strawberries. There are always staff present to assist you in finding the biggest, ripest berries in the bunch!
🍓 1486 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville
5. Whitley Farm
Established in 2011, Whitley Farms is a veteran, family-owned business. Their farm has a unique, timeless feel. The farm offers pick-your-own and pre-picked berries at their stand. From strawberries and blueberries to homemade jams and even honey from their very own bees, you can find everything your heart desires, even fresh homemade fruit cobblers. Go say hi to Curly, the bull, while you’re there. It’s worth a visit!
🍓 901 Bob Smith Rd, Sharpsburg
Located in South Atlanta, compared to the big-scale farms we’re used in Georgia, Ecosystem Farm is a small farm with only 3800 plants, which is why you need to make appointment for u-pick strawberries in advance to make sure you get some. They provide picking buckets and bags, but you’re welcome to bring your own containers for picking up strawberries. The farm is expected to have another 6-8 weeks left in their strawberry season. Starting July, Ecosystem Farm will be open for appointments every other day.
🍓 500 Springside Dr SE, Atlanta
This is definitely one of the best farms around if you’re looking for a plan to do with your kids and family. Fitzgerald Fruit Farms is the largest first-generation peach operation in the state. There’s always homemade ice cream and fresh produce all year round. This year, due to storm damage, as of May, the strawberry patch hasn’t opened yet, but with the temperature rise things should be picking up in no time. So, make sure to call in advance to get the latest update. And for some adult fun, try their sweet strawberry wine!
🍓 3355 Imlac Rd, Woodbury
Featured Image: Southern Belle Farm