Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta

Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta

Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta

My family looks forward to strawberry picking every spring! Strawberry patches in Atlanta are open from April through to early June. The earlier in the season that you go to pick, the better. Strawberries fresh picked from the patch are better in cooler temperatures, and the patch is more likely to have more of them available. This week we headed to Washington Strawberry Farm with our homeschool group.

Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta

When going strawberry picking, try to go as early in the morning as possible. Best is between 9am-11am. I advise this because that’s when the temps are still low. Even if it’s a 70F day, patches have no shade and can get very hot, quickly. Make sure to bring a hat if necessary, sunglasses and wear sunscreen to protect your skin.

Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta

When transporting your berries home, keeping them cool is best. We’ve had berries spoil on the way home from the heat. Ripe berries from the patch can last a few days, but it’s best to consume them quickly or freeze them. We love making my Strawberry Lemonade recipe, of course smoothies, and I’m looking to add some jam to the list.

Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta

If you’re looking to go strawberry picking in the Atlanta area, here are five of the best options:

1. Washington Strawberry Farm270 Willowwind Dr, Loganville, GA 30052 (770) 554-8119. They are open everyday except Sunday, 8am-7pm. You-Pick strawberries are $12 + tax per gallon. Their containers cost $1 or you can bring your own containers to take your berries home in. They also have delicious strawberry ice cream and picnic tables on site.

Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta 2. Southern Belle Farm1658 Turner Church Rd, McDonough, GA 30252 (770) 288-2582. Southern Belle Farm has a ton of fun activities on the weekend. For $8.00 entry you can enjoy attractions like Belle’s Barn, Jumping Pillows, Cow Train, Pedal Cars, Hayride, Giant Tube Slide, Rubber Duck Races, and SeeSaws. There is no entry charge to pick berries. You-Pick is $12 per gallon and $1 for the container or you can bring your own take home containers.

Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta
3. The Rock Ranch5020 Barnesville Hwy, The Rock, GA 30285 (706) 647- 6374. The Rock Ranch happens to be one of our favorite places in Georgia to visit! On Saturday’s each season they offer family fun days on the farm. Saturday April 22nd is their annual Strawberry Festival. Unfortunately You-Pick strawberries won’t be available at the festival, but they expect You-Pick to open up at the end of the month and last through the month of May. Head to their website for updates and pricing information.

Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta
4. Mercier Orchards8660 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 632-3411. Mercier Orchards is opening up You-Pick strawberry picking this weekend April 22-23, 2017. Contact for pricing.

Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta
5. Warbington Farms5555 Crow Rd, Cumming, GA 30041 (770) 889-1515. This Saturday, April 22nd, Warbington Farms is hosting their Farmer for a Day event. There will be story time, planting and gardening. Admission is $9 for kids and $5 for adults. For strawberries only, You-Pick is $14 per gallon.

Five of the Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Atlanta

 

Strawberry Picking has become an annual event that my family enjoys every spring. If your family is in the Atlanta area I hope you get to enjoy picking at one of the area farms too!

Ashley

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