It is Berry Picking Season in Georgia!

There is still time to pick fresh from the farm strawberries

By By Cookie Suarez, Publisher Macaroni Kid Sandy Springs - Dunwoody - Chamblee - Doraville & Buckhead-Midtown-Brookhaven May 20, 2021

It's strawberry picking season! Blueberries will be ready for harvest around the end of June (I'll add additional farms at that time). Here are a few suggestions for farms to visit, and you can find more information about harvest dates and pick-your-own farms at Georgia Farm Bureau's Certified Markets Make sure to call ahead to confirm your visit and safety protocols. Farms often have to change their schedules depending on the weather and harvest. 

Strawberry Picking Tips

  • Pick strawberries that are completely red, plump, and firm. The berries do not ripen after they are picked off the plants.
  • Do not pull the berries, gently twist your strawberries off the vine and pinch the stem of the berry. 
  • Lift and look under the strawberry leaves to find berries.
  • Handle berries gently, as they bruise easily. Don't overfill your buckets or press down on the berries.
  • Pick strawberries in the early morning or early evening to avoid the sun
  • Bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • Take pictures and have fun!

Adams Farms Berry fields are well maintained, clean, easily accessible and filled with rows and rows of ready-to-pick berries.  There are always people there to assist with picking so you can locate the biggest, ripest berries in the field.  Two-gallon containers are provided for easy picking.  Please provide your own containers to take your berries home. Call (770) 461-9395. 1486 Georgia Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, GA 30214

Mercier Orchards Check their Facebook page for announcements. Strawberry U-PICK for strawberries is not quite ready. Please call the store before making the trip! Call (800) 361-7731. 8660 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Mitcham Farm Check their Facebook page for announcements. Strawberry picking is open to the public in the spring, typically in late March/early April through late May/early June, depending on weather and crop conditions. 797 Macedonia Church Rd, Oxford, GA 30054  (770) 855-1530. Call (770) 855-1530.

Narrow Way Farm Check their Facebook page for announcements. This family farm understands the importance of wholesome fresh food and practices organic farming. Our berries are organically grown and pesticide-free. Call 678-347-0364. Address: 275 Stroud Road, McDonough, GA 30252

Southern Belle Farm Check their Facebook page for announcements. The strawberry patch is just over 5 acres. Open to visitors for picking your own, depending on availability.  Following the strawberries, go back for plump blackberries and blueberries that you may pluck right from the plant.  Call (770) 288-2582.  1658 Turner Church Rd, McDonough, Georgia 30252

Warbington Farm Check their Facebook page for announcements. Warbington Farms plants approximately 3 acres of strawberries each year for friends, family, and the community to come and enjoy the experience of U-PICK. Call 770-889-1515 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA 30041

Washington  Farms Check their Facebook page for announcements. NEW THIS SPRING: There is a $1 per person (including children) Strawberry Field Admission fee to enter the fields to pick your own strawberries. You can also purchase a Season Pass for Spring 2021 Strawberry Picking for $4.95 per person and use all season long! You do not need to purchase that admission fee before you come to the farm, nor do you need to book a reservation time to pick!  

Call (706) 769-0627 for Watkinsville (Bogart) & (770) 554-8119 for Loganville. 

Two locations: 270  Willowwind  Dr.,  Loganville;  Just  north  of  US  78,  off  Hwy  20 AND  5691 Hog Mountain Rd., Bogart, GA 30622 

Whitley Farm Check their Facebook page for announcements. Whitley Farm is a veteran, family-owned you pick farm with a unique timeless feel. Our farm offers strawberries blueberries homemade jams and honey from our very own bees.  901 Bob Smith Rd Sharpsburg, GA 30277 Call  (678) 300-9443

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