Places for the Best Blackberry Picking GA – we love apple and blackberry crumble, or just eating blackberries as they are! We have a great list of farms that offer blackberry picking in Georgia.
Hillside Orchard Farms
18 Sorghum Mill Dr, Lakemont, GA 30552
Nestled in the Georgian mountains, and enjoying far reaching views, Hillside Orchard is the perfect destination for a family day out in the fresh air.
“If you are in the Neighborhood, we would like to invite you to come spend a day at with us at the farm. Our retail store and farm is rapidly becoming a destination point for all.
You can wonder out to the barnyard to feed our herd of nanny goats, say Hi to Festus our Donkey. Visit our Indoor gem mine and watch a show put on by the residents: “Miner Jim & Donkey”, In the summer months we have u-pick blackberries for all to enjoy along with a pavilon and playground. Pick blackberries and then enjoy ice cream while the kids play.
In the Fall, Many colors of apples and pumpkins mark the farm. In 2015 we introduced our u-pick Apple orchard to a great success. We have our yearly corn maze that opens in September, included in it a game telling more about an activity or a item on the farm. The Train and Hayride runs all day on their routes around the farm either to the apples or to the animals.”
8660 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge GA 30513
Apple picking is available at Mercier Orchards from August through to October and the surroundings are breath taking.
“We are a 4th generation family & veteran-owned and operated apple orchard founded back in 1943 by Bill and Adele Mercier. Be sure to pick-up some delicious fruit, fresh baked goods, cider, and specialty items from the market when you visit.
Pick-Your-Own at Mercier Orchards is a fabulous experience for all the family! As well as apples you can pick strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
“Load up on our tractors for a trip through the orchard. This fun ride will be sure to spark wonder as you make your way to your destination. Our guides will then give instructions on how to pick the fruit. Experience the difference between store-bought produce, and fruit straight from the vine. Fruit from our fields is sun-ripened and bursting with flavor. It’s bound to be love at first bite! Our fields sit on 300 acres of land, filled with idyllic scenery sure to take your breath away. Mountains line the beautiful countryside, giving the sense of peace, quiet, and the perfect day with your family. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience that you don’t want to miss out on! Afterward, you can enjoy a meal at our café and find some fantastic treats in our market. Be sure to try one of our famous fried pies!”
5340 Cornelia Hwy, Alto GA 30530
The ethos at Jaemor Farms is about family values, through and through.
“Tucked into the foothills of the north Georgia countryside, Jaemor Farms was established on family values and hard work that has been passed down for six generations in the Echols family. In 2002, we began to diversify the crops grown on the farm to beyond just peaches and apples.
Now our customers can enjoy homegrown strawberries, blackberries, muscadines, scuppernongs, Concord grapes, watermelon, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins and more during our harvest season. In 2006, we opened our first corn maze and began to participate in the state’s agritourism industry. Today, on average, Jaemor sees more than a million customers annually and we are happy to host each and everyone one of them to let them taste the difference family makes.
One of the most cultivated and well-known crops throughout written history, the apple is still a firm favorite. During apple season Jaemor Farms specializes in east coast apples. While we grow Ginger Gold and Arkansas Black apples at the farm and harvest in late September/Early October, due to our working relationships with other farms we are able to bring in fresh Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Winesap, Mutsu, Red Rome, among other varieties each fall when in season. We ensure that, even in our off season, we have a fresh supply of tasty apples available.”
5634 Concord Rd, Concord, GA 30206
Gregg Farms in Georgia is a modest Upick Orchard, dedicated to growing and producing the best peaches they can, for you to pick and enjoy!
“Gregg Farms began selling peaches to public in the early 1970’s. John and Patsy Gregg started the U-Pick~We-Pick Farm with the help of their two sons Lee and Brad.
The orchard has been going strong for well over 40 years….it’s had it’s tough times with late frosts, but the good seasons still came after those years. John and Patsy did a tremendous job making the peach business a success, and now Patsy and her sons keep the operation growing. They have grown by adding many seasonal vegetables and fruits to the original peach stand. Now blueberries, blackberries, nectarines, watermelons, tomatoes, silver queen sweet corn and many varieties of peas are available along with the delicious peaches.
The greatest addition to the peach stand is the homemade peach ice cream!! Started back in 2006 the ice cream has been a fantastic hit!! People drive near and far for our delicious ice cream!”
Southern Grace Farms
3131 Vickers Church Rd, Enigma, GA 31749
The Upick fruit opportunities at Southern Grace Farms are excellent but the fun activities for a day on the farm don’t end there – read on to find out all the wonderful family friendly things there are to do!
“Visit our u-pick farm in South Georgia and pick a gallon of fresh Georgia Grown strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, or plums. Let the kids play on our unique, re-purposed farm tire playground, browse our country store filled with Georgia Grown Goodies and Southern apparel & gifts, and sit on the porch enjoying a cup of our deliciously addictive homemade strawberry ice cream! We schedule field trips to our South Georgia farm in the spring and host birthday parties year round.
Since our farm is located in South Georgia, our Peach crop is very weather dependent. If we have a very warm winter, then we don’t have a good peach crop because the peach trees need a certain amount of chill hours to go through a dormant state. When we have normal temperatures, and make a good amount of fruit, we open our orchards for U-Pick and we have already picked Peaches available in our Country Store. We grow several different varieties that are early, normal, and late bloomers in the hopes of having a longer picking season. Since they all have different chill hour requirements, sometimes one variety has a better/heavier crop than another. Peaches are not like strawberries in that they will not just keep on blooming and producing to make a long season. Once all the peaches are picked the tree is done for the season. All seasons are weather dependent on our farm so be sure to check here, our facebook page, or call ahead to find out what’s available!”