Best Places for Strawberry Picking Georgia – Strawberries! Little vibrant red bites of deliciousness, that give everyone the nostalgic taste of summer. Well known for pairing superbly with lashings of cream, strawberries are also heroes of the fruit world as they provide vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Strawberries are a scrumptious and versatile sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie snack.
Strawberry picking season in Georgia can start in late March and run through to May and June, although of course, as with any fruit, weather plays an important role in when these little gems will be ready for you to collect.
So, let’s take a look at the Best Places for Strawberry Picking in Georgia.
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, tomatoe, 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.”
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!”
Southern Belle Farm
1658 Turner Church Rd, McDonough, GA 30252
At Southern Belle Farm they warmly invite you and your family to visit, pick starwberries and stay and play on the farm !
“Southern Belle Farm is a family owned 330-acre working farm. We are open seasonally for fresh produce, berry picking, peach picking, fall fun, Christmas trees, and much more! Conveniently located in McDonough, Georgia, just south of Atlanta, Southern Belle Farm provides a wholesome family atmosphere where memorable experiences are made!
Come to the country … and pick strawberries right from the field! Our strawberries generally ripen in April and we’re ready with buckets for you – enjoy the experience of filling them with delicious ripe berries. You’re invited to stay and play at the farm, too.
We have lots of fun planned for you this Spring! Come out to Southern Belle Farm to enjoy the sweetest strawberries in the south. U-pick strawberries will be available to be picked right from the vines of our 12 acre strawberry patch. Grab your crew and get ready to pick or pick-up a bucket of our freshly picked strawberries from the Country Market. Either way your family is bound to enjoy our delicious strawberries. Our picking season generally begins in mid-April and ends sometime early summer. Come out to the farm and enjoy growing family traditions with your family!”
1486 Georgia Highway, 54 West . Fayetteville, Georgia, 30214
At Adams Farm they invite you to enjoy a rustic and authentic approach to picking your own fruit and veg.
“Our spacious roadside market offers vegetables and fruits to include vine-ripened tomatoes, beans, squash, corn, cucumbers, peppers, turnip greens, broccoli, cabbage, butterbeans, peas, cantaloupe, and okra, most of which are grown on site at our farm.
A wide variety of jams, jellies, relishes, and pickles are available, and the aroma of sweet bread temps the appetite of consumers daily.
Several years ago our farm expanded to include U-Pic fruits. One of the favorite U-Pic fruits is strawberries. Varieties grown are Sweet Charlie and Strawberry
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. For those who do not desire U-Pic, on most days pre-picked berries are available.”
Hodges Strawberry Farm
8705 GA-21, Newington, GA 30446
You can be sure of a warm welcome at Hodges Strawberry Farm.
We are a local family owned “Pick Your Own” or “We Pick” farm of Strawberries and Thornless Blackberries. Please stop in to get some fresh berries , jams, jellies or local Honey or just to sit and catch up with owners Eddie & Christy Hodges. We are located on the Effingham/Screven County border just 20 minutes from Statesboro and 50 minutes from Downtown Savannah. Please call ahead to check if the fields are open. We love our customers, and look forward to seeing you at the farm! ”
1665 Fall Line Fwy, Reynolds, GA 31076
Most famous for its peaches don’t forget that you can still pick your own delicious strawberries at Taylor Orchards.
“Taylor Orchards Farm is located in the heart of Georgia’s famous peach belt. This area has the ideal climate for growing peaches and the perfect soil to produce the famous Georgia Peach. Nothing can compare to the taste of a delicious, fresh sweet Georgia Peach!
Taylor Orchards is a family owned and operated business. The Wainwright family has continued the family business through three generations and is now coming into the fourth generation.
They have carried on the family tradition and modernized the operation of growing and packing peaches by implementing the most cutting edge technology to assure the highest quality of the sweet southern tradition … The Famous Georgia Peach
The farm began in the early 1940’s with 200 acres of peaches. Today, the Wainwright family has grown the farm to over 3600 acres and more than 30 varieties of peaches.”
3498 GA-72, Colbert, GA 30628
Moon Farm takes their strawberry growing very seriously. It has a rich and fascinating history too.
“Today, Moon Farms has grown to over 1350 acres of owned and rented land in three counties. Moon Farms predominately harvests soybeans, wheat, corn and grain sorghum in addition to raising beef cattle. In 2010, Russ and Mandy made the decision to take the farm to a new level and add you-pick strawberries and open up to the public as Moon Farms Country Market. Moon Farms Country Market is now up to 4 acres of strawberries in production annually. We are excited to be able to share our working farm with you!
At Moon Farms Country Market, we strive to provide you with the sweetest, juiciest, and finest strawberries in the Athens area. Yearly, we plant over 48,000 plants consisting of many different varieties of strawberries. Some of the varieties we plant are Camarosa, Albion, Fronteras, and Ruby June. All of these varieties are well known for their large and flavorful fruit. We plant our strawberries on raised plastic beds to provide you with the cleanest, easiest to pick, and highest quality berry you can get anywhere. Feel free to ask us more about all the varieties we have growing at the farm!”
Southern Grace Farm
3131 Vickers Church Rd, Enigma, GA 31749
Southern Grace Farms is owned by the McMillan Family, which are now 8th generation Berrien County farmers. They are located in the western portion of Berrien County, in Enigma, Georgia.
“During our strawberry season, we host field trips, farm tours, and we also let individuals and families come pick strawberries, enjoy a homemade strawberry ice cream, and let the kids play on our unique re-purposed playground!
Please keep in mind that our fruit is seasonal, with different varieties coming in at different times. There can be gaps in crops like peaches and plums. We are also weather dependent so if you have any doubts, call or email us anytime to find out what’s going on at the farm! You can also check our blog, facebook page, or instagram. We keep it regularly updated with what’s going on at the farm! ”
Greene Acres Farm
952 Empire Chester Hwy, Cochran, GA 31014
There is so much more to do at Greene Acres Farm than just picking your own strawberries …although that bit is quite awesome too!
“Greene Acres Farm specializes in U-Pick strawberries from approximately late March – May 31st (always depending on crop production and availability). We have over four acres of strawberries for you! And our most popular item is our fresh, homemade strawberry ice cream – made daily during open hours!
We specialize in u-pick fruit production here at GAF! Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen around the end of March on the farm and a family favorite.
Our customers also enjoy u-picking blackberries and peaches beginning in June! Field trips are our favorite events on the farm! Educating children and adults on the workings of the farm and food production while having fun is an honor and a privilege. We offer spring field trips and fall field trips.”
3440 Musella Rd, Musella, GA 31066
Best known for its delicious crop of peaches, Dickey Farms also have a strawberry patch where you can enjoy picking your own in the spring.
“Dickey Farms has been growing peaches in the heartland of Georgia for over 120 years. Over the years, folks have come to love our homemade ice cream, fresh-off-the-truck vegetable bushels and our assortment of gourmet gifts. We’re located just a short drive from Metro Atlanta– making a visit to our farm the perfect country day trip for your family.
Check out our brand NEW playground! Parents can relax under our covered pavilion while children play.
Rock Away in the oldest peach packinghouse in the state of Georgia! Rock away in our old fashioned rocking chairs under our covered packinghouse.
. Just relax with a fresh strawberry ice cream cone and explore the historic town of Musella, Georgia. We have some GREAT photo taking opportunities!
Shop in our farm market, Mr. Bob’s Market. Bring home a preserve, jam, jelly, salsa or more!”
The Shed at Fitzgerald Fruit Farms
3355 Imlac Rd, Woodbury, GA 30293
You are invited to pick your own strawberries at The Shed at Fitzgerald Fruit Farms from late March through to June.
“Strawberry season is one of our most favorite times of the year! The patch fills with families who come to pick their own strawberries. We would love to have you! Strawberry picking pictures are the cutest, so be sure to snap a few in the field! Afterwards, be sure to stop by The Shed for some of our delicious, homemade ice cream, made with those same sweet berries. If we’ve had rain, give us a call to be sure the patch has reopened. Our ‘Pick-Your-Own’ patch opens in late March and continues through June. We also have fresh picked strawberries available daily during this time. ”
LCCL Strawberry Farms
3743 Old Dalton Rd NE, Rome, GA 30165
The LCCL Strawberry Farms website offers loads of interesting and helpful tips and advice regarding strawberries and strawberry picking, as well as fabulous recipe ideas.
“LCCL Strawberry Farm offers a unique pick-your-own experience. Our farm has been providing delicious and fresh strawberries since 2003. Each spring is a time of year that we look forward to and enjoy watching our customers be able to come out and pick the freshest and juiciest berries available.
Every year we get to enjoy spending time with old, familiar faces as well as meet many new ones. We hope once you visit our farm you will want to return each season and become part of the LCCL Strawberry Farm family.
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!”
See our post on fruit picking farms in Georgia and our huge post on Strawberry Picking Near You.