Strawberry picking in Georgia begins near the end of April and runs through most of May. For the farm nearest you, be sure to like their Facebook page, as it is usually the best way to know what is going on at the farm. You can also give a call before you drive out to make sure there will still be plenty of ripe berries to pick when you arrive. Some days farms will be picked out early, closed because they are ripening berries or because the weather is too muddy.
Strawberry Picking in Georgia
McDonough, Ga. 5-acres of strawberries. Other farm activities include Belle’s Barn, Jumping Pillow, Cow Train, Pedal Cars and Hayride (all on the weekends.) Restrooms, picnic tables and concessions (The strawberry ice cream is the best around!) 1 gallon buckets provided for picking; return them after use or take them home for $1. Pre-picked berries also available. Cash and credit cards. Monday-Saturdays 8am-6pm and Sundays 1-6pm. You-Pick 1Gal. for $12.00; Pre-picked 1Gal. for $14.00 More farm info here.
Logansville and Watkinsville (near Athens, Ga) Four weekends in spring the Watkinsville location offers Super Spring Saturdays with activities for the kids ($8) and concessions. There is also a petting zoo, pig races, campfires and more. Pre-picked berries also available. Cash, check and credit cards. Open Monday-Saturdays 8am-8pm; closed Sundays. You-Pick 1Gal. for $12.00; Pre-picked 1Gal. for $14.00
Dallas, Ga. Great family farm without the “agritourism” of other farms in the state. 2016 hours and prices have not yet been posted. Watch their Facebook page for the most updated info. Cash only.
The Rock, Ga. Enjoy the festival where you can pick your own strawberries or purchase them pre-picked. Festival activities include The Rock Ranch’s activities such as Locomotive Train Rides, Pedal Carts, Cane Pole Fishing, Tiny Town, Petting Zoo, Giant Jumping Pillow, Paddle Boats and more. Cash and credit cards. April 23 10am – 5pm.
Cumming, Ga. 3 acres of strawberries. Don’t miss Farmer for a Day and the Strawberry Shortcake Tea Party, both in April. There is also a Strawberry Festival each year with vendors, face painting (extra cost), “Hey”rides, petting zoo, fun park, craft for kids, a visit with strawberry shortcake and more. Date TBD. Cash and credit cards. Strawberry picking an Fun Park open Saturdays: 10:30-5:3 and Sundays 1:00-5:30. 2016 prices TBD.
Colbert, Ga (near Athens.) 25,000 plants. 1 gallon buckets provided for picking; return them after use or take them home for $1. Cash and checks only. Open Monday-Sunday 9am-6pm. You-Pick 1Gal. for $11.00; Pre-picked 1Gal. for $13.00 (call ahead.)
Alto, Ga 13-acres of strawberries, all pre-picked. Don’t miss the Strawberry Festival on May 7, 2016 from 9am – 6pm for the only time to get u-pick berries…plus tons of samples in the market, a strawberry cook-off, local craft vendors, farm tours & more!
Fayetteville, Ga 2 gallon buckets provided, but you must bring your own container for taking berries home. Cash and checks only. U-pick or pre-picked. Monday – Saturday 9am – 4pm. 2016 prices not yet available.
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