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Fresh, local strawberries are a sign of spring in Georgia! It’s the perfect time to plan a pick-your-own outing or enjoy a strawberry festival at a Georgia farm.

Our list includes events and you-pick farms that are within an hour drive from downtown Atlanta (we used Woodruff Park as our central starting point).

If you live in the far suburbs, you probably have more choices within an easy drive, because many berry farms are in north Georgia or south of town, near Macon. Below, we’ve listed a couple of other sources you can check for berry farms farther outside metro Atlanta.

REMEMBER: Farm hours and crop availability are highly variable — depending on the weather and all kinds of other factors. It’s best to either call ahead, or check status online through a berry farm’s website or Facebook page

Other things to keep in mind if you’re buying or picking berries:

  • Put your berries in the car with you — not in the trunk — and go straight home with them.
  • Refrigerate fresh berries right away.
  • Don’t wash your berries until you’re ready to use them. Once washed, they’ll deteriorate faster.
  • Plan to use or freeze your berries within five days after picking.

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9th annual Strawberry Festival at Mitcham Farm

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Sunday, May 1, 2022

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission $5 (or $10 for children who will enter the Fun Zone)
Children 2 and under FREE

Mitcham Farm is located in Oxford, Georgia. It’s about a 40-minute drive from downtown Atlanta, near Covington, along the I-20 corridor.

There is a lot to do at this strawberry festival, and it is very kid-friendly, with a free playground. A special Fun Zone includes a giant slide, jumping pillow, and more activities. (The $10 fee for kids to access the Fun Zone includes their festival admission.)

There is live music and crafts vendors on site.

More info on the Mitcham Farm website.

You can buy strawberries here, as well as typical festival food, like funnel cakes, cotton candy, snow cones, hot dogs, and hamburgers.

Pick-your-own is usually also available on festival day.

Mitcham Farm is located at:
797 Macedonia Church Rd.
Oxford, Georgia 30054

Georgia Strawberry Festival

Saturday, April 23, 2022
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FREE admission

For those who live on the south side of town, this is a worthwhile day trip down to Reynolds, GA, in Taylor County. The festival includes arts and crafts, free kids activities, food, live music, a petting zoo, farm displays, pet costume parade, and more.

Jaemor Farms annual u-pick day & strawberry festival

Jaemor Farms is in north Georgia, just below Cornelia. It is about a 65-minute drive from downtown Atlanta.

Jaemor is usually only open for strawberry picking one weekend of the year, which coincides with its strawberry festival.
This year’s u-pick days are May 7 and 8.
More info here

Jaemor Farms is located at:
5340 Cornelia Hwy.
Alto, Ga 30510770-869-3999

More sources for Georgia strawberry farms and festivals:

Most places open for picking in mid-April. It completely depends on the weather.

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Ecosystem Farm

This is the only strawberry farm we know of that’s not only inside the Perimeter, but within the Atlanta city limits. It is less than 8 miles from downtown Atlanta, in South Atlanta, in the 30354 zip code.

This is a no-spray, organic farm that allows you to pick your own berries by appointment only, starting Sunday, April 24, 2022.

Located at:
500 Springside Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30354

Southern Belle Farm

This family farm is located in McDonough, just 35 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

There is a $1 admission fee for the strawberry fields. You can pick your own berries ($15/gallon) or buy pre-picked for $17 per gallon.

The farm market offers jams, jellies, and preserves, as well as honey, cider, and baked goods.

According to the Southern Belle website, pick-your-own hours for the 2021 season are:

  • Monday – Friday — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1 to 6 p.m.

Each day, an update on berry availability and farm hours appears at the very top of the strawberry web page. OR, you can call 770.288.2582 before you come out, to check availability for both u-pick and pre-picked.

Adams Farm

1486 Georgia Highway 54 West
Fayetteville, GA 30214
770-461-9395
website

Located in Fayetteville, Adams Farm is just 30 miles south of downtown Atlanta.

The website lists the pick-your-own season as mid-April to late May. A quick call to the number above got us a recorded update saying the fields will soon open, and to call back for hours and more info. This recording seems to be the best way to get current info, as Adams Farm has no social media presence and the website is rarely updated.

In past year,s the farm provided 2-gallon containers for you to pick into, but required you to bring your own containers to take the berries home in. There are always people in the fields to help you find a good row and get started.

The roadside markets offers fresh produce in season, as well as jams and jellies and fresh-baked bread. If you don’t want to pick your own strawberries, there are usually berries for sale at the produce stand.

Jaemor Farms

5340 Cornelia Hwy.
Alto, Ga 30510
770-869-3999
website

Jaemor Farms is in north Georgia, just below Cornelia and just north of Gainesville. It is about a 65-minute drive from downtown Atlanta — but much closer for those living in the northern suburbs.

Jaemor has typically only hosted one u-pick day per year, to coincide with its annual strawberry festival.

You can buy strawberries and other seasonal produce at the farm market.

The Jaemor website has current info, and you can always check the Facebook page for updates.

LCCL Strawberry Farm

3743 Old Dalton Rd NE
Rome, Georgia 30165
website

We did not include this one last year, because Rome is more than an hour from downtown Atlanta. However, it’s not a bad drive from the northern suburbs.

The fields will open for u-pick in the second or third week of April, but no date is set yet.
This farm regularly updates its website and its Facebook page. You can also call 706-295-2587 for an update on strawberry status.
Cash or check only — no cards.

HOURS
Monday-Friday — 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday — 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On weekends there is a train ride for kids — it costs $1 per ride.

Picking containers are provided, but if possible please bring your own containers to take the berries home in.

Pre-picked berries may also be available — call first to verify. The farm store sells strawberry jam, strawberry salsa, and strawberry ice cream, as well as local honey.

Mitcham Farm

797 Macedonia Church Rd.
Oxford, Georgia 30054
website

Mitcham Farm is about a 40-minute drive from downtown Atlanta. It is near Covington, along the I-20 corridor.

The farm will open for you-pick strawberries in mid-April, and the farm market is already open for the season.

Once the fields are open, you-pick days are dependent on availability and the weather.

Check the web page for a daily update before you go.
You can also check the Facebook page or call 770-855-1530.

Starting April 10th, you can bring the kids for Berry Fun Weekends at the Farm.
These events happen every Saturday and Sunday, through May 30th.
HOURS
Saturday — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday — 1 to 5 p.m.

The Fun Weekends events cost $10 per child, and kids 3 and under are FREE.
Activities include:
Giant jump pad
Cow train ride
Mechanical bull ride
Pedal karts
Yard games (Jumbo Connect 4, corn hole, horse shoes)
Playground
Farm animals
Access to strawberry picking fields

Warbington Farms

5555 Crow Rd.
Cumming, Ga
770-380-2920
website
Facebook page

According to the website, the spring season launches on April 17th. Before you go, you can check the top banner on the web page for a daily update on the field conditions.

Located in Cumming, this is an easy drive from in town and the northern suburbs.

The farm also has a Family Fun Park that’s open on weeekneds — info here is from last year, but will likely be updated soon.

Whitley Farms

917 Bob Smith Rd
Sharpsburg, Georgia
(678) 300-9443
Facebook page

Just south of Peachtree City, Whitley Farms is an easy destination from anywhere inside the Perimeter or the south side of town.

The you-pick fields open in mid-April.
Before you go, check the Facebook page for a daily update as to what’s available — or call ahead.
You can also buy pre-picked berries (availability varies).

Washington Farms

Two locations
website

Loganville — out 78 East, about 30 minutes past Stone Mountain
270 Willowwind Drive
Loganville, GA 30052
770-554-8119

Watkinsville — near Athens, roughly a 90-minute drive from downtown Atlanta
5691 Hog Mountain Road
Bogart, GA 30622
706-769-0627

Website

Both farms offer pick your own strawberries, and the option to buy berries pre-picked.
There is a $1 admission charge for the strawberry fields.
The website stresses that you should always call ahead to confirm availability before coming to pick.
Open six days a week — closed on Sundays.

The Watkinsville location also offers “Super Spring Saturdays,” with activities for kids — including a petting zoo, corn crib, playgrounds, slides, jumping pillow, bounce house, and more. Limited concessions are available and admission is $10 per person for anyone over the age of 2.

The dates for Super Spring Saturdays in 2021 are:

  • Saturday, April 17th
    Saturday, April 24th
    Saturday, May 1st
    Saturday, May 15th

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Price: $14.95 for everyone age 2 and up

Sweet Berry Orchard

6659 Lone Oak Rd
Hogansville, GA 30230
772-342-1224
Facebook page

Opening mid-April for you-pick and pre-picked berries.
The farm is just under an hour’s drive from downtown Atlanta. Heading south on I-85, it is past Newnan.

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