It's time for strawberry picking in Atlanta! The season for u-pick strawberries is upon us and usually lasts through late June. We have plenty of strawberry farms within driving distance of Atlanta that not only offer u-pick and pre-picked strawberries, but also fun activities like petting zoos, jumping pillows, and train rides.
Check out the best places for Atlanta strawberry picking —all you have to do is throw the kids in the car (strawberry-themed outfits encouraged) and drive to the country. We even have ideas for car games and podcasts to make the trip to the strawberry farm enjoyable, too!
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Pick your own strawberries right off the vine at Southern Belle Farm’s 12-acre patch.
U-Pick Strawberry Farms Near Atlanta for Families
Strawberry picking begins in late March at this family farm located 75 minutes south of Atlanta (also known as The Shed at Fitzgerald Fruit Farm). U-pick specials include a gallon of strawberries for $15. The farm also features live music and wine tastings for adults. Open 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 12:30- 6pm on Sundays.
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Popular among families, LCCL Strawberry Farm has been offering u-pick strawberries since 2003. Pickers are assigned a row among the vines and staff can assist in the selection and picking of ripe berries ($17.50 per gallon). Visitors are asked to bring their own containers. On weekends LCCL offers train rides for $1 (cash or check only).
Visitors to Mitcham Farm pay $1 admission and have access to: gem mining (fees apply), family swings, a small playground, and farm animals. Additionally, u-pick strawberries are priced at $17.95 per gallon. This strawberry farm sells a number of other strawberry-based products and hosts The Mitcham Farm Strawberry Festival every April (for 2023, it's on Saturday, April 29).
A bucket of u-pick strawberries costs $16 per gallon at this 70-year-old strawberry farm, located 90 minutes east of Atlanta. More than 25,000 strawberry plants are put in the ground each year so there’s plenty for the picking. Cash or check only.
Strawberries can be picked right off the vine at Southern Belle’s 12-acre strawberry patch. Admission to the patch is $1, and strawberries are $17.95 per gallon. Season picking passes are available. The patch is open Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; and Sunday, 1-6pm.
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Pick your own strawberries and enjoy homemade ice cream at Sweet South Strawberry Farm.
About 75 minutes south of Atlanta sits aptly-named Sweet South Strawberry Farm, where visitors can pick strawberries 10am-6pm, Monday-Saturday, and 2-6pm on Sunday. You can also enjoy homemade strawberry ice cream at the farm’s store. A u-pick gallon costs $14.
U-pick strawberries are $17 per basket at this family farm, about 90 minutes north of Atlanta in the north Georgia mountains. The farm is open for u-pick on weekends 10am-6pm, weather permitting. Cash only.
Rows and rows of fresh strawberries are ripe for the picking at Washington Farms.
Just about an hour east of Atlanta sits Washington Farms, which boasts u-pick strawberries in the spring along with Super Spring Saturdays, where visitors play games, ride zip lines, and bounce on the jumping pillow. The farm is open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm for strawberry picking. A gallon of u-pick strawberries costs about $18.50, including the bucket.
This veteran- and family-owned farm, located 45 minutes south of Atlanta (near Peachtree City), offers u-pick strawberries for $20 per basket. There is also a $2 admission fee to the vines. Check Facebook for updates as opening hours vary each day. This strawberry farm recommends visitors bring their own containers for berry transportation.
What to Know Before You Go
- Check farm websites and social media pages before heading out for strawberry picking. Farms often post when they are sold out or have to close because of weather conditions.
- Confirm via phone or website/social media that children are allowed to pick.
- Pets are not allowed at most farms.
- Strawberry fields can get boggy, especially after a light rain. Avoid open-toe shoes and be prepared to get muddy.
Photos courtesy of the farms