Strawberry Picking Farms for Kids Near Atlanta
Springtime in Atlanta means blooming flowers, warmer (and longer) days, and strawberries. Is there a better way to spend a lovely afternoon than on a farm picking these delightful spring treats? That's why strawberry picking is among our favorite things to do with Atlanta kids in May.
The strawberry season can begin as early as late March in Atlanta and continue through the end of June. By Fourth of July weekend, most farms have moved on to more summery berries, so now is the time to get the family together for some U-pick fun.
Check out our list below of a dozen U-pick farms less than a two-hour drive from the city, ideal for a day trip. These destinations are all family-friendly and open amid the pandemic. However, we suggest you call or visit farm websites for weather and COVID updates.
U-Pick Strawberry Farms Near Atlanta for Families
Berry fields, management says, are clean, well-maintained, accessible for all and full of ready-to-pick berries. Staff are available to assist. U-pick patrons are asked to bring their own containers. U-pick hours are 9am to 4pm, weather permitting, Monday through Saturday.
Buffalo Creek Berry Farm—Lexington
More than 2,000 strawberry vines dot the landscape at this husband-and-wife farm two hours east of Atlanta. U-pick is by appointment—you can make a reservation on the farm’s website linked above—and visitors should bring their own containers. Strawberries are $5 per pound.
Fitzgerald Fruit Farm—Woodbury
Picking begins in late March at this family establishment 75 minutes south of the city. U-pick specials include a gallon of strawberries for $10. The farm also features live music and wine tastings for adults The farm is open from 9am to 6pm Monday-Saturday and noon to 6pm on Sundays.
You pick by appointment at this fun-filled north Georgia farm. Saturday appointments are available every 45 minutes from 9am to 12:15pm and can be made by calling or via the farm’s Facebook page. Berries are $18 per gallon. The farm also offers a “Friends and Family Monday” promotion at which visitors can have exclusive access to the patch for a half-day for $100 total.
Find a sweet spring treat at LCCL Strawberry Farm.
LCCL Strawberry Farm—Rome
Popular among families, LCCL 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. Visitors are asked to bring their own containers.
Mitcham Farm hosts a series of “Berry Fun” weekends throughout strawberry season. The $10 admission provides access to the picking fields as well as to the rides and games area. Additionally, U-pick strawberries are priced at $14.95 per gallon. The farm sells a number of other strawberry-based products.
Moon Farms Country Market—Colbert
A bucket of self-picked strawberries costs $13 per gallon at this 70-year-old farm 90 minutes east of Atlanta. More than 25,000 different strawberry plants are planted each year so there’s plenty there for the picking.
Narrow Way Farm—McDonough
Strawberries at Narrow Way are organically grown and pesticide free. U-pick season begins in April and a “We”-pick option is available for those who prefer someone else to select the fruit.
Southern Belle Farm—McDonough
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 $14.95 per gallon. Season picking passes are available. The patch is open Monday-Friday, from 10am to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 6pm; and Sunday, 1 to 6pm.
Pick your own strawberries and enjoy homemade ice cream at Sweet South Strawberry Farm.
Sweet South Strawberry Farm—Thomaston
About 75 minutes south of Atlanta sits aptly-named Sweet South Strawberry Farm, where visitors can pick from 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 1-6pm on Sunday. You can also enjoy some homemade strawberry ice cream at the farm’s store.
The Strawberry Farm at Ramhurst—Chatsworth
U-pick strawberries are $15 per basket at this family farm about 90 minutes north of Atlanta. The farm is open for U-pick on weekends 10am-6pm, weather permitting. Note: It’s cash only at Ramhurst.
This veteran- and family-owned farm 45 minutes south of Atlanta offers U-pick strawberries for $20 per basket. There is also a $2 admission fee to the vines. Fields are open daily from 10am to 4 pm.
What to Know Before You Go
- Call ahead to confirm hours, crop availability, and potential weather-related closures. Many farms are small, family-run establishments that can close unexpectedly and can run out of fruit before the season ends.
- Confirm via a phone call or website/social media site 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 a bit muddy.
Photos courtesy of the farms