Welcome to the season for Georgia strawberry picking!

Strawberry picking Georgia at LCCL Strawberry farm near Atlanta

After Zack's and my trip to LCCL Strawberry Farm in Rome, GA, we had so many buckets of strawberries, we almost filled up and entire (big) cooler

Wow – based on the overwhelming popularity of my Georgia strawberry picking post last year, I decided to do a quick update for 2010. Turns out, a LOT of people love strawberries and are out looking for berry picking in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. I just got a postcard from LCCL Strawberry Farm where we went last year and they are open for business! Here are a few Georgia strawberry picking spots (and please let me know which others you know of!):

  1. LCCL Strawberry Farm  | 3743 Old Dalton Road, Rome, GA, 30165  |  Mon-Sat 8:30 a.m – 6 p.m. & Sun 1 – 5 p.m.  |  You might want to call ahead to make sure they still have fresh berries that day: 706.295.2587  |  visit the website for prices, directions, tips, etc.: www.LCCLStrawberryFarm.com |  Did I mention they also have homemade strawberry ice cream and homemade strawberry jam? Mmmm…
  2. Washington Farms |  With two locations, you can’t miss out!  |  Mon – Sat 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (closed Sundays)  |  You might want to call ahead just in case to make sure there are ripe berries to pick  |  Check the website for more info: www.washingtonfarms.net |  Oh yeah, they have blackberries and blueberries, too! And fun family activities throughout the warmer seasons.
  • 5691 Hog Mountain Road (Hwy.53), Watkinsville, GA 30677  |  Phone: (706) 769-0627
  • 270 Willowwind Drive, Loganville, GA 30052  |  Phone: (770) 554-8119

3. Calhoun Produce |  Call ahead for availability and hours!  They also have two locations:

  • 5075 Hawpond Road, Ashburn, GA  |  229-273-1887
  • 3649 U.S. Hwy 82, West Sylvester, Georgia  (Turner County)  |  229-777-0824

These are just three out of many in Georgia – enough to get you started hopefully. Don’t forget that strawberry season is typically from April until mid-June, so don’t wait! You can also find more places to pick-your-own of all fruit varieties online at www.pickyourown.org/GA.htm.

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6 Responses to “Welcome to the season for Georgia strawberry picking!”
  1. cecile says:

    Jenny, do you know of any organic strawberry farms (or farms that use natural farming practices) near Atlanta? I looked at the pickyourown site and done other searches online but don’t seem to have much luck for strawberries. So if you are aware of any such farms, I’d love to hear. Thanks!

    • Hi Cecile,
      Thanks for your interest! I don’t know of any pick-your-own organic farms off-hand, but the first thing I did was go to the Morningside Organic Farmers’ Market website (www.morningsidemarket.com) and see which farms come to the market. There are several that do fruits, so you may want to check with them to see if they offer a pick-your-own operation. Even if they don’t do a pick-your-own, often farmers like having visitors and you may be able to arrange a visit and purchase.

      I hope that helps – please let me know what you find!
      Jenny

  2. tmiles says:

    i just picked strawberries on 5/7/11 @ Adams farm located in Fayetteville, Ga, which is right outside of Atlanta, Ga. This was my first time doing so and I thought the area was nice, clean, and very easy access to the fruit. I highly recommend this place! And the berries were juicy and sweet….better than any local grocery store chain! :)

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