April means the beginning of Strawberry season in Georgia. Officially the strawberry season is late April to early July. Whether you want to pick your own strawberries or just stock up from local markets, check out this list of local strawberry farms you can, and should visit.
Southern Belle Farms
First up is a fan favorite! Southern Belle Farms is located south of Atlanta in McDonough, GA and is just a quick trip for those in Cobb. Southern Belle is best known for its strawberry picking, but they also have u-pick berries and peaches. Their 12-acre strawberry patch is fun for the entire family. Strawberry season begins in April and typically runs into early summer. PS – while I haven’t had it, apparently their strawberry ice cream is something to write home about. Try it and let us know what you think.
Adams Farm, located in Fayetteville, GA is just a short drive to delicious strawberries. The strawberry season for this farm is typically mid April to late June. They offer ‘u-pic’ strawberries. Check their website for details. They also offer u-pic blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. For those not wanting to pick their own, this roadside market typically has pre-picked berries available. Don’t forget your own containers to collect your berries in.
Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, GA is a family favorite for sure. While perhaps they are more well known for their apples, they do have a self pick strawberry season that typically open in May. Be sure to check out their website for the latest information.
For strawberries on this farm, they officially open mid-April. Located in Cumming, GA, Warbington Farms is a local, third generation family farm right here in our community. They plant approximately 3 acres of strawberries each year for your and your loved ones to pick.
This farm, located in Rome, GA, will open for its season in mid April. If you follow their facebook page, you can stay up-to-date on the latest information. They like to remind you, strawberry season is short, only lasting 6-8 weeks, so be sure to plan ahead.
The Bottom Line
As you can see, there are many options for u-pick strawberries in the Atlanta metro area. I hope you get to visit at least one farm and pick your own strawberries – I think dessert just tastes better that way. Enjoy!