17 places to pick strawberries and more around Atlanta

  • Jenny Turknett
  • For the AJC
11:41 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 Atlanta Events
Berries from 3 Porch Farm in Comer for sale at Freedom Farmers Market. JOHN KESSLER / JKESSLER@AJC.COM

Whether you're gunning for a fruit and vegetable stockpile or are just looking for an outdoor family activity, there's a plethora of farms ready for exploration.

Winter weather threatens Georgia blueberry, peach crops

Consider visiting one of these farms across Georgia for your next fruit and veggie hunt:

Pick-your-own locations

Fleeman’s U-Pick Blueberries

7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays (seasonal). 716 Harrison Mill Road, Winder. 770-867-3420, www.fleemansblueberries.com. Cash or check.

Red Land Nursery

 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays (seasonal). 86 Red Land Bend Road, Temple. 678-850-8111, www.redlandnursery.net. Cash or check.

Pearson Farms growing iconic Georgia crops – Peaches and Pecans

Taylor Blueberry Farm

Blueberries are just one of the fruits available at pick-your-own farms. (Walter Reeves)

Foxbrier Farm

Opens at 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through the end of August. 12000 Hutcheson Ferry Road, Palmetto. 404-234-7023. Cash or check.

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Smith Farm Products and Nursery

 Confirm opening times before going. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 1-3 p.m. Sundays. 729 Burnt Hickory Road, Cartersville. 770-843-8488. Cash only.

Roberts Family Blueberry Farm

9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 7:45 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

5517 Clarksbridge Road, Clermont. 678-316-3598, www.robertsfamilyblueberryfarm.com. Cash or check.

Mitcham Farm

 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; 12 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday.

52 Ploof Road, Bremen. 770-355-7143. Cash only. http://www.mitchamfarm.com/

Waits Farm

Open all day, seven days. 3779 Old Braswell Road, Monroe. Cash or check.

Weaver Berryland Farm

Carnahan’s Blueberries

Pick a gallon of unsprayed blueberries at this Ma & Pa blueberry farm for $10 a gallon. (seasonal) Containers provided. 8 a.m.-noon and 4-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 116 Odith Road, Fayetteville. 770-460-7796. Cash only.

Berry Patch Farms

 Bring containers. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. (seasonal) 786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. 770-926-0561, www.berrypatchfarms.net. Cash or credit.

Fruit: Blueberries

The Country Place

Call for hours. Bring take-home containers. Appointments suggested. 3736 Ga. 323, Gillsville. 770-605-1121. Cash or check.

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Strawberries and spinach (stock photo)

Cool Springs Blueberry Farm

Whitley Farms

Check the farm’s Facebook page for updates and events. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. 917 Bob Smith Road, Sharpsburg. 770-253-5255. Cash or checks.

Advice for pickers

 All of the farms on our list contributed tips for first-time pickers, which was:

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