Nothing tastes better than a strawberry picked fresh off the vine. The season typically runs from mid April to early June. Here are some of our favorite places within driving distance of Atlanta. Be sure to call or check the farms’ websites for hours and to make sure their strawberries are ready.

Adams Farm

Since 1805 this family-owned farm in Fayetteville has been a staple for fruits and vegetables. In the springtime, people flock here to pick strawberries or to purchase them pre-picked.

Mitcham Farm

Visitors can pick strawberries daily during the season (depending on the weather) at this cute farm in Oxford, 45 minutes east of Atlanta. On April 27, enjoy their annual strawberry festival, which includes everything from free cow train rides to helicopter rides (for an additional cost).

Southern Belle Farm

Families can pick their own strawberries or choose pre-picked during the season at this adorable 7-acre farm in McDonough. For an extra fee, families can spend the day playing on the farm with the pedal karts. jumping pillow, cow train and more.

Jaemor Farms

Jaemor Farms (which is a combination of the owners’ names) in Alto, northeast of Gainesville is a farm full of fun. But if you want to pick strawberries, you have to go on May 4 – the day of their strawberry festival. This u-pick event is popular so the owners recommend coming early to get the best strawberries. They even have hay rides, event facilities and date nights.

Washington Farms

With two locations–Loganville and Watkinsville–you can take your pick of where to pick strawberries. Both farms offer u-pick and pre-picked options. For extra fun, visit the Watkinsville farm on their “Super Spring Saturdays” where kids can play all kinds of games, jump on a big pillow, slide down slides of all sizes, pet animals and even sit in an extremely large rocking chair.

Warbington Farms

Just a north of Atlanta in Cumming, families can visit Warbington Farms. They offer u-pick or pre-picked strawberries. When you’ve picked all you can, take the kids to the “Farm Fun Park” offered every weekend during the spring season. Children have a blast petting farm animals, jumping on the giant pillow and playing in a giant box filled with corn.

Whitley Farms

Families always enjoy visiting this locally-owned farm just south of Peachtree City in Sharpsburg for strawberry picking. Check the Facebook page to find out when the strawberries are ready.

Elliott Farms

This family-owned farm has two locations, although both are quite a drive from Atlanta. One is in Lizella and one is in Macon, but worth a visit if you are driving that way or live on the south side. At each location they offer u-pick events during the strawberry season. They also serve strawberry ice cream and offer lots of other fresh fruits and vegetables.

Lane Southern Orchards

This 100-year-old farm south of Macon is known for their peaches and pecans, but during April and May, grab a bucket and pick your own strawberries seven days a week. After you collect ripe strawberries right off the vine, stroll through the indoor market filled with fresh produce and treats. Kids can even play on a farm-themed playground with real tractors.

LCCL Strawberry Farm

This family-run farm in Rome specializes in strawberries so they are only open during the season. Check their website to find out when their strawberries are ready for you to pick. Kids also love to ride the strawberry patch express.

Mercier Orchards

You know this amazing orchard in Blue Ridge as an apple haven with tractor rides, apple pies and hard cider. But they also have an impressive strawberry crop with u-pick events during the season. Check their events section before you go to find out when the strawberry picking is good. Their large store also offers a variety of goods that make this an enjoyable spot even in the off-season.

Moon Farms Strawberry Farm & Country Market

The Moon family has been farming in Colbert, just outside of Athens, for over 70 years. Now with the third generation running the farm, they added u-pick strawberry events in recent years. They plant over 25,000 plants that grow two different types of strawberries–Camarosa and Chandler.

Sims Family Farm

Known for their sod, this farm in Ringgold (about an hour and a half north of Atlanta) has been in the Sims family for over 100 years. In the spring, they also offer u-pick and we-pick events for strawberries.

Taylor Orchards’ Strawberry Patch 

This strawberry wonderland is part of Taylor Orchards, which is known for its Georgia peaches. About two hours south of Atlanta in Reynolds, The Strawberry Patch comes alive in the spring when the strawberries are ripe and people come in droves for u-pick or we-pick. They also have a country store that carries favorites like jam, salsa and bread.

Twin Oaks Fun Farm

During strawberry season, this farm is open Tuesdays through Saturdays for u-pick or we-pick opportunities. Besides sweet strawberries, strawberry ice cream is also served. They also have a big playground for kids. (Tip: This farm is located in Forsyth, the city south of Atlanta, not to be confused with the county north of Atlanta).

-Elsa Simcik contributed to this article. 

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