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 or social media pages for hours and to make sure strawberries are available.

Due to COVID-19, practice safe social distancing measures while at these farms, and some farms may not be offering u-pick options at this time. Check websites for safety precautions.

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. The market and u-pick fields are open Mon.-Sat. and are projected to open from mid-April to June.

The Berry Patch at Freedom Farms

The Berry Patch at Freedom Farms in Chatsworth is planning to open on May 1. Each Saturday, they offer appointments every 45 minutes from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. They also have special Family and Friends day appointments on Mondays.

Elliott Farms

This family-owned farm is in Lizella, but worth a visit if you are driving that way. They offer u-pick events during the strawberry season and plan to be open until mid-May. They also serve strawberry ice cream and offer lots of other fresh fruits and vegetables.

Fitzgerald Fruit Farms

If you live on the Southside, head to Woodbury to pick a bucketful of fresh strawberries. At The Shed, grab produce, strawberry or peach ice cream and more. For adults, taste their Sweet Strawberry Wine in the tasting room.

Jaemor Farms

Grab strawberries at Jaemor Farms (which is a combination of the owners’ names) in Alto, northeast of Gainesville is a farm full of fun. Their produce also includes blackberries, cucumbers, muscadines, corn, tomatoes and more. They also have a market in Commerce. On May 8, stop by for Berry Fest for strawberry products, samples, giveaways and farm tours.

Lane Southern Orchards

This 100-year-old farm south of Macon is known for their peaches and pecans, but during April and May, they have strawberries. Their Strawberry Patch is open through May 14. At the café and bakery, grab a pulled pork sandwich, burger, chicken salad sandwich, peach fritters and more.

LCCL Strawberry Farm

This family-run farm in Rome specializes in strawberries so they are only open during the season. With five acres of strawberries, get pre-picked strawberries, strawberry ice cream, strawberry jam, strawberry salsa and honey.

Mercier Orchards

Mercier Orchards

Head to Blue Ridge for Mercier Orchards’ Farm, which is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. On Fridays to Mondays, enjoy breakfast and lunch at the café. U-pick strawberries are planned to open in May.

Mitcham Farm

You can pick your own strawberries at this cute farm in Oxford, 45 minutes east of Atlanta, or they have a Farm Market open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. from Mon.-Sat. or on Sun. from 1-5 p.m. for strawberry donuts, slushies, ice cream, jarred items, onions and more. Their Strawberry Festival will be held on May 1-2.

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 plant over 25,000 plants that grow two different types of strawberries—Camarosa and Chandler. Get pre-picked strawberries from the farm, or you can pick your own.

Sims Family Farm

Opening near the end of April, Sims Family Farm is run by Bernard, Janet and son Kevin and is a year-round sod farm, with a seasonal selection of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and pumpkins. Travel to Ringgold for pre-picked strawberries, t-shirts and jelly for sale; they are not offering u-pick this year.

Southern Belle Farm

Their 12-acre strawberry patch offers u-pick strawberries, and they also have an open farm market at this adorable farm in McDonough for pound cakes, strawberry shortcake, ciders, pickled peaches, honey and more.

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, people can visit The Strawberry Patch for u-pick or pre-picked. They also have a country store that carries favorites like jam, salsa and bread. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Warbington Farms

Just a north of Atlanta in Cumming, families can visit Warbington Farms. They have delicious strawberries, which are available for u-pick on April 24. They open for the spring season on April 17, each weekend on Sat.-Sun. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with “hey”rides, swings, an obstacle course and more.

Washington Farms

This farm offers u-pick and pre-picked options. For extra fun, visit on their “Super Spring Saturdays,” starting on April 17, 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.

Whitley Farms

Families always enjoy visiting this locally-owned farm just south of Peachtree City in Sharpsburg for u-pick strawberries. Stop by the market for strawberries, elderberry syrup, jam and honey.

-Elsa Simcik contributed to this article. 

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