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. 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. Wear a mask when shopping in the markets, as it may be difficult to maintain a six-foot distance from other shoppers.

U-Pick

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. They’re practicing social distancing in the field and in the market.

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. for strawberry donuts, slushies, ice cream, jarred items, onions and more. Check Facebook for a daily update on the availability of strawberries for picking.

Southern Belle Farm

Starting on May 1, pick your own strawberries with a limited number of people in the field. They also have an open farm market, and they have curbside pickup at this adorable seven-acre farm in McDonough open Mon.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. from 1-5 p.m. They are also only allowing a certain amount of shoppers at a time. Check their website for updates on the availability of strawberries for picking.

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 for $13. They are enforcing the following guidelines: everyone must sanitize or wash hands before going to pick, stay on assigned marked rows for social distancing purposes, pick in their buckets, do not eat berries in the fields, no purses, handbags, backpacks or strollers in the fields, protective gear is suggested, and one family under the strawberry stand.

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 for u-pick or we-pick. They also have a country store that carries favorites like jam, salsa and bread. Check their Facebook page for updates.

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. They also serve strawberry ice cream and offer lots of other fresh fruits and vegetables. They ask that you remember to keep your distance from other families and our staff as much as possible. Check Facebook for updates.

The Berry Patch at Freedom Farms

The Berry Patch at Freedom Farms in Chatsworth is offering a limited amount of strawberry picking by appointments. A half-gallon starts at $8.50.

Pickup Only

Warbington Farms

Just a north of Atlanta in Cumming, families can visit Warbington Farms. They have strawberries for online ordering with curbside pickup. They’re offering Drive-Through Farm Fun events, so your family can see goats and cows from the safety of your car, and you’ll look for hidden items along the trail.

Whitley Farms

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

Jaemor Farms

Jaemor Farms (which is a combination of the owners’ names) in Alto, northeast of Gainesville is a farm full of fun. They are currently limiting the number of people allowed, but you can shop their market for plants, produces, pastries and more. They’re also offering curbside pickup.

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 Roadside Market and Peachtree Cafe is currently closed, but you can order items on their online shop, or pickup items from their curbside market.

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

Head to Blue Ride for Mercier Orchards’ Farm, which is now open daily from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. On Fridays, seniors and those with compromised immune systems can shop from 8-9 a.m. Curbside pickup is available. Customers must bring and wear their own face mask, and must use hand sanitizer before coming into the store. They also have sanitizing wipes for the shopping carts and baskets. No more than 50 people will be allowed into the store at any time with six feet distance.

Sims Family Farm

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, corn and meat. Travel to Ringgold for pre-picked strawberries, t-shirts and jelly for sale.

-Elsa Simcik contributed to this article. 

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