Few things are more fun than going to a pick-your-own farm with the family and picking fruit. If yo uget there in the morning, you can have gallons of tasty food in a couple of hours. Thinks of the pies, jam and jelly you could make!
This list came from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution several years ago. I have updated it when folks contacted me but it is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.
Be sure to call first: several of these places might have closed or changed their prices in the intervening years….or they could be picked out for the day.
Weaver Berryland Farm – blackberries, blueberries, muscadine grapes, raspberries (red), other vegetables, U-pick and already picked. 2252 Hiway 16 West, Jackson, GA 30233. Phone: 770 595-8303. Alternate Phone: 7707756357. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 7 pm, May 1 to October 31.
Taylor Blueberry Farm (blueberries late June through August). 195 Clem Lowell Road, Carrollton. 770-832-6857. Hours: 7 a.m.-sunset Mondays-Saturdays. $4/gallon. Picking and take-home containers provided. Shade and swing.
Blueberry Hill (blueberries June -Aug.). 199 Trinity Lane, Free Home (between Canton and Cumming at Ga. 20 and Ga. 372). 770-889-2131. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Bring containers. Berries irrigated. Outhouse.
The Berry Barn (blueberries and blackberries June 30-July 31). 1310 North Lake Drive, Canton. 770-343-9940. Call for appointment. $1.50/pound. Containers provided.
The Hallecks (figs July 8 through August). 90 Stroud Drive S.W., Mableton. 770-948-1921. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $6/gallon; $8/gallon they pick. Bring containers. Varieties include Celeste, Brown Turkey and white figs. Water available.
Reginald Rogers (blueberries mid-July through August). 3106 Lake Monroe Road, Douglasville. 770-949-2101. $6/gallon or $1/pound. Picking containers and some take-home containers available. Call for availability and hours. Water, picnic tables.
Adams Farm (blackberries, blueberries and raspberries through June). 1486 Ga. 54 West, Fayetteville. 770-461-9395. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $1.60/pound blackberries; call for prices on blueberries and raspberries. Containers provided. Picnic tables, water, outhouse.
Carnahan’s Blueberries (unsprayed blueberries July 1-30). 116 Odith Road, off County Line Road, Fayetteville. 770-460-7796. Hours: 8 a.m.-dark Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. $6/gallon, $2/quart. Bring take-home containers.
Warren Howell (blueberries mid-July through August, muscadine grapes early September to frost). 332 Davis Loop Road, Rome. 706-290-9632. $4/gallon. Daylight hours daily. Bring containers.
Brown’s Vineyard & Berry Farm (pesticide-free, thornless blackberries through mid-July; muscadines Aug. 20 to frost). 4853 Evans Drive, Union City. 770-964-5304. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for blackberries; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily for muscadines. Call for availability. $9/gallon blackberries, $11/peck muscadines. Containers provided. Picnic tables, flush toilets in the field.
Fox Blueberry Farm (blueberries mid-June through mid-August). 863 Owens Chapel Road, Calhoun. 706-629-1085. Hours: Dawn to dusk daily. $5/gallon. Bring containers.
Dacula Briarpatch (peaches, blackberries, blueberries, apples). 2503 Cammie Wages Road, Dacula. 770-962-4990. Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Call for prices.
W.D. Melton (Brown Turkey figs late July through August). 1132 Harbin Road, Dacula. 770-963-4139. Hours: daylight to dark daily. $3/gallon. Bring take-home containers.
Retha Jones (old-fashioned multiplying onions, sun-dried apples, country pears and figs beginning last week in July). 3547 Dover Road, Gainesville. 770-536-1712. Hours: daylight hours daily; call for availability. $5/pound apples, $5/gallon figs, $12/bushel pears.
Elizabeth Smith’s Country Place – blackberries, figs, scuppernongs, muscadines.
3736 Gillsville Highway (Hwy 323), Gillsville, GA. Phone: Donald Snare 770-605-1121. Blackberries (early June to early August), Figs (mid-July into September), Scuppernongs (late August to mid-October). Bring your own containers. Call for appointment.
Gardner Farms (peaches and blueberries Tuesday through July, raspberries Tuesday through June 30, blackberries Tuesday through July 15). 3192 Ga. 42, Locust Grove. 770-957-4912. Hours: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. daily; call for availability. $12/5-gallon bucket of peaches; $8/1-gallon bucket of berries. For berries, bring own containers or buy containers there for $1 each.
Greenleaf Blueberry Farm (blueberries July through August). 490 Dorsey Road, Hampton. 770-946-3525. U-Pick and pre-picked available. Bring containers.
H.C. Seabolt (blackberries through July). 2323 Leguin Mill Road, Locust Grove. 770-957-3196. Call for hours and availability. $8/gallon. Containers furnished.
Little Hope Farm (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, squash, pole beans, corn mid-June to fall). 325 Singley Drive, Locust Grove. 770-957-3786. Hours: dawn-dusk daily; call for availability. 50 cents/pound most vegetables; $1/quart raspberries; $4/gallon blackberries and blueberries. Bring containers.
Widney Farms (blueberries June 20-mid-July). Off Ga. 42 near intersection of Brannon and Campground roads, McDonough. 770-961-9459 or 770-477-2078. Hours: 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays; call for availability. Some picking buckets and paper bags provided. $7/gallon.
Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, Ga – has PYO strawberries beginning in April and Blackberries through the Summer months. The farm has a lot to offer folks who come to pick berries, including picnic tables, homemade strawberry ice cream, bakery items and more!
Dahlonega Vegetable Farm (blackberries late June). Business U.S. 19 North, Dahlonega. 706-867-9794. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 1:30-6 p.m. Sundays. Call for prices and crops.
Hudson Farm (blackberries through June 25; peaches through September). Ga. 173 between Manchester and Woodbury. 706-846-5658, 706-846-9113. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. $7.50/gallon blackberries; $14/half bushel peaches.
Miller Blueberry Farm: 1371 Union Church Road, Watkinsville, GA 706-769-4161 Bring take-home containers. Picnic tables, cold water, restrooms.
Washington Farms: 5691 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville, GA (706) 769-0627 Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, pumpkins, corn maze. Picnic tables.
Tally Mountain Farm. We have a pick your own blueberry patch. The berries will probably be ready the middle of July and usually extend to middle to late August. They are $8.00 a gallon and it is best to call and make sure the berries are available. Our number is 706-692-9224.
Gregg Peach Orchards (peaches and blueberries in July). Ga. 362 at Hollonville. 770-227-4661 or 770-228-9842. Call for hours and prices.
Tiger Mountain Orchards (blackberries, raspberries). Bethel Road, Tiger. 706-782-3290. Dawn to dusk daily.
Martha F. Mobley (blueberries June 15 through July). 4351 Bowen Road S.W., Stockbridge. 770-929-8341. Call for hours, availability and price.
Thoms Tree and Plant Farm (blueberries through early August). 175 Chapel Mill Road, Griffin. 770-584-2312. Bathroom, water.
Your Berry Good Farms BLACKBERRIES ,BLUEBERRIES AND PEACHES. (6 1/2 ACRES). CERTIFIED GA FARM MARKET. GOATS, A LAMB AND CHICKENS FOR THE KIDS.
The Rock Ranch. Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Sweet Corn and various other vegetables and our own private label beef. We are a working cattle operation and Agri-Tourism destination hosting field trips, corporate events and many other special events at various times of the year .
Hard Labor Creek Blueberry Farm (blueberries mid-June through early August, depending on weather). 38 Knox Chapel Road, Social Circle. 770-464-2412. Daylight ’til dark – Monday thru Sat. Daylight ’til 5:00 PM. Call for prices and to order pre-picked. Containers provided. Irrigation.
Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm (blackberries through June; blueberries June 15 through August; squash, peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and bedding plants through September). 30905 Ga. 138, Walnut Grove. 770-787-7501. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $8/gallon blueberries, $10/gallon blackberries, vegetables and bedding plants vary in price. Containers provided.