Summer is all about having fun and doing the things you have wanted to do all year. In Atlanta, we have so many opportunities to make this summer a time we will never forget. One great thing to do that will not only benefit the health of your family but of your community as well is to pick summer fruit from local farmers. Georgia has some of the best u-pick fruit farms in the South, so grab a few friends or family members and go fruit picking.
The Green Door Market
431 Fair St.
Atlanta, GA 30313
The Green Door Market is in one of the best locations for a farm and much closer than most farms for Atlanta residents. This farm has a variety of fruits to pick from. Whether you are looking to pick fresh blueberries for a pie or peaches for a cobbler, The Green Door Market has what you need. Be sure to take the kids to this location because it offers face painting. The Green Door Market also has an area dedicated to picnics, so you can enjoy your freshly picked fruit right on site. Lastly, leave your debit cards at home because The Green Door Market accepts cash only.
3192 Highway 42 S.
Locust Grove, GA 30248
The Gardner Farms is located in Locust Grove, Georgia just south of Atlanta. Unlike many farms listed, blueberries, blackberries and nectarines come in second here to its main crop, sweet Georgia peaches. Now is the perfect time to go and pick some fresh blackberries with your family and friends. If you plan to take a big group for a day of fun and fresh fruit, call a week in advance to make arrangements with the Gardner family.
Southern Belle Farm
1767 Turner Church Road
McDonough, GA 30252
Southern Belle Farm is a 330-acre farm located just south of Atlanta. This farm specializes in homegrown berries, with strawberries being its main crop. Along with strawberries, the farm has flavorful blueberries and blackberries at $12 a gallon. Southern Belle Farm makes picking berries very easy by providing pickers with gallon buckets, and you have the option to purchase the bucket for $1. There is always the option of bringing your own containers as well. Be sure to visit Southern Belle Farm to experience some ultimate summer fun.
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Dacula Briar Patch
2503 Cammie Wages Road
Dacula, GA 30019
Dacula Briar Patch is located in Gwinnett County and is one of the best you-pick farms in the Atlanta area. Blueberries are a very popular fruit that Georgia farms have to offer and Dacula Briar Patch is no different. With an array of fruit ranging from plums to muscadine grapes, this farm has everything you will need to make a nice fruit salad or smoothie. Get to Dacula Briar Patch today and enjoy the experiences of picking your own summer fruit. Call Dacula Briar Patch and check for the availability of your favorite fruit.
DJ’s U-Pick Blueberry Farm
1839 Prospect Road
Lawernceville, GA 30043
DJ’s U-Pick Blueberry Farm is a family-oriented adventure that currently opened this past Saturday for the 2014 summer season. With a turnout of over a hundred people, there is no wonder why this farm is a Georgia favorite. This family-owned business has been providing Georgia with the best service and fruit for the past seven years and just keeps getting better every year. With no pesticides, DJ’s U-Pick Blueberry Farm takes pride in the blueberries it sells. Gather the kids, take a trip to DJ’s U-Pick Blueberry Farm and have some real summer fun.
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