Where in northern Georgia to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: December 2014: Harvested local apples are still available at farmers and farmer's markets! And of course, you can cut your own Christmas tree, get one already cut or get a libing one to plant after Christmas - see this page.  Make your own homemade ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

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northern Georgia U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

Remember: ALWAYS call (or follow the link to the farm's own website, if the name is a blue link) to confirm the information before you go! They may close, run out or change events, times, etc. without notifying me!

Catoosa County

  • Georgia Winery - grapes, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, weddings and wedding parties
    6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, GA 30736. Phone: 706-937-2177. Alternate Phone: 706-937-9463. Fax: 706-937-9860. Email: pprouty@gmail.com. Open: Pick muscadines mid September to mid October; We usually have red and white muscadines available to be picked, in late summer/early fall; Please check with us later in the summer, as we should have more info as harvest time approaches. Directions: Take I-75 to Exit 350, Battlefield Parkway. If coming from Atlanta, turn left off the interstate. Go approximately 900 feet and turn right at KOA Boulevard. We are the large grey building. If coming from Chattanooga, turn right off the interstate. Go approximately 900 feet and turn right at KOA Boulevard. We are the large grey building. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We are a farm winery and offer wine tasting, cheeses, fudge and ciders. Tours available for $5. Mother's Day weekend is our annual sale. Cases of wine are 25% off. All merchandise is 25% off. Grape Stomp is first Saturday in October. Cost is $5 per person. Wine and food are available. Special activities for the kids. Special Open House every Saturday between Thanksgiving and end of year. (UPDATED: June 04, 2014, by email) (ADDED: June 29, 2009)

Chattooga County

  • RBT Farms - beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, herbs/spices, melons, onions, peas, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, already-picked produce, farm market, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    375 Hamp Brewer Circle, Summerville, GA 30747. Phone: 706-895-4468. Alternate Phone: 706-676-2867. Email: rbtfarms@windstream.net. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 6 pm. Directions: From highway 27 in Summerville, turn on to highway 114 west. Travel four miles then Turn left on to Hamp Brewer Circle. The Farm is located less then 1/2 mile on left at 375 Hamp Brewer Circle. Click here for a map and directions. Sorghum Syrup Making Demonstration - Mule drawn cane mill and wood cooking process; October 10, 2009; Come to see a piece of history. Payment: Cash, Check. Our farm is an all natural grown farm. We have added a new country store with items such as Home-made jams, jellies, preserves, freezer jam, relishes, pickles, gourd bird houses, stone ground meal - from grist mill, seasoned gourds, Indian Corn, and other decorative items. (UPDATED: May 17, 2009)

Dade County

Dawson County

  • Burt's Farm - pumpkins, hayrides
    4801 Highway 52, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Phone: 706-265-3701. Alternate phone: 800-600-BURT. Burt’s farm we have pumpkins that range from an eye popping 150 lbs. to a modest 1  lb. We grow thousands of pumpkins, so the selection is vast and the quantity is never ending.  One of the most fascinating features of Burt’s farm is the impressive selection of every type of pumpkin, winter squash, gourds and fall decoration.  Indian corn, cornstalks and hay bales are also in never ending supply at the farm. We also offer hayrides and fieldtrips pulled by our John Deere tractors that take you through a winding trail filled with nature and beauty. Don't forget to check the "barn" store for Burts fresh baked pumpkin pie and pumpkin roll, candied popcorn and a whole assortment of other goodies, also shop for Burt's farm wear and other fall decorations. 

Fannin County

  • Blake Collins - blueberries
    843 Collins Road, Morganton, GA 30560. Phone: 706-374-5674 Click here for a map to our farm. We are open July, August, September. Our hours are: Monday through Saturday. Call for hours. Bring containers. No pesticides are used. Late July through September.
    A visitor writes: "The Blake Collins Blueberry Farm in Fannin County, GA is absolutely amazing!!!! No pesticides & my kids had an incredible blast! Even my 1 year old was picking these gorgeous yummy blueberries that just popped in your mouth! And the owners were the nicest, cutest couple ever! Cannot recommend more!!! If you try their blueberries, you will never want to buy store-bought again!!!" (UPDATED: May 23, 2008)
    Comments from a visitor on September 09, 2008: "We visited the Collins this weekend and were highly impressed! They are so sweet! The blueberries are wonderful and the Collins let you eat as much as you like while you pick. Our 3 year old and 22 month old loved it! Only $5 for a gallon! Bring your own container to take them home. Also make sure you call before you go. They do not have set hours. The Collin's place is also very close to Mercier Orchards. Mercier Orchards is fantastic and all the people are very kind. You choose which size bag you want for apple picking ($8 for a small bag and $10 for a larger bag). They take you on a tractor ride into the orchard and drop you off. A guide tells you which apples are good for picking and each row of apples has a sign telling you what they are. Mercier Orchards lets you eat as many apples as you want while you pick. If you have never had a certain kind of apple before they say just try it and if you don't like it throw it on the ground and move on. We had a blast! The store is great fun too. You can look through glass and watch how they clean and package the apples. This place is a must see! "
  • Mercier Orchards - apples, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Phone: 800-361-7731. Alternate Phone: 706-632-3411. Fax: 706-632-2685. Email: customer.service@mercier-orchards.com. Open: starting November 8th our hours are Sunday to Thursday from 7 am to 6 pm and Friday and Saturday from 7 am to 8 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions.  Strawberries: End of April to Mid May (Our last U-PICK day is this Saturday, May 31st; We will start picking at 10:00 and go until 4:00pm, or until we are picked out! - Please call the store before making the trip!) Cherries: May Blueberries: June; Apples End of August - Late October; Orchard Tractor Rides May-October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Through October, we will be picking fresh apples every Saturday and Sunday from 10-4, weather permitting. This is a great way to not only enjoy the simple pleasure of picking your own fruit, but enjoy the fresh Fall air while you spend time with your family and friends. Our knowledgable tour guides will tell you the ins and outs of picking your own, and give you useful tips for storing and enjoying the fruits of your labor. Pricing: Ten dollars ($10) gets one customer a peck sized bag to fill with freshly picked apples and a guided tractor tour. If you're not interested in picking, but would still love the tour the cost is $2 per person. Children 2 and under are free to ride!  (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: October 11, 2013, from their website) (UPDATED: November 03, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on May 15, 2010: "We went to this orchard to pick-your-own strawberries yesterday (5/14/10)and I cannot say enough about how nice they were... the ladies at the front, the people on the tractor (to and from) and TJ who was out in the field answering everyone's questions. We found it very interesting and educational about what they told us about the farm, it's history and how it's operated. We do not have children, but many others out there did and they seemed to be VERY children friendly. They did allow you to eat strawberries in the field, the only rule given was "Please put at least one berry in the bucket for each one that you eat!" LOL! They still had lots of strawberries ready and you could see more ALMOST ready for picking. But they were being picked relatively quickly so no telling how long they will have more... there were lots of picking customers coming and going. We had such a wonderful experience we are already planning our next trip for their next crop... Cherries :)!"

Floyd County

  • LCCL Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    3743 Old Dalton Road, Rome, GA 30165. Phone: 706-295-2587. Email: lccl@comcast.net. Directions: Call for directions. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm from mid April to June. Payment: Cash, Check. Homemade strawberry ice cream and jam available, containers provided. Prepicked berries are also available. Remember strawberry season only lasts a few weeks so come while we still have berries!! Come on out and see us and tell your friends!! Thanks and hope to see you at the patch soon!!! (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: March 22, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on May 02, 2011: "Took my kids to LCCL on Saturday, 4/30/2011 and had a blast! The strawberries were excellent - there are two large fields for picking your own, and they rotate so there are fresh berries to pick. The quality of the fruit was very good, as I bought some pre-picked as well as what we picked. The kids loved the homemade strawberry ice cream, and the train was an added bonus. The owners mentioned that if the weather stayed good (meaning we continue to have rain each week), they hope to keep the farm open through June. "
  • Lowrey's Farm Market - blueberries,
    2416 Turkey Mountain Road, Rome, GA 30161. Phone: 706-295-1157. Email: irober7033@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, From 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 25, 2014)

Gilmer County

  • B.J. Reece Orchards - apples, pumpkins, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    9131 Highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536. Phone: 706-276-3048. Email: reeceorchards@ellijay.com. Open: Last admission into the orchard is sold at 5 pm daily during the U - pick season of September through October. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: 60 miles north of Atlanta. You can come Interstate 400, or Interstate 75. Feel free to call for more detailed directions. Click here for a map and directions. Peaches and Nectarines in our Roadside Market are available July 25 through September 1; Peaches are not U-pick; Seasonal produce available July 25 through mid September; Apples are available August 1 until December 20 in our Roadside Market; U-pick apples are available September and October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We have Goldens, Rome Beauty, Mutsu, Reds, Arkansas Black, and Yates in our u-pick field. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We have a Petting Farm, Apple Cannons, and live Bluegrass Music in the orchard. These things will be open on the weekends only. We have other orchards that we harvest some other varieties like Gala, Empire, Jonathans, Jonagolds, Winesap, Granny Smith and Fuji. These varieties we only sell in our market and are not available for u-pick.  (UPDATED: October 11, 2013, from their website)(UPDATED: September 01, 2011) Comments from Blake: "This is my favorite orchard in Georgia! The produce is top quality, good prices, and the staff are all exceptional pleasant!"
    Comments from a visitor on October 02, 2011: "Great people! Great apples! My family love it!"
    Comments from a visitor on September 10, 2009:
    "We went to the Reece Apple House today on a 'home-school field trip' with several other families today. Unfortunately, due to an unavoidable, unforeseeable issue (which we were told usually only effects one day every few years LOL) we were unable to pick our own apples today. However, the owner came out and explained everything to us and was VERY accommodating!! The Orchard, petting farm, and House/Store themselves are very nice, I can't wait to go back and actually pick!! This will defiantly be an annual trip for us!"
  • Hillcrest Orchards pig racesHillcrest Orchards - apples, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), jumping pillow, trike track, mini-golf, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    9696 Highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536. Phone: 706-273-3838. Alternate Phone: 706-273-9494. Fax: 706-273-3888. Email: applelan@ellijay.com. Open: September and October weekends, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Highway 400 north to Dawsonville exit highway 53 west, turn left just past outlet malls, go through Dawsonville on highway 53, turn right onto highway 183, travel to highway 52 west, turn left onto highway 52, Hillcrest is about 10 miles on the left. Or, take highway 575 north to Ellijay, exit onto highway 52 east, Hillcrest is 9 miles on your right, 9 miles east of Ellijay, Georgia. Click here for a map and directions. You pick apples available September 6 to October 26 on weekends only. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. "Apple Pickin' Jubilee" festival features family friendly activities such as milking the cow, petting farm animals, mini golf, apple museum, moonshine museum, live entertainment on the stage and numerous playgrounds with giant slides.  See more photos and descriptions on this page!  (UPDATED: July 31, 2014).(UPDATED: September 01, 2013) (UPDATED: October 11, 2013, from their website)
    Comments from Blake:
    "If you haven't been to Hillcrest, then you are missing a Georgia institution!  From the pig races, the moonshine museum,  trike track, jumping pillows, apple picking, honeybee exhibition hive, live music on weekends, hayrides (both tractor and mule-drawn), this orchard has it all.  They even have the only cow you and your children can milk in all of the Southeast! Going to Hillcrest is a must for my boys every Fall!"
  • Red Apple Barn - apples, pumpkins, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3379 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Phone: 706-635-5898. Email: apples@redapplebarn.com. Open: Saturday 10:30am to 5:00pm Sunday 1:00 am to 4:00pm. Directions: Directions from Atlanta: Follow I-75 north to I-575 north. 575 turns into highway 515. Follow highway 515 to the first red light south of Ellijay at Long Horns. Turn left at the red light onto Howard Simmons Road. Go .6 miles and turn right on highway 5 north. Drive 1.7 miles to the red light and turn left on Ga- 282/US-76 west. Go 3.2 miles and the Red Apple Barn will be on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. The Apple House carries a wide variety of different apple products, jams, jellies, syrups, ciders and baked goods. (UPDATED: May 20, 2010) (UPDATED: September 15, 2012) (UPDATED: September 25, 2013)

Gordon County

  • Cedar Hill Farms - beans, cucumbers, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, and prepicked produce
    274 Cedar Hill Drive SW, Calhoun, GA 30701. Phone: 706-629-5400. Fax: 706-629-6151. Email: benmar519@aol.com. Directions: national guard armory take hwy156 toward Rosedale, one mile on left New Zion church turn left, first road on left, look for long white fence on left....... And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October, November. Open: Weds. to Friday 830am to 700pm.Saturday 800am to 500pm Fax orders 24 hrs a day 706-629-6151 e-mail orders, questions, email request 24 hrs, mention Cedar Hill.  Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Fox Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    863 Owens Chapel Road, Calhoun, GA. Phone: 706-629-1085. Open: Blueberries beginning mid- June through mid-August; daylight to dark, every day.  2013 price is $8/gallon.  Containers are furnished.  (UPDATED: March 24, 2010, GAMB)  (UPDATED: May 13, 2013, from GaFCMB)
  • Payne Farms - beans, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, melons, peas, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, daylilies in June; black-eyed peas, okra, cabbage, greens, collards, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce
    336 Salmen Road, Calhoun, GA 30701. Phone: 770-878-2005. Email: Info@paynefarmandproduce.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm. Directions: from the intersection of GA 53 and US Highway 41 in Calhoun, travel south o US 41 bout 2 miles and turn right on Salem Road Market is .2 miles on the left. From Adairsville, travel north o US Highway 41 to Salem Road and turn left Market is .2miles on the left. Payment: Cash, Check. Some containers available. Several old-fashioned high-flavor varieties. (UPDATED: June 03, 2008)   (UPDATED: May 13, 2013, from GaFCMB) (UPDATED: January 27, 2014)

Habersham County

  • Roland Farm - No sprays used, blueberries
    860 Sidney Roland Road, Demorest, GA 30535. Phone: 706-754-6700. Directions: Click here for a map to our farm. Open: mid July through August, September; 7 days a week July 17-September. Rabbit Eye blueberries. 2013 prices are $6/gal.; honor system.  (UPDATED: August 28, 2008) (UPDATED: July 10, 2012)  (UPDATED: May 13, 2013, from GaFCMB)
    Comments from a visitor on July 10, 2012: "Spoke to Sidney Roland (the owner) and he said excessive heat killed this years blueberry crop."
    Comments from a visitor on July 30, 2010: "We visited this blueberry farm today and had lots of FUN! Mom and I turned into kids again while picking berries from the 6-8 foot tall blueberry bushes at Roland's. There is a table to borrow buckets from and a "pay here jar" at the entrance to the main blueberry field. As you pick the 1/2 cm to 2cm fruit here you can hear the Chattahoochee River and wildlife all around. Children can easily play hide and seek here as well as pick berries. If you go late in the day (we were there at 9am) they may run out of buckets to use. If you don't know what poison ivy looks like BE CAREFUL because it does grow under some of the huge blueberry bushes. If you don't want to bend over for berries there are PLENTY 4ft off the ground and higher. Even kids will find plenty of berries they can pick. GREAT PLACE!"

Lumpkin County 

  • Black Mountain Forest Blueberry Farm - blueberries, restrooms
    1455 Black Mountain Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Phone: 706-867-6426. Email: bobm@windstream.net. Open: see website. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Black Mountain Forest Farm is just North of Dahlonega,Ga in Lumpkin County. We are in the foothills of the beautiful North Georgia mountains. Come see us for:  Fresh blueberries u-pick from the more than 200 bushes. Picking buckets and bags will be provided. The season is usually from July 5 thru Aug. 5. Contact us or check our website (click on the name of our farm) at that time to confirm availability and farm hours. The 2014 price is $1.50/pint. Hayrides may be available for groups or families with prior notice. (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: March 12, 2013)
  • Dahlonega Vegetable Farm (Ed Patton)  - Strawberries, beans, okra, corn, tomatoes and other vegetables
    2650 Highway 19 North Dahlonega, Georgia 30533 Phone 706-867-9794. Open: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm; Mondays to Saturdays; 11 am to 6:00 pm on Sundays. Picking containers provided; bring your own take-home containers. Payment: Cash, Check, only.
    Note:
    I've been to this farm in 2009 and years past - they have excellent tasting Chandler strawberries in a picturesque location just 2 miles outside of Dahlonega. But DO call before you go, as visitors below point out, they don't seem to be very customer-savvy, and there are no guarantees that they'll have what you want or even allow picking on any given day! Blake    (UPDATED: May 22, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on May 22, 2011: "Dahlonega Vegetable Farm Lumpkin County May 2011 Sunday we decided to go strawberry picking and found several ads on the internet for Dahlonega Vegetable Farm. I had read the info on your site so I was sure to call the number they provided to make sure they were open before we left. It was a little difficult to find and after turning around twice we finally came upon it. When we walked in the store the bins were barely filled with strawberries much less any other vegetables. I told the lady at the counter that we wanted to pick our own and she said they were not allowing people to pick today. I countered with but your phone line says that you are "open" today. She replied that the phone line was just for the store and maybe I should come back another day, possibly Wednesday but you never know. I was very irritated because we had come along way. I decided to buy some of their pre-picked berries even though they didn't look that great. To my dismay, once I got them home, most of the ones on the bottom of the gallon bucket I bought were rotten. I won't be back. They are not very customer friendly and it wasn't worth the trip. "
    Comments from a visitor on May 25, 2010: "We have been picking strawberries here for the past 5 years as a nice Spring tradition. We drive 35 miles to get there and normally it is worth it. Today we arrived about noon and they advised us that they had already picked that morning (which they always do) but didn't want anyone picking to let more berries ripen. Their recorded message says they are open for business and the farm hours but nothing about restricted pick-your-own berries. I complained about this never being a problem before, our long trip and no warning on their recording about any restrictions. The girl said she would tell the owner. This is our last visit to this farm with this kind of treatment of customers."
    Comments from a visitor on May 23, 2010: "We drove up to this farm and arrived around noon. The place was pretty empty of people and so we got to start picking without having to worry about waiting in line. They informed us that the Strawberry season started later do to our cold winter and they hope it lasts longer into the year. The plants were pretty empty by the time we arrived, but we were still able to pick about a gallon of berries between the two of us. They are not sure if they will have other veggies/fruits available for sale in the shop this year. Right now all they had was strawberries. They provide buckets to pick in and you can buy the bucket for $1. One bucket of BYO berries was $12. Checks and cash ONLY."
    Comments from a visitor on July 06, 2009: "This listing says to call first, but alas, there is just an answering machine...was there today (Monday, July 6th) at 4:38 pm and the place was closed...Fortunately I was already in the area so it was not a biggie...just very inconsiderate to not answer phones or have updated times on the answering machine. I also agree that the person talking on the answering machine is extremely difficult to understand. And if you go by the address listed, you will not drive far enough down the road...the mailbox is on the South side of the bridge and the market is just north of the bridge. "
    Comments from a visitor on July 03, 2009: "Very Disappointing. This farm listed many kinds of vegetables as well as blackberries, which we were looking for. We tried to call ahead more than once to see if the blackberries were ready, but NEVER got an answer, just a difficult-to-understand recording of a child's voice saying they were open and some of the things they had available. We decided to go anyway, called the morning we went, got the same indistinct voice mail saying they were open. We took the kids hoping for a fun morning of vegetable picking, only to be told when we got there that there was nothing left to pick in the fields, only produce in their market. And they Never had had blackberries in spite of their recently-updated listing on the web. We were very disappointed."
    Comments from a visitor on June 13, 2009: "We went yesterday (6/12/09) to this farm and they still have lots of Strawberries for picking. Beware that there are steep metal stairs that you have to go down to get to the strawberries. The people were friendly and the strawberries are delicious! We picked about 8 quarts of strawberries and it was $15. Our children were able to eat as they picked. The farm is maybe 10 minutes or less from downtown Dahlonega. Bring your own container to take the strawberries home. Also they have great vegetables and other fruits at good prices."

Murray County

  • Prewitt Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms
    1085 River Road, Chatsworth, GA 30705. Phone: 706 695 2261. Alternate Phone: 706 483 5620. Email: mmprew13@yahoo.com. Open: Thursday to Saturday, from 8am to 6pm, July 10 until berries are gone. Directions: Google has great directions. Hwy 286 to Fuller Chapel Road, left on Fuller Chapel road to River Road, left on River Road to sign. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Blueberries are $8.00 per gallon. Blackberries are $10.00 per gallon. Already-picked berries $20. per gallon. Must be ordered in advance.  We will be open until all the berries are gone. (which is typically in September). We have buckets to pick in and bags for taking home. (UPDATED: June 22, 2014) (UPDATED: June 18, 2013) (UPDATED: June 11, 2012)

Pickens County

Rabun County 

  • Hillside Orchard Farms, Inc - blackberries, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    18 Sorghum Mill Drive, Lakemont , GA 30576. Phone: 706-782-2776. Alternate Phone: 706-782-4995. Fax: 706-782-7848. Email: patsy@hillsideorchard.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 5:30, Sunday from 10:30 to 5:30. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 441 highway 2 hrs north of Atlanta. Left on Wiley Connector, Right on old 441 north 7/10 mile. 7 miles south of Clayton Ga. Right on Wiley Connector, Right on Old 441 North 7/10 mile. Click here for a map and directions. blackberries july apples August September. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, AmEx. We have over 600 Jams, jellies, Pickles, Relish, Ciders, Hot Sauces etc. made at our modern processing plant near our Country Store. Kids Gem Mine.  (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: September 06, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 26, 2009: "I have to say that this blackberry crop is the most amazing I've ever seen. Thornless bushes w/ berries the size of jawbreakers! They're awesome this year. My wife and I went on a Saturday and there were only 3 or 4 others there picking. We had over 14 pounds in 25 minutes. It was so fun I took my children back a few days later and we got another 8 pounds. This is going to become a regular stop for us in mid-July each year. Staff was friendly; store was clean; bathrooms accessible and clean."
  • Osage Farm - Strawberries, tomatoes and choose-and-cut Christmas trees
    5030 Hwy. 441 North, Rabun Gap, GA 30568. Phone: 706-746-6952.
  • Tiger Mountain Orchards - blackberries , raspberries, grapes
    1309 Bethel Road, Tiger, GA. Phone: 706-782-3290. Email: click here for our contact form. Directions: U.S. 441 (8.5 miles north of Tallulah Falls). Crop availability: blackberries July-August; raspberries July 15 through August; grapes in August. Open: dawn-dusk, every day in season. Call for availability. . We supply the containers.  Check orchard weather and forecast on our website. (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website)

Stephens County

  • Finley's Blueberry Farm - Blueberries,
    Finley Rd, (off of Hwy 17), Toccoa, GA 30577. Open: starting July 1. Directions: None provided. Payment: Cash, only. This was provided by a visitor, so I have no additional information.  If you go there and can obtain a phone number or email address, please write me!. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 20, 2012)
  • Gumlog Enterprise - blueberries, muscadine grapes,
    162 Hardy Road, Martin, GA 30557. Phone: 706-491-3399. Alternate Phone: 706-779-6990. Email: blueberryfarm@windstream.net. Open: Please call for picking times and availability. Directions: We are 11 miles from Exit 173 on I-85. Click here for a map and directions. Gum Log has Blueberries in June and July, Muscadines in August and September. Payment: Cash, Check. We also have Christian art.  Note: as of May 2014, their website is down, say they may have closed down. (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (ADDED: August 01, 2010)

Towns County

  • Blueberry Patch - blueberries
    5038 Hwy. 76 E., Hiawassee , GA 30546. Phone: 706-896-4893 Click here for a map to our farm. We are open August, September. Our hours are: Monday to Saturday, Call for hours, directions and availability before you go! Bring your own containers to take home - containers are furnished for picking; 2004 prices: $5/gal.
  • Enota Mountain Retreat Organic Farm - ORGANIC, White Sweetcorn, asparagus, red and green okra, swiss chard, basil, squash, zucchini, pumpkins, watermelons, cantaloupe, purple potatoes, regular potatoes, carrots, pickled cucumbers, cucumbers, romain lettuce, sweet potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, field peas, sugar pod peas, green beans, blue berries, gooseberries, restrooms, gift shop, picnic area, pumpkins (brought in from the field), pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    1000 hwy 180, Hiawassee, GA 30546. Phone: 706-896-9966. Email: enota@enota.com. Open: 8:00 am to 5:00 PM winter season 8:00 am to 9:00 pm spring through fall. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx . Enota also operates as a certified organic farm and has over 300 family friendly animals (chickens, bunnies, goats, cows, horses, and more) on our farm. Adults and children are welcome to help with our daily feedings. The duck pond in front of the lodge is extremely popular and everyone has fun feeding the ducks. Help feed the animals, milk the cows, and gather the eggs - fun for the kids! Meet at the farm at 4:00 p.m. daily. As part of Enota charter, we are also an educational and charitable facility. Adults and children can visit our organic garden, hydroelectric power plant, Cherokee ceremonial area and animal sanctuary to learn more about the heritage of this land and sustainability. Enota is based on shared ecological and social values and Rudolph Steiners biodynamic agricultural principals. Working with the principle of not taking more from the Earth than one gives back. Special Fun Enota Activities March 15 - November 30 Meals Healthy & freshly prepared with products from our organic garden Breakfast – Sundays 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (please sign-up for dinners at the Lodge) Goats, Ducks, Doves, Chickens, Horses & Bunnies Feeding Daily 4:00 p.m. at farm - No charge Feed available for purchase at the Lodge Organic Farm Tour Daily 4:00 p.m. at farm - No charge Milk our cows & goats and pick fresh eggs Campfire & Marshmallow Roast (weather permitting) Fridays 8:30 p.m. in front of the Lodge - No charge Bring your musical instruments and good stories. Marshmallows Provided! Our camp store has chocolate & graham crackers for S'mores Hayrides (weather permitting) Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 pm - $1.00 per person Meet at the Lodge & pick ups all around the park Bonfire (weather permitting) Saturdays 9:00 p.m. Meet at the Big Circle in the family tenting area Organic Produce Freshly picked from our garden For sale at the Lodge  (Updated by a visitor, ADDED: February 07, 2011)(ADDED: December 16, 2008)

Union County

  • Southern Tree Plantation - Christmas trees, pumpkins
    2531 Owltown Road, Blairsville, GA 30512. Phone: 706-745-0601. Email us at the website. Directions: From Blairsville Georgia: From old courthouse downtown Blairsville, take highway 129 South. Go 4 one half miles take right on Hutson road. Follow signs Plantation on your left. We are open October, November, December. Our hours are: Fall Season: October 1 - October 31. Friday 12:00 - 6:00. Saturday 10:00 - 6:00. Sunday 12:00 - 6:00. Christmas Season: Thanksgiving day - December 23. Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 7:00. Sunday 12:00 - 7:00. In addition to the thousands of pumpkins and Christmas trees grown on the plantation, loads of fun activities are available. Hay rides, kids train ride, pony rides, petting farm, maze, barnyard playground, and more. Open for Fall, Christmas, and summer seasons to the public. Open year round for groups. We cater to company picnics, family reunions, church outings, birthday parties, class reunions, weddings, etc. all year long.
  • Wolfcreek Wilderness Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area
    583 W Wolfcreek Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512. Phone: 706-835-2737. Email: wolfcreek@windstream.net. Open: Saturday to Sunday , from 9 am to 3pm; Call us for weekdays appointments; the blueberries will be ripening about mid-July through September.. Directions: 8.5 miles south of Blairsville Town Square. On right is Sunrise Country Store. Our road runs off the parking lot of Sunrise Country Store (W Wolfcreek Rd). Cross the bridge across the stream and we are the first drive to the left at the blue gate. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: July 13th to August 25th. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. UPDATE: Their Facebook page is gone, as of May 2014, so call before you go!  (UPDATED: June 04, 2014, by email) (UPDATED: June 04, 2013) (UPDATED: May 28, 2010)

Walker County

  • The Blueberry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, restrooms, picnic area
    1363 Highway 151, Lafayette, GA 30728. Phone: 706-638-0908. Email: jkkil@comcast.net. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: late June through July; blueberries: July and August. Payment: Cash, only.  (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website) (UPDATED: February 25, 2010)
  • Rogers Farm - blueberries
    94 Rogers Lane, LaFayette , GA 30728. Phone: 706-638-4375 Click here for a map to our farm. We are open July, August. Our hours are: Call for hours. Containers furnished or bring your own.

White County

  • Nanas Farmers Market - Roadside stand, Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, grapefruit, herbs/spices, lemons, melons, nectarines, onions, oranges, other citrus, pears, peas, peaches, pecans , peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, tangerines, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, restrooms
    9701 Highway 75 North Helen Ga. 30545. Phone: 404-906-6087. Email: nana@nanasfarmersmarket.com. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9amto 7pm; Sunday from 10am to 7pm; Open All Year. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: June 01, 2014) (UPDATED: January 08, 2013) (ADDED: February 26, 2012)
  • Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge Blackberry Picking Weekends - wild blackberries
    61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen, GA 30545. Phone: 706-878-3087. Alternate phone: (800) 318-5848. Directions: Located on Ga. Hwy. 75-Alternate, 3 miles west of Helen, just south of the Richard B. Russell Scenic Hwy. (Ga. Hwy. 348).  Open: During July weekends. Visitors are invited to pick juicy summer blackberries at this scenic mountain park. $3 parking.   (UPDATED: May 30, 2014, from their website)

Whitfield County

  • The Berry Patch - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, raspberries (red),
    422 John Bell Hood Drive, Cohutta, GA 30710. Phone: 706-694-4113. Alternate Phone: 706-847-7283. Email: rswilliams@windstream.net. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 7 AM to Dusk; Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM; Closed Mondays. Directions: Call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: mid June to July; limited Raspberries : mid June to mid July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. Blackberries are $ 1.75 per pound. Raspberries are $ 2.00 per pound. Approximately 5 to 6 pounds per gallon. Please plan your picking accordingly. Picking containers provided. Bring your own take-home containers. Best to call if traveling a long distance, to check for heavy picking conditions. (UPDATED: May 04, 2013) (ADDED: June 18, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on July 07, 2010: "Visited this farm three times. Just call before going(to check availability (I know they had to close down a couple days to let berries ripen) or email-they will contact you. I cannot wait to return next year. Very friendly people."
  • Leo's Berry Patch - beans, blackberries,
    5433 Red Clay Rd, Cohutta, GA 30710. Phone: 706-264-9633. Alternate Phone: 706-694-3440. Fax: 706-694-4350. Email: ljwhaley@windstream.net. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 7:00 am to 8 pm; June and July. Directions: Cleveland Highway north (from Dalton) turn left at Cohutta exit; turn right on Red Clay Road - go past Fish Hachery; number on mailbox. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 28, 2012)

Farmer's Markets, Farm Stands and Roadside Stands, Etc.
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)

Catoosa County

  • Durham Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Indoor market, farm animals
    675 Nellie Head Rd, Tunnel Hill , GA 30755. Phone: 423-596-1165. Alternate Phone: 706-937-6494. Email: admin@durhamfarms.com. Open: seven days a week Monday to Sunday from 9am to 7pm; In the summer store hours are longer. Directions: On interstate 75 going south bound get off at exit 345 make a left. one mile down turn to the right so that you will be on old 2a about two and a half miles down on the left you will come to Nellie Head rd, you will see a church called Nellie head church we are located about half a mile down on the left hand side of the street. cant miss us we have a sign out front and there is a big red barn with a horse and carriage silhouette. Payment: Cash, Check. This is Durham Farms first year at growing all year. "2010" "Grown the way it used to be". We offer to teach how to grow naturally and offer organic products and much more. plants and seeds can be bought at any time. In the spring and fall we have a large plant sale. you can special order plants or talk with a farmer so you can get the best plant for you. we will be holding an event once a month on the farm we just have to dot all the "I" and cross all the "T" before we announce what and when they are going to be. Durham Farms is a 12 month growing farm, family owned and operated. We grow all naturally. almost any thing you can think of we grow at one point or another. it depends on the time of year on what we will have. we do bring items in the store that we don't grow to make it a one stop shop for all your needs. we grow tomatoes in hoop houses so we still have local farm fresh tomatoes we also grow Brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet green onions, peas, beans, carrots, and much more. usually we have multiple different colors and variety of items. we grow the unique. we love to educate, teach and even will give you ideas on how to prepare your vegetables. (ADDED: December 01, 2010)

Fannin County

  • Mercier Orchards - Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Phone: 800-361-7731. Alternate Phone: 706-632-3411. Fax: 706-632-2685. Email: customer.service@mercier-orchards.com. Open: Seven days per week, 7:00am to 8:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: End of April to Mid May Cherries: May Blueberries: June; Apples End of August - Late October; Orchard Tractor Rides May-October. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: April 28, 2010)
  • Podunk Produce - Roadside stand, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, Covered outdoor market, Precut Christmas trees, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, onions, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, tayberries, tomatoes,
    9945 Lakewood Highway, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559. Phone: 706-374-1234. Email: thepodunkman@hotmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 7 pm Sunday 10 am to 6 pm from March thru December. Directions: Please consult Google Maps: Podunk Produce-N-Such 9945 Lakewood highway Mineral Bluff, Ga. 30559. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We are proud to say that the majority of our fruits and veggies are grown by locals. In the fall we carry locally grown pumpkins, gourds hay and cornstalks. At Christmas time we carry locally grown fresh cut Christmas trees hand made wreaths and hand made kudzu gift baskets. We also carry Georgia Grown and Amish jams, jellies,pickles,relish, hot sauce and spice rubs. We have local sorghum syrup and fresh honey, just the way the bees made it harvested only a few miles from the produce stand. (ADDED: December 05, 2014)

Floyd County

  • Lowrey's Farm Market - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, blueberries, melons, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, Other fruit or veg,
    2416 Turkey Mountain Road, Rome, GA 30161. Phone: 706-295-1157. Email: irober7033@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, From 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, okra, sweet corn, cucumbers. (ADDED: June 25, 2014)

Gilmer County

  • Aaron's Apple House - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, beans, corn (sweet), grapes, peaches, pumpkins, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    8350 highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536. Phone: (706) 273-3180. Alternate Phone: (706)273-8456. Email: sales@aaronfamilyorchards.com. Open: 9am-6pm 7 days a week August-December. Directions: Approximately 7 miles on highway 52 east from Ellijay on the right just past Oakland School. Approximately 12 miles from Amicalola Falls on highway 52 headed west on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.  Georgia Certified Farmers Market. We are re-branding ourselves as Aaron Family Orchards, and have done almost a complete remodel. If you would like, visit our Facebook Page for updated photos. We now do PYO by Appointment.(UPDATED: November 05, 2014) (UPDATED: November 05, 2013) (ADDED: October 16, 2012)
  • B.J. Reece Orchards - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    9131 Highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536. Phone: 706-276-3048. Email: reeceorchards@ellijay.com. Open: Everyday from 8 am to 6 pm September and October; November and December we are open from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday and after church on Sundays. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaches and Nectarines in our Roadside Market are available July 25 through September 1; Peaches are not U-pick; Seasonal produce available July 25 through mid September; Apples are available August 1 until December 20 in our Roadside Market; U-pick apples are available September and October. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: September 01, 2011)
  • Hillcrest Orchards - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), jumping pillow, trike track, mini-golf, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    9696 highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536. Phone: 706-273-3838. Alternate Phone: 706-273-9494. Fax: 706-273-3888. Email: applelan@ellijay.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, August 30 to November 30, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Highway 400 north to Dawsonville exit highway 53 west, turn left just past outlet malls, go through Dawsonville on highway 53, turn right onto highway 183, travel to highway 52 west, turn left onto highway 52, Hillcrest is about 10 miles on the left. Or, take highway 575 north to Ellijay, exit onto highway 52 east, Hillcrest is 9 miles on your right, 9 miles east of Ellijay, Georgia. Click here for a map and directions. You pick apples available September 6 to October 26 on weekends only. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. "Apple Pickin' Jubilee" festival features family friendly activities such as milking the cow, petting farm animals, mini golf, apple museum, moonshine museum, live entertainment on the stage and numerous playgrounds with giant slides. (UPDATED: July 31, 2014)
  • Red Apple Barn - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3379 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Phone: 706-635-5898. Email: apples@redapplebarn.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 9am until 6pm Sunday 12:00 am to 5:00pm. Directions: Directions from Atlanta: Follow I-75 north to I-575 north. 575 turns into highway 515. Follow highway 515 to the first red light south of Ellijay at Long Horns. Turn left at the red light onto Howard Simmons Road. Go .6 miles and turn right on highway 5 north. Drive 1.7 miles to the red light and turn left on Ga- 282/US-76 west. Go 3.2 miles and the Red Apple Barn will be on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 25, 2013)

Habersham County

  • Soque River Farmers Market - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Uncovered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    9410 highway 197 North, Clarkesville, GA 30523. Phone: 706-947-3474. Alternate Phone: 706-968-8769. Fax: 706-947-3476. Email: abbyj@windstream.net. Open: Saturdays 8 am; to 2 pm. Directions: 9410 highway 197 North Clarkesville, Georgia 30523. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Sweet Corn Harvest festival July 12th at 8 am. to 2 pm. (ADDED: July 08, 2014)

Jackson County

  • Braselton: Home Grown Farm Market - figs, grapes, pecans , pumpkins, prepicked produce, farm market
    4316 Benefield Road, Braselton, GA 30517. Phone: 678-828-9416. Email: homegrownproduce@live.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in May, December. Open: 6 days a week, from 8am to 8pm; closed Thursday; please call or email for seasonal crop availability. Payment: Cash, only. We are a small farm dedicated to providing locally grown quality produce. Please call or email for availability. (UPDATED: February 28, 2009)
  • Green Acres Farm Market - Farm market, not located on the farm, Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, blueberries, broad beans, other citrus, pecans , winter squash, tomatoes, gift shop
    8865 highway 53, Braselton,, GA 30517. Phone: 770-861-3864. Alternate Phone: 678-642-5101. Email: geenacresfarmmarket@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm Closed Wednesdays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Atlanta area I-85 N to exit 129 turn left onto highway 53. Go 3 miles Green Acres Farm Market will be on your left.From Areas north, take I 85-S to exit 129, turn right go 3 miles Green Acres Farm Market will be on your left. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Call ahead during winter months. We are a year round indoor farm market. We are an outlet for a co-op of gardeners and small family farmers who want to provide fresh locally grown produce and other original food products to our community and visitors. ((UPDATED: November 26, 2012) (ADDED: November 18, 2011)

Lumpkin County

  • Dahlonega Farmers Market
    Hawkins Street at Grove Street, Dahlonega, GA. Open: 6 am to 2 pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays through October 31. Phone: 706-864-6133. Located in Hancock Park, one block off the Historic Square in Dahlonega. Hancock Park is located at the intersection of North Park and Warwick Streets.

Pickens County

  • Jasper Farmers' Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, restrooms
    Park And Ride Lot off Hwy 53, Jasper, GA 30175. Phone: 706 253 8840. Email: farmersmarket@pickensmg.com. Open: Saturday 7:30 to 12:00 pm from April 2 to October 29 expect on the first Saturday of July and October; Wednesday 7:30 to 12:00 pm from June 15 to August 31. Directions: Take Highway 515 north turning east on Highway 53 heading towards downtown Jasper. Go 1 1/2 Miles and the park is on the Left just past Burger King. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Homegrown products, handmade arts and crafts, livestock, baked goods, plants, trees, shrubs, birdhouses, painted old windows, soaps, fabric arts, handmade lawn furniture. Free parking and admission. Sponsored by the Pickens County Extension Office and organized by the Master Gardeners of Pickens County and the Pickens County Extension Service. (ADDED: April 13, 2009)  (UPDATED: April 26, 2011).

Rabun County

  • Clayton: Simply Homegrown
    Corner of Savannah Street (76 West) and Main Street in historic downtown Clayton, GA. Phone: 706-782-9944. Open Saturday mornings, 9 am to Noon, starting May 29 through mid September.
  • Hillside Orchard Farms, Inc - apples, blackberries, pumpkins, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    18 Sorghum Mill Drive, Lakemont , GA 30576. Phone: 706-782-2776. Alternate Phone: 706-782-4995. Fax: 706-782-7848. Email: patsy@hillsideorchard.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 5:30, Sunday 10:30 to 5:30. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. blackberries July apples August September. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, AmEx. (UPDATED: September 06, 2010)

Union County

  • Union County Farmer's Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    148 Old Smokey Road, Blairsville, GA 30512. Phone: 706-439-6030. Email: ucfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Open: from the first Saturday in June to the last Saturday in October; The Market is open on Tuesday's and Saturdays; Tuesday hours are from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Saturday hours are from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: June 24, 2014)

Walker County

  • Rock Spring: Battlefield Farmers Market
    10052 North Highway 27, Rock Spring, GA - at the Walker County Civic Center, 1.7 miles north of Rock Spring or 3.3 miles south of the Chickamauga Battlefield Market times: Saturday, morn. 8-12 & Wednesday aft. 4-7, Mid-June thru October. Phone: 706-638-7739.

Whitfield County

  • Downtown Dalton Saturday Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown, some produce is sustainably grown, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, restrooms, picnic area
    235 N. Selvidge Street, Dalton, GA 30720. Phone: 706-278-3332. Email: veronica@downtowndalton.com. Open: Every Saturday May through August from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: March 26, 2012)
  • Freeman Springs Farm - Indoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    3895 Freeman Springs Road, Rocky Face, GA 30740. Phone: 706-270-2402. Email: freemanspringsfarm@yahoo.com. Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am until Dark. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Freeman Springs Farm offers custom photography for your family. (UPDATED: October 03, 2010)
  • North Georgia Farmers & Flea Market
    310 Legion Drive, Dalton, GA 30721. Phone: 706-278-6369.

Local Honey Sources:

Gilmer County

  • Hillcrest Orchards - Honey (retail), Sourwood honey), Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Raw honeys, Strained honey, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), jumping pillow, trike track, mini-golf, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    9696 highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536. Phone: 706-273-3838. Alternate Phone: 706-273-9494. Fax: 706-273-3888. Email: applelan@ellijay.com. Open: September 1 to November 30,Monday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Highway 400 north to Dawsonville exit highway 53 west, turn left just past outlet malls, go through Dawsonville on highway 53, turn right onto highway 183, travel to highway 52 west, turn left onto highway 52, Hillcrest is about 10 miles on the left. Or, take highway 575 north to Ellijay, exit onto highway 52 east, Hillcrest is 9 miles on your right, 9 miles east of Ellijay, Georgia. Click here for a map and directions. You pick apples available September 6 to October 26 on weekends only. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. "Apple Pickin' Jubilee" festival features family friendly activities such as milking the cow, petting farm animals, mini golf, apple museum, moonshine museum, live entertainment on the stage and numerous playgrounds with giant slides. Click here for our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: July 31, 2014).

Pickens County

Rabun County

  • Hillside Orchard Farms, Inc - Honey (retail), Honey (wholesale), Sourwood honey), Wildflower honey, Strained honey, Tours, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    18 Sorghum Mill Drive, Lakemont , GA 30576. Phone: 706-782-2776. Alternate Phone: 706-782-4995. Fax: 706-782-7848. Email: patsy@hillsideorchard.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 5:30, Sunday 10:30 to 5:30. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. blackberries july apples August September. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, AmEx. (UPDATED: September 06, 2010)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Gordon County

  • deGraan Farms Grass-Fed Beef - Beef, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), Within an easy drive to an Interstate road,
    900 Owens Gin Road, Calhoun, GA 30701. Phone: (706) 625-8848. Alternate Phone: (706) 270-2041. Email: info@dgfarms.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: Take Exit 315 off I-75 and turn east. Go approximately 5 miles on Red Bud Road and turn left onto Hunts Gin. Take first right (Also Hunts Gin). At stop sign, take a right onto Owens Gin Road. Farm is first drive on the right. Payment: Cash, Check. deGraan Farms is a family run farm focused on producing high quality, tasty, lean, and nutritious grass-fed beef. Our beef is raised with no hormones and no supplemental antibiotics. The processor we have chosen is USDA inspected committed to producing quality beef. Please visit our website for more information including the list of cuts and pricing.  It's easy to order; just call, e-mail, or fax. We will set up a time for you to pick up your order, or we will deliver with a minimum order of $75 within 50 miles. Don't for get your cooler!. (ADDED: February 03, 2010)

Winery, Brewery and Distillery Tours and Tastings:

Catoosa County

  • Georgia Winery - Winery
    6469 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, GA 30736. Phone: 706-937-9469.  Email: info@georgiawines.com . Open: Winery tours are offered every Saturday at 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock pm. Come discover the surprisingly flavorful wines of the Chattanooga Valley's oldest and most celebrated winery- The Georgia Winery and Vineyards. Established in 1983, the Georgia Winery is the first of its kind in Georgia and is the only winery in the North Georgia and Chattanooga area. Serving as a pioneer in the farm winemaking industry, Georgia Winery has lead other vineyards and wineries to open across the state in recent years. Georgia Winery is a family owned and operated facility producing award-winning fine wines. Specializing in capturing the fresh flavor of the fruit results in unique wines that explode with flavor and tantalizes taste buds across the nation. If you are planning a visit to the Chattanooga or North Georgia area the Georgia Winery is your next stop! Enjoy complimentary wine tasting of all signature wines at the elegant tasting bar.  Peruse through the beautiful gift shop including unique gifts, gourmet foods, homemade fudge, hand-crafted wine filled chocolates, and more. Prepare your palate for a taste of true Southern hospitality at its best. With over 20 different wines to choose from, ranging from dry to sweet, from light to full-bodied, Georgia Winery offers something for every discriminating taste. Bring your taste buds and come on in for a delightful experience. (UPDATED: June 04, 2014, by email)  (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Lumpkin County

  • Blackstock Vineyards - Winery
    55400 Town Creek Road, Dahonega, GA 30533. Phone: 706-219-2789. (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
  • Boutier Winery - Winery
    4506 Hudson River Church Road, Danielsville, GA 30633. Phone: 706-789-0059. Open: Friday-Saturday 11:00 am until 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:30 pm until 5:00 pm; Monday through Thursday by appointment only. Award Wining Wines. Entertainment. Vineyard Weddings. Wine Tastings
    Just 25 minutes from Athens and 80 minutes from Atlanta. Boutier Winery is dedicated to providing high quality traditional and custom wines, personally labeled for your special occasions or for use as promotional tools. These exclusive gifts are sure to make a lasting impression with family, friends, and business associates. At Boutier Winery, we emphasize "quality" rather than "quantity." Our wines are exclusive, unique, and produced in limited quantities. Boutier wines have earned national and international awards, including: Gold, silver, and bronze awards for its French American Hybrid Varietals, DeChaunac and Baco Noir, and its Chardonnay. Silver and bronze for its Peach Chardonnay and Chambourcin. Whether you drop in for an impromptu visit or set up a private wine - tasting session with a group of friends, the camaraderie and conversation will ensure a pleasant and memorable experience. 
  • Frogtown Cellars - Winery, Red wine, White wine, Rose, Tasting/sampling for a fee, Restaurant onsite, Wedding facilities, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, gift shop, restrooms, weddings and wedding parties
    70700 Ridge Point Dr., Dahlonega, GA 30533. Phone: 706-865-0687. Email: cydney@frogtownwine.com. Directions: From Atlanta, Travel north on HGWY 400 until it ends. At the light at the end of State Road 400 (stay in right lane) go straight and continue on a 2 lane road named Long Branch Rd, at the traffic light continue straight onto Copper Mine Road Turn left when it dead ends into Cavender Creek Rd, turn right (sharp turn)after 1.1 mile onto Town Creek Church Road After 4.3 miles it dead ends, turn left into Damascus Church Road Look after 1 mile on your left,. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: April 18, 2012)
  • Cavendar Creek Vineyards - Winery
    3610 Cavender Creek Rood, Dahionega, GA 30533. Phone: 770-823-9255. Open: Tasting room hours Friday and Saturday 11:00 to 5:30; Sunday 12:30 to 5:30. Announcing: Cabin-in-the-Vines Guesthouse now available for overnight stays. Call for reservations. CCVW features a c.1820 hand-hewn log cabin, disassembled and moved down from Tennessee , which serves as guest accommodations, overlooking the vineyard on 15 acres of beautiful rolling North Georgia hills. Next door is the winery, with three sides below ground, styled after an old-fashioned barn like the one already on the property. The “loft” of the barn houses the tasting room atop the winery, with a spacious deck extending over the crush pad below. From the deck you can enjoy a view of the vineyards and the surrounding farm scene, including a number of donkeys, sheep, and a big ole white “pasture guardian” dog- all adding up to a fun family experience. (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
  • Three Sisters Vineyards - Winery
    4439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Phone: 706-885-9463. Email: dp@threesistersvineyards.com. Open:  FEBRUARY to CHRISTMAS, Thursday/Friday/Saturdays 11am-5pm
    Sundays 1pm-5pm, Weekdays By Appointment. Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery is a small family farm situated on a hundred and eighty acres in the heart of the Frogtown District in historic Lumpkin County, Georgia. Located eight miles northeast of the site of the first major US gold rush, Dahlonega, the farm's name was inspired by the property's spectacular view of Lumpkin County's Three Sisters Mountain. While no one knows the origin of the name of Three Sisters Mountain, local residents refer to its three distinctive peaks as Wild Cat, McBrayer, and Rattlesnake. Established in 1996 and bonded in 2000, Three Sisters Vineyards is Lumpkin County's first vineyard since prohibition and holds the distinction of being "Dahlonega's First Family Farm Winery." Here's the scoop......Three Sisters Vineyards features several regular paid tastings that range between $5 and $15. We also offer special tastings during the year between $10 and $30 or more. Ask your Tasting Room Associate at the check-in/check-out station for details upon arrival. Walk-in are welcome, but accommodations for large parties are not always available without ADVANCED CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS. Please keep in mind that if you are coming near the end of our tasting room hours, it is best to arrive 40 minutes before the day's closing hour to fully enjoy the experience. We usually have last call 15 minutes before closing. Plan on arriving no later than 4:45PM. It is a good idea to call ahead to check our current business hours or to schedule a group visit. Please be prepared to show proof of age (21 and older) for all tastings and purchases of alcohol.LARGE GROUPS & PRIVATE PARTIES ARE WELCOME WITH ADVANCE CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS. Groups larger that 6 adults should understand that ADVANCE CONFIRMED RESERVATIONS may require ADVANCE PAYMENT to set-up and hold special space. (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
  • Wolf Mountain Vineyards - Winery
    1180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Phone: 706-867-9862. Email: info@wolfmountainvineyards.com. Open: Wine Tastings Thu - Sat 12:00-5:00pm, Sunday 12:30-5:00pm, Please arrive no later than 4:15pm; NO Reservation Required; Vineyard Café Thursday-Saturday 12-3pm Reservations Required; Winemaker's Tour Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm NO Reservation Required; Sunday Brunch Sundays at 12:30pm & 2:30pm Reservations Required. With over 100 medals in Major U.S. Competitions, including Georgia’s First ever Gold medals at the prestigious San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine Competitions, along with multiple Best of Category Awards, Wolf Mountain has established itself as a leader in fine wine production on the East Coast. With the introduction of North Georgia’s First Traditional Methode Champenoise Sparkling Wines, the honor of being Georgia’s First Wine Ever to be poured at the James Beard House in New York, NY, and our combination of traditional European and Southern Regional cuisines, Wolf Mountain provides Georgia’s Premier Wine and Food Experience. Our pastoral hillside vineyards, fieldstone-encased winery and hospitality facilities overlook the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. The Vineyard and Winery provides the perfect setting for the enjoyment of our award-winning handcrafted wines, Vineyard Weddings, Sunday Brunch, Cafe Lunch and Gourmet Dinners. (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Pickens County

  • Sharp Mountain Vineyards - Winery
    110 Rathgeb Trail, Jasper, GA 30142. Phone: 770-735-1210. Open: January - February, Saturdays: 12:00PM to 6:00PM; March - December, Fridays & Saturdays: Noon to 6:00PM, Sundays 12:30PM to 4:30PM; Call for an appointment on any other day. Open Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sharp Mountain, overlooking Jasper, GA, seems worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet on a clear day you can look down on Atlanta as well as Stone Mountain from its heights. In fact, the Sharp Mountain Vineyards, Georgia Farm Winery, is just a 45-minute drive from Atlanta, making it the perfect venue for a day's outing. Pack a picnic, enjoy a beautiful mountain drive and join us for a tour and tasting. Savor your picnic at our Pavilion while drinking in the beautiful view – rows and rows of espaliered vines against a backdrop of blue-green rolling hills and a commanding view of Sharp Mountain herself. Enjoy the comfort of our Pavilion with picnic tables and barbeque grill overlooking the vineyard and beautiful view of Sharp Mountain. Suitable for small groups or private tastings for up to 20. Pack your own picnic basket. No Brunches, No Lunches, just fine wine! We do not cater weddings or provide food service.(ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Rabun County

  • Tiger Mountain Vineyards - Winery
    2592 Old 441 South, Tiger, GA 30576. Phone: 708-782-4777. Email: tigerwine@windstream.net. Open: Winery hours May through November - 7 days per week, Monday - Friday 1 pm - 5 pm; Saturday - 11 am - 6 pm; Sunday - 1 pm - 5 pm; December through April; Friday - 1 pm - 5 pm; Saturday - 11 am - 5 pm; Sunday - 1 pm - 5 pm; Other times by appointment.  Tiger Mountain Vineyards produces red and white wines from 100% Georgia-grown grapes in Rabun County. Our 10 acres of vines, planted in 1995 and 1996 on the Ezzards' five-generation-old family farm, are nestled on the rolling sunny slopes of Tiger Mountain where they are individually tended and hand-picked. Our wines, mostly European vinifera, are found in every major city in Georgia and have won more than 170 awards. Our vineyards and tasting room are open year round. (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Towns County

  • Crane Creek Vineyards - Winery
    9916 Crane Creek Road, Young Harris, GA 30582. Phone: 706-379-1236. Email: info@cranecreekvineyards.com. Open: Tasting Room Hours January through March, Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm; April through December, Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sample the fruits of our labor! Wine tastings available for $5.00. Our twelve acres of vines are planted in a variety of grapes, including the European varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. We also grow the old world French American hybrid varieties of Chambourcin, Vidal Blanc, Seyval Blanc and Villard Noir along with the modern hybrid Chardonel. The native American varieties Norton and Catawba round out our unique varietal collection. (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
  • Hightower Creek Winery - Winery
    77150 Canaan Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546.Phone: 706-896-4688. Email: info@hightowercreekvineyards.com. Open : tasting room; Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Sunday 12:30pm - 5:00pm, Closed Tuesdays. As a family winery and vineyard, we know the importance of food, friends and a sense of home. That's why we strive to create wines that reflect the people and places of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each bottle of our wine represents the hard work of family and friends - from the vineyard, to the cellar, to you. Pair with good food and better company. Serve with a smile.
     (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

White County

  • Habersham Winery - Winery
    7025 S. Main St, Helen, GA 30545. Phone: 706-878-9463.  Habersham Winery has been producing award winning Georgia wines since 1983 and is one of Georgia's oldest and largest wineries. Located one half mile south of Alpine Helen in Nacoochee Village, the winery is open daily for complimentary tastings and self guided tours. In addition to a large selection of Georgia grown and produced wines, the tasting room also features a gift shop with gourmetfoods and wine specialty gift items. Award Winning Georgia Wines Some of the finest award winning Georgia Wines have been produced at Habersham Vineyards & Winery since 1983. Over 150 medals have been awarded to Habersham Wines in both national and international competitions.
    The Winery was located in Baldwin, Georgia until November 1998 when construction on a new facility was completed at Nacoochee Village in Helen, Georgia. Located just one half mile from Alpine Helen, Nacoochee Village is now home to not only Habersham Winery, but many other unique shops. Browse our shelves for a wide variety of wine selections and specialty gift items from around the world. Sample something new from our large inventory of unique and gourmet foods. We carry imported cheeses and all the fixings for a perfect picnic. From the vineyard to the shelf, we produce Georgia's finest wines. Complimentary Wine Tasting with selection recommendations are handled by a well trained staff that looks forward to serving you. Questions are always welcomed. Winery Tours can be scheduled for large groups by reservation only. Wine tasting locations are as follows: Habersham Winery - in Helen 706-878-9463. Nacoochee Grill - in Helen 706-878-8020. Nacoochee Village Tavern - in Helen 706-878-0199. Dahlonega Tasting Room featuring Habersham Wines 16 North Park Street, Public Square , Dahlonega, GA 30533, 706-864-8275. Habersham Winery - Juliette, 430 McCracin Street, Juliette, GA 31046, 478-994-0057. Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Rd, Ellijay ,GA 30536, 706-698-9463. (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
  • Yonah Mountain Vineyards - Winery
    1717 Highway 255, Cleveland, GA 30528.  Phone: 706-878-5522. Email: info@yonahmountainvineyards.com. Open: Current Hours (as of January 3, 2013), Mon: Noon-5pm, Tue-Wed: Closed, Thu: Noon-5pm, Fri: Noon-6pm, Sat: 11am-6pm, Sun: 12:30-6pm; Tasting Room hours vary with the season; To verify current hours, please call us. Tastings are available on a walk-in basis any day that the Tasting Room is open. Full tastings include a pour of all available wines plus the exclusive Yonah Mountain Vineyards glass. Partial tastings are also available. The Tasting Room offers all currently available wines for sale by the bottle and by the glass. Bottle prices range from $12.50 to $36. Glass prices range from $4.50 to $9. Visitors to the Yonah Mountain Vineyards are welcome to relax and enjoy their wine in the cozy nook of the Tasting Room, or if the weather is fine, to take their wine into the park area of Sautee Village. Parties of 10 or more are welcome; however, in order to better serve you, kindly call ahead to let us know you're coming.    (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Fannin County

  • Mercier Orchards - Lighting, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Restaurant onsite, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Apple Orchard, Cherry Orchard, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Mountain views, Copy Machine, Fax, Phone available, TV available, DVD Player, VCR available, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, handicap accessible, meeting room available, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513. Phone: 800-361-7731. Alternate Phone: 706-632-3411. Fax: 706-632-2685. Email: customer.service@mercier-orchards.com. Open: Seven days per week, 7:00am to 8:00pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: April 28, 2010)

Gilmer County

  • B.J. Reece Orchards - Lighting, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Hotel nearby, Apple Orchard, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Pumpkin patch, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, boating nearby, horse riding, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    9131 Highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536. Phone: 706-276-3048. Email: reeceorchards@ellijay.com. Open: Please call for availability. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Peaches and Nectarines in our Roadside Market are available July 25 through September 1; Peaches are not U-pick; Seasonal produce available July 25 through mid September; Apples are available August 1 until December 20 in our Roadside Market; U-pick apples are available September and October;. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: September 01, 2011)
  • Hillcrest Orchards - Birthday parties, Business outings, Corporate events, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Restaurant onsite, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Motel nearby, Apple Orchard, dairy cows, steers/cattle, sheep, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), jumping pillow, trike track, mini-golf, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    9696 highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536. Phone: 706-273-3838. Alternate Phone: 706-273-9494. Fax: 706-273-3888. Email: applelan@ellijay.com. Open: Monday to Sunday, September 1 to November 30, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Highway 400 north to Dawsonville exit highway 53 west, turn left just past outlet malls, go through Dawsonville on highway 53, turn right onto highway 183, travel to highway 52 west, turn left onto highway 52, Hillcrest is about 10 miles on the left. Or, take highway 575 north to Ellijay, exit onto highway 52 east, Hillcrest is 9 miles on your right, 9 miles east of Ellijay, Georgia. Click here for a map and directions. You pick apples available September 6 to October 26 on weekends only;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. "Apple Pickin' Jubilee" festival features family friendly activities such as milking the cow, petting farm animals, mini golf, apple museum, moonshine museum, live entertainment on the stage and numerous playgrounds with giant slides.Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: July 31, 2014)
  • Red Apple Barn - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Birthday parties, Business outings, Lighting, Catering available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Motel nearby, Apple Orchard, Pumpkin patch, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, CD Player, Sound System, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    3379 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay, GA 30540. Phone: 706-635-5898. Email: apples@redapplebarn.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 9am until 6pm; Sunday 12:00 am to 5:00pm. Directions: Directions from Atlanta: Follow I-75 north to I-575 north. 575 turns into highway 515. Follow highway 515 to the first red light south of Ellijay at Long Horns. Turn left at the red light onto Howard Simmons Road. Go .6 miles and turn right on highway 5 north. Drive 1.7 miles to the red light and turn left on Ga- 282/US-76 west. Go 3.2 miles and the Red Apple Barn will be on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. Picnic areas on the creek, games, wild flower picking. (UPDATED: September 25, 2013)

Rabun County

  • Hillside Orchard Farms, Inc - Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, Restaurant onsite, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Some Linens and table silverware are provided, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, goats, chickens, pigs, other animals, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing nearby, boating nearby, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    18 Sorghum Mill Drive, Lakemont , GA 30576. Phone: 706-782-2776. Alternate Phone: 706-782-4995. Fax: 706-782-7848. Email: patsy@hillsideorchard.com. Open: Monday to Saturday 9:00 to 5:30, Sunday 10:30 to 5:30. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. blackberries July; apples August September. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, AmEx. (UPDATED: September 06, 2010)

Union County

  • Union County Farmer's Market - Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, Filming or photo shoots, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, BYO alcohol, Wine, Champagne, & Beer Only, B&B nearby, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, tennis nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Internet (Wireless), Sound System, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, children welcome, No pets please, No smoking allowed, handicap accessible, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    148 Old Smokey Road, Blairsville, GA 30512. Phone: 706-439-6030. Email: ucfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Open: Available throughout the year. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. There are three 300 X 24 open air buildings. (ADDED: June 24, 2014)

White County

  • The Densmore Farm - Lighting, Cooking Facilities, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Some Tables and chairs are provided, Bring Your Own Tables and chairs, Bring your own linens and table silverware, Hotel nearby, goats, horses, Beautiful rural setting, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Bride and groom dressing areas available, children welcome, No smoking allowed, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    852 New Bridge Road, Cleveland, GA 30528. Phone: 706-865-3887. Alternate Phone: 706-969-2200. Email: info@thedensmorefarm.com. Open: We are an events facility only; No open public hours; Tours are available by appointment only; Please contact us 706 to 865 pm to 3887 or info@thedensmorefarm;com for more information. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. The Densmore Farm is a family owned and operated business. We are located in the farmland of Cleveland, Georgia at the foothills of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains near Helen. Nestled on 52 peaceful acres, The Densmore Farm is the perfect country setting for parties, weddings, receptions, and family reunions. Please go online to our website for more information or to schedule a tour. We give tours of the Farm by appointment only. We are an alcohol free venue. (ADDED: January 25, 2012)

Horse Rides and More:

Gilmer County

  • Reece's Corn Maze - Horse trails (guided), Horses rented (guided trails), Horse riding lessons, equipment & instruction, Western riding equipment & instruction, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Tent camping, horses allowed, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Hiking trails, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking permitted, beginners riding lessons, horse-drawn hayrides, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    1472 Hudson Martin Road, Ellijay, GA 30536. Phone: (706)889-7468. Email: reecescornmaze@yahoo.com. Open: From September 1 thru November 30 seven days a week from 10:00 am until midnight. Directions: Across the street from Hillcrest Orchards on Hudson Martin Road Just of of Highway 52 East in Ellijay, Georgia. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Saturday nights will occasionally feature a guest performer, such as singing or guitar playing for your enjoyment. (UPDATED: October 16, 2012)
  • Hillcrest Orchards - Lunches offered, snacks, refreshments and/or concessions, Hotel / Motel nearby, Beautiful rural setting, Mountain views, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, boating nearby, horse riding, golf nearby, swimming pool nearby, fitness/health club nearby, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, School tours, children welcome, No pets please, horse-drawn hayrides, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), jumping pillow, trike track, mini-golf, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    9696 highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536. Phone: 706-273-3838. Alternate Phone: 706-273-9494. Fax: 706-273-3888. Email: applelan@ellijay.com. Open: September and October weekends, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Directions: Highway 400 north to Dawsonville exit highway 53 west, turn left just past outlet malls, go through Dawsonville on highway 53, turn right onto highway 183, travel to highway 52 west, turn left onto highway 52, Hillcrest is about 10 miles on the left. Or, take highway 575 north to Ellijay, exit onto highway 52 east, Hillcrest is 9 miles on your right, 9 miles east of Ellijay, Georgia. Click here for a map and directions. You pick apples available September 6 to October 26 on weekends only;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. "Apple Pickin' Jubilee" festival features family friendly activities such as milking the cow, petting farm animals, mini golf, apple museum, moonshine museum, live entertainment on the stage and numerous playgrounds with giant slides. Pony Rides available on weekends. (UPDATED: July 31, 2014)

Habersham County

  • Soque River Farmers Market- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), pumpkins (brought in from the field), weddings and wedding parties, tours of the operation
    9410 Hwy. 197 North , Clarkesville, GA 30523. Phone: 706-947-3474. Email: abbyj@windstream.net. Open: Saturdays 8am to 2 pm.. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard . Soque River Farmers Market is offering "Georgia Grown" Sweet Corn, Fruits, Vegetables and Salsa along with other local Artisans selling their products. The booth fee is free so if you would like to set up call Abby J @ (706) 947-3474. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 07, 2014)
  • Sunburst Farms - horseback riding, mountain trails, overnight stays, ziplining
    3181 Hwy 255 Clarkesville, Ga 30523. Phone: 706-947-RIDE. Alternate phone: 800-806-1953. Email: sstables@windstream.net. Open: year round. Directions: Click here for a map. Choose an adventure that will take your breath away, stir your need for fun, and make your vacation fantastic. Sunburst Stables located in North Georgia is what your looking for. Located on 93 acres adjacent to the Chattahoochee National forest, Sunburst is just 9 miles from Helen, Ga in the North Georgia mountains. A picturesque setting for riding horses or ziplining through the canopy of the trees, Sunburst has something for all ages and experience levels. Whether you are a horse-crazy kid or an adventure seeking adult, there is something for everyone. Come for an hour trail ride with your family, or stay for the day enjoying the zipline tour and horseback riding combined for a vacation to remember.  (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Resources For Schools

Franklin County

  • The Barnyard Roadshow Gang -  petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, Global delivery,events at your location (call for info)
    302 Prospect Rd, Toccoa, GA 30577. Phone: 706-491-3730. Email: Barnyardgang@yahoo.com. Open: Events held at anytime. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Services: We offer a service for birthdays, private events, schools, libraries, whatever the need may be. We bring out several different livestock animals to any location and provide education and games dealing with farm animals. Birthday Parties , Private Events, Schools , Libraries, Whatever the need may be!!!!. (ADDED: September 26, 2011)

Wholesale Foods

Habersham County

  • Soque River Farmers Market - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, all produce is sustainably grown, blueberries, corn (sweet), flowers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    9410 highway 197 North, Clarkesville, GA 30523. Phone: 706-947-3474. Alternate Phone: 706-968-8769. Fax: 706-947-3476. Email: abbyj@windstream.net. Open: Visit our website for hours of operations. Directions: 9410 highway 197 North Clarkesville, Georgia 30523. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Sweet Corn Harvest festival July 12th at 8 am. to 2 pm. Abby J's Gourmet Salsas and 'Smokin Hot" Sauce will be sold at the market. We will also have Artisans come in at no booth fee to sell their products!. (ADDED: July 08, 2014)

Union County

  • Wolfcreek Wilderness Farm - No pesticides are used, Local sales at our farm, Regional delivery (see below for details), blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area
    583 W Wolfcreek Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512. Phone: 706-835-2737. Email: wolfcreek@windstream.net. Open: Saturday to Sunday , from 9 am to 3pm; Call us for weekdays appointments. Directions: 8.5 miles south of Blairsville Town Square. On right is Sunrise Country Store. Our road runs off the parking lot of Sunrise Country Store (W Wolfcreek Rd). Cross the bridge across the stream and we are the first drive to the left at the blue gate. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: July 13th to August 25th. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: June 04, 2013)

Resources For Farmers

Floyd County

  • Lowrey's Farm Market - Local sales at our farm, sale, farm equipment,
    2416 Turkey Mountain Road, Rome, GA 30161. Phone: 706-295-1157. Email: irober7033@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday, From 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Come to Lowrey's Farm Market for all of your fresh produce needs. We raise sweet corn, watermelon, cantaloupes, okra, squash, zucchini, tomatoes and more. We have pick your own blueberries, and homemade peach ice cream. Additionally, we raise all natural angus beef and whole hog sausage. We wholesale and retail. (ADDED: June 25, 2014)

Miscellaneous

Dawson County

  • Herron Farms - Earthworms, Nightcrawlers, Nuts and fruits in season.
    83 Hickory Trail West, Dawsonville, GA 30534-5233. Phone: 706-531-9917. Email: herronfarms@gmail.com. Open: All Year, Basic 9-5 but will work with people that call or email and need more time. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx . A self sulf-sustaining Organic Mini Farm in Dawson County, Rabbits, Chickens, Bantoms,Eggs, Earthworms for composting or fishing. Nightcrawlers. Nuts and fruits in season. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: April 24, 2011)


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