Where in Macon - Columbus area of 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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Macon - Columbus area of 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!

Baldwin County

  • Pot Luck Nursery - No chemicals used, blueberries,
    282 Cox Woodland Road, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Phone: 478-932-5390. Fax: 478-932-5390. Email: popluck18@windstream.net. Open: 7 days a week from 9am to dark, usually from June 15 until end of August. Directions: From highway 22 & 441 continue west( towards Gray) to Old Monticello Road, Make a right and continue 3.5 miles to Cox Road, make a left and continue 1.5 miles to Cox Woodland Road make a left and we are second drive on right. Look for blueberry sign.. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August. Payment: Cash, Check. Containers available for picking. (UPDATED: May 24, 2010) (UPDATED: May 13, 2013, from GaFCMB)

Bibb County

  • Elliott Farms - onions, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, garlic, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    4761 Holley Road, Lizella, GA 31052. Phone: 478-935-8180. Email: elliottfarmsga@pstel.net. Open: Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm Sunday 10am to 6pm. April 01 thru May 31. Directions: And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May. Payment: Cash, only.  And now, we have  Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream!  (UPDATED: February 15, 2010)
    Cash, Check. Note: they have two locations for picking strawberries:
    Location 1: 4761 Holley Road, Lizella, GA 31052
    Location 2: 9515 Feagin Road, Macon, GA (off hwy 247)
    Comments from a visitor on July 05, 2009: "Love it"

Bleckley County

  • Daisy Adams Farm - blueberries, corn (sweet), pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    230 Daisy Adams Road, Cochran, GA 31014. Phone: 478-697-3207. Email: evans.jed@gmail.com. Open: September 27 to November 15 on Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and  Thursday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1 mile off Cochran bypass, located at 230 Daisy Adams Road. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 28, 2014)

Chattahoochee County

Crawford County 

  • Fox Valley Farms - blackberries, blueberries, farm animals
    550greer Rd, Ft. Valley, GA 31030. Phone: 478-822-9483. Open: Starts around first week in June; Open Tuesday Thursday; Saturday; 7:38 am to 7:00 pm Pick through mid July. Directions: From Ft. Valley go north on highway 341North. Go through 4Way Stop at bi-pass, take first road on right . 1.7miles on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: November 13, 2014)

Crisp County 

  • Hatcher's Patch - Strawberries
    280 West & Old Albany Highway, 308 North 7th Street, Cordele, GA 31015 229-273-2737.
  • Korn Patch Kids - Corn, peas, beans, squash, okra.
    2989 Pateville Road, Cordele, GA. Phone: 229-273-1898

Dodge County 

  • Tom Sawyer Farm - blackberries, onions, peaches
    952 Empire-Chester Highway, Cochran, GA 31014. Phone: 478-934-7584. Open: Normally April-July; Call before you come to check availability! Bring your own containers to take home what you pick. We also have fresh peach ice cream!  (UPDATED: December 14, 2013) (UPDATED: April 06, 2012)

Dooly County

Harris County 

  • A&J Farm - blueberries, Muscadines and Scuppernongs.
    6876 Hamilton Pleasant Grove Road, Pine Mountain, GA 31822. Phone: 706-663-8352. Email: ajfarms34@aol.com. Directions: If you use map quest, we are north of Hopewell Church road. Open: 8:00 am to dark everyday; Call for availability. blueberries are ready usually starting around June 10th.  Picking buckets furnished and bags to take home. Muscadines and Scuppernongs are usually available at A and J's from August 20 to September 30th. Payment: Cash, only.  (ADDED: May 23, 2008) (UPDATED: April 04, 2010)
  • Champion Blueberries - blueberries, porta-potties
    10137 Ga. highway 18, Pine Mountain, GA 31822. Phone: 706-315-3336. Email: schamp6497@bellsouth.net. Open: 7 days a week from 8 am til dark. Directions: located 1mile East of exit 34 on I-185, Ga highway 18. Follow the signs on highway 18 to the blueberry field. Please being a bucket. 8 acres of blueberries. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries ripe and ready in June. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: July 04, 2012) (ADDED: April 06, 2012)
  • Frank Heath Farm - muscadines, scuppernongs
    704 Jones Road, Cataula, GA. Phone: 706-322-3776. Crops are usually available: Late August through September. Containers and bags are provided. Open: 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.
  • Southern Cross Farm - pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals
    19450 highway 219, West Point, GA 31833. Phone: 706-615-2081. Email: southerncrossfarm@gmail.com. Open: Directions: Located at 19450 highway 219, West Pt. GA. 31833 12 miles south of LaGrange, 12 miles west of Pine Mountain, 9 miles east of the heart of West Point, about 25 miles north of Columbus, 1/2 mile from Jones Cross Roads. Christmas Trees: Open for Christmas Trees from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Eve; All other special events scheduled as follows: Come see Santa in person Every Friday 5 to 8 pm Every Saturday 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 pm Every Sunday 2 to 4 pm Sing Carols by the Campfire Every Friday and Saturday 6 to 8 pm Sleigh Ride - Farm Tour Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays Pony Rides Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays Petting Zoo Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: November 28, 2010) (UPDATED: May 13, 2011)

Houston County 

  • The Berry Patch Farm - Blueberries,
    Tharpe and Hatcher Rd, Warner Robins, GA 31088. Phone: 478-953-5671. Open: While blueberries are in season. Usually the end of May thru July. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . They will also pick for you. Just call to place an order. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: June 27, 2010)
    Comments from a visitor on June 27, 2010: "Excellent farm. LOADS of berries!"

Jones County

Laurens County

  • Marvin Howard - peas
    1997 Rebie Road, Dudley, GA. Phone: 478-676-3315. Open: 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays. Bring your own containers. (ADDED: August 28, 2008) GaFCMB
  • Smith's Farm, Berries and More - summer squash, strawberries, prepicked produce, restrooms, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    2813 Old Eastman Road, Cadwell, GA 31009. Phone: 478-697-9721. Email: bustersmith@yahoo.com. Directions: From intersection of highways 117 and 126 in Cadwell travel east on highway 126 about one half mile, turn right on Old Eastman Road field is on right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May. Open: Monday through Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm, Closed on Sunday . Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: February 06, 2009) (UPDATED: February 23, 2010)
  • Strawberry Station - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    1300 Old Railroad Road, East Dublin, GA 31027. Phone: 478-290-5627. Alternate Phone: 478-595-6442. Email: berries@thestrawberrystation.com. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From East Dublin travel on Route 319 towards Wrightsville for 3 miles Turn right onto Brewton Lovett Road Travel for 3 miles. Look for our sign on the right. Bear right onto Old Railroad Road at the sign. We are on the left in about 2,000 feet. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries should be availbe April and May. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: January 16, 2013)
  • T and T Farms - Pumpkins (Does anyone know which crops are PYO?  I haven't heard from them) Write me!
    698 Hwy 338, Dublin, GA 31021. Phone: 478-676-3670 or Phone: 478-676-3230. Open: Year Round. Directions: From I-16, Exit 42, travel north 6 miles on Hwy 338; the farm is on right. Other pre-harvested crops: Peas, Butterbeans, Corn, Tomatoes, Collards, Turnips, Cabbage, Broccoli, Okra, Pumpkins, Nursery Plants, Cement Items, Pine

Macon County 

  • Four Points - strawberries,
    1885 Ga highway 224, Montezuma, GA 31063. Phone: 478-472-8833. Alternate Phone: 478-244-9454. Email: Kauffmansfarmarket@gmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 6 ; Closed on Sunday; April 1 pm to June 1. Directions: Located on highway 224 between Perry and Montezuma. 2 miles from highway 26 . Interstate 75 traveling south take Exit 135 traveling west on 224 to Montezuma. Interstate 75 traveling north take exit 127, travel west on highway 26 to 224 north. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 17, 2014)
  • Kauffman's Farmarket - strawberries, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours
    1305 Mennonite Church Road, Montezuma, GA 31063. Phone: 478-472-8833. Email: kauffmansfarmarket@gmail.com. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, September, October. Open: Monday to Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Closed every Sunday. Strawberries April 1 pm to June 30. Payment: Cash, Check. Homemade ice cream! Strawberry Lemonade.  (UPDATED: February 21, 2011)
  • Lambert - corn, okra, peppers, squash, tomatoes
    Garden Valley Road, Ideal, GA. Phone: 678-850-0094.  (ADDED: May 13, 2013, from GaFCMB)

Marion County

  • South Hadley Farm - apples, beans, blueberries, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, grapes, herbs/spices, onions, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, Honey from hives on the farm
    10 Pearl Lane, South Hadley, MA 01075. Phone: 413-313-2586. Email: d_olesiuk@earthlink.net. Open: daily from 8 am to dusk. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 09, 2013)
  • Deer Creek Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, blackberries, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    1573 Jendkins Road, Forsyth, GA 31029. Phone: 478-365-4688. Email: deercreekberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: ing in mid to late May Will be open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8am to 7pm. Directions: I 75 north to exit 181 Rumble Road. Take a right off the ramp and go past the BP station and take the next road on the left(Jenkins Road). Go down Jenkins to the second gate on the left. Pull around behind the Red Barn. Click here for a map and directions. Blackberries: Mid May to 1st part of July Blueberries: Early June to mid July Squash: Mid May to Mid July Okra and Tomatoes: June to Mid July Watermellons, Cantelopes, Sweet Corn: Late June to Mid July. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: April 16, 2012) (ADDED: April 08, 2009) 
  • Music's Farm - Scuppernongs, muscadines
    610 Old Union Gin Road, Forsyth, GA 31029. Phone: 478-994-1273. Directions: Click here for a map to our farm. We are open August, September. Our hours are: 8 am till 7 pm (or dark if that's earlier), all week, except Tuesday & Friday, which is 1 pm to dark .  Second phone: 478-994-3514. Call for hours, directions and availability before you go! GaFCMB.  (UPDATED: August 28, 2008)
  • Strawberry Hill - Strawberries,
    Johnstonville Rd, Forsyth, GA. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 13, 2012)
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm - pumpkins, strawberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    1946 Johnstonville Road, Forsyth, GA 31029. Phone: 678-544-0756. Open: Monday through Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries April 15 through June 10; Corn Maze September 18th through October 31st. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: August 24, 2009)
  • Wach Farm - blueberries
    9748 Estes Road, Macon, GA 31220. Phone: 478-994-1120. Email: dmprewett@yahoo.com.  Open: from the end of  June through August; 8 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday (closed on Sunday); Call for updates, directions and availability before you go! Directions: Click here for a map to our farm. Containers are supplied. In 2013, price is $10/gallon.  (UPDATED: May 23, 2008)  (UPDATED: May 13, 2013, from GaFCMB) (UPDATED: July 09, 2013)

Muscogee County

Peach County 

  • Cougar Creek Farm - blueberries,
    4000 Carver Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Phone: 478-825-3330. Email: flochner@aol.com. Open: Late June, July, August; Monday to Saturday, Hours by appointment. Directions: Call for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: July 09, 2010)
  • Garden Fresh Farm - corn, tomatoes, summer vegetables
    2417 U.S. 41 N, Fort Valley, GA. Phone: 478-396-2665. Open: call or see our Facebook page for hours and availability. Directions: Located near Perry, ga.  Tell them you saw their information on PickYourOwn.org. (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
  • Lane Southern Orchards - strawberries, corn maze, pumpkins, blueberries and blackberries in 2011 (call to verify)
    50 Lane Road, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Phone: 478-825-3362. Alternate phone: 800-27PEACH. Open: October to May, daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm; Memorial Day through September, daily from 9:00am to 7:00pm. Southern hospitality will greet you at Lane Southern Orchards, where Georgia's most famous product is being harvested and processed only 5 short minutes from I-75. Directions: From I-75, take Exit 142 Georgia Hwy 96 and go west. Lane Packing Company is only 5 minutes away. Formerly called Lane Packing Company. (UPDATED: August 04, 2010, by phone)

Pulaski County

Schley County

Stewart County

Sumter County

  • Holloway Farms - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, muscadine grapes, persimmons, U-pick and already picked, school tours
    470 Commerce St, Leslie, GA 31764. Phone: 229-344-5922. Email: hollowayfarms.bw@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday through Saturday 7:30am until 12noon and 6:30pm until 8:30pm Closed Sunday and Monday Always call prior to visiting to ensure that we are open. Directions: Off highway 280, turn on Parker's Crossing, follow this until you reach stop sign at end of paved road, take a left and we are the 2nd driveway on the right Hwy 195 - turn beside police station in Leslie, GA. we are about 1 1/2 miles on the left - watch for signs. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries are available usually from June 1st until the end of July Call for availability of other produce; We will offer more items in the near future. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: August 18, 2014)  (UPDATED: May 25, 2014) (ADDED: August 08, 2013)
  • Koinonia Farms - ORGANIC, blueberries, grapes, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area
    1324 GA. Hwy. 49 South, Americus, GA 31719. Phone: 229-924-0391. Email us at: products@koiniapartners.org. Directions: >From Americus, take 280 west (towards Plains). Make a left on 49 south, then proceed 5 miles. Farm is on right side, just past Koinonia Village. And for a map to our farm, Click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September. Open: all year. Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Blueberries: early June to mid-July. Scuppernong/muscadine grapes: early August through September. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. You-pick blueberries and grapes are $1.00 a pound. We are also a retreat center. We welcome overnight visitors, and have group accommodations for up to 20 people. Please call at least a week ahead for reservations.

Talbot County

  • Taylor Orchards - strawberries, prepicked produce, gift shop, restrooms, school tours
    1665 E Fall Line Freeway, Reynolds, GA 31076. Phone: 478-847-4186. Fax: 478-847-4464. Email: gafruit@pstel.net. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, August. Open: every day 8 am to 7 pm; Strawberries are harvested April 1 through May 15, Peaches are harvested May 15 through August 31. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (UPDATED: March 02, 2009)

Taylor County

Twiggs County

Upson County

  • Sweet Retreat Farms - Okra, blueberries, tomatoes, eggplant
    2025 Yatesville-Barnesville Road, Yatesville, GA 31097. Phone: 706-472-9932. Alternate phone: 678-967-9638.  Click here for a map to our farm. Open: June through mid  July for blueberries, and August, September for vegetables; 8 am to dark, 7 days/week. Containers are supplied. Blueberries are normally ready in late June and early July.  2013 blueberry prices: $10/gallon.  Contact: Herb Bates, Donald Hepburn. (UPDATED: March 24, 2010, GAMB) (UPDATED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
  • Sweet South Strawberry Farm - strawberries
    955 W. Moores Crossing Road, Thomaston, GA. Phone: 706-656-0965. Open: May through June; Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm.  Tell them you saw their information on PickYourOwn.org! (ADDED: May 13, 2013, from GaFCMB)
  • The Rock Ranch - blackberries, blueberries, muscadine grapes, raspberries (red), strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, ziplines, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    5020 Barnesville Hwy, The Rock, GA 30285. Phone: 706-647-6374. Email: info@therockranch.com. 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, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.  Click here for our Facebook page.(UPDATED: April 03, 2014) (UPDATED: July 19, 2012) (ADDED: March 15, 2011, from GaFCMB)
    A visitor writes on October 29, 2013: "This farm offers all sorts of special events for families. They have a locomotive train, pony rides, paddle boats, pedal carts, a giant jumping pillow, Tiny Town (a children's playhouse village), zip lines, a corn maze, a pumpkin cannon and more. You can camp in a covered wagon. Their produce stand and U-pick area is great with awesome strawberry ice cream and a free playground and tree fort area. This place is awesome for company picnics, family outings, school field trips, senior bus tours, camping outings and more. "

Webster County

  • Brasfield Farm - blueberries, blackberries, plums, peaches
    430 Pine Valley Road, Richland, GA. Phone: 706-566-2107. Open: May through September, call for hours and availability.  Tell them you saw their information on PickYourOwn.org! (ADDED: May 13, 2013, from GaFCMB)

Wilcox County 

  • Copeland Farms - Strawberries
    Highway 280 West, P.O. Box 2, Rochelle, GA 31079. Phone: 229-365-7405 or 229-365-7391.open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm. Picking containers are furnished. Contact: Stanley & Tillie Copeland.  (UPDATED: March 15, 2009)

Wilkinson County


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

Bleckley County

  • Daisy Adams Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, blueberries, corn (sweet), pumpkins, summer squash, strawberries, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    230 Daisy Adams Road, Cochran, GA 31014. Phone: 478-697-3207. Email: evans.jed@gmail.com. Open: September 27 to November 15 Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: 1 mile off Cochran bypass, located at 230 Daisy Adams Road. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: August 28, 2014)

Crisp County

Harris County

  • Callaway Gardens Farmers Market- Farm market, not located on the farm, 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, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Baked goods, cucumbers, summer squash, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, weddings and wedding parties, tastings
    17800 U. S. Highway 27, Pine Mountain, GA 31808. Phone: 800-225-5292. Alternate Phone: 706-663-2281. Fax: 706-663-5068. Email: info@callawaygardens.com. Open: Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm, May 23, 2014 to August 29, 2014; $5* admission; free for annual overnight guests, annual passholders and military. *Special Event ($25) applies on July 4, 2014. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Columbus, GA–I-185 North to Ga highway 18 East (exit 34). Turn right off highway 18 pass Callaway entrance. Turn right onto US Highway 27 South. Beach is on right. Atlanta–I-85 South to I-185 South (exit 21). From I-185, exit at US Highway 27 (exit 42). Follow highway 27 South to Pine Mountain, pass Ga highway 354. Beach is on right. Macon, GA–US Highway 80 West to Ga highway 208 West to US Highway 27 North. Proceed through Hamilton and past the Country Store (approx. 10 min.). Remain on highway 27. Beach is on left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Guests to Callaway Gardens also will enjoy demonstrations on how to garden; how to cook with these fresh food items; how to decorate with fresh flowers; and more. This, along with children’s activities, will provide a fun and interactive learning environment. Guests will be able to purchase items such as vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, cheeses, herbs, honey, baked goods, and healthy snacks as well as flowers, bedding plants, and potted plants. In addition, artisans and crafters will offer their creations for purchase. To keep the market items local, vendors within a 150-mile radius will be featured. (UPDATED: May 22, 2014) (ADDED: May 10, 2011)
  • Orchard Road Farm - blueberries,
    Orchard Road, Pine Mountain Valley, GA 31826. Phone: 706-326-0400. Email: jhcountryboy@yahoo.com. Open: June 20th - August 10th. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Due to liability issues we no longer allow you to pick your own. If you would like to place an order we do accept them. Thank you for your interest in Orchard Road Farm. (UPDATED: June 21, 2009)

Muscogee County

  • Columbus State Farmers Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables,
    318 10th Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901. Phone: 706-649-7448. Email: awhite@agr.state.ga.us. Open daily all year. Accepts WIC coupons.
    Note from a visitor: "The Farmers Market on 10th Ave. is 'barely' operational. My family went there the past two Saturdays looking for 'local grown' and found flea market vendors. NO VEGGIES! We're still looking!" (UPDATED: June 25, 2008)
  • Market Days on Broadway - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is certified organically grown,
    100 Block Of Broadway, Columbus, GA 31902. Phone: 706-596-0111. Open: The weekend event is scheduled to run each Saturday From April 25th until November 6th. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Local farmers from around the Chattahoochee Valley set up their concession stands along the 100 block of Broadway. In addition to the fresh produce, handcrafted items, baked groups, flowers, and art are also sold at the event. The weekend event is scheduled to run each Saturday From April 25th until November 6th. (ADDED: November 21, 2010)

Macon County

  • Four Points - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is sustainably grown, corn (sweet), melons, onions, peppers, summer squash, strawberries,
    1885 Ga highway 224, Montezuma, GA 31063. Phone: 478-472-8833. Alternate Phone: 478-244-9454. Email: Kauffmansfarmarket@gmail.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 8 am to 6 ; Closed on Sunday; April 1 to June 1. Directions: Located on highway 224 between Perry and Montezuma. 2 miles from highway 26 . Interstate 75 traveling south take Exit 135 traveling west on 224 to Montezuma. Interstate 75 traveling north take exit 127, travel west on highway 26 to 224 north. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We have minimal chemical use on our farm. There are no pesticides used on our u-pick strawberry patch. We do not use fungicides unless absolutely necessary, such as in very wet conditions. If we use fungicides we will post date of application . (UPDATED: March 17, 2014)
  • William L. Brown Farms - Flowers: Zinnias and sunflowers, restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area
    4334 Highway 49 North, Montezuma, GA 31063. Phone: 478-472-8767. Open: Mid-June to Mid-August Monday-Saturday 8:30am-6:00pm Sunday 1:00pm-6:00pm . Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx . Some of the vegetables grown on this farm are tomatoes (red and green), okra, squash, (yellow and zucchini), green beans, eggplant, bell peppers), cucumbers. They also grow Elberta peaches and Elberta-type peaches. Watermelons and cantaloupe grown in the area, can be found at the market. Several varieties of peas and butterbeans are for sale daily. They are offered for sale shelled only, and are packaged in eight pound and one pound bags. An eight pound bag of shelled peas is considered to be equivalent to one bushel of unshelled peas or butterbeans. Some of the varieties of peas they usually have for sale are blackeyes, pinkeyes, zippers, cream 40, cream 12, cream 8, sa'dandy, white acre, ladyfingers (varieties available daily may vary). We sell our fresh green beans washed and snapped in a five pound bag as well as a one pound bag. Vidalia onions are available at the market until late July and are grown by one of the best growers in the Vidalia area. Locally grown blueberries are sold at the farm market, when available. Gourmet Foods: The "Farmer Brown" private label appears on gourmet food items. Included in this line is a vast assortment of jams, jellies, preserves, pickles, relishes, sauces, and salad dressings. They also offer a nice assortment of candies, peanut and pecan candies, and snacks. Stone-ground meal and cane syrup made by the Roland family in south Georgia is included in the gourmet food line. The Gallberry honey comes from the south Georgia area. Homemade Ice Cream and Desserts: Homemade ice cream is served at the farm market. It is made fresh daily with lots of fresh peaches and it's real ice cream, not soft serve. Also offered is peach sherbet, which is low fat and sugar-free peach ice cream with sugar substitutes. Peach blossoms and peach pie topped with ice cream is made every day. kitchen. They sell hand-squeezed lemonade and peach slushies. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: August 09, 2013)
    A visitor writes on August 09, 2013: "We love this roadside market! It is decorated very attractively. We have always found the produce to be of the highest quality--always fresh and delicious. Brown's Farm has the wonderful Elberta peach near the end of July. This peach is very hard to find. It is an old-time peach with a thin skin, freestone shell, and sweet taste. This peach can only be purchased directly from a grower because its thin skin makes it impossible to ship. They make delicious homemade ice cream and peach cobbler. They also have gourmet food items."

Monroe County

  • Deer Creek Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, blackberries, blueberries, corn (sweet), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    1573 Jenkins Road, Forsyth, GA 31029. Phone: 478-365-4688. Email: deercreekberryfarm@gmail.com. Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8am to 7pm. Directions: From Macon, Interstate 75 North to exit 181, Rumble Road. Take a right off the ramp and go past the gas station on the left. Take a left on Jenkins Road. Go to the second metal gate on the left and enter. Follow the road to the right around the barns to the parking area. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Strawberries: April 15 to Late May Blueberries(Early and Late): Mid-May to Late-July Blackberries: Late-May to Early-July Squash: Mid-May to Late-July Tomatoes: Mid-June to Mid-July Sweet Corn: The month of July. We offer "You-pick" produce or "pre-picked." We take orders and will deliver to local restaurants or businesses. We participate in a variety of local farmers' markets during the week. (UPDATED: May 02, 2011)

Peach County

  • Pearson Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, peaches, pecans , gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    5575 Zenith Mill Road, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Phone: 5575 Zenith Mi. Open: May - August; Monday - Friday: 10am to 5 pm; Saturday: 10am to 2pm; Sunday: closed Call for opening and closing dates: (478) 825 pm to 7504. Directions: From North: I-75 South to Exit 149 (Byron/Fort Valley). From Exit ramp, go right onto highway 49 South, for approx. 10 miles. Just before you reach the city limits of Fort Valley, turn Right onto highway 49 Connector West. Turn Right at the 4-way stop onto highway 341 North. L. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. No pick-your-own; just a farm stand with peaches and pecans. (UPDATED: May 22, 2014) (ADDED: November 01, 2012)

Sumter County

  • Holloway Farms - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, Preserves, jams, jellies,
    470 Commerce Road 470 Commerce St., Leslie, 31764. Phone: 229-344-5922. Email: woodbeth57@yahoo.com. Open: PYO or we pick blueberries; $19.00 a gallon - we pick or $12.00 a gallon u - pick, call for more information. Directions: Our farm is right off highway 280 in Leslie, GA. Any problems locating us, please call. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Cheque. More fruits and vegetables are planned for the future to be offered for sale. (ADDED: May 25, 2014)

Upson County

  • Bluebird Market - Organic, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, figs, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, lavender, melons, onions, oranges, other berries, other citrus, pears, peas, peaches, pecans , peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    215 Barnesville Street Former RC Cola Building, corner of Cotton Ave., Thomaston, GA 30286. Phone: 404-300-9519. Email: bluebrdmarket@gmail.com. Open: Saturdays 8 am to noon. Directions: I-75 take Barnesville Exit, Highway 36 toward Barnesville/Thomaston. When entering Thomaston on Highway 36 the Market will be on the right at 215 Barnesville Street, in the former RC Cola Building. Bluebird Market is next door to the Montessori School and across the street from Big Chic. Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for some crops. Payment: Cash, only. "This Bluebird is so Green." Weekly Kitchen Show 11 am with Free Farmers Market Lunch after the show. Weekly holiday Bluebird Market events: Sleighbell Arts Market, storytelling, Make a gingerbread cottage, Gift Baskets, Breakfast with St. Nick..handmade toys, Hurrah for the Pumpkin Pie...Cottage Baked Goods Sale, and more. Local muscadines, muscadine syrup, sweet basil pesto, sweet onion relish, Blue Ribbon winning Apple Butter, Pepper sauces, fresh local Eucalyptus, and much more. (ADDED: November 10, 2009)
  • The Rock Ranch - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), some produce is certified organically grown, Covered outdoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries (red), strawberries, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, ziplines, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    5020 Barnesville Hwy, The Rock, GA 30285. Phone: 7066476374. Email: info@therockranch.com. Open: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5:30pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: April 03, 2014)

 


Local Honey Sources:

Baldwin County

  • John Plutta - honey
    165 Sparta Hwy NE, Milledgeville, GA 31061. Phone: (478) 452-2337. Email: georgiabees@gmail.com. Open: "mostly" Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only.. Offers other honey-related products, such as candles. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 22, 2013)
    A visitor writes on July 22, 2013: "I've actually never been there but I've tasted the honey and it's very good."

Monroe County

  • Klaus Christmas Trees - Honey (retail), Beeswax candles, Honey from hives on the farm
    4684 highway 83 South, Culloden, GA 31016. Phone: 478-538-8495. Email: nathanklaus@bellsouth.net. Open: Call or email to arrange a visit for honey outside the Christmas season. Directions: FROM MACON (about 30 minutes): take highway 74 (Mercer/Thomaston Rd) west toward Thomaston about 20 minutes. Turn north onto highway 341, proceed about 3 miles, then veer right onto highway 83. Our farm is on the right in 4 miles. FROM FORSYTH (about 10 minutes): From I-75 take exit 187 onto highway 83. Follow highway 83 southwest through town (requires a turn at the courthouse and another shortly after to stay on 83). From town proceed 8 miles, our farm is on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Every tree on our lot is $20!! This includes Leyland Cypress and 6 other varieties. You won't find a cheaper tree anywhere. No gimmicks, no add on costs, no foolin, just $20 per tree. Email me if interested in honey outside of the Christmas season to arrange a visit. (ADDED: August 18, 2013)

Upson County


Meats, Milk and/or Eggs:

Crisp County

  • Marview Farms - Beef, Pork, Lamb, Mutton, Goat meat, USDA Natural, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% Grass fed (includes finishing), Eggs (organic, free range, vegetarian fed), sausage, Bacon (pork), Restrooms, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, Farm/ranch tours for visitors, Pets welcome, Fresh eggs, restrooms, farm animals
    627 Buford Road, Arabi, GA 31712. Phone: 305-989-4647. Alternate Phone: 229-401-8722. Email: info@marviewfarms.com. Open: Sunday to Saturday, from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. In the process of becoming certified by American Grassfed Association and Animal Welfare Approved. (ADDED: June 18, 2014)

Peach County

Talbot County

  • Findley Farms - Beef, No hormones used, No antibiotics used, 100% mixture of corn, grain, soybeans and/or other natural supplemental feeds, Eggs (free range), Eggs, Brown eggs, Fresh eggs
    260 Patterson Rd, Box Springs, GA 31801. Phone: 706-575-3889. Alternate Phone: 706-326-2186. Email: Clark@findleyfarm.com. Open: Call for hours. Directions: From I-185 in Columbus, GA Go East on highway 80 (approx. 15 miles) Turn left on Cartledge Road Go to the end of the road and at the stop sign you will be looking down our driveway. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. For more information about ordering or questions about our beef please contact Tom @ 706-575-3889. For more information about ordering or questions about free range eggs please contact Clark @ 706-326-2186. (ADDED: March 27, 2012)

Farm Bed And Breakfasts

Upson County


Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Peach County

  • The Cotton Barn At Pineola Farms - weddings, Receptions, Anniversaries
    1195 Taylor's Mill Rd, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Phone: 478-827-0894. Email: paul@knight.name. An Event Facility. Weddings with Real Southern Charm™. Middle Georgia's most unique Wedding, Reception & Special Event Facility. Let us host your next big event in the Heart of Georgia - Peach County - Just 20 minutes south of Macon, Georgia. Fully renovated 1930's Cotton Barn located at Pineola Farms. Indoor or outdoor weddings on our 12 acre pecan farm.  (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Upson County

  • The Rock Ranch - Lighting, Heating, Cooking Facilities, Banquets / Dinners, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Business outings, Corporate events, PR or Marketing events, Conferences, School and educational groups, Other Private Parties, Catering available, Restaurant onsite, Tables and chairs are Provided , Linens and table silverware are provided, Bed & Breakfast onsite, B&B nearby, Motel nearby, Cattle ranch, Corn maze, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, other animals, Lake views, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing onsite, Overhead Projector, TV available, DVD Player, Projection Screen provided, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, No pets please, Smoking allowed in designated areas, Vegetarian meals available, handicap accessible, meeting room available, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, Bounce house, Jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    5020 Barnesville Hwy, The Rock, GA 30285. Phone: 706-647-6374. Fax: 706-647-4472. Email: lgi@therockranch.com. Open: See Web Site. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Venue updates: Click here for updates. Directions: I-75 to highway 36 Exit 201 to Ranch. Click here for a map and directions. See Web Site. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. www.therockranch.com. (ADDED: July 19, 2012)

Wholesale Foods

Crisp County

  • Marview Farms - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), National delivery, Fresh eggs, restrooms, farm animals
    627 Buford Road, Arabi, GA 31712. Phone: 305-989-4647. Alternate Phone: 229-401-8722. Email: info@marviewfarms.com. Open: Sunday to Saturday, from 9 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. In the process of becoming certified by American Grassfed Association and Animal Welfare Approved. (ADDED: June 18, 2014)

Peach County

  • Pearson Farm - Local sales at our farm, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, onions, peaches, pecans ,
    5575 Zenith Mills Road, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Phone: 478-827-0750. Alternate Phone: 888-423-7374. Fax: 478-825-1194. Open: May through August: Monday to Friday from 10:00am until 5:00pm Saturdays from 10:00am until 2:00pm Closed on Sundays. Directions: From North: I-75 S to Exit 149. Go right onto highway 49S for aprx. 10 miles. Before you reach Ft Valley city limits, turn right onto highway 49 Connector West. Turn right at the 4-way stop onto highway 341 N. Look for Pearson Farm sign on the left 5 miles down the road. Turn left at the sign; packing house is 1 mile on the R. From South: I-75 N to Exit 136. left onto 341N, and follow 17 miles through Ft Valley. Look for Pearson Farm sign about 5 miles N of Ft Valley. Turn left at the sign; the packing house is one mile on R. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 22, 2014) (ADDED: August 23, 2011)

Upson County

  • The Rock Ranch - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, apples, asparagus, beans, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapes, lemons, melons, onions, peas, peaches, pecans , peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (Spring, red), summer squash, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, Bounce house, Jumping pillow, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    5020 Barnesville Hwy, The Rock, GA 30285. Phone: 706-647-6374. Fax: 706-647-4472. Email: lgi@therockranch.com. Open: See web site for hours and dates events and market are open. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: I-75 to highway 36 Exit 201 to Ranch. Click here for a map and directions. See Web Site. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 19, 2012)

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