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

This month's notes: September 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples have started. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry 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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Southwest 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!

Atkinson County

  • Eric Taft - tomatoes, okra, squash, cucumbers
    7810 Taft Lane, Manor, GA. Phone: 912-285-5277. Alternate Phone: 912-285-7070. Directions: located on hwy 441 N, at Pearson, GA. Open: 7 am to 6 pm. Bring your own containers (5 gallon buckets are good).  Available in October. (UPDATED: May 24, 2010)

Baker County

Ben Hill County

Berrien County 

  • Southern Grace Farms - blackberries, strawberries
    Nashville-Enigma Hwy Route 1 Box 28, Enigma, GA 31749. Phone: 229-533-8585. Email us at: jenn@southerngracefarms.com. Directions: Exit 62 off of I-75, East on Hwy 82, In Enigma, turn right onto the Nashville-Enigma Hwy (beside a red building), go about 4 miles and turn in at Berrien Peanut Company on your left. Fields are behind peanut mill. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open March, April, May, June, July. Our hours are: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 6 pm We also have a country store that offers goodies made from our berries! (UPDATED: March 15, 2009)
    Comments from a visitor on April 20, 2010: "This is a family owned & operated farm and everyone is just great to deal with!"

Brooks County

  • Bar C Mater & Vegetable Patch - beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, tomatoes, other vegetables, U-pick and already picked
    2054 Yates Road, Barney, GA 31625. Phone: 229-5613466. Alternate Phone: 229-7752287. Email: lynnchilders@windstream.net. Open: from 7 am to 7 pm on Monday thru Saturday, from June 15, 2013 to August 7, 2013. Directions: From Hahira, Ga highway 122 go west towards Barney, to Old Coffee Road road turn left, to first dirt road on right Yates road, watch for signs. From Barney go east to Old Coffee Road turn turn right, to first dirt road on right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: June 24, 2013)
  • Burton Brooks Orchard Corporation - peaches, and nectarines, no apples
    Barney, GA 31625. Phone: (229) 775-2710. PYO in season (late April through July, pre-picked peaches after that until October).
  • Dearmin Farms - No pesticides are used, chestnuts, persimmons,
    , Dixie, GA 31629. Phone: 850-402-3249. Open: Saturdays and/or Sundays; Please call for hours. Directions: Please call for directions. Chestnuts are available in October; Persimmons will be available mid-October; We sell non-astringent varieties. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. . (ADDED: October 01, 2010)

Calhoun County

Clay County

Clinch County 

  • Bell's Berry Patch - Strawberries
    Jason & Heather Bell, 1454 Valdosta Highway, Homerville, GA 31634. Phone: 912-487-3861. Does anyone have more information or current update?  If so, please write me!
  • Horner Farms Inc. Organic - blueberries, restrooms, picnic area
    124 Horner Drive, Homerville , GA 31634. Phone: 912-520-0285. Email: horners@hughes.net. Directions: Very simple to find, take 441 south and follow to mile marker 21, out road is directly across from the mile marker sign. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July. Open: One week only July 7th through 14th from 8 to 8! $1;00 per pound. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. Bring your own bags or boxes to take fruit home. (ADDED: June 30, 2008)
  • Nettles - Blueberries
    296 Cherokee Phoenix Lane, Homerville, GA. Phone: 912-381-7195. Open: Sunday to Friday, call for hours; closed on Saturday. Directions: call for directions. Bring your own containers.  (ADDED: May 24, 2010, from GaFCMB)

Coffee County 

  • Deep South Growers - Strawberries
    1535 Harvey Vickers Road, Douglas, GA 31535. Phone; 912-384-5450. Contact Candi Reed, Mail: P.O. Box 687. Crops usually ready in mid-March to early April.   (UPDATED: March 15, 2009)
  • McKinnon Farms - Strawberries
    Berry Barn, Wayne & Lynn McKinnon, 456 Osborn Mills Road, Douglas, GA 31535. Phone: 912-389-1660.  Does anyone have more information or current update?  If so, please write me!
  • Red Brick Farm - strawberries in the Spring, Pumpkins on the vines in October, Both pick your own and already harvested, corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, birthday parties, school tours
    225 Lake Demi Lane, Douglas, GA 31533. Phone: 912-381-4667 or 912-381-7366. Open: Call for for hours and availability. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only..  (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 16, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on October 16, 2011: "Loved the decorations set up for photos and the friendly people. This farm is locally owned. It also has a corn maze,train rides and digging for treasures in corn along with the pumpkin patch. The place is also very decorated making for some awesome fall photos pics with the kids. In the summer the farm is a strawberry picking farm. $3 for children and $2 for adults. Sorry don't think they have a website and unsure of hours of operation"

Colquitt County 

  • Ochlockonee Ridge Farms - Strawberries
    1069 Rossman Dairy Road, Moultrie, GA 31768. Contact: Scott & Virginia Hart. Phone: 229-941-5971. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Crops are usually ready from late March to late May.  (UPDATED: March 15, 2009)

Cook County

  • McMillan Farms - corn (sweet), peas, tomatoes, other vegetables, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand
    11741 highway 41, Sparks, GA 31647. Phone: 229-549-8088. Email: pattim@allpointsproduce.com. Open: Monday through Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. U pick or we pick also offers butter beans and boiling peanuts as well as vegetables previous mentioned. Shelling is available on site for peas and beans. (ADDED: March 14, 2013)

Decatur County

  • ATS Nursery and U Pick - beans, blackberries, blueberries, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, figs, grapes, muscadine grapes, melons, onions, peppers,summer squash, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, snacks and refreshment stand
    2514 Vada Rd/highway 97 North, Bainbridge, GA 39817. Phone: 229-246-2662. Alternate Phone: 229-416-6282. Fax: 229-248-1108. Email: cwhittakerjr@yahoo.com. Open: Varies, depending on availability. Directions: "Directions: Highway 97 North one mile north of Bainbridge, GA 2514 Vada Road ". Click here for a map and directions. "Strawberries End of March to April, April through September - blueberries, blackberries, onions, potatoes, watermelons, squash, peas, beans, cucumbers, pumpkins, etc" Call or email for availability. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: March 01, 2010)
  • Harvest Moon Market LLC - cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, onions, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Fresh eggs
    3103 Thomasville Road, Bainbridge, GA 39817. Phone: 229-246-6750. Alternate Phone: 229-220-2532. Fax: 229-246-6795. Email: hrvstmoonmkt@aol.com. Open: Local farmer market located in Bainbridge, Ga; Open March 1 pm to July 4th and Sept 1 pm to December25th; Monday - Saturday 9am to 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Typical crop dates: Strawberries from March 14 to June 1st. Payment: Cash, Check.  We offer custom gift baskets for all occasions during our regular hours and days. (ADDED: October 20, 2011) (UPDATED: April 09, 2012) 
  • Long Farms - beans, blackberries, broad beans, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, melons, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, OTHER fruit or veg, and prepicked produce
    2933 Old Whigham Road, Bainbridge, GA 39817. Phone: 229-246-8086. Email us at: long_farms@hotmail.com. Directions: From the east (Thomasville): Take Hwy 84 west to Bainbridge. First traffic light--turn right onto Whigham Dairy Road. (Action GM will be on the corner of Hwy 84 and Whigham Dairy Road). Cross railroad tracks and proceed to four-way stop sign. Turn right and proceed 1.5 miles. Entrance will be on the right. >From the west/south (Donalsonville/Tallahassee): Take 84 east bypass. Take a left at first traffic light, Whigham Dairy Road, beside Action GM. Turn right at four-way stop; entrance is 1.5 miles on right. Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August, September, October. Open: Monday to Friday: 6 am to 8 pm Saturday: 6 am to noon Sunday: Closed. Snap beans, squash & new potatoes: Mother's Day weekend. Other vegetables: End of May until middle of July Sweet potatoes: First weekend in August Fall peas: First of September Payment: Cash, Check. New potatoes, sweet potatoes, green peanuts, okra, muscadines, scuppernongs, field corn (white and yellow).

Dougherty County

Early County

Echols County

Grady County

Irwin County 

  • Herman McIntyre Farm - Strawberries, blueberries
    161 Irwinville Highway, Ocilla, GA 31774. Phone: 229-831-2705.  Ready starting in mid- March.

Lanier County

Lee County 

  • Busy Elves Christmas Tree Farm - Blueberries, Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, group tours
    Hwy 520/82, right next to Terrell County line, Leesburg, GA 31763. Phone: 229-883-3933. Email: busyelves1@yahoo.com. Open: Available for picking during the months of May, June and July; Call me during these months ahead of time and I will let you know the days they are available to be picked.  Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: July 25, 2014)
    A visitor writes on July 25, 2014:
    " I'm pretty sure the blueberries are not organic. But, he's got a huge field of blueberries. I love the Christmas trees. I'm more into organic, so I don't do the PYO here, but I love the man who operates it, Joedy Putnal."

Lowndes County 

  • Herndon Farms - Strawberries
    7149 Herring Road, Lake Park, GA 31636. Phone: 229-559-5636.
  • Oxbow Resource Center - ORGANIC, Strawberries, pick-your own and already picked, restrooms
    Hwy 84 West , Valdosta, GA. Phone: 229-375-8690. Email: jchange7@yahoo.com. Open: December through ?(April?); Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.  Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . All crops are raised organically. They are using hydroponic systems and hot houses for the Strawberry's. No plants are in the ground, all are grown in boxes or planters. They farm is established as a missionary training center and resource to help people in the community learn how to grow small gardens. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: December 01, 2011)
    Comments from a visitor on December 01, 2011: "This is a new facility with more growth planned but the strawberry's are ready now! The U-Pick was a great experience for me and my family. We liked that the strawberry's are in pots (like you see at EPCOT) and you do not have to bend down to pick them. The place is clean and the staff are friendly. Its very down to earth and there is no fuss. The products were fresh and I appreciated that everything is organically raised. They do provide picked products if asked. You may have to wait for the product to be picked but they will do this if asked. "
  • Southern Grace Farms, Inc. - Strawberries
    Bemiss Highway Moody AFB Road, Valdosta, GA. Phone: 229-245-2747. Open: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm. Picking containers are provided. Contact: Tim & Steve McMillan.  (UPDATED: March 15, 2009)

Miller County 

  • Peace Valley Community, Inc. - Strawberries
    25 Peace Valley Ln, Damascus, GA 31741. Phone: (229)758-5115.  (UPDATED: June 19, 2012, by a visitor)

Mitchell County 

  • Titus Schrock - Strawberries
    3312 Lake Pleasant Church Road, Camilla, GA 31730. Phone: 229-336-2711 

Quitman County

Randolph County

Seminole County 

  • Travis Braswell - Strawberries
    305 North Knox Avenue, Donaldsonville, GA 31745. Does anyone have more information, like a phone or email address?  If so, please write me!
  • John Emory Trawick - Strawberries
    P.O. Box 131, Iron City, GA 31759. Does anyone have more information, like a phone or email address?  If so, please write me!

Terrell County

Thomas County

  • Griffin Farm - blueberries
    9113 Highway 188, Ochlocknee, GA 31773. Phone: 229-226-1008. Alternate phone: 229-226-1000.  Click here for a map to our farm. Open: June through August from dawn to dusk, daily. Call for hours, directions and availability before you go! 2007 prices: You pick $6/gal., we pick, $10/gal no chemicals used. Also called "Bea's Blueberry Patch".  (UPDATED: May 23, 2008) (UPDATED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
    Comments from a visitor on July 25, 2010: "Very nice people. Very helpful and personable. Easy access. I like the dawn to dusk hours, as it gets really hot mid day. I found excellent picking (2 Gallons in 1.25 hours) I'm a newbie picker I found this farm on your PYO website, even though its just down the road from me. Needs update for pricing. "
  • Harper Homes and Farm - blueberries,
    2001 Stetson Ave, Coolidge, GA 31792Email: msue_20@yahoo.com. Open: June 2 to June 30, 2014, Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 12 pm. Directions: From the traffic light in Coolidge head north on 319 to East Stetson Avenue. East Stetson will be on your right (across the street from Dollar General.). Click here for a map and directions. Closed if raining. Payment: Cash, only. No public restroom available at this time. You pick 10 dollars per gallon. (UPDATED: May 25, 2014) (ADDED: May 25, 2014)
  • Ron Farmers Farm - Muscadines (4 varieties); chestnuts
    2542 Maddox Road, Ochlocknee , GA 31773. Phone: 229-227-9295 Click here for a map to our farm. We are open July, August, call to confirm hours, directions and availability before you go! Bring your own containers!
    Comments from a visitor on August 15, 2008: "My husband and I visited Ron Farmers Farm to pick grapes and were very pleased with it.  He weighed them in front of us (with the scale facing us) plus gave consideration for the weight of the containers.  We will definitely go back.  He has beautiful xmas trees and we can't wait to pick our own and have them cut it and we hope to pick some chestnuts and pecans (when they are ready).  He is a very nice man.  We try to visit some of the pick your own when we are traveling or if they are within a 30 minute drive from us so your website is veryyyyyyyy helpful.   THANKS and keep up the good work."

Tift County 

  • Berry Good Farms LLC - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, muscadine grapes, peaches, persimmons, other vegetables, porta-potties, petting zoo, farm animals
    930 William Gibbs Rd, Tifton, GA 31793. Phone: 229-821-0746. Alternate Phone: 229-821-0542. Fax: 229-387-0606. Email: bob@yourberrygoodfarms.com. Open: March 1, then through August, from 8am to 6pm on Monday thru Friday and 8am to 8pm on Saturdays (closed on Sunday). Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: I75 exit #62 (Highway 82 West) in Tifton. 9 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.  Typical dates (check our website for changes): Strawberries start in early March, Blueberries: May 1 through July 15; Blackberries: May 15 through August 1. Payment: Cash, only. This year we have tons of fresh Blueberries on the bush ready to pick. Thornless Blackberries are not far behind. Come out and enjoy picking berries or call to place your order and pick them up. Visit our website for weekly updates to the "picture page" and to see what's happened and what is planned on the farm.(UPDATED: February 28, 2014, from their email) (UPDATED: April 25, 2013, from their email)  (ADDED: April 06, 2010)
    A visitor writes on June 13, 2013: "The gentleman who answers the phone says a 'chemical problem' has caused them to close the 2013 peach picking. They will not have peaches this year. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2012: "I just wanted to give positive feedback for Berry Good Farms in Tifton, GA. We took our kids out to pick blackberries and ended up with an absolutely great afternoon and experience. The owner was so helpful and friendly, and she even took our kids around to see the animals on the farm and talk to them about the goats and chickens. It was a wonderful and memorable experience for my entire family. I strongly recommend this farm anytime you want a warm, friendly atmosphere and a great day. We'll be back as fast as we can eat all of our berries! "
    Comments from a visitor on May 24, 2012: "Stopped by Berry Good Farms on May 23, 2012. This is a beautiful place. It was worth the ride to be able to sit back and enjoy their farm. Their blackberry vines are loaded with berries. They were not ready to be picked when we were there. The blueberries had been picked the day before so we were able to purchase already picked berries. The blueberries were large (dime size) and very sweet. I would suggest giving them a call to find out what berries are ready. My only regret is that they are 5 hours away from where I live. Enjoy!"
  • Ponders Produce - corn (sweet), summer squash, tomatoes,
    5383 Alabama Avenue highway 319 N, Omega, GA 31775. Phone: 229-528-4776. Open: Monday - Saturday 7am Until 6:30 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: July 18, 2014)
    Comments from a visitor on July 18, 2014: "They have tomatoes right now, $8 for a 5 gallon bucket, you pick. Pre picked also available. "
  • Sunburst Farms - Strawberries
    Tom Sprouse, P.O. Box 1030, Tifton, GA 31794. Phone: 229-382-3203. Does anyone have more information or current update?  If so, please write me!
  • The Market at Rutland Farms - blackberries, blueberries, cotton, peaches, strawberries, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    5641 Union Rd, Tifton, GA 31794. Phone: 229-386-5111. Alternate Phone: 229-392-5302. Email: cindy@rutlandfarms.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30; Closed Sundays. Directions: Exit 55, I-75. Follow signs. 1.5 miles from interstate. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: January 08, 2013) (UPDATED: December 05, 2012) (UPDATED: February 17, 2010)

Turner County 

  • Calhoun Produce - pumpkins, strawberries, blackberries, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    5075 Hawpond Road, Ashburn, GA 31714. Phone: (229) 273-1887. Email: calhounp@planttel.net. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday 10 am to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Going south on I-75 - Exit 92, Turn left and go 6 miles. Going north on I-75 - Exit 84, Turn right -go 3 miles then take left on Hawpond Road and go 5 miles. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid March to June 1. We have pick your own blackberries typically from Mid May through Early July. Call ahead for availability and hours. Visit with our farm animals while here at Calhoun Produce Farm. Corn maze is open October 1st to 31st. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: November 30, 2010) (UPDATED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Worth County 

  • Calhoun Produce, Inc. - Strawberries, and prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    3649 U.S. Hwy 82 West, Sylvester, GA. Phone: 229-777-0824. Fax: 229-273-0082. Email: calhounp@planttel.net. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 6 pm. Click here for picking updates. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Fresh shelled buttberbeans and peas. Our Strawberry patch in Worth County located 5 miles west of Sylvester, Hwy 82; 10 miles east of Albany, Hwy 82.  (UPDATED: March 15, 2009) (UPDATED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
  • JT's Maters, Melons and More - tomatoes, corn, peas, beans, okra, melons
    119 Toni Lee Road, Off Highway 133, Doerun, GA. Phone: 229-776-0127. Open: 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Saturdays, closed Sunday.


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

Benhill County

Brooks County

Colquitt County

  • Moultrie State Farmers Market - open seasonally
    1525 1st Avenue, SE., Moultrie, GA 31768. Phone: 229-891-7240. Email: rstrange@agr.state.ga.us. Open all year.
  • Packer Produce - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, restrooms, school tours
    State Farmers Market 1609 First Avenue Southeast, Moultrie, GA 31768. Phone: 229-668-7225. Alternate Phone: 229-798-7560. Fax: 229-668-7200. Email: tommiebeth@packerproduce.com. Open: Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Closed on Sunday. Directions: From Albany or Tifton, take highway 319 south to Moultrie. Turn right onto First Avenue (This is at the redlight at Hardee's). Go one block. We are located on the cornerstone of the Moultrie State Farmers Market. From Tallahassee or Thomasville, take highway 319 north to Moultrie. Turn Left onto First Avenue. We are located one block down on right. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, WIC Vouchers. " A Fresh Experience" is provided to all of customers. We strive to provide great customer service as we want all of our customers to feel welcome. We offer a wide variety of locally grown produce, as well as, seasonal. We sell wholesale and retail. We sell, crack, shell local pecans. Coming soon....fresh cut fruit trays, vegetable trays, and specialty salads. Packer Produce is locally owned and operated. We provide our retail and wholesale customers with "A Fresh Experience" with our wide variety of fruits and vegetables. We work with many local farmers to provide fresh, local produce. We offer several local specialty items: Cane Syrup, Honey, BBQ Sauce, Pepper Sauce, Jam and Jellies (including pepper jelly), plus many other. Also, we carry delicious homemade baked goods from The Bread Wagon from Thomasville, Georgia. Our retail store has an old timey feeling that you will enjoy!. (ADDED: November 29, 2012)

Decatur County

  • Harvest Moon Market LLC - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, broad beans, cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, onions, peaches, pecans , strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, school tours
    3103 Thomasville Road Hunter Road, Bainbridge, GA 39817. Phone: 229-246-6750. Fax: 229-246-6795. Email: hrvstmoonmkt@aol.com. Open: Monday to Saturday From 9 am to 6 pm Closed on Sundays - Open Seasonally March 1st to July 4th and September 1st to December 24th. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries from March 14 to June 1st. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We offer custom gift baskets for all occasions during our regular hours and days. Tomatoes-rounds, grape and roma. Butternut squash, yellow squash, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, okra, collards, turnips, mustards. (ADDED: October 20, 2011)

Dougherty County

  • Albany State Farmers Market - open seasonally
    701 Gaines Avenue, Albany, GA 31706. Phone: 229-430-4245.
    Comments from a visitor on May 27, 2010: "I've lived here in Albany (Dougherty County, GA) for 30 years now and although the farmer's market is still there, I've never seen anyone selling anything over there. For almost 20 years I'd pass by there twice a day and no one was there. I've gone by there before but sometimes it is chained off. It's a total zip. BUT I've found some great farms and made good farm friends here on your site!"

Grady County

Lowndes County

  • City of Hahira's Farmer's Market - Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, 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),
    Main Street By The Caboose, Hahira, GA 31635. Phone: 229-794-2567. Email: joyoung@valdosta.edu. Open: Every Saturday June - July. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. The City of Hahira, GA will be hosting a farmers' market Saturdays in June & July 8:00am-12:00pm. Fresh produce and other edibles will be sold. No cost to participate! Contact 229.794.2567 or joyoung@valdosta.edu. (ADDED: May 12, 2010)
  • Mallory's Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), apples, beans, beets, blueberries, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, grapes, grapefruit, melons, onions, oranges, other citrus, peas, peaches, pecans , peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tangerines, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    5131 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, GA 31605. Phone: (229) 245-8615. Email: store@bemiss.com. Open: Thursday to Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. u-pick blueberries from late May - July. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: April 23, 2010)
  • Oxbow Training Center- Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables,
    Wetherington Lane, Valdosta, GA 31601. Phone: 229-375-42975. Open: 9-5 on Tuesday to Saturday from November to July. Directions: at the corner of 84 W and Witherington Lane next to Nancy Equipment, Behind Bob's Flowers.. Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . Hydroponic Strawberries, spring and fall veggies, all containerized. (Suggested by a visitor, ADDED: December 20, 2011)
  • Downtown Valdosta Farm Days - 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, porta-potties
    100 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601. Phone: 229-259-3577. Fax: 229-259-5416. Email: ehill@valdostacity.com apeacock@valdostacity.com. Open: First and Third Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, May 7 to September 17; he first Saturday in August has been cancelled due to the annual 100 Black Men of Valdosta BBQ cook off. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Conveniently located right on highway 84 West around the Historic Court House Square in the heart of downtown Valdosta. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Grass Raised Beef. (ADDED: April 27, 2011)
  • Valdosta Farmers Market - open seasonally
    1500 South Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA  31601. Phone: 404-656-3680. 

Madison County

  • Moon Farms Country Market - Covered outdoor market, strawberries, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    3498 Georgia Highway 72 East, Colbert , GA 30628. Phone: 706-338-0065. Email: strawberries@moon-farms.com. Open: Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From Athens: Take United States Highway 29 North toward Danielsville. Turn right onto GA Highway 72 East. Go approximately 10 miles. When you are approaching the farm, you will go past the junction for Georgia Highway 172 on your left. Right before the four lane highway turns into two lanes, you will see the strawberry field and market entrance on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: April through June. Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: April 18, 2010)

Mitchell County

Quitman County

  • Lower Lumpkin Produce - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables,
    1177 Lower Lumpkin Road, Georgetown, GA 39854. Phone: 407-947-3514. Email: prw@wiregrassoutdoor.com. Open: Wednesday to Saturday 9 am to 2 pm; Please call for availability. Directions: We are located 5 miles east of the intersection of Highway 82 and Lower Lumpkin Road in Georgetown. Payment: Cash, only. Our first crop will be coming in December/January with delicious vegetables. All of our produce is grown right here on our farm. Fall crop includes broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, sweet onions, romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, red and green leaf lettuce and turnips. We grow quality produce. (ADDED: November 18, 2010)

Seminole County

Thomas County

Tift County

  • Berry Good Farms LLC - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Uncovered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Preserves, jams, jellies, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, peppers, persimmons, summer squash, tomatoes, porta-potties, petting zoo, farm animals
    930 William Gibbs Rd, Tifton, GA 31793. Phone: 229-821-0746. Alternate Phone: 229-821-0542. Fax: 229-387-0606. Email: bob@yourberrygoodfarms.com. Open: April - August 8am to 6pm Monday thru Friday 8am to 8pm Saturdays. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: March 31, 2011)
  • Brad and Mollees Rt 5 Produce - Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Preserves, jams, jellies, eggplant, melons, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg,
    3804 Hall Whitley Rd, Tifton, GA 31794. Phone: 229 740-1986. Email: rshoupe1000@yahoo.com. Open: Starting in mid-May, Wednesday thru Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; melons only on Sunday afternoon after church (1pm- ish to 5:00). Directions: We're located at highway 82 and Central Avenue across from Bobs Flowers. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. THESE ARE Farm fresh most grown on our own farm you will be helping two great kids with there college fund and getting some of the best tasting Georgia-grown vegetables what you get will be picked normally the morning of the day its offered as we said farm fresh the squash and zucchini are ready now feel free to call we will get them to you we planted it tended it picked it and brought it to you come by even if you don't pick some up these two will make you have a better day !!!!!!!!!!!. potatoes okra sweet corn specializing in heirloom tomatoes (Brandywine,  Cherokee purple, Rutgers) and a wide variety if hot peppers and world famous watermelons and cantaloupes including many heirlooms you rarely see old timey like grandpa grew you wont fit these in the fridge !!!!. (ADDED: May 11, 2010)
  • Downtown Tifton Farmers' Market - 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,
    Corner Of Tift Avenue And Third Street, Tifton, GA 31794. Phone: 229-848-2940. Alternate Phone: (229) 556-7439. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Hwy. 82 North into Tifton, turn right onto Tift Avenue (there's a Citgo and a Church's Chicken on the left), the next street on your left is Third Street. Hwy. 82 South to Tifton, turn left onto Tift Avenue (right after you pass Railway Freight Home Furnishing on the left), the next street on your left is Third Street. You can't miss the big red caboose!. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a fast-growing, lively community farmers’ market in the heart of South Georgia, featuring locally-grown-and-made goods from area farmers and artisans. Kids crafts at most markets, free samples, and a welcoming smile for everyone!. Locally produced honey, plants and flowers, herbs and herbal remedies; handmade goat milk soaps, candles and crafts. (UPDATED: August 11, 2010)
  • Ponders Produce - 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, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Covered outdoor market, corn (sweet), melons, peas, peaches, pecans , summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    5383 Alabama Avenue highway 319 N, Omega, GA 31775. Phone: 229-528-4776. Open: Monday - Saturday 7am Until 6:30 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. (ADDED: July 18, 2014)
  • The Market at Rutland Farms - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, fruits and vegetables (some locally grown), Indoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    5641 Union Rd, Tifton, GA 31794. Phone: 229-386-5111. Alternate Phone: 229-392-5302. Email: cindy@rutlandfarms.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30; Closed Sundays. Directions: Exit 55, I-75. Follow signs. 1.5 miles from interstate. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: January 08, 2013) (UPDATED: December 05, 2012)
  • Wiregrass Farmers Market - Farmers market (multiple stalls or vendors), Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc,
    1392 Whiddon Mill Road, Tifton, GA 31793. Phone: 229-391-5222. Alternate Phone: 229-848-2940. Email: wiregrassfarmersmarket@gmail.com. Open: Saturdays, from 9 am to Noon, from April 14 through October. Directions: From Interstate 75, take Exit 63B West (Eighth Street ). Head west on Whiddon Mill Road. The Georgia Museum of Agriculture will be immediately on your right. The market is located adjacent to the Country Store. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. We also offer educational activities, a demonstration garden, and a community composting bin. Children's activities held at each market from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; adult workshops offered monthly. (ADDED: March 29, 2012)

Turner County

  • Calhoun Produce - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Indoor market, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, beans, corn (sweet), peas, peaches, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    5075 Hawpond Road, Ashburn, GA 31714. Phone: (229) 273-1887. Email: calhounp@planttel.net. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm Saturday 10 am to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid March to June 1 Corn maze is open October 1st to 31st. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. (UPDATED: November 30, 2010)

 


Wholesale Foods

Decatur County

Tift County


Local Honey Sources:

Lowndes County

  • Mallory's Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Honey (retail), Blueberry honey, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    5131 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, GA 31605. Phone: (229) 245-8615. Email: store@bemiss.com. Open: Thursday to Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. u-pick blueberries from late May - July. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: April 23, 2010)

Tift County

  • The Market at Rutland Farms - Honey (retail), Orange blossom honey, Sourwood honey), Tupelo honey, Wildflower honey, Comb honey, Strained honey, Other honey products, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    5641 Union Rd, Tifton, GA 31794. Phone: 229-386-5111. Alternate Phone: 229-392-5302. Email: cindy@rutlandfarms.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30; Closed Sundays. Directions: Exit 55, I-75. Follow signs. 1.5 miles from interstate. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. A working beehive exhibit in The Market. (UPDATED: January 08, 2013)

Farm Venues for Events, Activities, Parties and Meetings:

Colquitt County

  • Gin Creek Plantation - weddings
    251 DeMott Road, Hartsfield, GA 31756. Phone: 229-941-2989. Alternate phone: 877-446-2733. Fax: 229-941-5772. Email: info@gincreek.com. Open: We are available to discuss your wedding needs 7 days a week; Contact us at the phone number or email. Directions: Located between Tifton and Valdosta. Gin Creek is a private gated property featuring the only full-service Wedding Destination in Georgia specializing in fairy-tale weddings. It is the first "outdoor wedding destination in the South" of its kind. The originality of Gin Creek has made us the most sought outdoor wedding destination in Georgia, with claims to have the beginning of the most widely used form of an outdoor wedding unity in America, The Sand Ceremony. Plantation Weddings. We have WIFI. If you are looking for a wedding venue in Georgia, Gin Creek has it all! Sitting on 42 total acres, bordering a large 20 acre lake, Gin Creek is absolutely beautiful and was featured in the August 2009 issue of 'Southern Living' magazine. With its green grass, majestic pines and stately oak trees, Gin Creek is truly, “An Unforgettable Southern Experience.”

Lowndes County

  • Mallory's Farm - Uses natural growing practices, Lighting, Heating, Cooking Facilities, Birthday parties, Classes, lectures or Speakers, School and educational groups, Daycare and preschool groups, Other Private Parties, Kitchen facilities available, You may bring your own food, Tables and chairs are Provided, Hotel nearby, Motel nearby, Vegetables, or bush fruit, chickens, other animals, Fishing nearby, hunting nearby, golf nearby, CD Player, Phone available, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    5131 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, GA 31605. Phone: (229) 245-8615. Email: store@bemiss.com. Open: Thursday to Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. u-pick blueberries from late May - July. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: April 23, 2010)

Tift County

  • The Market at Rutland Farms - Birthday parties, Corporate events, 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, Peach/Nectarine, Apricot, etc. Orchard, Vegetables, or bush fruit, Corn maze, Pumpkin patch, Beautiful rural setting, Fishing onsite, Free Onsite Lot parking lot, Within an easy drive to an Interstate road, children welcome, Pets welcome, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    5641 Union Rd, Tifton, GA 31794. Phone: 229-386-5111. Alternate Phone: 229-392-5302. Email: cindy@rutlandfarms.com. Open: Monday thru Saturday 9:00 am to 5:30; Closed Sundays. Directions: Exit 55, I-75. Follow signs. 1.5 miles from interstate. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: January 08, 2013)

Winery, Brewery and Distillery Tours and Tastings:

Berrien County

  • Horse Creek Winery - Winery
    2873 Hwy 76 West, Nashville, GA 31639. Phone: 229-686-9463. Open: Wine Tastings Wednesday - Saturday 1pm-6pm.  Our exceptional wines are hand made on our 40 acre vineyard. Our Desert and Blended wines are aged to perfection in our genuine French Oak Barrels. We invite you to sample all of our Award Winning Muscadine and Blended Wines to experience a taste of the South you won’t soon forget! Please feel free to come on by and enjoy our comfortably rustic tasting room nestled against the South Georgia hardwoods. (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)
  • Horse Creek Winery - Winery
    101 Rountree Bridge Road, Sparks, GA 31647. Phone: 229- 549-9463. Open: Wine Tastings Sunday - Thursday 1pm-6pm; Friday & Saturday 1pm-8pm.   Our exceptional wines are hand made on our 40 acre vineyard. Our Desert and Blended wines are aged to perfection in our genuine French Oak Barrels. We invite you to sample all of our Award Winning Muscadine and Blended Wines to experience a taste of the South you won’t soon forget! Please feel free to come on by and enjoy our comfortably rustic tasting room nestled against the South Georgia hardwoods. (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Calhoun County

  • Still Pond Vineyard - Winery
    1575 Still Pond Road, Arlington, GA 39813. Phone: 229-792-6352. Open: Tasting Room hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please come by for a visit and stay awhile at our winery in Southwest Georgia. We offer complimentary tasting of our 11 award winning wines. You may take a tour of our winery and processing facility, or choose to stroll through our luscious vineyards, or even view the pond that inspired Still Pond. If you are unable to visit our winery please visit our online wine shop. We offer a gift shop with a wide variety of muscadine products as well as other gift ideas. Our rocking chairs on our front porch will beckopn you to sit and enjoy Still Pond winery and vineyard.  (ADDED: February 28, 2013, from their website)

Meats, Milk and Eggs:

Decatur County

Lee County

  • Whiddon Family Farms - Chicken (free range), No hormones used, 100% grass and/or grain fed, Unpasteurized Cow Milk, Unpasteurized Goat Milk, Eggs (free range, vegetarian fed), Brown eggs,
    757 highway 32, Leesburg, GA 31763. Phone: (229)886-8781. Email: info@whiddonfamilyfarms.com. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Payment: Cash, Check. Also available are ADGA registered Nubian goats on occasion. There will be working CKC registered Great Pyrenees puppies for sale on the first of July 2011. All natural raw goats milk for sale, pet quality. $8 a gallon or $4 for two quarts. Our Nubian goats are fed a high quality natural pellet along with fresh grazing and minerals daily. Disease free, tested herd. Milk is strained and chilled immediately. Also makes delicious cheese, yogurt, kefir or wonderful goats milk soap. (ADDED: April 07, 2011)

Tift County


Wholesale Foods

Decatur County


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