2024 Northern Georgia Asparagus U-Pick Farms and Orchards - PickYourOwn.org
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Asparagus U-Pick Orchards in Northern Georgia in 2024, by county
Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for asparagus that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have asparagus orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: 8:00 am to 5:00 PM winter season 8:00 am to 9:00 pm spring through fall. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx . . . See their website for directions. 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)
Asparagus Picking Tips, Recipes and Information
Asparagus is one of the first crops to harvest in the early
Spring. Asparagus is usually green, but there is a white (blanched)
version that has been
kept covered until harvested, so no light reaches it, and even a
Pick your own asparagus
Pick your own asparagus is pretty rare in the U.S., much more
common in the U.K. and Europe. U-Pick white asparagus is REALLY hard
to find in the U.S.
Eckerts in Belleville, Illinois, has it.
To pick asparagus, just look for asparagus spears are about 6 to 10
inches above the soil line, are firm, with tightly closed tips.
Then just cut at the base (ground level) or snap each spear; they
usually snap off cleanly at the ground level.
farmer's Almanac has a good page about how to grow your own
asparagus, white or green. I've been growing it for years.
It's probably the easiest thing you can grow. And after you
harvest in the spring, you let it grow, and it produces 5 ft tall
fern-like leaves that make a nice background hedge at the back of
the garden. So don't plant it where it will block the sun from other
parts of the garden. The leaves suck up energy from the sun
and store it in the roots to produce next Spring;'s crop.