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Tomato U-Pick Orchards in Southwest Georgia in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for tomatoes that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have tomatoes orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Atkinson County

  • The Mater Patch - tomatoes, okra, squash, cucumbers
    7810 Taft Lane, Manor, GA . Phone: (912) 422-4565. Open: 7 am to 6 pm. Directions: located on hwy 441 N, at Pearson, GA. . Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate Phone: 912-285-7070 Bring your own containers (5 gallon buckets are good). Available in October.

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: 229-561-3466. Email: 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. . Alternate Phone: 229-7752287. . (UPDATED: September 26, 2019, JBS)

Cook County

  • McMillan Farms - corn (sweet), peas, tomatoes, other vegetables, farm market, concessions or refreshment stand
    11741 highway 41, Sparks, GA 31647. Phone: 229-549-8088. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2021, Does anyone have current information, are they still offering pick your own or are even open? If so, please write me. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard. . . Monday through Saturday 8 am to 7 pm. . 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. (UPDATED: September 26, 2019, JBS)

Decatur County

  • Long Farms - beans, broad beans, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, Muscadines, grapes, melons, onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, watermelons, Other fruit or veg, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, farm market, porta-potties are available, school tours
    2822 Old Whigham Road, Bainbridge, GA 39817. Phone: 229-246-8086. Email: Open: May to July, September to November Monday through Friday 7 am to 7 pm; 7 am to Noon on Saturday Closed on Sundays. Directions: Located right outside of Bainbridge, Georgia off of Old Whigham Road. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard.
    Long Farms Facebook page. . . Please keep in mind our crops and operating hours are seasonal. (UPDATED: September 13, 2016)

Tift County

  • 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. .
    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. "

Worth County

  • 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. Click here for a map and directions. .



Tomato Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Pick tomatoes that are firm and free of blemishes. Cracking is common in very hot weather, especially after a rain, and if you intend to use the tomatoes within 1 day, that will be ok. Varieties of tomatoes

During hot summer weather, pick the tomatoes when they have a healthy pink/red (or yellow or orange depending on the variety) color and let them finish the last day or two of ripening indoors. Tomatoes do not need to be in the sunlight in order to ripen. If you have green fruit on the plants in the fall when frost is approaching, pick the tomatoes and store them in a cool, dark place to ripen.

Tomato Varieties

In general paste or Roma-type tomatoes are the best to using for canning, as they have thicker, meatier walls and far less water. And cherry tomatoes are the worst to use, as they are mostly water.  But you can use any type you can get hold of.  You may just have to cook them down longer to boil off excess water.  See our Master list of tomato varieties

Growing tomatoes

Canning, Freezing, Drying, Preserving Tomatoes and more!

Below are links to pages with easy and reliable directions about how to can, preserve, freeze and make other goodies from tomatoes.  Some of these require a Pressure Canner to prevent potential spoilage and food poisoning, due to the low acid content of the food.  For others, you can use a water bath canner OR a Pressure Canner.  I've noted what's required for each, below, following each entry, with
W for water bath,
P for Pressure canner, and
W, P for either may be used!

And don't miss: Answers to common tomato canning problems and see this page about what to do with your unripe green tomatoes!

Prepping tomatoes

Canning tomatoes (in water bath canners )Home canned tomato soup

Canning Tomatoes in Pressure canners

Freezing Tomatoes

Drying tomatoes

Ripening green tomatoes in your garage or basement

If you want to bring your green tomatoes indoors before a freeze in the Fall, and ripen them, see:

And if you'd like to start you own tomatoes from seed (you can save a small fortune and grow the heirloom varieties you like) see this page for easy directions for growing your own tomato plants from seed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Canning, Freezing and Preserving Tomatoes


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