Peach trees at Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Georgia
Every Farm in Georgia You Need to Visit
There is just somethin' special about our farms in Georgia. They make you want to pull up a chair on the front porch with a glass of sweet tea and listen to the birds chirp while Farmer Brown tells you a story from "back in the day." Our farms make you proud of where your food comes from, and they make you proud of their family traditions. Once you've been, you'll know what we're talking about!
From the mountains to the coast, there is a farm in Georgia for everyone, and each one has its own story to tell. We've compiled the ultimate bucket list of every farm you need to explore in Georgia.
Known for: Blueberries, pumpkins and Christmas trees
Pick your own blueberries in the spring, find a pumpkin to take home in October, and shop for a live Christmas tree in November and December!
It's not just apples for this apple house; locally grown peaches are available in season, too. Weekends are open during u-pick season for a variety of activities, such as cow train rides, ziplines, petting farm, cow milking and more.
Known for: Education
Open: Sunrise to sunset seven days a week April through October for self-guided tours. Guided tours: Monday through Thursday April through October.
This is an outdoor agricultural museum that functions as an educational and interpretive center. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this unique collection covers more than 20 intact historic farm buildings in the original location.
Known for: Ice cream, fresh milk, farm tours
Open: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
At Mountain Fresh Creamery, visitors can sample and buy farm-to-family dairy products — including all-natural, non-homogenized milk — as they watch milk being processed. The Silo serves premium ice cream made daily with more than 25 unique flavors. The Farm Tours are educational and for all ages. Tours visit the family dairy farm and creamery, and include samples of milk, a sample scoop of ice cream and a kid’s goody bag.
Known for: Heritage Farm
Open: The property is open daily, and the Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The farm is the home of acclaimed Appalachian Poet/Novelist Byron Herbert Reece and is a place to learn about the man and rural life in Appalachia in the mid-20th century. Exhibits, film, walking trail, poetry garden, gift shop and outdoor event facility.
Known for: Heritage Farm
Open: Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Most notable feature of this historic farm is the gazebo-topped Indian Mound. Guided tours include the 19th-century home of Captain James Nichols, Calvin Hunnicutt and former Governor Lamartine Hardman. Guests learn how milk was processed and transported, and they can see the spring house and former horse barn.
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A fall family tradition with hay rides and country store filled with winter squash, gourds and Indian corn as well as fresh-baked pumpkin pies, pumpkin rolls, candied corn and a delicious assortment of other fresh baked goods.
Known for: Farm market, pumpkin patch, corn maze
Open: Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
A fifth-generation family farm with bakery featuring fried pied and homemade ice cream, a huge variety of fruits and vegetables, corn maze, event center and a variety of special events throughout the year.
Known for: Farm market
Open: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1– 5 p.m.
Family-run farm store with fresh fried pies and ice cream along with a hugh assortment of jams, jellies and relishes. Families and groups enjoy the fall corn maze, petting zoo, gem mine, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and barnyard playground.
Known for: Trout pond
Open: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Great getaway for groups, families, retreats on 325 beautiful acres surrounded by national forest. Three fully stocked trout ponds and 13 rustic cabins along with mountain views, waterfalls and hiking trails.
Known for: Farm market
Open: Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Certified organic and naturally grown farm offering a variety of fresh vegetables and farm products directly from the farm.
Known for: Small farm market, homestead classes
Open: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Homesteading farm offering tours, classes, grass-fed beef and farm store. Specializes in beekeeping and homesteading classes.
Known for: Organic produce, meats, corn maze
Sign up for food delivery, or visit the farm in season to purchase directly from the farm store. Families enjoy the fall corn maze along with other farm activities.
Known for: Sunflower Festival, corn maze
Not your typical farm, Cooper Creek was created with kids and families in mind! They are open in the summer for the Sunflower Festival and again in October for the corn maze. Additional activities include pig races, gem mining, pumpkin cannon and entertainment.
Known for: Apples, Apple Pickin’ Jubilee September through October
Apples are the focus, but there is so much more to do at Hillcrest during the Apple Pickin’ Jubilee: music, maze, petting farm and more. Farm tours and u-pick are available, too!
Known for: Angus beef, whole hog sausage, farm market, Great Valley Expo
Locally grown meats and produce are available during season. Each summer, families enjoy the Great Valley Exposition with farm tours, kids activities and a farm museum with antique tractors and other items.
Known for: Apples, strawberries, farm tours, farm market, bakery, hard cider
Mercier Orchards has something to offer year-round, especially during apple season. Farm tours and u-pick are fun for the whole family, while adults will enjoy the tasting room for locally made hard cider and Georgia wines. Bakery goodies are made fresh daily. Shop in person or online for produce, baked items and gifts.
Known for: Grass-fed beef and pork, farm store
"Fresh from the farm" is the signature for Mountain Valley Farm. Fresh meat can be purchased on site or shipped straight to your door. The farm store offers a variety of food, books and gifts for those who visit in person. Kids love the outdoor petting area.
Known for: Farm market, strawberries
Open: Locally grown produce is a local favorite. The Strawberry Festival is held each May. Field trips can be arranged by appointment.
Payne Farm & Produce is a farmers market offering locally grown and pick-your-own produce. They host a Strawberry Festival in the spring and Fall Family Fun weekends in October and November. Hayrides, petting barn, farm tours, games and activities, corn maze, bonfire and delicious food are certain to keep the whole family entertained!
Known for: Exotic animals
You can see camels and other exotic animals at Pettit Creek Farm! A farm tour rides you through the farm to see the animals. Come at Christmas time when the whole farm is lit up for the holidays.
Known for: Apples and family fun
Apples are primary, but there is so much more. Families enjoy the Family Fun Barn with games, picnic area and covered bridge. Pick your own apples and flowers in season, and shop the farm market for goodies to take home.
Known for: Artisan cheese
The distinctive flavors produced by Udderly Cool Dairy will keep you coming back for more. In addition to finding their cheeses served at Atlanta-area restaurants, you can buy directly at the farm seven days a week on the honor system.
Known for: You-pick strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
Open: April through July
Three generations of growing vegetables has established the Adams family as a tradition in Fayetteville and the surrounding counties. The family farm market had its beginning in 1977 and has continued to grow into a large and spacious market displaying fruits and vegetables of all kinds with most grown on the premises.
Known for: Wide variety of produce
At 150 acres, the Atlanta State Farmers Market is considered one of the largest of its kind in the world. It features a garden center, wholesale and retail activities, and is a major marketing hub and distribution point for fresh produce in the Southeast and throughout the country. The Atlanta Market is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Known for: Organic farm, farmers market, farm tours
Open: Serenbe Farm Tours are offered every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Serenbe Farmers & Artisan Market is open 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. each Saturday April through November, rain or shine.
Serenbe Farms is a small diversified certified organic farm located in the Serenbe community and surrounded by the rural oasis of the Chattahoochee Hill Country, just 30 miles southwest of Atlanta. The farm began in 2004. They have produced over 300 varieties of heirloom and hybrid vegetables, herbs and flowers, and they harvest more than 60,000 pounds of produce a year.
Known for: History Open: Monday though Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Atlanta's oldest surviving farmhouse at Smith Family Farm was built in the 1840s for the family of Robert Hiram Smith. In those days, Robert was a hog farmer with 800 acres to his name. He farmed 200 of those acres, while his pigs and cows roamed the rest. Today, the house and farm buildings are an opportunity for modern families, as well as individuals and school groups, to learn about life and work on a 19th-century Georgia farm. Smith Family Farm includes the 1840s farmhouse and a separate kitchen out back, where the food was cooked. Other buildings include the dairy, blacksmith shop, smokehouse, corncrib, chicken coop, and barn, as well as the vegetable, herb, field and slave gardens.
Known for: You-pick strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, corn maze, farm store
Southern Belle Farm is a historic 330-acre family farm in McDonough. The farm is open seasonally for berry and peach picking, fresh produce, pumpkins and fall fun. The Fall Festival is the highlight of the year with a corn maze, pumpkins, campfires, pig races and more than 20 attractions. Christmas-time brings pre-cut Fraser Fir Christmas trees and greenery along with visits from Santa and holiday sweets.
Known for: You-pick strawberries
Open: mid-April through early June
The Washington Family began growing strawberries at the Loganville Farm location in 2000. They also have a farm in Watkinsville, which offers additional farm activities, such as a corn maze, pumpkin patch and summer berry picking.
Known for: Pumpkins, Christmas trees
Open: Seasonally – October and December
Yule Forest started as a Christmas tree farm in 1983 and has since grown into much more. They are now a pumpkin patch, Christmas tree farm, haunted house and educational kind of farm. The farm is open seasonally for pumpkin picking, fall fun and Christmas tree cutting.
Known for: Peaches
Fitzgerald Farms is a peach producing farm in Woodbury, Georgia. They sponsor Meriwether County’s Peaches in the Farms event and sell delicious ice cream out of their country store, The Shed.
Known for: hosting two festivals: a Mother’s Day arts and crafts fair and a harvest festival
Open: Road side stand, seasonally. They also sell winter and summer produce at local farmers markets
McCrary Farms is locally known for their summer crops of tomatoes, squash, okra, and green beans, and their winter crops of turnip greens, spinach, cauliflower, swiss chard, cabbage, brussels sprouts and broccoli.
Known for: Field trips and fruit
Taylor Orchards has the most delicious strawberry ice cream! Located in Reynolds, Georgia, it's a great place for a field trip or to buy fresh strawberries and peaches.
Known for: Blueberry wine
Five Points Berries Winery makes 100% blueberry wine on a small family orchard and winery. They have been producing a variety of rich-tasting blueberry wines since 2007.
Known for: Georgia-grown fruit wines (peach and strawberry)
Located just outside West Point, River's Bend Winery is a must see! They make specialty fruit wines such as blackberry, peach, and strawberry, host fun events, and have their own wino club!
Known for: Pecans
Ellis Bros Pecans is located in Vienna just off 75. The Ellis Brothers operation is a multigenerational family business and began in 1944. Their general store is where the original pecan grove was in 1944.
Known for: Gourds of all shapes and sizes
Open: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
All of their gourds are grown in the rich Georgia soil. They grow and harvest their own gourds and all are hand-picked and sorted.
Known for: Peaches and pecans
Dickey Farms has been growing peaches in the heartland of Georgia for more than 120 years and is home to the state's oldest, continuously operating peach packinghouse. It is located in historic Musella, a small town that will have you feeling like you've stepped back in time. Rock a spell in their rocking chairs as you watch the sweet Georgia peaches come in from the orchards.
Known for: You-pick strawberries, wine, Fourth of July fireworks, corn maze, you-pick pumpkins, fall festival, festival light display, you-pick Christmas trees
Hamlin Hills Farm is a family fun farm located in the heartland of Georgia. In the spring, Hamlin Hills offers fresh strawberry picking for the kids and a craft wine selection for the parents. Come on the Fourth of July for fireworks and fresh, local produce. As fall approaches and the weather starts to cool down, Hamlin Hills Farm has a corn maze and evening frights for the whole family. Once you are done with the maze, the farm has a pumpkin patch. During the winter months and Christmas season, Hamlin Hills has a festive display for the season along with live Christmas trees to pick.
Known for: Peaches and pecans, fall festival
Located just outside of Fort Valley, in the heart of Middle Georgia, Lane Southern Orchards has been growing peaches and pecans for more than 100 years. During the peach season, you can tour the state-of-the-art, air-conditioned facility and watch as the peaches come in from the field, go through the sizing and cleaning process, and be shipped off to grocery stores all over the U.S. There is also a farmers market that sells every kind of Georgia-grown produce and a gift shop selling "everything peachy." In June and July, tour guides will take you through the history of the peach industry in Georgia as well as how these crops are grown and harvested.
Known for: You-pick strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and pumpkins
Open: March through November
Mitcham Farms is the place for family fun in Georgia. Located in picturesque Oxford, Mitcham Farms is just an hour from Atlanta and Athens. Bring the entire family for you-pick berries or pumpkins and stay for the Colonel Cob's Corn Maze, petting zoo, hayrides, giant slide, play area, and more!
Known for: Peaches and pecans
Since 1885 and for five generations, the Pearson family has been growing peaches and pecans on the same land. During the summer peach season, they offer self-guided tours of the peach packing facility. Their delicious peach ice cream and cobbler are made right on the farm! They also offer fresh pecans throughout the year.
Known for: A real, working dairy farm and the corn maize. Field trips welcome. Open: Hours vary, see website for times.
Steed's Dairy is a real working dairy farm. Available activities include a petting zoo, jumping pillow, giant tube slide, rubber duckie races, preschool play area with swings and slides, corn kernel pit and more. During our fall Maize season, enjoy hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch and real cow milking demonstrations. All that fun might make you hungry. Come enjoy a variety of concessions under our covered pavillion.
Known for: You-pick produce and berries, corn maze Open: Summer, Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fall, Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Families can have an experience of life on a real working farm and be educated about agriculture at the same time. The farm has you-pick berries and seasonal vegetables in the spring, and offers a fun-filled fall season, including a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, petting zoo and many more fun activities.
Known for: You-pick strawberries; fall festival
Open: April through June, September through October
Twin Oaks Fun Farm in Forsyth has spring, summer and fall fun for the whole family! In spring and summer, they have you-pick strawberries, ice cream and fresh vegetables. In the fall, they have Fall Family Fun days with hay rides and a pumpkin patch. In all these seasons, they have friendly farm animals, a bee hive exhibit, a corn crib, and a large playscape for the kiddies.
Known for: All sorts of blueberry products, fresh berries and ice cream.
Even though you can’t always grab a fresh, Georgia-grown blueberry, Alma’s Blueberry Barn makes sure you can have everything blueberry all year long.
Known for: Georgia-grown produce and products, a cafe and fun classes
Farmview Market in beautiful Madison is truly unique. The market has a traditional butcher shop and lots of Georgia-grown products and produce. The café features an ever-changing menu with delicious, locally sourced, farm-to-table dishes. You can’t leave Madison without stopping by Farmview Market.
Known for: Great farm village, tours, nature walks, animals and more
It’s not just your average state park! There's a farm village there, where your family can feed the chickens, goats, horses and pigs. You can experience the can mill and walk through the vegetable garden. Throughout the year, there are special events that you don’t want to miss.
Known for: Award-winning sausage and meat, kids activities, farm experience, overnight, festivals
If you're looking for a true farm experience for your family, look no further than Hunter Cattle Company. You can stay in the loft, work with the animals and get some of the best, freshest responsibly raised meats you can find.
Known for: Old-fashioned meat market and locally grown products
Owners Phil and Tammy Mathis take pride in making sure they offer the freshest cut meats in South Georgia. Their dedication to product and service is what makes a visit to the butcher shop a must. They raise their own pork, make their own sausage and hand select the meats they offer. You can find all sorts of local products from handmade cakes to oils, jams and jellies.
Known for: Farm tours, fresh produce, ice cream, Georgia grown produce
Open: Most of the year with winter months off
It's like walking into an old general store in the woods of Southeast Georgia. The fields known for sweet Vidalia onions are making some of the most unique and freshest veggies for their farm store. You can also finds tons of Georgia-made products, and you don’t want to miss the vintage soda selection.
Known for: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, kids activities
Only open in the fall, Poppell Farms is a magical experience for kids! You can go on a hay ride, play on obstacle course, race through the corn maze or have a bite to eat.
Known for: Strawberry u-pick, veggies, hand-creamed corn, ice cream and corn maze
Open: Veggies are seasonal, but there are preserved products available year-round
It’s a family adventure to Red Brick Farm, where there’s always something delicious to pick or eat. From fresh veggies to homemade ice cream, you’ll find something to delight your tastebuds.
Known for: Apples, peaches and flowers
Open: February through December
Thomas Orchards is the ideal spot if you are looking for fresh peaches, unique flowers to plant in your yard, or a relaxing roadside stop. Located just south of Watkinsville on US Highway 441, Thomas Orchards specializes in unique plants, outdoor art, fresh-picked peaches and much more. Make sure you try a cup of their homemade peach ice cream!
Known for: Explaining how the onions are grown
Hear and see how Georgia's official vegetable first made it out of the perfect soil in southeast Georgia into the hands of Vidalia onion fans. Try out the sorter and learn more about celebrities that have helped the sweet onion become a household name.
Known for: Farm winery, tours, weddings and special events
It’s more than just a farm winery, it’s a farm experience. The property has been in Tillman family for generations, and they will make sure you understand that their love and respect for the earth that they grow their delicious grapes on runs deep.
Known for: You-pick strawberries, blueberries and pumpkins; fall festival
Open: April through July, September through November
Get lost the 8.5-acre corn maze, pick your own pumpkin from the field, pet some baby farm animals, take a ride on the cow train, and jump in bales of hay. When you’ve worked up an appetite, stop in at the concession stand for some kettle corn, barbecue, or homemade strawberry ice cream. It's a real farm, and real fun grows here!
Known for: Honey
Bruce's Nut-n-Honey produces several types of honey in and around Clinch County. The farm store and honey operation is a great stop for visitors who wish to learn more about different types of honey as well as sample and buy. They have won several awards with the Flavor of Georgia contest.
Known for: Berries, you-pick, fun on the farm, peas and beans
Every Saturday from March through the end of May, Calhoun's Produce hosts Fun on the Farm. Families enjoy coming out to pick strawberries, tour the farm on the wagon ride, see a pig race, experience the Honey Bee House and visit with the farm animals. During the month of October, they also have a 7-acre corn maze. Fresh lunch is served on the farm, as well.
This agritourism trail runs east and west along highway 37 from Clay County near the Alabama line to Clinch County near the Okefenokee Swamp. Follow the trail for a fun experience visiting many unique farms and attractions.
This agritourism trail runs north and south along highway 41 from The Rock Ranch outside of Atlanta to Valdosta. Follow the trail through peach country, the watermelon capital of the world, the home of the Big Pig Jig, the home of the Georgia Museum of Agriculture, and down into the thick of agriculture country in South Georgia.
Known for: watermelons, sunflower patch, pumpkin patch, fun on the farm, roadside market
This famous roadside farm market is well-known for the freshest produce around! For the past 30 years, families from across the state and country have visited this Highway 82 roadside market for delicious fresh fruits, vegetables and family fun atmosphere!
Known for: Fun farm activities, farm education, Georgia Grown farm store and restaurant, fall corn maze
Raisin' Cane is a produce market and agritourism destination located about five miles south of Valdosta on Georgia Grown Trail 41. The market is open to the public year-round and hosts fresh, local produce and many other food and gift items. Raisin' Cane sits on 150 acres that hosts seasonal crops, a satsuma tree orchard, two hydroponic green houses, farm animals, a farm market, barn and syrup shelter.
Known for: Strawberries, farm store, petting zoo, Christmas trees
This family farm started in 1916 and has evolved into a diverse farming operation and a welcoming attraction. Offering various you-pick produce, cut-your-own Christmas trees, a diverse farm store, and fun activities such as a great petting zoo.
Known for: You-pick berries, farm market, farm tours, ice cream, field trips
Originally peanut farmers, the McMillan Family started this side of the farm to offer something unique for visitors to see. Pick your own blueberries, blackberries, nectarines, plums, peaches, or strawberries, and let the kids play on the repurposed tire playground. Try some fresh ice cream while shopping in the farm store.
Known for: Wine, distilled spirits, festivals, store
Visit the Cowart family at Still Pond winery and distillery, the only farm winery and distillery in Georgia. Tour the facility, and purchase wine on site as well as other Georgia Grown items in the store.
Known for: Grassfed beef and lamb, pastured poultry, pastured eggs and certified organic vegetables, on-farm dining, general store, farm stays
Open: Year-round White Oak Pastures is a 150-year-old multigenerational family farm that cooperates with nature to produce artisan products on the farm. Visit the Harris Family to see how they use animal by-products to run farm equipmen