Apples at Mercier Orchards
Take a Georgia Food Tour
Get to the root of top-quality Georgia-grown ingredients with food and farm tours across the state.
Clinch County Honey Trail
Shop along the Clinch County Honey Trail for a variety of natural, sweet, bee-made treats. The trail is comprised of seven stops, including several shops that sell different types of honey, from wildflower to tupelo, and hard-to-find products like whipped honey and raw honeycombs.
Georgia Olive Farms
In 2011, Georgia Olive Farms harvested the first crop of olives grown east of the Mississippi in more than 150 years from its orchards near Lakeland. Tours and tastings are offered year-round by appointment only.
Horse Creek Winery
Forty acres of muscadine grapes grow at Horse Creek Winery in Nashville, Georgia. Stop in to see the vines or for a winery tour and tasting any Wednesday through Saturday from 1-6 p.m. and Friday 1-8 p.m.
Jaemor Farms operates a market where you can stock up on seasonal produce as well as preserves, ciders, sauces, marinades and more. The farm in Alto also hosts a corn maze (September-November) and various special events, including cooking classes, date nights, peach and strawberry festivals, hayrides and more.
Lady Jane Shrimpin' Excursions
Board a Lady Jane Shrimpin' Excursion in Brunswick and help the crew net and sort the catch of wild Georgia shrimp, sand shark, horseshoe crab, puffer fish, blue crab, skate and more from the waters of St. Simons Sound. Tours take place on Saturdays all year, and other days seasonally.
Lane Southern Orchards
Peaches are seasonal (May-August), but tasty treats and tours are available year-round at Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley. The market sells a range of Georgia-grown produce and products. Take a farm tour (May-August), see the packing facility (June-July), and navigate the corn maze and take a hayride (October).
Pick your own fruit at Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge. The state's largest apple orchard also grows cherries, blueberries, strawberries and more. Pick apples on weekends August-October, but note availability of all crops varies by season.
Mountain Fresh Creamery
See how milk, butter and ice cream are made at Mountain Fresh Creamery in Clermont. Tours showcase the final stages of production, including the pasteurization process and packaging. Open daily except holidays.
Quail Country Plantation
Hunt for quail, deer, dove, turkey and pheasant at Quail Country Plantation in Arlington (October-March). This lodge in the heart of the world’s quail-hunting capital offers cozy accommodations and scrumptious meals. A valid Georgia hunting license is required.
White Oak Pastures
Cattle have roamed the grassy fields at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia, since 1866. These days, the Harris family raises and processes grass-fed cattle, sheep, goat, pastured chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea hens and hogs using the Serengeti Rotational Grazing Model. Call ahead to visit for a tour, or enjoy a meal at the restaurant serving lunch Monday through Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. and dinner Friday and Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.