Summer means peaches in Georgia! Visit Jaemor Farms in Alto to find more than 30 varieties of the sweet, juicy fruit.
The Best Seasons to Visit Georgia Farms
Enjoy Georgia's agricultural bounty at the peak of freshness with hands-on experiences featuring the state's most celebrated products.
From iconic peaches and pecans to award-winning artisan oils and cheeses, Georgia farms and food producers work all year to turn out treats to share with the world. Any time of year, you'll find a bounty of local flavors to delight your senses, but visit when your favorites are at season's peak for the ultimate experience.
Follow this seasonal guide to some of the state's favorite foods and farm products, as well as experiences you can have right on the farm.
Founded in 1916, Rutland Farms in Tifton now encompasses 2,100 lush, productive acres. Pick your own berries fresh from the vine or visit The Market for fresh-churned strawberry ice cream, jam, and pastries.
Head to Fort Valley for a self-guided tour of Pearson Farm's packing facility where 50 peach varieties are handled with care. Or get in on the action at Jaemor Farms in Alto, which hosts an annual U-Pick Peach Day in August.
The melon is king at the Watermelon Days Festival — going strong since 1949 in Cordele (the self-proclaimed "watermelon capital of the world"). Enjoy eating and tossing contests, a parade, tastings, and more.
Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville — now the largest pumpkin-grower in Georgia — draws guests with hayrides and fresh-baked pumpkin rolls and pie. Hit the patch to find your perfect pumpkin; weights range from several ounces to over 150 pounds.
Welcome autumn at the Buford Corn Maze, situated on a 32-acre farm in Buford. In addition to the maze, there are pony rides, hayrides, giant popcorn jumping pillows, and farm animals. Bigger kids can find thrills in the haunted forest.
Family-owned since 1943, Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge welcomes guests to pick their own from more than 50 varieties of apples or shop for treats ranging from apple butter and fried pies to apple donuts and hard cider.
Crack open the fun at Ellis Brothers Pecans in Vienna. Step inside the retail store nestled in the family's pecan grove and peek into the candy kitchen where the nuts are turned into sweet confections. Stock up on the buttery holiday staple, available whole, shelled, or coated in a range of flavors from coffee to jalapeno.