The warmer springtime weather brings the crops on a farm back to life. It's also when you’ll find lots of baby animals. Whether you have small kids that like to pet the bunnies or want to harvest some locally grown produce for your latest dish, these Georgia farms are ripe for a springtime visit.
Southern Belle Farm, McDonough
Southern Belle Farm is a 330-acre working farm just south of Atlanta in McDonough. This family-friendly escape has special events throughout the year and is a favorite location to pick your own fruits and veggies. Spring is perfect for strawberry picking, and summer is when you want to pick blueberries. Be sure to sample the homemade strawberry ice cream -- it's some of the best in the state.
White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia
White Oak Pastures, Bluffton
White Oak Pastures offers farm tours by appointment. Be sure to wear boots and old clothes; this is the real deal and can sometimes be messy. If walking isn't your style, ask about a guided horseback tour. Afterward, enjoy dinner in the open-air dining pavilion located within the organic garden.
Hillcrest Dairy Farm
Hillcrest Dairy Farmis the first robotic dairy farm in Georgia. What began in 1941 as the family farm of G. L. and Lucille Rodgers is now helmed by third- and fourth-generation descendants who work to keep cows happy. Take the 90-minute farm tour to meet cows, watch the milking process, and learn fascinating facts like how much saliva a dairy cow produces each day (125 pounds!).
You’ll visit the robotics observation center, where interactive displays include a life-size fiberglass cow that can be hand-milked. Then, you’ll climb aboard a covered trolley pulled by an antique tractor for a ride around the property. The riding tour stops at the “moo-ternity” barn to see any newborn calves—no guarantees, but cows are born throughout the year. Book a Hillcrest Dairy Farm tour today!