The much-anticipated U-Pick Strawberry season will open Monday, April 21, 2014 at Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, GA. The farm has had a rough time protecting the crop with some recent cold spells, but thankfully the berries have survived and are ripening nicely, and will continue to do so with the warm spring sunshine.
For berry picking hours & prices, click here.
Be sure you check out the addition of the springtime activities too!
On the weekends during the spring U-pick season, we are thrilled to offer even more fun on the farm. In addition to being able to Pick Your Own fresh strawberries, visitors to the farm can also enjoy the following:
- Jumping Pillow
- Farm Animals
- Cow Train
- Pedal Cars
An activities wristband can be purchased for $8/person, to take part in the activities. These activities are only available Saturday & Sunday.
During the week, we will open the Jumping Pillow and Farm Animals and after 1pm on weekdays. We also have homemade goodies from ‘Mimi’s Kitchen’ – homemade ice cream, strawberry shortcake and more!
Farmer Carter had to save the strawberries as last night’s temps dropped below the ‘safe zone’! Watch this video as he shows you how this is done at Southern Belle Farm, in McDonough, GA.
These next couple weeks are crucial for protecting the baby strawberries and blooms. We hope to have ripe strawberries very soon — in mid-April, where we will open the strawberry patch for pick you own!
The sensations of spring are starting to transform the countryside. From the green leaves to colorful buds on the trees, and the white flower blossoms on the strawberry plants to chirping birds — we are exciting about springtime! If the warm weather will just settle in we can all rest assured we can enjoy the full effects of the spring season.
The late cold snaps are not good for our tender blooms, which could hurt our strawberry crop. The next couple of weeks are critical for our strawberries, so we will keep you updated as we hope to have ripe strawberries in mid-April. It will not be long until strawberry picking begins in Georgia! Until then, continue to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of springtime!
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