This past weekend my sister and brother-in-law were in town with my niece so I had to take them to my favorite U-Pick strawberry farm near Atlanta, Southern Belle Farm. Southern Belle, located in McDonough, GA is only a 45 minute drive from midtown Atlanta and offers U-pick options year-round. It is a family owned 330-acre working farm that is open seasonally for fresh produce, berry picking, peach picking, fall fun, Christmas trees, and more. In my opinion Southern Belle is the best U-Pick farm near Atlanta whether you are visiting with friends or wanting some family fun.
Southern Belle has more to do than just u-pick. There are activities for the family including rides and animals. When it comes to eating at Southern Belle the lunch options are pretty limited and include chicken tenders, burgers, etc. The real showstoppers are the desserts. I highly recommend the strawberry shortcake and the strawberry ice cream. They are amazing!
When it comes to the strawberries, I recommend only purchasing what you can eat in a few days unless you plan to freeze the rest. Since they are so fresh they won’t last as long as those that you get from the grocery store (which is a good thing)! A couple of my favorite things to do with the strawberries are baking strawberry cake, crafting delicious cocktails and making strawberry jam.
Tips for visiting Southern Belle Farm
- Be sure to check the website before you go. The open and close times are posted each day depending on availability. Also, the staff will post if the u-pick product has run out
- Arrive early. Southern Belle gets super busy, especially on the weekend. I would arrive as early as possible to avoid the large crowds. Plus, you never know when the supplies will run out.
- Get the dessert! No matter what dessert your try, you won’t be disappointed.
- Check out the Country Market. In the market you can find seasonal produce, bakery items and other goodies.