Today, while driving back from shopping at a great nursery, we stopped, on a whim, at Washington Farms in Loganville to pick our own strawberries. (Before you ask, yes, I am aware how far away Loganville is [or at least, seems] for most Atlantans. I’m calling this destination a “day trip” and will occasionally feature day trips on the site because, let’s face it, sometimes it’s nice to get away!)
I grew up in Florida where we have the Plant City Strawberry Festival each year, so fresh-picked strawberries were a staple. It was fun to spend 30 minutes out in the sun on this gorgeous day, inhaling the sweet scent of ripe strawberries, and picking our own huge basket full to bring home.
Less than 45 minutes from the very center of Atlanta, Washington Farms’ Loganville farm is packed with plants bearing gorgeous, ripe strawberries ready for picking. They provide 1-gallon buckets (that’s a lot of strawberries) and each full bucket you pick is only $10 (way cheaper than buying from the grocery store). Bring your own container to bring the berries home in, or pay $1 to keep your bucket. The farm is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM through June (check website for availability – they post regular updates), but if you plan to come in the afternoon on Saturday, call ahead to be sure there are still plenty of berries to be picked, as they never know what kind of crowds will come on the weekends.
It’s a fun trip to do with friends or your family – pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it with some of your fresh strawberries at one of the many picnic tables in the shade or just stop by to pick your berries and be on your way. Why not plan a trip out to Washington Farms? Try something new, be bold and do something different! And be prepared to bring home as many fresh, luscious strawberries as you can handle!
WHERE: Washington Farms – 270 Willowwind Drive, Loganville, GA 30052
ALSO in the Athens Area: 5691 Hog Mountain Road (Hwy.53), Watkinsville, GA 30677