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Strawberry Picking at Washington Farms

It's strawberry season once again! In the South, those delicious strawberries are ripe and ready for picking. Washington Farms is a local strawberry farm with two locations just outside of Atlanta.

It's strawberry season once again! In the South, those delicious, red, juicy strawberries are ripe and ready for picking from April to June. Washington Farms is a local farm with two locations just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. In the spring, you can go pick your own strawberries. In the summer, it's blueberries and blackberries. And in the fall, they have pumpkins. Pretty darn awesome, if you ask me.

We headed over to the Loganville location (there's another strawberry farm in Watkinsville, GA near Athens), with a couple of our good friends. The farm is a bit of a drive from Atlanta, about 45 minutes, but just wait... once you see and taste those strawberries you'll forget all about that long commute.

When you arrive, you get a 1 gallon bucket to fill up with strawberries. Cost for a gallon of strawberries is $10 per bucket, plus $1 if you decide to take the bucket home with you. In other words, bring another container to transport your harvest home and you save $1. We kept our buckets from last year's strawberry picking so saved us a bit of money. Then they set you loose out to the fields to pick your berries! Just rows upon rows of beautiful strawberry plants

Now we have one gallon of strawberries in our kitchen. What to do with them? I think chocolate chip strawberry bread and strawberry banana pancakes are going to be on the menu soon! So, if you're in the Atlanta area and are looking for something fun and different to do, make sure to schedule a half-day trip to Washington Farms to pick some strawberries for yourself.

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Sharon Swanepoel May 30, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Andrea, it is on S.R. 20 between Loganville and Grayson. If you head out on the S.R. 20 you can't miss it - there are always people there picking at the moment.
gdfo May 30, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Get to Washington Farms early. There is usually a crowd. Sue, yes they use a mild pesticide. Question is how many did she eat, could be more the problem. Did she eat the green ones? The overripe ones? It takes time for something like that to affect someone. I've been taking my grandkids there for 6 years and never had a problem with the kids eating a few while we pick some, I watch carefully what they pick and what the eat.
TheSkalawag May 30, 2013 at 05:32 PM
What time do they start letting people in?
Thuytien June 03, 2013 at 04:14 AM
They were not sweet
gdfo June 03, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Thuytien, Some people like the large berries which are ok, but the smaller ones are sweeter. This planting they have are not as sweet and have a different flavor than the planting they had 2 years ago. Lots of fruit is not sweet like sugar it is sweet like fructose and there is acid in the fruit that balances the sweetness. If you want really sweet berries, pick red-ripe ones, but they won't last long.

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