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Tuesday, August 3, 2021: Our hours today are 10 am to 5 pm. We are open in our farm market, bakery and animal barn. The U-pick fields are closed. Stay tuned for updates on muscadine picking.

SUMMER ON THE FARM

As spring rolls into a beautiful Georgia summer, Southern Belle Farm’s fields are in full production with berries, fresh vegetables … and hundreds of peach trees! Come for the produce, but stay and play at the farm, too!

SUMMER ON THE FARM

As spring rolls into a beautiful Georgia summer, Southern Belle Farm’s fields are in full production with berries, fresh vegetables, and hundreds of peach trees!

Join us this Summer Season

In the summer at Southern Belle Farm we have Blackberries, Blueberries, and Peaches. If you want to create a memory you will not forget, come out to the farm during our summer season.

Restroom facilities are available at the farm market. We also offer pre-picked berries and peaches for sale in the Country Market during our peak seasons.

Picking Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday:
 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm
** as long as we have ripe fruit!
**U-pick Peach season is now closed for 2021 
**Last entry to the U-pick patch is at 4pm

Hours are dependent upon berry availability! Call 770.288.2582 to check.

Market Hours:

Monday-Friday: 10am – 5pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 1 – 5pm

WHAT’S GROWING

Our Peaches

In the peach orchard, we have ten different varieties of peaches that start ripening in early June and continue through most of the summer. We provide containers to pick your peaches in.
U-pick Peaches (1/2 Peck): $14.95
U-pick Peaches (Peck): $23.95 (when available)
Pre-picked Peaches (Quart): $5.00
Pre-picked Peaches (1/2 Peck): $12.00
Pre-picked Peaches (Peck): $20.00

Our Blueberries

Come out and enjoy picking several different varieties of blueberries with your family in the beautiful 2-acre patch.
U-pick Blueberries (Pint): $6.00
U-pick Blueberries (Quart): $9.00
U-pick Blueberries (Gallon): $18.95
Pre-picked Blueberries: When available

Our Blackberries

We have several varieties of thornless blackberries in the summer that are easy to pick straight from the patch.
U-pick Blackberries (Pint): $6.00
U-pick Blackberries (Quart): $9.00
U-pick Blackberries (Gallon): $18.95

Pre-picked Blackberries: When available

Our Flowers

You can purchase a cup to fill it with our gorgeous U-pick zinnias. We look forward to you visiting our flower patch.
U-pick Flowers (Souvenir Cup): $9.95

Combo Blueberries/Blackberries/Strawberries

U-pick (Pint): $6.00
U-pick (Quart): $9.00
U-pick (Gallon): $18.95

*Patch Admission Fee: $1.00
*U-Pick Season Passes are available for $4.95. Passes can be used for patch admission during any picking season within the year purchased.

How U-Pick Works
  1. Before You Come Out
    1. Before you head out, please call or check the top banner of our website for updates on which fruit we are picking. U-pick availability does vary from day to day depending on crops and if the weather permits.
    2. Only service animals are allowed on the farm.
    3. Don’t forget your sunscreen and bug repellent.
  2. What You Need To Know
    1. Parking is FREE!! Park over by our farm market and head over to the small shed to the right of our farm market for all things u-pick. Our friendly staff will be waiting to assist you.
    2. Select which items you would like to pick and the container you would like to purchase. (List options and prices if available)
    3. Once you’ve selected your fruit and grabbed your container, you are ready to head out to the patch. Our friendly staff will direct you to your desired location.
    4. After you have picked your fruit, be sure to stop by our market for homemade ice cream, cobblers, and our very own jams, jellies, and preserves.

 

Don’t forget to share the love–tag us on your trips to the farm!

Tips for U-Pick

Blackberries and strawberries do not ripen once they are picked. You’ll want to look for plump, full, firm blackberries. For strawberries, you want to look for the strawberries that are red all over.

A ripe blackberry will pull free from the plant with only a slight tug.

DON’T wash the berries until you are ready to use them or freeze them.  Washing makes them more prone to spoiling. Be careful with your berries. They are fragile and need to be kept in the refrigerator.

To freeze your berries rinse them carefully in a collindor. Place the berries on paper towels and drain well.

  • For strawberries, remove the stems and cut any large berries in half.
  • For peaches, remove pits and cut into sixths.

Place each berry individually on a cookie sheet, and place the pan in the freezer.

Freeze until hardened or overnight, they can be placed in freezer bags or plastic containers labeled with the date.

Thawed berries can still be very nice in sauces, smoothies, and in baking.

 

Be sure to check back for muscadine season in late August – early September.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

ANIMAL BARN

Fresh-air fun and farm animals, in addition to the berry-picking fun! Belle’s Barn is home to chickens, donkeys, cows and calves, goats, horses and more!

Price: Free

GEM MINING

Mine for shark teeth, gems, and arrowheads at the sluice!

Open June 2nd – June 27th

Wednesday-Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturdays: 10am-5pm

Sundays: 1-5pm

Pricing Details:

Small Mining: $7.95
Prospector Bag- 2 lb bag yields about 3 oz of gemstones.
Fossil Find Bag- 3 lb bag yields about 4 oz of fossil mix including sharks teeth
Arrowhead Bag- 3 lb bag yields about 7 stone arrowheads.

Medium Mining: $13.95
Lucky Strike Bag- 5 lb bag yields about 9oz of gemstones.
Fossil Dig Bag- 5 lb bag yields about 8 oz of fossil mix including sharks teeth.

Large Mining: $29.95
MotherLode Bag- 10 lb bag yields about 10 oz gems, 4 oz fossils, ½ oz sharks teeth, 2 arrowheads, 1 large amethyst

Small and Medium Mining includes one screen box to use at the sluice. These must be returned when finished mining. You may rent an additional box for $1 per box.

Large Mining includes two screen boxes to use at the sluice. These must be returned when finished mining. You may rent an additional box for $1 per box.