Georgia’s intense heat is just beginning. What are the best peach farms in Peach State?
Peach season is officially underway in Georgia, with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees and the skin-chilling summer sun.
Juicy and sweet Georgia peaches! Peaches are said to be the only fruit that only heavenly people ate, and it could spread the imagination that the tree of knowledge in the Bible may not be an apple but a peach.
There are direct markets for agricultural products related to peaches all over Georgia: grocery stores, and snack shops on the roadside.
Here are 7 Georgia peach farms worth visiting this summer.
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<By Eugene Lee>
Berry Good Farms — Tiffton, Georgia
Want to stretch your legs and unwind while driving south from I-75 to Florida? Consider adding Berry Good Farms to your road trip itinerary. In addition to blackberries, blueberries and strawberries, Berry Good offers ripe peaches suitable for picking. Berry Good is a humble, family-owned business, so call ahead to secure a U-pick spot where you can pick your own peaches.
Dicky Farm – Musella, Georgia
Picturesque Musella’s Dickey Farms brings the Southern proverb to life. The open-air market is lined with rocking chairs and stocked with all the peach products you need. Enjoy fresh peach or strawberry soft serve (strawberry donuts during strawberry season) while watching the assembly lines slowly rotate around the shop. Or head to the CF Hayes and Sons General Store across the street to feel nostalgic and pose for a photo. The farm also has a U-pick option.
Jaemor Farm — Alto and Commerce, Georgia
Weddings, family reunions, and the itching to embrace a more rustic atmosphere have made summer a popular season for a stay in northeastern Georgia. Jaemor Farm is located in Alto, close to Dahlonega and Toccoa. Take Route 23 up to Tennessee or head to the Blue Ridge Parkway, just above the freeway. In addition to the well stocked market, Jaemore also offers U-pick strawberries.
Lane South Orchard – Fort Valley, Georgia
Thanks to its massive size (13,000 acres of peaches and pecans), Lane Southern Orchards feels more like a museum or roadside landmark than a Georgia farm. The main attraction is the extensive gift shop, complete with a cafeteria-style restaurant offering Southern favorites. Watch them diligently hand-pump peaches onto a thumping conveyor belt through the huge window.
Pearson Farm — Fort Valley, Georgia
Even if people have never ventured to Middle Georgia, they will know the name Pearson Farms when they buy peaches from the Atlanta farmers market. Farm peaches are probably the best in Georgia. Pearson Farm has been growing and selling peaches and pecans since 1885, and there’s no better excuse than peach season to plan a day trip to the Fort Valley. The family-owned operation includes an extensive range of farm shops and fresh peach desserts such as Peach Oven, Peach Ice Cream and Peach Pound Cake. The farm also ships peaches throughout the continental United States.
Southern Belle Farm – McDonough, Georgia
Located in McDonough, Southern Belle Farm is the closest U-pick peach farm to Metro Atlanta. It is located 30 miles south of the city. The family-owned institution spans 330 acres and offers year-round attractions. During the summer, Southern Belle Farm also sells U-pick blueberries, blackberries and zinnias. People can purchase an annual U-pick pass. So come back in the fall for a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and a pig race.
Taylor Orchards – Reynolds, Georgia
Taylor Orchards is located in Reynolds, just off Route 96 from Jeffersonville west to Columbus. The family-owned farm boasts over 3,600 acres and grows over 30 varieties of peaches. The main warm weather on the farm is the U-pick strawberry patch. Taylor Orchards is also adjacent to Silver Dollar Motorsports Park in case people are looking for a memorable Friday night in Middle Georgia.
<by Eugene Lee>