Blueberry and blackberry picking season has begun!Strawberry picking is now over for this year but we have blueberries available and blackberries starting to ripen. Please call (770) 855-1530 if you'd like to pick so we can meet you at the farm stand.
Have you ever bitten into a plump, juicy strawberry that's been warmed by the sun? There's nothing quite like a perfectly ripe strawberry that has just been picked from the field!
Visit Mitcham Farm in the spring to pic your own deliciously sweet, fresh berries! Picking your own berries is easy and fun, and it doesn't take long to fill a basket.
Strawberry Hours & Pricing
Strawberry picking is open to the public in the spring on the following days, dependant on weather and crop conditions:
Mondays - Saturdays 9AM - 6PM
Sundays 1PM - 5PM
* For daily crop availability, check our Facebook feed or call (770) 855-1530.PRICING:
- U-Pick Strawberries $12/gallon (plus tax)
- Pre-Picked Strawberries $14/gallon (plus tax)
- Berry Picking Bucket $1 (plus tax)
- Strawberry Slushies $3 (plus tax)
- Other Specialty Items Prices Vary
Specialty Items: We also have homemade strawberry ice cream, homemade strawberry jam, local honey, frog jam, preserves, salsas, some fresh produce (depending on availability) and other specialty items for sale at our Farm Stand. Our strawberry slushies are a favorite with our customers! Stop by to try one today!
Other Things to Do: For the enjoyment of our guests we also have two family swings and a picnic area onsite. Visitors may also visit our farm animal viewing area.
Strawberry Picking Tips
- Twist your strawberries off the vine rather than pulling them OR gently pinch the stem of the berry at least ľ inch from the berry between your thumb and index finger. Leaving a stem on the berry will help prevent bruising and help yuor strawberries last longer.
- Be gentle. Strawberries bruise easily.
- For longer lasting berries, pick only strawberries that are completely red and firm. (Berries will not ripen more once they have been picked.)
- For jams and baking, pick strawberries that are a little more ripe and slightly soft.
- Donít forget to look under the leaves to find hidden berries.
- To prevent bruising, don't overfill your containers or try to pack the strawberries down.
- The best time to pick in the morning or early evening to avoid any damage that the sun might to do you berries.
Strawberry Picking Policies & Recommendations
- Pets are not allowed due to health regulations
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please wash your hands before picking
- Please pick only what you intend to purchase
- Please be careful not to step on strawberry plants or berries
- Fields are on uneven ground so please dress appropriately
- What to wear: outdoor clothing, comfortable closed toe shoes
- What to bring: sun block, water, insect repellent
- Wash berries before eating, but only when you are ready to use them. Washing makes them more prone to spoiling.
- 1 lbs of fresh strawberries is about 2/3 of a quart.
- Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and low in calories!
- Freeze berries that you cannot use right away. Just wash, dry, cut the hulls off, place them on a baking sheet (not touching), and freeze until solid. Transfer the frozen berries to a ziplock bag, removing as much air as possible, and store in the freezer for us to 6 months.