Washington Farms | Strawberry Picking

by Melissa on April 17, 2011

(Note: Decided to post this one early on Sunday, instead of my regular Tuesday posts, since so many people have been asking me “where did you get those strawberries??” Here you go…)

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 our good friends Esther and Jacob (of Esther JuLee Photography). 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.

The berries are gorgeous, don’t you think?

Esther making her selections.

And here’s me. Excuse the positioning of my hat. Esther and Paul said that the shadow over my face wasn’t working so I turned the hat around. Didn’t realize how ridiculous I looked at the time.

My favorite mutated strawberry of the day. Paul (the husband) said that it looks like it has STDs, I decided that it looks like coral. I think I win for classiness *grin*. And there’s me, happy and excited with a bucket full of berries! (with my hat back on properly – ah, much better)

Now we have one gallon of strawberries in our kitchen. What to do… what to do… 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.

Loganville Farm
270 Willowwind Drive
Loganville, GA 30052
(770) 554-8119

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