‘Tis the season for produce! If you’re looking for a fun family outing this spring or summer, “pick-your-own” farms are the perfect solution. This is a great chance for little ones to learn about where our food comes from while you reap the benefits of picking delicious produce. The greater Chattanooga area has some great places to get started!
Chattanooga Area Pick-Your-Own Farms
Crabtree Farms is in the heart of Chattanooga and has so much to offer! You can pick your own produce or you can buy it directly from them. They also sell at the Main Street Farmers Market and supply to several local restaurants. You can even take classes here! They offer just about every fruit and vegetable you could need.
Sims Family Farm is a beautiful farm located in Ringgold, GA. Due to COVID, you can only buy the produce they’ve picked this year, but you can still have an educational trip to see where it’s grown. They also have a beautiful sunflower crop they open up every summer for pictures and picking. They grow strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, and sunflowers. They also sell homegrown beef.
Smith Perry Berries Farm is a Chattanooga stable in Ooltewah. They are famous for their sunflower fields, but they offer spring and fall produce as well. They are currently selling by the buckets due to COVID, but this is a fun farm for your family to explore. They sell strawberries, sweet corn, sunflowers, and pumpkins. They also have special events during the fall.
The Blueberry Farm is a great option for our North Georgia friends. It’s located in Lafayette and has something for everyone! After you pick your produce, you can enjoy a picnic while your kids play on the playground. They sell blueberries and muscadines.
Even though it’s in Blue Ridge, GA, I can’t write this post without mentioning Mercier Orchards. This beautiful farm is the perfect place for a day trip. There’s a cafe and storefront, plus you can pick your own fruits in their huge orchards. They offer tractor rides across their grounds, which your kiddos will love. According to what’s in season, you can pick strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and apples. They are known for their apples in the fall.