Strawberry picking in Atlanta: Best places to pick your own strawberries

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Strawberry picking in Atlanta runs mid-April to early June.  That means now is the perfect time to taste those deliciously sweet bits of heaven as you fill up your bucket.

April is prime strawberry picking season in the South, and there are lots of U-Pick farms near Atlanta.

Once picked, protect the ripe fruit by laying it out in a flat-bottomed tray so they don't crush each other in the U-pick bucket. Be sure to wash the berries just before eating, and not before. Washing strawberries makes them deteriorate faster. Before you go strawberry picking in Atlanta, call the farm to make sure they are open and have berries.

For more strawberry picking tips, plus several U-pick strawberry farms near Atlanta, visit Field Trips with Sue.