Friday, September 22, 2017

Our final stop on our tour #GAAgritourism #ExploreGeorgia #hosted @lanesouthernorchards


Lane Southern Orchards are located in Fort Valley.  They provide a large variety of U-Pick options - strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, peaches, kiwi, muscadines, scuppernongs, and more.  On site is a large marketplace where you can purchase fresh produce, canned goods, and much more.  There is also a wonderful little restaurant with fresh made, local sourced, food.  I ate their Cuban club sandwich and it was delicious!  During peach packing season, you can watch the peaches come in from the orchard, be sorted and packed.  Their packing line tour is a self-guided one, to take when you and your family are ready.  If you want to see more, you can schedule a tour with a guide.  This one is not free and seating is limited.  There is also a large playground outside for the kids to blow off energy.  It even has TRACTORS for the kids (and adults) to play on.

I was hosted by the Georgia Agritourism Association for this tour of farms.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Out for fresh peaches #ExploreGeorgia #GAAgritourism #hosted @DickeyFarms





Dickey Farms in Musella, GA is known for it's peaches and pecans.  During picking season, you can watch the peaches come in from the orchard, get sorted, and packed to be shipped.  While doing that, you can enjoy FRESH peach ice cream (made with whichever variety is currently being picked).  They have over 20 varieties of peaches that are ready at different times during the season.  Not all of them are the soft juicy type, many have a more firm flesh.  All of them are delicious, especially when gotten fresh from the trees.  Their market is open year round, though the peaches and pecans are seasonal.  They do offer tours during packing season as well, both to groups and to individuals.  Starting next spring, they plan to offer U-Pick strawberries as well.

I was hosted by the Georgia Agritourism Association for this tour of farms. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

More than just trees #GAAgritourism #ExploreGeorgia #hosted @ThePumpkinPatchatYuleForest


The Yule Forest and Pumpkin Patch is located on Hwy 155 in Stockbridge.  They have an awesome selection of educational programs for the general public to view, as well as school groups.  From their honey house where you can learn about bees to a small building with science in mind.  They even have dinosaurs on the move.

When they open to the public, you can enjoy their haunted trail, hay maze and pumpkin patch.  A kids play area with inflatables and jumping pad for bouncing.  They also have their Pandemic where you get the opportunity to "shoot" (laser tag) live zombies while on the move.  Their grand opening is September 30th.  Once Halloween is over, though, be sure to come back and visit again to get your Christmas tree.

I was hosted by the Georgia Agritourism Association for this tour of farms. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Moving on to the Rock Ranch #ExploreGeorgia #GAAgritourism @therockranch


The Rock Ranch is located in The Rock, GA.  Just outside of Macon, it offers quite a bit to see and do.  You can spend the night in the Conestoga Wagons, or stay in one of the Farm Stay homes.  The Wagons are a great way to go glamping.  The Farm Stay homes are a great way to get away and still have the comfort of home (TV/WiFi not included).

You don't have to go on an over night escape, though, to enjoy the Ranch.  They play host to many festivals during the year.  From an Easter Eggstravaganza, Fall Family Saturdays/Sundays, to a 4th of July spectacular, with many others in between.  Not only that, but they have U-Pick, a farm market, and lots of activities for kids of all ages.  Pedal cars, pedal boats, zip lines, corn maze, and more.  Their tiny town for kids, is an awesome way for the younger set to get in some outside play time.

I was hosted by the Georgia Agritourism Association for this tour of farms.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Looking for trees at the Berry Farm #GAAgritourism #ExploreGeorgia #hosted @Berrys-Tree-Farm


Located in Covington, GA Berry's Christmas Tree Farm has a wonderful selection of u-cut trees for your holiday decoration.  They will be open to the public on November 17th.  When we visited, we were given a tour of the trees, a ride on their little diesel train, and a chance to watch a tree trimmer at work (your tree has to have its' shape maintained).



Once they open, they will have plenty of opportunities to visit with Santa, check out Santa's workshop and a petting zoo.

I was hosted by the Georgia Agritourism Association for this tour of farms. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Friday, September 08, 2017

Continuing the Tour #GAAgritourism #ExploreGeorgia #hosted @mitchamfarm


Mitcham Farm is a  family farm located in Oxford, GA working with agritourism to make farm fresh available to the public.  They provide U-Pick seasonal fruit and produce.  Their pumpkin patch is almost ready for you to come out and claim your pumpkin.  The corn maze is also growing in nicely.  Some of the activities, other than corn maze and pumpkin patch, are jumping pad, cow train, pony rides, and a lot more. They will open to the public on Sept. 23rd.

I was hosted by the Georgia Agritourism Association for this tour of farms.