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(Savannah, u-pick) Pick your own strawberries @ Hodges Strawberry Farm

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Hodges Farm Strawberries Pick Your Own

We’re thrilled to learn about another pick-your-own strawberries farm in our area in addition to this one we already told you about.

Hodges Farm is local family owned “Pick Your Own” or “We Pick” farm of strawberries and thornless blackberries.

They have fresh berries, jams, jellies or local honey for sale.

The farm is located on the Effingham/Screven County border just 20 minutes from Statesboro and 50 minutes from downtown Savannah. Cash or check with ID.

Learn more here. 

Follow on social media here for field closure updates.

HODGES STRAWBERRY FARM
8705 Ga HWY 21 N.
Newington, GA 30446
(912) 754-7257 cell (912)687-6448 cell (912)425-0690

U Pick Strawberries @ Dempsey Farms near Beaufort SC

Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

pick your own strawberries Savannah

Dempsey Farms U-Pick Strawberries on Saint Helena Is. SC near Beaufort is now open for the 2020 Spring Season.

The farm is open under the USDA and Clemson guidelines. Upon arriving at field please send only one person from your vehicle to the stand for directions and buckets. Hours are set according to availability of ripe berries.

Please call 843-838-3656 after 8AM for picking condition and field updates on hours or check the farm’s social media updates here.

DEMPSEY FARMS
1576 SEA ISLAND PARKWAY
SAINT HELENA ISLAND, SC 29920

U-Pick strawberries no longer offered at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah

Monday, February 25th, 2019

We’re sad to learn that a longtime Savannah spring tradition has come to an end.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah will no longer offer pick-your-own strawberries.  Nor will these gardens on Canebrake Road offer pick-your-own blackberries in summer.

“The Gardens will no longer have pick-your-own berries due to our budget in keeping the fields up but we are turning that area into a teaching garden,” writes Kahlitah Greene of Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens via email.

We know many of you have enjoyed taking your kids there for years to pick berries, picnic and enjoy the gardens. The gardens have offered pick-your-own berries since 1994.

The following farms have early strawberries this year and offer pick-your own. Please call ahead & check their Facebook pages for updates on the strawberry fields’ status.

Please let us know about other pick-your-own berry farms in the area by emailing anne@southernmamas.com

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Dempsey Farms U-PickSt. Helena Is., SC

Dempsey Farms –  a family owned operation on St. Helena Island, SC,  11 miles east of Beaufort – has opened for the Spring 2017 U-pick strawberry season on a limited schedule. Please call for hours & to confirm the u-pick fields are open. When the fields get picked out, the u-pick fields close so berries can ripen.
(843) 838-3656
Payments: Cash or checks
1576 Sea Island Parkway
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

Learn more here. 

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Ottawa Farms U-Pick, Bloomingdale, Ga.

U-pick strawberry fields updated on their Facebook page here.

702 Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, Ga 31302
Call ahead to check when fields are open for picking: 912-748-3035

Learn more here.

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2018, Savannah

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

U-pick blackberry picking Savannah

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2018 is now open through June @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

U-pick blackberry fields are open:
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9AM-1PM
Saturdays 10AM-1PM
Tuesdays 10AM-1PM
Closed Sundays & Mondays

The fields will be closed June 2-June 4 and reopen at 10AM June 5.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit. Remember, blackberries do not further ripen once picked, so only focus on berries that fall/tug off the stem easily. If they’re still “glued on”, they’re sour and definitely not ready to pick.

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided.  Cash and credit card (debit cards as well if they have a major credit card symbol on them) are accepted.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your trip.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu,www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

U-Pick Strawberries for Spring 2018 in Savannah, Beaufort area

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

You-Pick Strawberries @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah to open March 20 for 2018 season.

The fields are open Tuesday 10AM-1PM; Wed-Fri 9AM-Noon; Sat. 10AM-1PM. Price: $2.50 per pound (Closed Mondays & Sundays)

Cost: $2.50/lb. Cash & credit cards accepted. No checks.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm continues to offer fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning (as it is cooler, too)

Learn more here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
2 Canebrake Road
Savannah, GA 31419

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Dempsey Farms U-PickSt. Helena Is., SC

Dempsey Farms –  a family owned operation on St. Helena Island, SC,  11 miles east of Beaufort – has opened for the Spring 2017 U-pick strawberry season on a limited schedule. Please call for hours & to confirm the u-pick fields are open. When the fields get picked out, the u-pick fields close so berries can ripen.
(843) 838-3656
Payments: Cash or checks
1576 Sea Island Parkway
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

Learn more here. 

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Ottawa Farms U-Pick, Bloomingdale, Ga.

U-pick strawberry fields opening for 2018 season is TBA

702 Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, Ga 31302
Call ahead to check when fields are open for picking: 912-748-3035

Learn more here.

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2017, Savannah

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

U-pick blackberry picking SavannahU-pick thornless blackberry season 2017 is now open @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 8AM-11AM (Note there’s no berry picking on Fridays or Sundays). It is best to come before 9AM.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit. Remember, blackberries do not further ripen once picked, so only focus on berries that fall/tug off the stem easily. If they’re still “glued on”, they’re sour and definitely not ready to pick.

More details here. 

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided.  Cash and credit card (debit cards as well if they have a major credit card symbol on them) are accepted.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your trip.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu,www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

U-Pick Strawberries for Spring 2017 in Savannah, Beaufort area

Monday, March 27th, 2017

You-Pick Strawberries @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah to open April 17 for 2017 season.

Hours are 9AM-1PM Monday-Thursday & Saturdays. (Closed Fridays & Sundays) No picking on Easter Weekend.

Cost: $2.50/lb. Cash & credit cards accepted. No checks.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm continues to offer fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too)

Learn more here. 

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Dempsey Farms U-Pick, St. Helena Is., SC

Dempsey Farms –  a family owned operation on St. Helena Island, SC,  11 miles east of Beaufort – has opened for the Spring 2017 U-pick strawberry season on a limited schedule. Please call for hours & to confirm the u-pick fields are open. When the fields get picked out, the u-pick fields close so berries can ripen.
(843) 838-3656
Payments: Cash or checks
1576 Sea Island Parkway
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

Learn more here. 

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Ottawa Farms U-Pick, Bloomingdale, Ga.

U-pick strawberry fields are open for the Spring 2017 season.

Hours: 9AM-4:30PM Tues-Sat.; 1-5PM Sun.
702 Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, Ga 31302
Call ahead to confirm fields are open for picking: 912-748-3035

Learn more here.

 

Savannah daytrips: U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

U-pick daffodils Bluffton Okatie Savannah

So thankful to a trusty SouthernMamas.com reader/mom for telling us about this U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton).

Opening update weather & conditions permitting: OPEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, March 3 & 4.

UPickDaffodils.com is family owned and operated on what was once the family dairy farm. Chuck and Diane have planted several varieties of daffodils, not all of which bloom at the same time nor even each year, according to their Web site.

Cash or check only. Cost is 25 cents per stem.

Hours of operation are dependent upon the weather & availability of flowers. Check here and on Facebook here for hours  & opening/closing updates.

UPickDaffodils
48 Calhoun Plantation Road
Okatie, SC 29909
843-368-1998
chuck@upickdaffodils.com

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Daytrips

Find more daytrips from the Savannah-area here. 

U-pick thornless blackberry season 2016, Savannah

Monday, May 30th, 2016

U-pick blackberry picking Savannah

U-pick thornless blackberry season is now open on a limited basis @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm (Note there’s no berry picking on Fridays or Sundays).

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided.  Cash and credit card (debit cards as well if they have a major credit card symbol on them) are accepted.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your trip.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu,www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

U-pick strawberry fields now open @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

pick your own strawberries Savannah

You-Pick Strawberry fields are open @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens Savannah.

The u-pick fields are open Mon.-Thurs. and Saturday. (no picking on Fridays or Sundays), 9AM-1PM or until the field is picked clean (whichever occurs first) U-pick strawberries are $2.50 per pound.  Shop for jam, jellies & preserves, too.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1 pm scheduled closing.

The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $2.50 per pound. Containers provided. Bring cash.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your strawberry picking.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

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New Admission Cost

Beginning April 1 2016, Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens will start charging admission to the Gardens.

Admission: $5 for ages 17 & older; $3 for ages 6-16; free for ages 5 & younger

Free unlimited admission for garden members. Membership info here. 

 

 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu,www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

U-Pick Strawberry Season coming soon to Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

You-Pick Strawberries @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens,Savannah

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm continues to offer fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent. None of the 2016 berry-picking fields have opened yet.

Look at the chart below. Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 12 noon scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $2.50 per pound. Containers provided. Bring cash.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your strawberry picking.

Fruit Season Time Pricing Active Season
Strawberries late March – May $2.50/lb. 2016 season not yet started
Blackberries mid-May – late June $3.00/lb. 2016 season not yet started
Blueberries April – late June $3.00/lb. 2016 season not yet started

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

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Sunday Supper in the Strawberry Patch

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Garden tours 4 pm
Welcome and Presentation 4:30 pm
Meal 5 to 7 pm

Reservations Required by April 18
$35 per adult
$15 children (ages 6-12)
children ages 5 and under free

Sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Gardens, the 21st Sunday Supper showcases the prized springtime fruit: the strawberry. This informal, traditional supper is held at our Lakeside Pavilion featuring the first of CGBG’s strawberry harvest for the evening’s dessert!

The event begins at 4PM with tours of the Gardens showing the numerous expansion projects. At 4:30, come to the new Andrews Visitor & Education Center for a welcome by CGBG Director, Norman Winter. At 5 pm the meal at the Lakeside Pavilion begins (thanks to Savannah Belle Catered Affairs by Miss Sophie’s), and concludes with a strawberry dessert.

Reservations are required by Monday, April 18 as seating is limited. Call Liz at (912) 921-5460, ext. 202 or email her at elubrani@uga.edu.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

U-Pick Blackberry Season 2015, Savannah

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

U-pick blackberry picking Savannah

U-pick blackberry season starts Tues. May 26 @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm (Note there’s no berry picking on Fridays or Sundays).

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 2PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $3 per pound. Containers provided. Bring cash.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your trip.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

 

Fruit Season Time Pricing Active Season
Strawberries late March – May $2.50/lb. finished for the season
Blackberries mid-May – late June $3.00/lb. limited picking begins May 26
Blueberries April – late June $3.00/lb. limited picking; began April 27

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

U-Pick Strawberry & Blueberry Season 2015 @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

U-pick strawberry season & limited u-pick blueberry season is underway @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah.

Picking hours will be Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon (Note there’s no berry picking on Fridays or Sundays).

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm offers fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 12 noon scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $2.50 per pound. Containers provided. Bring cash.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your strawberry picking.

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

 

Fruit Season Time Pricing Active Season
Strawberries late March – May $2.50/lb. began April 6
Blackberries mid-May – late June $3.00/lb. 2015 season not yet started
Blueberries April – late June $3.00/lb. limited picking; began April 27

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

U-Pick Strawberry Season Coming Soon to Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Monday, March 16th, 2015

UPDATE: SEASON STARTS APRIL 6 2015.

You-Pick Strawberries @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm continues to offer fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season. The harvest season is heavily weather dependent. None of the 2015 berry-picking fields have opened yet.

Look at the chart below. Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 12 noon scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too).

No pets allowed in the fruit picking fields during your harvest. Children must be supervised to prevent plant trampling. You are responsible to pay for all fruits (ripe or unripe) picked during a visit.

More details here. 

COST: $2.50 per pound. Containers provided. Bring cash.

The gardens have picnic tables scattered around the grounds if you want to make a picnic out of your strawberry picking.

Fruit Season Time Pricing Active Season
Strawberries late March – May $2.50/lb. 2015 season not yet started
Blackberries mid-May – late June $3.00/lb. 2015 season not yet started
Blueberries April – late June $3.00/lb. 2015 season not yet started

CGBG does NOT offer a picking service.

Stay updated about u-pick fields status by liking Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Facebook here. 

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20th Annual Supper in the Strawberry Patch @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Welcome Presentation 4:30 pm
Meal 5-7 pm
$30 adults
$15 children ages 5-12
children ages 4 & younger free
Details here.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Coastal Gardens, the 20th anniversary Sunday Supper showcases the prized springtime fruit: the strawberry! This informal, traditional supper is held at our Lakeside Pavilion featuring the first of CGBG’s strawberry harvest for the evening’s dessert!

In honor of the twentieth year, a 20-item Silent Auction table will be offered during the event as an additional fundraiser. Visit the Garden Gift Shop in the Andrews Visitor and Education Center and our historic artifacts in the Bamboo Museum on this evening as well.

RSVPs strongly recommended. Call the office at (912) 921-5460. Details here. 

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, 31419 (912) 921-5460, E-mail: coastal@uga.edu, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

U-pick blackberry picking @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

U-pick blackberry picking SavannahGet those blackberry cobbler recipes ready!

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah u-pick blackberry fields are open for picking.

Blackberries are $3/lb. Containers are provided.

Call ahead to make sure the fields are open! (912) 921-5460

U-Pick Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry Fields: Mon. – Thur. 9 am to 12 noon, Sat. 9 am to 12 noon
CLOSED Fridays and Sundays

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419, (912) 921-5460, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org

U-pick blackberry picking @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

U-pick blackberry picking SavannahGet those blackberry cobbler recipes ready!

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah u-pick blackberry fields are open for picking.

Blackberries are $3/lb. Containers are provided.

Call ahead to make sure the fields are open! (912) 921-5460

U-Pick Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry Fields: Mon. – Thur. 9 am to 12 noon, Sat. 9 am to 12 noon
CLOSED Fridays and Sundays

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419, (912) 921-5460, www.coastalgeorgiabg.org