Spring is here, and the strawberries at Jaemor Farms are ready to eat — and celebrate with the 2021 Berry Fest.
The event will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the farm’s Alto location off Cornelia Highway.
People can enjoy samples of products made from the farm’s fresh-picked strawberries, spin a giveaway wheel and get a 15-minute tour around the farm for $3 per person.
This year, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, Jaemor will not have a U-Pick strawberry option. Carli Jones, the farm’s marketing coordinator, said the remaining strawberries still have to be picked and sold after visitors touch them.
She added that most of the strawberries planted this season are at Jaemor’s Banks County farm, making it difficult to safely transport visitors to pick.
In past years, up to 4,000 people have attended the festival, but Jones said they are still expecting to see many attend.
“They’ll get to ride through the farm, see a little patch of berries and see the rest of our farmland to see where their produce is coming from,” Jones said.
Fresh strawberries will be available at the store to purchase, along with other fresh produce, treats and food.
Jones said Jaemor is expecting to hold more activities throughout the summer and fall with flower picking and a U-Pick peach option, depending on the weather.
Masks and social distancing are encouraged, and hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the farm.
2021 Berry Fest
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 8
Where: 5340 Cornelia Highway, Alto
More info: jaemorfarms.com