Agriculture + Lifestyle
Top Holiday Traditions You Should Try in 2020
Posted on December 1, 2020 7:00 PM
Kelly Thompson, Certified Farm Market Coordinator
Create memories with loved ones by spending quality time with those you’re close with this holiday season. Here are the top nine ideas to give you somewhere fun to be and something sweet to take part in.
Bake pecan treats
Cut your own Christmas tree
Four of these six farms invite you to pick and cut your own special tree.
Visit with Santa
We’re told by Santa’s helpers that he will be visiting the following farms:
- EM Farms (Culloden, GA)
- Greene Acres Farm (Cochran, GA)
- Paulk Vineyards (Wray, GA)
- Southern Belle Farm (McDonough, GA)
Enjoy a Christmas light display
Walk through over 600,000 lights at Greene Acres Farm (Cochran, GA) now- Dec. 26th.
Snap a Fridge-Worthy Family Photo Session
- O5 Farms (Jefferson, GA) has picturesque, magazine-ready photo sets and you can visit the animals while you’re there.
- Jensen Reserve (Loganville, GA) offers 20 min photo sessions with Fred the Rooster, silkie chickens, bunnies and a goat will also be available for photos. They hope to have new baby chicks too!
Pick Your Own Citrus
- Georgia Grown Citrus invites guests to visit on special weekends to clip Satsumas and sip juice or Kumbucha. They also have animals from a neighboring farm to pet.
- Walk among a wide variety of trees filled with fruit at The Fruit Factory and pick your own.
- Raisin Cane in Valdosta, GA invites you to clip satsumas from their orchard.
- Southern Grace has u-clip weekends (Enigma, GA).
Attend an Event That's Only Available During the Holidays
- Berry’s Christmas Tree Farm Car Show on Dec. 13th (Covington, GA)
- Paint Party of holiday themed ceramics at Paulk Vineyards Dec.8th (Wray, GA)
- Fun on the Farm with the Grinch at Calhoun Produce (Ashburn, GA)
Shop and Have Santa’s Helpers Wrap Your Gift
At Calhoun Produce, pick your favorite basket and favorite gifts and they will wrap them for free.
Find Unique Gifts to Give
- Citrus clipped by YOU (see Citrus Clip above)
- Leather gifts at White Oak Pastures (Bluffton, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Farm Fresh Express box from Jacobs Produce (Rocky Ford, GA)
- Goat milk soap and lotion from Nu Sunrise Farm (Griffin, GA)
- Sweet Georgia Honey from The Honey Shack (Homerville, GA) (*online shopping available) and B&G Honey (Register, GA)
- The gift of a ready to go meal at Kim’s Kitchen (Valdosta, GA)
- Retro sodas and candy at Pittman's Country Market (Lyons, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Select from over 300 types of jams, jellies, ciders, salsas, soups and other canned goods at Hillside Orchard (Lakemont, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Baking Mixes from wheat flour grew at Back to the Basics 101 (Cochran, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Cool t-shirts at Southern Grace Farm (Enigma, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Stone ground grits & cornmeal Rockin' S Farms (Canton, GA)
- Peach flavored goodies at Dickey Farms (Musella, GA) (*online shopping available)
Custom Gift Baskets
- The Shed at Fitzgerald Fruit Farms (Woodbury, GA)
- Rockin S Farm (Canton, GA)
- Calhoun Produce (Ashburn, GA)
More Farm-Fresh Gifts
- Lane Southern Orchards (Fort Valley, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Little Duck Farms/ Dorsey Farms (Ray City, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Dickey Farms (Musella, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Ellis Bros. Pecans (Vienna, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Merritt Pecan Co. & General Store (Weston, GA) (*online shopping available)
- B.J. Reece Orchards (Ellijay, GA)
- Mack Aaron's Apple House (Ellijay, GA)
- R & A Orchards (Ellijay, GA)
- Red Apple Barn (Ellijay, GA)
- Jaemor Farms (Alto, GA)
- Mercier Orchards (Blueridge, GA)
Meishan Pork- Jensen Reserve (Loganville, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Pork- Thompson Farms: All Natural Pork (Dixie, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Beef- Bar C Cattle & Produce Co. (Barney, GA)
- Beef & Pork Greenway Farms Market (Roberta, GA) (*online shopping available)
- Lamb, Beef & Pork- Mountain Valley Farm Store (Ellijay, GA)
- Beef- Ottawa Farms (Bloomingdale, GA)