Living Stardew Valley in real life on this Atlanta-area farm, Southern Belle Farm.
What a fun little weekend activity! We’re trying to adjust to our new normal of WFH and social distancing so finding an activity that let us get some fresh air and move our bodies was essential. Plus after playing countless hours of Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, I wanted to go all-in on the slower pace of rural life. Spending the morning at Southern Bell Farm was the perfect break, not just from the house but from the routine of city life.
We were so amazed when we arrived! This 300+ acre farm has animals, a large country market, and multiple fields to pick your own fruits. There is no admission fee to visit, you only pay for the fruit you pick. During our visit blackberries, blueberries, and zinnias were available to pick but during other months there are fields of strawberries, peaches, muscadines, and pumpkins to fill your buckets with. Want more goodies to go with your freshly picked fruits? The Southern Belle Farm country market has tons of amazing goodies including fruit ciders, ice creams, cobblers, and pound cake!
I recommend getting to the farm as soon as it opens as there is closer parking and fewer people (great for social distancing/minimizing contact). If you’re going to pick berries as we did, which happens in June/July, you’ll also want to arrive earlier in the day because it is much cooler. If you’re local to the Atlanta area, take a visit to Southern Belle Farm. It’s located about 35 mins outside of the city!
What other Atlanta gems should we visit next?