We love our farmers! And you will, too. For more than 200 years we’ve been an agricultural center, and that heritage has made us a regional center for the farm-to-table movement, organic agriculture and agri-tourism. In fact, Bulloch County is the #1 row crop county in the state of Georgia. Take time to stroll through the pumpkin patch, strawberry fields, or see grits being milled at one of the many visitor-friendly farms in our area.
The Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market brings the farm-to-table movement home. Thousands shop dozens of vendors for locally grown produce, meat, dairy, eggs, baked goods and crafts every Saturday, April through November. Come hungry! Sea Island Bank Barking Lot, 2 East Main Street, Statesboro
Al Clarke and Sons Organic Farms offer something for everyone from small children to adults, including season hayrides and crop mazes. Call ahead for hours and events. 526 Clark Farm Road, Twin City. 912-531-3746.
Meinhardt Vineyard grows Native American grapes know as Muscadines and produce 40,000 gallons of wine per year. They are one of the state’s largest and fastest growing wineries. Come in and taste some of The South’s best wines and browse many other southern products available in their tasting room. 305 Kennedy Pond Road, Statesboro. 912-839-2458
Hunter Cattle Company believes in the healthy benefits of Grassfed Beef, Pastured Pork, Free-Range Chickens, and Free-Range Eggs. Our family owned and managed farm is committed to providing the healthiest, best tasting beef, pork, poultry, and eggs for your breakfast, lunch, and dinner plate. Hunter Cattle also hosts birthday parties, corporate events, and field trips. 430 Driggers Road Brooklet, GA 30415
912-823 – 2333. Website: www.huntercattle.com
Freeman’s Mill is the only operating grits mill in southeast Georgia. They grind grits and corn meal using 100+ year old granite mills using locally grown corn. They also mill wheat and other grains. Between Statesboro and Register. Call for directions and tour information. 912-852-9381. Website: www.freemansmill.com
Gerrald’s Farm produces the famed Vidalia onions and is one of the largest carrot producers in North America. Watch processing from picking to packaging. Call ahead for hours.5591 Clito Road, Statesboro. 912-531-3746.
Healthy Hollow Farms grow organic peanuts, produce and small grains. They can customize a tour that includes an organic picnic, an eco-tour of the Ogeechee River Basin area or viewing of the farm’s fossil finds. Call for tour information. 2321 Old River Road South, Stilson. 912-687-3371.
Season U-Pick Farm Guide
Clarke Farm and Produce. Strawberries and tomatoes. Call ahead. 400 Clarke Farm Road, Twin City. 912-865-3200.
Jacob’s Produce. Strawberries. Call ahead. 2695 Scarboro Highway, Rocky Ford. 912-863-7772.
Old South Produce. Strawberries, blackberries, corn, squash, okra, carrots, watermelon. Call ahead. 1710 DeFair Farms Loop, Metter. 912-685-9860.
Lane Farms. Tomatoes, cantaloupes, melons. Call ahead. 7642 Lakeview Road, Statesboro. 912-587-5542.
Other Agri-Tourism Adventures
Fletcher Park Horse Back Riding. From beginner to pro and birthday parties to therapeutic ridding lessons, Fletcher Park offers lots to do at any season. 912-489-9059. Website: bullochrec.com/Programs/Therapeutics/stirrupsomefun.htm