If you are looking for ways to explore the area, learn more about the work that goes into the food you eat and spend time with the family, try visiting a local farm this season! The fertile Savannah River Region is full of great agritourism opportunities. There are plenty of U-pick farms, markets and tours available. Just a few of the many great options are listed below:
The Old Five Notch Farm
Pack a picnic to learn all about fiber arts and then visit with farm animals such as alpacas, pigs, chickens, llamas and donkeys. Tours can be booked through the website.
50 Old Five Notch Road, Edgefield, S.C.
White Hills Lavender Farm
Visit the farm Fridays and Saturdays during the peak season to walk among the lavender fields and shop for handmade goods like soap, scrubs, culinary lavender, tea and more.
1419 Fort Creek Road, Dearing
Gurosik’s Berry Plantation
Pick strawberries and fresh flowers! Then shop the market for local produce and treats. Enjoy a picnic, feed the fish and observe the bee apiary.
345 Briggs Road, North Augusta, S.C.
Blue House Farm
Depending on the season, pick blueberries, muscadines, scuppernongs and flowers. Check their Facebook page for hours.
279 Old Blythe Road, Harlem
Open from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. every Saturday, the shop stocks jams and jellies, fresh produce, tomato pie, local honey and more. Every second Saturday is a vendor festival with artists, farmers and food vendors.
755 Foreman Street, Jackson, S.C.
Woods Farm Market
Shop farm goods, produce, cold treats, plants and gifts in the comfort of a local shop. The frequent live music and food trucks make it a fun event for families.
7000 Woodside Executive Court, Aiken, S.C.
As seen in the June/July 2023 issue of Augusta magazine.