May 3, 2014
Kim Arrowood of Jasper County picks strawberries at Mitcham Farm in Oxford on Thursday morning as part of an outing with her family. Mitcham Farm, located at 750 Macedonia Church Road, is open for strawberry picking and will host a Strawberry Festival on May 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring 40 arts and crafts vendors, food, tractor show, face painting, inflatables, giant slide, hay rides and petting zoo. Admission is free. Mitcham Farm is open seven days a week, all day, except on Sundays, when hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Visit www.mitchamfarm.com or call 770-786-8805. Other area u-pick strawberry farms include Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, www.southernbellefarm.com or call 770-288-2582, and Cottle Farms in Stockbridge, www.cottlefarms.com or call 770-761-7822. (Staff Photos: Karen Rohr)
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