Hello, hello friends- Katelynn again here to say lucky you! Today I ventured to Potluck Nursery, a neat little spot on the outskirts of Milly, located at 282 Cox Woodland Rd NW, Milledgeville, GA 31061. I was greeted by Loretta, the owner of the nursery of over thirty four years. She and her husband originally grew and sold landscaping plants, hence the ‘nursery’. Although she admitted it was a bit of a misnomer after the transition from landscaping to blueberry-ing, the name stayed do to its popularity. What inspired them to run a pick-your-own style farm? What started as their own personal garden turned into a whole heap of blueberry bushes! I think I should use the term “bushes” lightly, as most of them were taller than me and I like to think I am more of a small-tree height. But seriously, they have 5 acres of these colossal bushes and couldn’t possibly pick them all themselves, so the best (and funnest) solution was to let people pick their own!
The property has a sign that marks the beginning of the quaint dirt road that winds around to the front of the house, where you will see a sign for parking. Once you arrive, head on over to the table with belts and buckets and grab one of each. A belt, you say? To strap the bucket around your waist so you can pick with both hands (trust me, you’ll want to). After you strap on your belt, you're ready to go! There is a sign near the belt n’ bucket table that explains the price per pint and each bucket is marked. Near the first few acres of bushes is a lake and a picnic table for you and your friends and family to relax after you pick your first gallon; pack a lunch and make an afternoon of the experience!
So when are these naturally grown, pesticide and chemical free berries ready for picking? The season typically starts June 15th and can run as long as into the second week of August, but due to the fickle nature of…well, nature, you’re probably better off signing up for the seasonal email or calling 478-932-5390 about the availability. The season usually lasts until the end of July, but don’t wait until then! Plan your trip to Potluck Nursery today! And of course, for those of you who don’t feel like picking your own blueberries, Loretta and her daughter attend the weekly Green Market so swing by and pick some off their table, no belt and bucket required!