Knoxville is smack dab in the middle of fresh berry season, and whether your taste is for strawberries, blueberries or blackberries, picking your own is the best way to enjoy the harvest. Take the whole family, and your kids can learn about where their food comes from. Then, enjoy the bounty in your cereal, baked in a pie, or straight out of the basket.
Be sure and call ahead, as berry-picking can be based on the season as well as availability. Many of these farms are family-run and small-staffed, so an unexpected emergency can affect the schedule.
Pick-Your-Own Berry Farms In and Around Knoxville
Note: Listings without a clickable name do not have a website, so call for additional information.
The Fruit and Berry Patch
4407 McCloud Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37938
Pick your own blackberries, blueberries and peaches. (Pumpkins, apples, etc. in the Fall.) Honey, sorghum syrup, apple butter, sweet corn, fried pies, fruit slushes and breeding goats are also for sale. Call ahead to organize hayrides, wiener roasts or field trips. Fruit-picking from daylight to dark most of the summer. Store hours are 8:00AM until dark 7 days a week from May 1 to Dec. 15.
Beauchene's Berry Farm
9020 Bluegrass Road
Knoxville, TN 37922
Pick your own blackberries and blueberries. Open in the morning from around 9:00 to noon and in the evening from around 4:00 to 7:00PM, but as this is a small, home-run business, be sure and call ahead.
3238 Tipton Station Road
Knoxville, TN 37920
Pick your own blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, herbs and vegetables (lettuce, squash, etc. depending on season). Jams, jellies and breads are also for sale. Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.
6656 Morganton Road
Greenback, TN 37742
Blueberries, blackberries and muscadine for picking yourself at the small family farm of Chris and Caroline Milne on Saturdays from 1:00P to 8:00PM, or during the week by appointment.
9721 Asheville Highway
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
Pick your own blueberries grown using organic methods (Note that Cift Orchard is not currently certified organic).
Mountain Mist Farms
710 Caney Creek Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries available pre-picked or pick your own, from July 5th through Labor Day. Open Monday through Saturday from 8:00AM to 6:00PM and Sundays from 1:00PM to 6:00PM.
Heavenly Holler Farm
4931 Old Asheville Highway
From berry season through early October, offering pick-your-own blackberries, cherries, blueberries, apples, pears, plums and peaches. Pack a lunch if you like: a picnic area is available. Cash only.
445 Old Sweetwater Road (Country Road 220)
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Pick-your own pesticide-free blueberries. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and get updates when berries are ready for picking.
Black Oak Farms
7235 Corryton Road
Blackberries, peaches and cantaloupes to pick yourself or buy pre-picked. Hours vary, so call ahead or check the Facebook page for up-to-the-minute info (link above).
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