For more than a decade, Tennesseans have enthusiastically embraced the farm-to-table movement. Our abundance of local agriculture means that no matter where you live in Middle Tennessee, you’re likely no more than a quick drive from an independent farm. Today, we’re spotlighting the Top Ten U-Pick Farms in Middle TN.

U-Pick farms invite members of the community to visit and pick their own produce. This experience is a great way to connect with the people who grow our food, with nature, and with each other. Children are often especially enchanted with the idea of picking their own food, which makes this an ideal method for encouraging fruit and vegetable consumption.

Tennessee’s Growing Seasons

While some of our favorite farms focus on one specific crop, others offer rotating selections as they come into season. While the weather we’ve experienced in any given year influences these dates, the following is a general guide to our region’s growing seasons.

Around the middle of April, strawberries first become ripe. By the end of May, most strawberry farms are closing out the season.

By mid-June, we may be lucky enough to have some early peaches. Two weeks later, all peaches will be perfectly ripe, with the season ending by mid-to-late August.

Next, we can pick blueberries and blackberries. These berries are first available in late June and early July. Because blueberries are more delicate, their season draws to a close by the end of August. Blackberries, on the other hand, can occasionally be picked throughout September.

While varieties of apple ripen at different times, apple season explodes in August and September. A few varieties are ready to eat in June, and some late varieties don’t ripen until October. Still, most U-Pick orchards are closed by mid-October.

Due to the ever-shifting whims of mother nature, it’s a good idea to call a farm or check their social media profiles for updates before driving out to pick your produce. Farmers are always happy to share news about what’s ripe and ready for picking!

Green Door Gourmet
7011 River Road Pike | Nashville
Phone: (615) 942-7169

Green Door Gourmet offers U-Pick strawberries, flowers, and vegetables on their 350-acre farm. Situated against the Cumberland River, this farm is conveniently located just a few minutes from downtown Nashville. The on-site market sells co-op offerings from other local farmers, so stop by and pick up honey, jams, baked goods, eggs, grass-fed meats, and more.

Golden Bell Farm
4084 Clovercroft Road | Franklin
Phone: (615) 794-3758 

In July, Golden Bell Farm opens for its U-Pick blueberry season. Wednesdays and Saturdays, customers are invited for the duration of the season. Last year, blueberries were only $3.50 per pound, making these plump berries an absolute steal, especially when compared to rapidly rising grocery store prices.

Boyd Mill Farm
3395 Blazer Road | Franklin
Phone: (615) 794-3867

Boyd Mill Farm is open in July and August for blackberry picking. Their fruit is grown using all-natural practices, and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the farm’s picnic area during their visit. On the fourth weekend in June, Boyd Mill Farm hosts the Blackberry Jam Music festival, so be sure to mark your calendar!

Eden’s Garden
513 Elkmoore Dr | Pegram
Phone: (615) 662-8390

Eden’s Garden offers visitors a veritable cornucopia of produce to pick. In 2022, they expect to have yellow squash, okra, cucumbers, onions, turnip greens, and more. All produce at Eden’s Garden is non-GMO and is grown only with certified organic fertilizers or pesticides. Prices will not increase this year!

Kenerson's Berry Farm
7602 Bethel Rd | Goodlettsville
Phone: (615) 672-5462, (615) 636-8661 

Kenerson’s Berry Farm is open for blueberry picking from June through August, Monday through Thursday from 4:30 pm until dark, and on Sundays from 8:00 am until dark. In the spring, yellow raspberries are ready, while red raspberries are ripe during autumn.

The Blueberry Patch
6113 W Gum Rd | Murfreesboro
Phone: (615) 893-7940 

The Blueberry Patch grows two crops of blueberries across 7 acres each year. The first crop, which is usually ready during the last week of June or the first week of July, offers large berries (thumb-sized!), while the second crop, which is ready during mid-July, offers berries that are small, sweet, and sturdy. In 2021, the farm’s berries were priced at $6 per pound; the price for 2022 has not yet been set.

The Blueberry Patch has not sprayed any of their patches in over 15 years. Visitors are invited to enjoy the farm’s picnic tables, and children are welcome to play on the farm’s play area.

Batey Farms
5331 Baker Road | Murfreesboro
Phone: (615) 410-1070

Batey Farms invites visitors to pick their own strawberries on their 4-acre berry patch. Berries are $4 per pound when you pick your own, and your Batey Berry Basket will be provided. If you have a Batey Berry Basket from a previous visit, you’re encouraged to bring it back with you! 

Pratt’s Orchard
4944 Trousdale Ferry Pike | Lebanon
Phone: (615) 444-7742 

Pratt’s Orchard offers peaches in late June and early July. They grow several peach varieties, including White Nectar, Red Haven, Glow Haven, Ruston Red, China Pearl, Contender, Winblo, and Albertas. In August and September, the farm’s apple crop will be ready. Gala, Winesap, and Fuji varietals are all available as U-Pick crops. 

Circle S Farms
1445 Old Laguardo Rd E | Lebanon
Phone: (615) 405-6860 

Circle S Farms is open for U-Pick customers from late April through early August. Stop by to gather your own strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and bouquets of flowers Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday noon to 6:00 p.m.

Berries on the Bend
723 Cairo Bend Road | Lebanon
Phone: (615) 456-8673

Berries on the Bend offers U-Pick blueberries and bouquets of flowers. The farm is open for blueberry season in mid-June through mid-August, while various flowers are available from spring to fall. The farm also sells honey from their own hives.

Did we include your favorite U-Pick farm on our list? If not, please leave a comment below with a shout-out to your local farm along with a note about the crops grown there. Thank you for visiting Parks!

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