In the spring and summer, there’s no better way to spend quality family time than at one of the areas many wonderful u-pick farms. These farms offer a variety of pick-your-own fruits and vegetables including strawberries, blueberries, apples, grapes, peaches and more. Locations include Knoxville, Maryville, and the Smoky Mountains.
Not only are farm visits a blast, they also offer a great opportunity to teach kids about healthy eating habits. We have several learning activities that will make the perfect addition to your healthy farm fun. The two most popular are the Kid-Made Healthy Fruit Pizzas, and the Eat the Rainbow Color Sort Printable.
No matter which farm you choose, your family is sure to have an amazing time! Shop local y’all and support your local farmer!
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Pick-Your-Own Farms Knoxville, Maryville, & Smoky Mountains
Pick-Your-Own Crops: blueberries
This fabulous farm and orchard offers a variety of pick-your-own crops throughout the year including apples, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, pumpkins, and variety of winter squash.
Fall Fun: In addition to pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, this farm also offers a hay ride. For anyone wanting a less commercialized pumpkin picking experience, this farm will be wonderful!
- July – William’s Pride, Zestar
- August – Gala, Honey Crisp
- September – Fuji, Sweet 16, Wolf River, Jonagold, Yellow Delicious, Cameo, Mutsu, Red Staymen, Northern Spy, Winter Banana, Enterprise, and Braeburn
- October – Fuji, Pink Lady, and Gold Rush
Pick-Your-Own Crops: blueberries, blackberries, rasberries
You-Pick Crops: blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, and more!
The Wheeler’s claim to fame is their fresh pressed apple cider, u-pick apple orchard, and grapes. They also sell a variety of pre-picked apples, apple products, baked goods, canned goods, and gifts in their farm store.
- July – Red Free, Mollies Delicious
- August – Gala, Ginger Gold
- September – Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Empire, Mutzu, Blushing Golden, Truly Winesap, Tennessee Red, Liberty, Courtland, and red Rome Beauty
- October – Fuji, Braeburn, Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Hardy Cumberland
Fall Grape Varieties:
Niagara, Boco Noir, COncord, Delaware, Marquis, Glenora, Steuben, Vanessa, Venus, Moore’s Diamond, Mare’s Seedless, Buffalo, Van Buren, Fredonia, Reliance, Sheridan, Brighton, Alden, Ontario, Seibel
This farms has an amazing pick-your-own strawberry patch which typically runs from late April through May.
In the fall they also have pick-your-own pumpkins, a large corn maze, a hay maze for the little guys, and the largest pig exhibit in East Tennessee!
Pick-Your-Own Crops: strawberries, raspberries and a variety of fresh vegetables
Educational tours are available for schools and groups.
Mountain Mist Farms offers a variety of u-pick crops, including apples (coming 2020), blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, red and black currants, gooseberries, elderberries, and cherries. They also use their grapes for homemade wine!
In addition to all the u-pick goodies, they also produce local blackberry blossom honey, and wildflower blossom honey, which they sell in their farm store.