It’s that time of year again: Strawberry pickin’ time!
There are so many wonderful places in and around Knoxville to go and pick your own strawberries. It has become one of my family’s very favorite things to do every year. There really is nothing like the smell and taste of freshly picked produce. The process is fun, easy, a little dirty, and so rewarding when you come away with a bucket full of delicious berries.
Most farms have just opened for the season. Strawberry season doesn’t last long though (about six weeks or so), so don’t wait! I recommend calling the farms ahead of time to confirm their hours of operation and to ask whether their crop is ready. Be sure to bring your own bucket and a pair of shoes that you don’t mind getting a little muddy!
Knoxville’s Pick-Your-Own Farms
Location: 9020 Bluegrass Road, Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone: (865) 693-4221
Crops available for picking: blueberries, blackberries, tomatoes, and a few other vegetables. (This farm claims to be kid-friendly and encourages families with children to come for a visit.)
Location: 4407 McCloud Road, Knoxville, TN 37938
Phone: (865) 922-3779
Crops available for picking: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, grapes, apples, and pumpkins. (They also sell pre-picked crops, honey, jams, apple cider, fried pies, and fruit slushes.)
Location: 3238 Tipton Station Road, Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 660-9655 or (865) 660-9656
Crops available for picking: strawberries, lettuce, other assorted fruits and vegetables, and herbs. (This farm truly offers a unique experience.)
Location: 3337 Mint Road, Maryville, TN 37801
Phone: (865) 982-5891
Crops available for picking: strawberries and broccoli.
9721 Asheville Highway, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871
Phone: (865) 933-3942
248 Bridges Rd., Heiskell TN 377754
Open: Saturdays-Wednesdays, 10am-4pm
$3.75/lb., pick your own or $5/quart, pre-picked
4333 Kingston Hwy Loudon, TN
Phone: (865) 717-9596