Knoxville’s Pick-Your-Own Farms {2017}

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


Beauchene’s Berry Farm

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.)

Fruit and Berry Patch

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.)

King’s Hydrofarm

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.)

Rutherford’s Farm

Location: 3337 Mint Road, Maryville, TN 37801

Phone: (865) 982-5891

Crops available for picking: strawberries and broccoli.

Clift Orchard

9721 Asheville Highway, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871

Phone: (865) 933-3942

Cash Only

Mountain Meadows

248 Bridges Rd., Heiskell TN 377754

Open: Saturdays-Wednesdays, 10am-4pm

$3.75/lb., pick your own or $5/quart, pre-picked

Honeys Blueberry Farm

4333 Kingston Hwy Loudon, TN

Open 8:00am-8:00pm

Phone: (865) 717-9596


We hope you enjoy picking this season’s fruits with your little ones!

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5 Responses to Knoxville’s Pick-Your-Own Farms {2017}

  1. Emma W May 9, 2017 at 10:53 am #

    The folks at Black Oaks Farm are now retired. They aren’t selling this year.

    • Natalie
      Natalie May 11, 2017 at 11:37 am #

      Thanks for the update, we removed them from our list.

  2. Stephanie July 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

    The Fruit and Berry Farm is in horrible condition. All of the orchards and berry patches are overgrown. It is clear that there is not much care taken of the farm. Beware: always ask up front for the specific prices. Although they said that I am the only person who hasn’t asked, they have a “you pick, you buy” policy. When I found out that the cost of you pick was higher than if I had bought at a local store, I was stuck spending a small fortune on fruit. It would have been cheaper for me to buy from the vendor on the street than to have picked it myself. I have to question whether I am the only one who made this expensive mistake, given they have a policy in place and the gentleman was VERY aggressive about it. I would hate for someone else to fall into this trap.

  3. Stephanie July 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    Sorry, it is The Fruit and Berry Patch…not “farm”

  4. Pat September 2, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    We love the people at the Fruit and Berry Patch ! They are wonderful to small children and very eager to assist you in finding the right area to pick. The apple juice based slushies and homemade items are delicious. They are particularly interested in making sure children an families make memories as well as take home wonderful vine ripened treats! Two thumbs up!

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