Find a local pick your own farm here!

Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Chattanooga and Southeast Tennessee?  Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Chattanooga and Southeast Tennessee, sorted by county. Those that offer organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name  (see "What does Organic mean?"). The U-pick crops they offer follow the name of the farm. To search the page for a specific crop, use Ctrl-F (or on an ipad or Mac, use their "search on this page" function) If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. If you find anything outdated or inaccurate, see the customer and farmer menus (as appropriate) at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!

New! Pricing information - I am building a pricing guide to help you know what the typical prices are for each crop.

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! And if you know of any farms I missed and want to add a farm, please let me know!   I'm making updates for this year as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!

What's in season in May 2020, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2020: Spring is here! Strawberry season is going on right now in the South and warm areas of the west, and later in the month up north. Cherries and Blueberries are next, in June in most areas. Cool weather crops, like Rhubarb, asparagus and greens should be available almost everywhere. Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.

COVID-19 Updates: Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, in the sterilizing sunshine, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe and educational to pick some fresh strawberries, blueberries and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more! Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and make sure that they're open, given rapidly changing state requirements for businesses and people due to Coronavirus.

And if you can't get to the gym, or find any home equipment for sale; see these pages about how to make your own home gym, weights, dumbbells and racks for really cheap!

We also have easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information from here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!

Chattanooga and Southeast Tennessee U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2020, by county

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Bledsoe County

  • Dazi Acres - Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, raspberries (Spring, red), Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), picnic area, farm animals
    822 Summer City Road, Pikeville, TN 37367. Phone: 423-453-3294. Email: Open: Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm, May 1 to November 30. Directions: Take highway 30 (Dayton Hwy) to Summer City Road. Go .8 mile and take the first right after the green "722" street sign. Follow the gravel road to the end (1/4 mile). Don't try to use GPS or mapping software - they always get it wrong!. Blackberries and raspberries: late June Pastured poultry: April to September Pastured pork: October to December Pastured turkey: November and December. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.
  • Gary Swafford Farms - peppers, tomatoes, restrooms
    759 Summer City Rd, Pikeville, TN 37367. Phone: 423-447-7480. Email: Open: call for dates and times available; call for updated schedule. Directions: From Dayton TN take highway 30 west up the mountain and turn right on Summer City road proceed half a mile Gary Swafford Farms is on left. From Pikeville TN take highway 30 east up the mountain and turn left on Summer City road proceed half mile Gary Swafford Farms on left. Directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Sowing Seeds Nursery and Garden Center - No pesticides are used, apples, blackberries, blueberries, peaches, strawberries, other vegetables, walnuts, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, farm animals, school tours
    1282 Nine Mile Cross Road, West, Pikeville, TN 37367. Phone: 423-533-4029. Email: Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. (UPDATED: November 27, 2016)
  • Sowing Seeds Nursery & Garden Center - No pesticides are used blackberries, blueberries, grapes, strawberries, walnuts, Fresh eggs, gift shop, picnic area (bring your own food), petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
    1282 Nine Mile Cross Road , W, Pikeville, TN 37367. Phone: 423-533-4029. Email: Open: Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm; Saturday from 7am to 4pm; Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Christmas Extravaganza: Drive thru or park Christmas light show with music. Free from Thanksgiving to New Year's!.
  • Sullivan's Blueberry Farm - blueberries
    3642 Walkertown Road, Dayton, TN 37321. Phone: (423) 447-6991. Alternate phone: 423-447-6204. Email: Open: call or email for hours and dates. Directions: From Dayton: take Hwy 30 W (5 miles). Turn left on Kiuka Road (1 mile) and turn left on Walkertown Road. Go four miles and turn right on Blueberry Drive. (UPDATED: June 26, 2018, JBS)  (ADDED: May 09, 2015, JBS)

Bradley County

  • Hiwassee Herb Farm - Local sales at our farm, Local delivery, Regional delivery (see below for details), some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), all produce is sustainably grown, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, herbs or spices, lavender, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, gift shop
    3180 Railroad Street N.e>, Charleston, TN 37310. Phone: (423) 241-1880. Email: Open: Monday to Friday 11am to 6pm; Saturday 8am 7pm, April 1 to October 31; Wholesale Order are placed on Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 6pm. Directions: click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. garlic, ginger, seasoning rubs, cilantro, chives, mushrooms, peppers, fennel, thyme, lavendar, basil and sage. Our herbs are grown right on our small family-owned and operated spin farm. We have been producing and growing herbs for the past five years. Hiwassee Herb Farm produces herbs and spices for the local foodie, restuarantuer, grocers including our local and surrounding communities. Primarily, we sell our herbs and products in our store-front right on the farm, local farmer's markets and festivals. (ADDED: November 06, 2017)
  • Morris Vineyard & Tennessee Mountainview Winery,LLC - blackberries, blueberries, grapes, muscadine grapes, raspberries (red), restrooms
    346 Union Grove Road, Charleston, TN 37310. Phone: 423-479-7311. Alternate Phone: 423-618-2173. Open: Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm; seasonal picking hours Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 12 pm to 8 pm; No picking on Mondays. Directions: from interstate 75 take exit 27 head east on Paul Huff Parkway take left on Michigan Avenue road take right at 3 way stop left on Chatata Valley Road right on Cates Lane, Cates Lane runs into Union Grove Road vineyard is on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries June 1 to June 30; Blackberries June 15 to July 10; Blueberries June 15 to August 1; Grapes August; Muscadines August 15 to October; call for availability Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.
    Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2012: "The kids and I took a road trip to the Morris Vineyard & Mountainview Winery today to pick blueberries. The bushes were full with many more berries to come. It was a very relaxing experience. I would have loved to have been out there all day. The view of the mountains is just beautiful!"

Hamilton County

  • Flat Top Farm Market - blackberries, strawberries, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm
    13100 Jones Gap Rd, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379. Phone: 423-332-0678. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 6 pm: on Sunday we are at the Chattanooga Market from 11 am to 4. Directions: From Chattanooga take 27 North for 21 miles, continue onto TN-111 N highway , take the Jones Gap Road Exit. Turn Right at Jones Gap Road then take the 2nd road on the right. From Dunlap take TN-111 South, take the Jones Gap Road Exit, Turn Left at Jones Gap Road then take the 2nd road on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page.
    Comments from a visitor on July 16, 2011: "Not a place to go to. they advertised U-pick strawberries this spring. never answereed the phone. we called multiple times. when i went to their store they said "no U-pick". today 7/16/2011 we looked in the Sequatchie valey shopper there was an add for their farm with a blackberry U-pick add. my wife called and the answer was " by the time the add came out. they decided thet did not have enough berries for U-pick." berries at the store are $4.00 per Qt. $14.00 per Gal. in my opinion these people are good at bait and swith. we will never go there."
  • Smith-Perry Berries - corn (sweet), pumpkins, strawberries, watermelons, Other fruit or veg, porta-potties
    9626 Ooltewah Georgetown Road, Ooltewah, TN 37363. Phone: 423-228-0774. Email: Open: Late April until Middle of June for Strawberries Usually first or second week through the third week of July for Sunflowers. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries Typically third week in April until Middle of June Sunflowers usually First three weeks of July. Payment: Cash, Check. (UPDATED: May 22, 2019) (ADDED: July 23, 2018)

Marion County

  • The Willis Farm Kayak and Canoe Rental - vegetables, sunglowers, pumpkins
    701 Inman Road, Whitwell, TN 37397. Phone: (423) 827-8765. Email: We are a working farm and have a seasonal kayak rental. You can enjoy a 4 mile float on the Big Sequatchie River while visiting our farm. New for 2018 is U-Pick sunflowers and U-Pick vegetable garden. In the gardens you will find beautiful sunflowers, zinnias, and cosmos. Great for weddings and parties. Our vegetable garden we are growing corn, okra, blue lake beans, squash, cucumbers, hot peppers, and zucchini. We will also be growing a pumpkin patch with a variety of pie pumpkins and carving.  (ADDED: June 26, 2018, JBS)

McMinn County

  • Carr's Vineyard - blueberries
    944 Highway 163, Calhoun, TN 3730. Phone: (423) 336-5377. Email: Open: Fresh blueberries from mid-June to mid-August on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8am to 12 pm and 4pm to 8:30 pm; Sunday hours are 4:00 to 8:30pm. Blueberry plants are available from September to May. In 2018, they are $5.00 each and are in 1 gallon containers.  (ADDED: June 26, 2018, JBS)
  • Ford's Blueberry Farm - blueberries, picnic area (bring your own food)
    186 County Road 184, Athens, TN 37303. Phone: 423-506-9700. Open: Please call for hours. Directions: Please call for directions. For a map to our farm, click here. Blueberries available July 1 through August 15. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 13, 2016)
  • Ridge Line Farms - Blueberries
    139 County Road 100, Decatur, TN 37322. Phone: (423) 507-8002. Alternate phone: (423) 506-3058. Email: In addition to the U-Pick blueberries, are you looking for local, farm raised beef with no antibiotics, preservatives or added hormones? If so then look no further! Ridge Line Farms has been raising Angus sired beef cattle since our grandfather began farming in 1965. In 1998, we began marketing our steers for purchase as freezer beef. We now offer freezer beef by the retail package, or a 1/2 or whole live animal. We would love to earn your business and provide high quality beef for you and your family! Feel free to come visit us at the farm!  (ADDED: May 09, 2015, JBS) 
  • Wade and Cecileia Shultz's Blackberries - blackberries (MAY NOT BE PICK YOUR OWN - CALL!!!)
    Athens, TN. Phone: 423-745-4723. Call for directions, hours and availability.

Meigs County

Monroe County

  • Bollenbacher's Blueberries - blueberries
    PO Box 359, Sweetwater, TN 37874. Phone: (423) 337-9562. Email: Open: Please CALL or email before coming because we are only open when there are ripe berries ready to be picked. Directions: Directions:Starting in Sweetwater, drive north on U.S. Highway 11N (Main Street) until you come to Fairlane Road, across from the Sweetwater Memory Chapel, turn on to Fairlane. Go approximately 0.1 mile, then take the first right onto County Road (CR) 278, also called Raby Rd. Stay on Raby Road 1.4 miles until you come to the intersection of CR 278 and CR 220 (Old Sweetwater Rd.)Make a right onto CR 220, go through the Tanglewood Subdivision and past the North Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, staying on Old Sweetwater Rd for 0.8 mile. Look for the U-Pick BERRIES signs. Stop at the house for your container. We have both early and late varieties of rabbiteye blueberries available for picking. We should have berries until well into August. No insecticides have been used on our fields in over 30 years.  or send an email to be added to our blueberry mailing list. Put "Blueberry List" in the subject line.
  • Santa's Berry farm - blueberries, muscadine grapes, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, restrooms, farm animals
    620 Towee Falls Road, Tellico Plains, TN 37385. Phone: 4232536742. Email: Open: Thursday to Saturday 8 am to 7 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 7  pm from June 15 to October 31. Directions: From I-75 take highway 68 south to Tellico. Plains, turn right on Tn 39 go 3.8 miles, turn left on Tn. 315 go 5 miles, turn left on county RD 460(Towee Falls Road go 2.5 miles farm is located on the right. For a map to our farm, click here. Blueberries July 1 to August 15, Muscadines August 1 thru October 1. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Call ahead for availability on picking blueberries and muscadines. We also sell jams and jellies made on premises. Santa is on premises except when goes to the farmers markets. (UPDATED: June 30, 2016) UPDATED: May 08, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: July 26, 2013, by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on July 26, 2013: "Call for availability, weather and to see if what they have is ripe enough yet. Price is $6 a gallon. Picking buckets are provided. As of July 20, 2013 the berries were still plentiful. Santa also has bees and fresh honey for sale. Very fun family friendly place. We had a great time. They have over 100 huge 5+ foot tall blueberry bushes. Plenty to choose from. The location is beautiful in the mountains and GPS should take you right to them. Signs from the road. "
  • Strawberry Knob Farms - strawberries, restrooms
    3250 New Hwy 68, Madisonville, TN 37354. Phone: 423 836-1133. Email: Open: from late April  through June typically; Normal hours Monday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm; closed on Sunday. Directions: From I-75, take Exit 60, Sweetwater/Spring City exit. Go east on highway 68, toward Sweetwater/Lost Sea. Go approx 7 miles; when you see the Lost Sea on your left, we are exactly 1/2 mile down highway 68 on the right. Follow the gravel road up past our Barn for parking. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Plan on the 3rd week in April to end of June. Payment: Cash, Check. We have 2 acres of Strawberries for the picking! Season lasts approximately 6 weeks. Don't worry about bringing containers, I will supply the containers for you to pick with. Formerly called  Fioravanti U-Pick.
  • T & J Farms - strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    570 Fagin Road, Madisonville, TN 37354. Phone: 828-450-4388. Email: Open: Monday thru Saturday from 8am to 7pm, April 16 until early June. Directions: Located off Highway 411 in Madisonville, just across from Benton's Country Hams. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. UPDATE: April 27, 2020: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed
    The farms phone number is wrong, it should be
    (423) 435-2906
  • Tsali Notch Vineyard - muscadine grapes, pumpkins, restrooms, picnic area
    140 Harrison Road, Madisonville, TN 37345. Phone: 423-506-9895. Email: Open: Muscadine grapes: September and October, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Directions: from I-75, take Exit 60, the Sweetwater exit. Follow TN-68 South seven (7) miles. Turn right onto Liberality Road, CR-117 and proceed 1.5 miles. Harrison Road and Tsali Notch Vineyard will be on your immediate right. Click here for a map and directions. Muscadine grapes: September and October. Payment: Cash, only.
    A visitor writes on September 20, 2013: "We just returned from a very successful "picking." The people here are friendly and eager to help and the muscadines are wonderful. We are already talking about when to schedule net year's trip. Oh, yes, their directions are spot on."

Polk County

  • Sandy's Pick-Your-Own Blueberry Patch - Blueberries
    195 Poplar Street, Benton, TN 37307. Phone: (423) 715-5915. Alternate phone: 423-338-5049. Email: Open: usualy starts in early July, then for 6 weeks; Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am  until dark, closed on Sunday.  We have 250 blueberry bushes of the Rabbiteye variety. (UPDATED: June 26, 2018, JBS) (ADDED: May 09, 2015, JBS)

Rhea County

  • Gary Swafford Farm - tomatoes, pumpkins
    Summer City Rd, Pikeville, TN 37367. Phone: (423) 447-7480. Open: Looks like from 7:30 AM to 7 PM but check to be sure. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard .
    Comments from a visitor on October 06, 2012: "You can drive up and get alot or a little of produce at wholesale prices....We picked a 5 gallon bucket of tomatoes in the field for 6 dollars!! I am going back for large boxes of sweet potatoes to can at home for 15 dollars each...GREAT prices in this bad economy!!!"
  • Hastings Farm - Blueberries, Muscadines
    450 Hastings Drive, Dayton, TN 37321. Phone: (423) 645-4186. Fax: (423) 775-5707. Email: We have seasonal blueberries. Give us a call and come pick your own.  (ADDED: June 26, 2018, JBS)
  • Thedford's Blueberry Patch - No pesticides are used, blueberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own food)
    100 John Deere Dr., Spring City, TN 37381. Phone: (423) 365-5764. Alternate Phone: (423) 847-7510. Email: Open: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 am till 1:00 pm. Directions: From Spring City; take New Lake Road about two miles, then follow signs. From highway 27; turn onto highway 68, turn left on 302 North, look for signs.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Blueberries: Typically mid-June through July. We do not use pesticides on the crops.  (UPDATED: June 23, 2019)     

Sequatchie County

  • Wheeler's Orchard - Apples, Grapes, blueberries
    HCR 65, Box 78, Dunlap, TN 37327. Phone: (423) 949-4255 or toll free (877) 478-5029
    Fax: (423) 949-6350. Email:  Directions:  From U.S. 127 N in Dunlap, see our sign at Fredonia Road. Follow sign up the mountain approx. 5 miles. See our sign. Take a right. Come on to orchard. Feel free to call if you need additional directions. Click here for a link to our Facebook page (UPDATED: June 26, 2018, JBS)

Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)