Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Middle Tennessee, Including Nashville? Scroll down this page and you will see the U-Pick farms in Middle Tennessee, Including Nashville,
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. Beware of copycat websites (such as the one that starts with "Eatwell", "pickit" and the ones that ends with ".farm"; they do not verify or update their information, they just steal it from us once in a great while (they are plagiarists operating in Russia and China,
as well as some 20-somethings trying to make a quick buck), so theirs are always out-of-date -and often copied incorrectly.
Since 2002, I make updates daily (each farm as
changes are reported, or I find it). See the customer and farmer menus at the top menu bar to submit updates and corrections and help me keep each current!
And if you know of any I missed and want to
add a farm, please let me know!
I'm making updates for 2018 as fast as I can - if you find
anything out-of-date, wrong or not working -
please let me know!
What's in season in June 2018, and other timely information:
Notes for June 2018: Summer is here and that means Strawberry
season is finishing and blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are starting. Tomatoes, corn and other
vegetables should be starting, too. Check your area's
copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for
See these pages to find a local
Peach festival or a Blueberry festival.
We have a guide to peach varieties
here. Also recipes, canning and freezing directions for
See our comprehensive list of
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 form 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
Children's Consignment Sales
occur in both the Spring and Fall
See our companion website to find a local
community or church kid's consignment sale!
Middle Tennessee, Including Nashville U-Pick Farms and Orchards in 2018, by county
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
T & T Strawberry Patch - Strawberries
1060 Woodard Perry Road, Ashland City, TN, 37015. Phone: (615) 792-5988.
[email protected]. Directions: Call for directions.
- Green Door Gourmet
7011 River Road Pike, Nashville, TN 37209. Phone:
(615) 942-7169. Email:
[email protected]. Open: call for availability. They are
primarily a CSA, but the said the offer pick your own strawberries on
the PickTN website. (ADDED: May 09, 2015, JBS)
- Adams Garden - UPDATE: August 10, 2016: A visitor tells
me they are now permanently closed
7254 Hwy 41 N, Cedar Hill, TN 37032. .
According to their voice mail "We no longer do Adams Farm fruits and
- Ben's Blueberries - blueberries, Fresh eggs
3779 Atkins Road, Cedar Hill, TN 37032. Phone: 615-696-1814. Open: Saturday
and Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm; closed Monday to Friday. Directions: I 24 Exit
19 Maxey Road 256 North approx. 5 miles make a right onto Edd Ross Road
First right is Atkins Road..
Click here for a map and directions. June til August 31st. Payment:
Busy Bee Farm - No pesticides are used, blueberries, picnic area (bring your own food)
Bowie Road, Greenbrier, TN 37073. Phone: 615-542-9120. Email:
[email protected]. Open: We have six varieties of blueberries that
ripen from mid - June through mid - August; Please call or email to find out
availability and days and hours open or visit our Facebook page for updates.
Directions: Just 15 minutes north of Nashville.
Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the
crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Visit our scenic Tennessee Century Farm and
help us celebrate our 200th Anniversary in 2015! We are the 8th generation
to work this land, and look forward to your visit. (ADDED: February 05,
- Cole Farms - strawberries
Exit 117 of I-65 (Portland), Cottontown, TN 37048. Phone: (615)
325-0031 or Phone: 615-325-2050. Directions: take exit 117 from
I-65. Head towards Portland. Cole's Farms will be located on your
right just a few hundred yards from the Interstate. Cole's Farms has
vegetables in the summer along with 7 acres of strawberries and
pumpkins in the fall. Already picked Pumpkins, Strawberries, and
Sweet Corn are available at their roaside stand while in their
seasons. They have school tours for elementary school children.
(ADDED May 10, 2008)
- Heads Farm - strawberries, vegetables, pumpkins
Kinneys Road, Cedar Hill, TN 37032. Phone: (615) 573-2401. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, call before you
come to confirm what we have. Pick-your-own or we will pick for you. Strawberries
to start, but we may have U-pick tomatoes, squash etc and also have
hopefully u pick pumpkins. (ADDED: May 11, 2015, JBS)
Kenerson's Berry Farm - blueberries, raspberries (Autumn, red),
raspberries (Spring, yellow), U-pick and already picked
7602 Bethel Rd,
Goodlettsville, TN 37072. Phone: 615-672-5462. Alternate Phone:
[email protected]. Open: June to August for blueberries; Monday thru
Thursday 4:30pm until dark; Friday and Saturday closed for sabbath
observance; Sunday open 8:00am until dark. Directions: See website. For a
map to our farm,
click here. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: July 06, 2016)
- Milldale Farm - blackberries, blueberries,
4721 Woodrow Wilson Rd, Cross Plains, TN 37049.
Phone: 615-681-2124. Alternate Phone: 615-394-6886. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Call for hours. Directions: Nashville I-65
north to exit 112, west on state highway 25 for 7 miles to Woodrow Wilson
Road; left on Woodrow Wilson rd arriving at 4721 Woodrow Wilson road.
Springfield highway 49 east from Springfield for 9 miles to highway 25 and
highway 49 junction. east on highway 25 for 3 miles to Woodrow Wilson Road
right on Woodrow Wilson Road arriving at 4721 Woodrow Wilson rd And for a
map to our farm,
click here. Payment: Cash, Check.
- The Orchard at Cross Plains - apples,
blackberries, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, melons, other berries,
peaches, peppers, plums, summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, porta-potties are available, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), birthday
parties, weddings and wedding parties
6900 Blackberry Lane, Cross Plains,
TN 37049. Phone: 615-654-9227. Alternate Phone: 615-337-2731. Fax:
[email protected]. Open:
Monday to Thursday from 8AM to 5PM, Friday 8AM to 4PM, Saturday 8AM to 4PM,
closed on Sunday. Monday - Saturday 8 am to 4. Directions:
i65n left or west on s25 6 mi to orchard sign.
Click here for a map and directions.
Payment: Cash, Check. always call before coming for availability.
(ADDED May 10, 2008)
Red River Farms - blackberries, grapes, peaches, farm market,
concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area (bring your own
food), face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours
5350 Draper Road, Springfield, TN 37172. Phone:
(615) 804-9225. Alternate Phone: (615) 545-7295. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Thursday from 8AM to 5PM, Friday
8AM to 4PM, Saturday 8AM to 4PM, closed on Sunday. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 18, 2015)
- Sunbright Farm - peaches, wine grapes, raspberries (red),
4575 Goodman Road, Adams, TN 37010.
[email protected]. Open: 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm, June 1st
through August 30th. Directions: Going from Springfield, TN on highway 41, go through Cedar
Hill, continuing on highway 41 to Adams, TN, take a left onto highway 76 at
the light, turn left at the "T" intersection onto highway 256, go approximately 5
miles then watch on the right for Port Royal Road turn right, follow to
the "T" intersection then turn left onto Goodman Road , go straight down a steep hill
around a right sharp curve, and i'm the second drive on the left;Click
here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. All those interested
in raspberries this year will be contacting Wanda Goodman this season at the
phone number listed. Typical harvest dates: black raspberries are typically
June 1st through July 1st, Red Raspberries: June 10 to July 15; Depending of the environment
for the spring. All callers may leave a number, I will return the call with
update of readiness.Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: May 26, 2016, JBS)
- T. R. McKinney Farm - Cantaloupes, Corn, Pumpkins.
Sink Road, Adams, TN 37010. Phone: (931) 696-3088. Directions: Located one
mile west of Adams, TN on Hwy 76.
Woodall's Strawberries - strawberries,
4452 Kinneys School
Road, Cedar Hill, TN 37032. Phone: (615) 513-4439. Directions: Take Hwy 49
east to Springfield, TN. Turn left on Kinney's School Road. It is 3 miles to
farm. Also, you can take Hwy 41 north toward Cedar Hill. Turn left at
Airport Road; turn right at the first cross road at Kinney's School Road.
- Batey's Berries
3250 Wilkinson Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Phone: (615)
848-4178. ALternate phone: (615) 890-1608. Open: Season is generally
May-June for Pick-your-own strawberries with limited prepicked berries
available on a first come, first serve basis; Regular hours are
Tuesday-Friday 8-6pm Saturday 8-4pm and Sunday 1-5pm. Times are ALWAYS
dependent upon weather and berry availability. Berries are sold by the
pound. Please call before you come to assure strawberry availability and
operating hours. (ADDED: May 09, 2015, JBS)
- Blueberry Patch -
no pesticides used, Blueberries,
playground, picnic tables, restrooms,
5942 West Gum Road, Murfreesboro, TN, 37127. Phone: 615-893-7940. Email:
[email protected]. Open the
first week of July through August from 7am to 7pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays,
Fridays, and Saturdays 2015 prices are $5/lb for U-Pick and $6.25 for
pre-picked. They have 7 acres of around 4,000 blueberry bushes in four
varieties. There's also water and bucket sizes for all ages.
You can read a news story about them here.
Comments from a visitor on January 02, 2012: "My
4 y.o. son and I had a wonderful time at the Blueberry Patch this past
summer. The blueberries were organic (although not certified - they don't
spray pesticides)so it was safe for my son to eat a blueberry or two as we
picked. There was also a lovely shaded playground, picnic table and restroom
on the property. The blueberries were the best I've ever tasted. The
workers there (not sure if they were the owners or not) were welcoming and
friendly. We will be back! "
Comments from a visitor on July 14, 2009: "I
visited this farm with my daughter on July 11th and absolutely loved it!
It's a great place to take children and the owner's couldn't have been nicer
to my 4 year old. I liked the fact that the playground was near the
blueberry crops, so when my daughter got tired of picking she could play
while I continued and was still able to keep a good eye on her. The only
thing I would suggest to do if you go there is to put on bug spray!"
A visitor suggested this one and adds: "This farm is not
certified organic, but they do not spray at all. They have a restroom, water
fountain, picnic area, and playground for the kids. Although it is a bit
rustic, my kids LOVE this farm! They look forward to going blueberry-picking
every year! My little ones might last 20 minutes, but they enjoy chilling
out at the playground area while I finish up."
Double Duece Produce - beans, cucumbers, onions, peppers,
raspberries (Autumn, red), tomatoes, gift shop, concessions / refreshment
119 Yukon Ct., Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Phone: 615-678-9242. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 7 pm Closed
on Sundays. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
- P and P Farms - strawberries
2841 East Jefferson Pike,
Lascassas, TN 37085. Phone: 615-812-8788. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Picking Season Starts May 1st. thru the 2nd
week of June; call for hours and availability. Our Strawberries are $11.00
per gallon. .
A visitor reports on May
17, 2008: "They provide baskets to keep. If your basket is level
with strawberries, the price is $10 per basket. If you pile them up the
basket costs you $13. I got three baskets today and the berries were amazing
and ripe!" (ADDED May 10, 2008)
- Vaughn's Farm - apples, strawberries,
pumpkins, pumpkin patch, tractor rides
7340 Lebanon Road, Walter Hill,
TN, Phone: 615-893-2189. Payment: cash only. No restrooms. Not organic.
Crop availability: Strawberries in May ( u-pick or they pick). Also
pre-picked sweet corn, watermelons, tomatoes, cantaloupes.
Bottom View Farm - apples, blackberries, blueberries,
cherries, corn (sweet), grapes, pumpkins, strawberries, gift shop,
snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, farm animals,
weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for
185 Wilkerson Lane., Portland, TN 37148. Phone:
(615)-325-7017Directions: from Portland 1. From the intersection of
TN 52 and TN 109, go south on TN 109 for 2 miles. 2. Turn right at
the traffic light onto TN 76. 3. Go 2 miles to Wilkinson Lane. 4.
Turn right on Wilkinson Lane. 5. Go 0.7 miles. 6. Bottom View Farm
is at the end of the road. And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August,
September, October. Open: We entertain school children during the
week and are open to the general public on Saturdays and Sundays.
Pumpkins: July 15 to October 31 Blackberries, Blueberries, Apples,
Grapes, And Cherries: July Fall Fest: the whole month of October
.Payment: Cash, only. We are an actually farm, so other crops would
include wheat, corn (sweet and field), alfla hay, grain, and other
crops used to feed our cattle. We also have a cow that is being hand
milked for customers and guests to be witnesses to. Typical harvest
dates are: (Months shown are approximate. Please call first to
insure we still have the fruit or berries you want.) Strawberries in
April, May and June. Blueberries and Blackberries during July.
Apples in July and August. Gala Apples in August. Pick-your-own (on
most items) or we-pick-for-you!
Comments from a visitor on July 17, 2010: "We visited Bottom View Farm on 7/17/10
with our 7 month old daughter and it was great! The blueberries were
amazing. So ripe and plump and delicious. They also had "pick your
own" blackberries, but we just did blueberries. The "pick your own
blueberries" were $14 for a basket (4 quarts, which is 8 pints)
full, which is about 3 times less than the $5/pint we would have to
pay for blueberries through our CSA. If you don't want to pick your
own it's only $16 for a basket. We also went to the Ice Cream store
& restaurant where we got super yummy cheeseburgers (with chips
included) for $3.50. You can add bacon for $0.25, which we did. Very
tasty. We really look forward to going back to pick apples and also
to pick pumpkins and to enjoy the fall festivities (hay ride, train,
etc) in October."
- Brad's Produce - strawberries
156 Opossum Road, Portland, TN 37148. Phone: (615) 888-2837.
Directions: From the intersection of TN 52 and TN 109, go east on
TN52. Cross over the railroad bridge. Turn right at the traffic
light (South Russell St.) Take an immediate left onto Fowler Ford
Road. Go about 6 miles on Fowler Ford Road. Turn right on Opossum
Road. We also raise sweet corn, and tomatoes (not PYO). The sweet
corn crop comes in around the middle of July and the tomatoes around
the same time.
Bradley Kountry Acres - Blackberries, Strawberries, Pumpkins,
650 Jake Link Road, Cottontown, TN 37048. Phone: (615) 325-2836.
Alternate phone: (615) 335-9309. Alternate phone: (615) 335 - 9310. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: I-65 N Exit 112 (Highway
25). Turn right off Exit onto Hwy 25 to intersection of Hwy 25 and
31W (4-way stop). left of 31 W and approx 2 mi, then Right on
Clearview Road 1.5milesto Clearview Ch of Christ, right fork at
church. Open: Mid April-Oct 31. Hours Open: Call for hours. Farm
and school tours available. Bradley Kountry Acres & Greenhouse
offers strawberries, Pick Your Own Blackberries, peaches, greenhouse
tomatoes, field tomatoes, summer vegetables, pumpkins, ornamental
gourds, bedding plants, ferns, & fall mums. Bradley Farms is open
from mid-March through the end of October. Our farm also welcomes
groups, as well as individual customers. Please call in advance to
schedule group farm outings. During strawberry season, we also offer
pre-picked berries by order for those who are unable to pick their
own. Call or check out our web site for more information, produce
availability, & additional updates.
- Crafton Farms - Cantaloupes, Strawberries, Corn, Squash,
Home Address: 209 Crafton Road, Portland, TN, 37148. Phone: (615)
969-6264 Evening Phone: (615) 325-6406. Directions: Crafton Farms
offers Tennessee grown PYO strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes,
cantaloupes, and squash fresh from the farm. Call us for directions
Doug Williams Farm - strawberries
584 Corinth Road, Portland, TN 37148. Phone: (615) 325-2685. Their
pick-your-own starts near the end of the strawberry harvest season,
so be sure to call before you go.
England's Strawberry Farm -
720 Scattersville Road, Portland, TN 37148. Phone: 615-426-3068.
[email protected]. Directions: We are about 30 miles North
of Nashville, TN just off of Interstate 65. Travel I-65 North and
exit off at Exit # 117 and bear to the right (east) toward Portland.
Go to the 4 way stop and turn left (North) onto U.S. 31W. Go approx.
1.6 miles and turn right onto Old Hwy. 31W #3. Go past white church
and bear to the right, this will be Scattersville Road. Go to 2nd
house on the left. (signs posted)
Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in
May. Open: after opening open daily 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Please call
before coming due to bad weather, etc. Strawberries: CALL - it
varies! Payment: Cash preferred; Will accept checks with id.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Madison Creek Farms -
Uses natural growing practices, flowers, pumpkins, Honey
from hives on the farm, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties,
weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location
(call for info)
1228 Willis Branch Road, Goodlettsville, TN 37072. Phone:
615-448-6207. Fax: 615-855-0066. Email:
[email protected]mail.com. Directions: And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in April through
October. Open: Weekends 9 to 2pm May through October. Farm opens
April through October Weekends 9 to 2pm. We use natural practices,
but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check,
Comments from a visitor on May 25, 2009: "The farm is beautiful and the
farmers are welcoming to families, and not far off of I-65, highly
- Mary K's Garden - blackberries
Lane, Gallatin, TN 37066. Phone: (615) 806-0653. Open: Call for
directions & crop availability. We offer pick your own or pre-picked
blackberries starting in July. In addition, we offer a wide variety
of garden vegetables. (ADDED: May 09, 2015, JBS)
Blue Honey Farms - Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the
8501 Taliafero Road, Eagleville, TN 37060. Phone: 615-878-9937.
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 5pm to 9pm;
Saturday 9am to 5 pm; Sunday 2pm till 5 pm start picking First week of July
through second to third week of August; Call for availibility before coming.
Directions: we are located just south of Triune in the Kirkland community.
turn left off of Horton Highway, we are 9 tenths of a mile down Taliaferro
RD. on your right gravel drive. We use natural practices, but are not
seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard,
Discover, AmEx. We also sell Hand woven baskets that are made right here on
our farm. We have standard sizes but also can custom design a basket to fit
your needs. (ADDED: February 07, 2016)
Boyd Mill Farm -
Uses natural growing practices, blackberries, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties are available, picnic area
3395 Blazer Road, Franklin, TN 37064. Phone:
[email protected]. Open: July 1 through August 31; See our
website or facebook page for current hours and days open. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are
not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, Check.
Click here for our Facebook page. The Blackberry Jam Music Festival is
the fourth weekend in June each year. For more details see
- Golden Bell Farm (formerly "Cedar Brae Berry Farm") - Blueberries
4084 Clovercroft Road, Franklin, TN 37067. Phone: (615) 794-3758.
Directions: I-65, exit 65 east towards Murfreesboro (96), 2/3 mile turn left
at light on Clovercroft Road. Go 1 one half miles on left."
Orchards - apples
7690 Nolensville Road, Nolensville, TN
37135. Phone: (615) 395-4088. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Apples available August through
October. Gourmet jams, jellies, butters, and cider available. We also offer
pick your own apples. School tour and tour groups welcome. Peaches available
June through July(not pick your own). Morning Glory Orchard is your
closest stop for orchard fresh peaches and apples as well as farm fresh
local produce. If you have never tasted the difference that fresh makes,
then you are in for a treat. Not only are the fruits and vegetables fresh
and locally grown, our other products are farm made not from a big mass
producer, but a small farm producer. (ADDED: May 09, 2015, JBS)
Stoney Creek Farm -
No pesticides are used, beans, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, corn
(sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, herbs/spices, muscadine grapes,
onions, peas, peppers, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other
vegetables, porta-potties are available, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals,
4700 Coe Lane, Franklin, TN 37064. Phone: 615-591-0015.
[email protected]. Open: See our website for current
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Pick Your Own Vegetables: Mid-June
through August, Blackberries and Blueberries: end of June through July. We
do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page.
( ADDED: June 29, 2011)
- Berries on
the Bend - Blackberries, Blueberries
723 Cairo Bend Road,
Lebanon, TN 37087. Phone: (615) 456-8673. Email:
Open: mid-June through mid-August; Call or email us to verify picking times
and berry availability. Berries on the Bend grows fresh delicious berries in
a relaxing country setting!!! We offer Pick Your Own and pre-picked (with
advanced notice) thornless blackberries and blueberries. (ADDED: May
09, 2015, JBS)
Breeden's Orchard & Country Store - apples, peaches
Beckwith Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Phone: 615-449-2880. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: From
Nashville, I-40E to Mt. Juliet Road North #226B that takes you to Hwy. 70
(Lebanon Rd.) turn right go 2 1/2 miles to blue highway sign and large
banner for peaches in the summer and apples in the Fall, turn right 1/2 mile
on Beckwith Road to Orchard. Open: September to mid-October, Monday-
Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Sun. noon - 6 p.m.; Fall: Monday to Saturday, 10 am
to 5 pm, Sun. noon - 5 p.m. Only adults only may go in the orchard to pick
the peaches. Adults and children may pick their own apples in the Fall. Bus
Parking, Pets Allowed on Leash. Payment: Cash, Credit cards, Personal Check,
Traveler's Checks. In business since 1974.
writes on July 25, 2014: (positive)
"I was reviewing some of the comments about Breeden's Orchard and had to
send a comment. I visited the farm on yesterday, 7/24/2014, with my husband.
It was the first time that I had gone with him, but he has been there
several times. I can understand why they do not want children to come inside
the store or pick peaches in the orchard. Some people do not pay attention
to their children and when something is broken they don't want to pay for
it. If the sign or phone message state only 18 and up can pick, then please
respect their wishes. Don't bring children with you if you don't want to be
disappointed. I had a very good experience and I told a friend about it and
she wants to visit the orchard. Please don't let the negative comments
discourage you. There are more positive than negatives out there and I
thought I would take time out to let you know that I enjoyed the orchard.
Keep doing what you are doing."
Comments from a visitor on July 07, 2012: (positive)
"Breeden's Orchard has the most wonderful peaches - six different varieties
that ripen consecutively, so you can go back every few days and pick a
different variety. It is important to call ahead - they update their voice
mail regularly, so all you have to do is call to find out if they are open
and when they will have peaches available. Don't drive out there without
calling first - if they don't have any business and it's 2:00 pm on a hot
day, they'll close up shop. Also, farming is an iffy business; they have to
survey their orchards and make day-to-day decisions about when to open the
fields for the health of their trees. They do not want any children to come
pick peaches, because the fruit and the trees are very delicate. They DO
welcome kids during apple season, and we've taken our two kids (ages 5 and
2) the past two years and had a great time with them during apple season.
Just be sure your kids are respectful and careful. The owner is
"no-nonsense," but don't let that put you off. Farming is a tough business,
and they have every right to be protective of their livelihood. They have an
excellent product, and they only charge $1/pound to pick your own. "
Comments from a visitor on April 29, 2011: (negative)
"I live in Wilson County, and I have 3 children (now teens). I have been
taking them to pick your own farms since before they could walk. I do
supervise my children when we are at someone else's farm. I understand the
concept of both a business as well as a working farm. Breeden's apples and
peaches are very good, BUT THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT KID FRIENDLY, if you want
to pick your own. I took my children once and never returned with my
children. There are several VERY kid friendly pick your own places in Wilson
County including Pratt's Orchard and Kelly's Berry Farm. If you want to buy
already picked apples and peaches, Breeden's has a good product. If you want
to pick your own with children choose another farm."
Comments from a visitor on September 15, 2010: (negative)
"I took my 3 yr old daughter and newborn there after school today to pick
apples. Their hours are listed on www.pickyourown.TN.org as being open
today. The trip took us over 45 minutes (with traffic) and when we finally
arrived it was closed. We were disappointed but prepared to try again
another day. However, baby had endured a long car ride and needed to be
changed and nursed. I allowed my 3 yr old to get out of the car and we sat
in the public use area quietly minding our own business while I nursed the
baby (under a cover up even though no one was there.) After a few minutes
the woman of the farm came out of her house and began shouting at us, "Folks
we are closed! Can't you read?! It says so on the sign by the road that we
are CLOSED!!!" When I could get a word in edgewise I told her that we had
made a long trip to visit because the website said they were open and begged
her to have compassion while I nursed the baby, then we would be on our way.
She was irate and began waving her arms at us to try and shoo us away and
said (about the baby) "Well you can just take care of it beside the road
down the way, get off our property!" Again I tried to reason with her,
telling her that the baby was almost finished and we would soon be gone, but
she insisted that we take the baby somewhere else and leave. I told her that
I'd never met someone so rude, that I couldn't believe how heartless she
was, and that we would never come back. To that she responded "I don't care
what you do, I don't NEED your business anyway!!! Now LEAVE MY PROPERTY!!!"
I was horrified and of course my preschooler was frightened to see such a
display of awful behavior from an adult. "
Comments from a visitor on October
04, 2009: (negative)
"My husband and I just went to Breeden's Orchard and Country Store
(10/4/09). We looked at the reviews on pickyourown.com and went there
looking to be able to pick our own apples. We got there and there is a big
sign stating "No more apples to pick this year." Apparently they ran out in
mid-September and now just sell them in the store. They have nothing else to
pick at this time either, so it is just a country store. We were a little
sad, so we then asked if we could just walk through the orchard. We were
told by an employee, "Well, you can go right to the edge of the trees and
look, but do NOT go in or the owners will have a fit." There were also
several signs posted all over saying that kids couldn't pick, couldn't try
things, couldn't touch things, etc. I won't recommend or not recommend the
place, but I will say that we left feeling really disappointed and that they
could use better customer service. It wasn't worth the drive, so definitely
call ahead if you are planning to go to see if they are offering what you
are looking for. We agree with a lot of the negative reviews posted below."
Comments from a visitor on September 25, 2009: (positive)
"I have taken my 2 grandchildren to Breeden's for the
past few years to pick apples. It is great and they love it. We were just
there last week. They provide wagons for your baskets or children. The
instructions seem clear to me. Since they are small they do not last long
and I usually just get one basket and then buy some prepicked in the store.
I usually tell the kids to stay outside while I go in the store. It is just
too tempting and lots of jars. I love the apple butter. I highly recommend
Breeden's for apples and for taking kids."
Comments from a visitor on
July 11, 2009:
(negative) "Like many other
visitors, I was very disappointed with the lack of people skills & tact by
the owner/workers concerning children. My 7yr old and I stopped by because
the peach sign was up, peaches were ready. When selecting our basket, the
lady was grouchy and told my child "you can't pick, only 18 yrs and older"
then she looks at me. My child cried all the way home, day was ruined.
Better signage is needed at the road and in any advertisements. This would
help prevent families from making this mistake. I have lived in Mt. Juliet/
Lebanon all my life and was unaware of their rule. I doubt we will be
Comments from a visitor on July 08, 2009:
(positive) "I do not agree with
some of the previous comments. I have been visiting this orchard for years
and the owners are real people trying to make an honest living doing hard
work. They have kids and grandkids and expect all customers to parent their
own children. I don't think that the public in general realize what all goes
into doing this kind of business and how lucky we are to have them in Wilson
county. The trees and the fruit are very fragile and cannot be climbed in
or pulled on too hard or they will break. Who can't understand that? My
family has already been this week and bought peaches. They are delicious,
flavorful & juicy this year. I can't wait to go back and get more soon."
Comments from a visitor on May 23, 2009:
(negative) "I was not at all
surprised to see the comments regarding Ms. Breeden. My experience had
nothing to do with picking peaches... rather.. her demeaner toward children
in the store... if my daughter even looked at something as it she would
touch it.. she was repremanded... my daughter took a field trip there
too...and it was obvious how rude she was to the children... 2 trips was
enough for me... i live in wilson county.. and i will never go or recommend
this site.. sad, i left there with a "bad feeling" and of "surprise"... wont
be spending my time or money there again"
Comments from a visitor on July 20, 2008: (positive)
"I've been buying from the Breeden's for many years. They do not charge
$3.50 (admission) except for school tours. Peaches I bought today are BIG
and JUICY. I saw lots of children today. They are not allowed to pick
because the trees are fragile and that is posted. I don't think it is fair
to say not child friendly. They have a sitting area for the children and
someone to watch them. It is a working farm...They try to make it so people
can pick their own or they have them already picked and sorted by grade and
Comments from a visitor on July 28, 2008:
(negative) "My friend and I
visited Breeden's Orchard with two 2-year old girls. The woman working the
orchard was extremely mean when we asked about taking the girls into the
orchard. If they want to advertise that it's for 18 and up, fine, but she
didn't need to be so rude about our inquiry. She even went as far as still
talking bad about us trying to sneak them in the field as we were walking
away from the barn. A very disappointing orchard that I will not visit
Comments from a visitor on October 15, 2008: (positive)
"Just ran across your web site and found it very informative. Thanks for the
pesto recipe. Breeden's Orchard in Mt. Juliet, TN is one we've frequented
for many years--wonderful peaches and apples. Hours of operation and rules
of picking are clearly posted. They pick daily and sell out. When plenty of
fruit is available--adults only are allowed to pick peaches. An answering
machine is updated daily with fruit availablity and rules about no children
in orchard. Breeden's provides a family friendly atmosphere and but like
many, this is a family operated farm and visitors must respect their wishes.
I agree with other commentors to your site--I don't care for bruised fruit
from mishandling or adults that act like kids--sneaking kids into the
Bubba Pratt's Farm is Pratt's Orchard and Garden Center - apples,
peaches, strawberries, Honey from hives on the farm
4944 Trousdale Ferry Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087. Phone: 615-444-7742. Email:
[email protected]. Directions: are on the website or you can call!.
And for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in May through September. Open:
The farm is open Monday to Saturday; Hours are posted on the website; You
can also call for more information. Presuming the weather holds strawberries
can start in late April and May Peaches can start in late June but generally
July and into early August Apples start in late August and into September.
Payment: Cash, Check.
Circle S Farms
- blueberries, strawberries,
1627 East Old Laguardo Rd,
Lebanon, TN 37087. Phone: 615-405-6860. Open: Generally, we are open for
strawberry picking the month of May but call for details. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
A visitor writes on May 06, 2014: (positive)
"We are very excited to say we last left a review saying we was a family
with 7 kids and enjoyed our yearly visits to Circle S Farms and now have 8
kids to share with the Mothers Day trip to get our strawberries. Called Mr.
Nelson and 2014 strawberries are coming in now 5/6/2014. He expressed they
had a big weekend of pickers this past weekend and are excited about the
quality this year. Cannot express the simple treatment they give to all
visitors and have always made us feel welcome with our big group of kids.
Keep up the good work Circle S Farms!"
Comments from a visitor on April 21, 2012:
(positive) "We are a
Smyrna family with 7 kids. We have made a Mothers Day tradition by going to
Circle S Farms even though we have moved from Wilson to Rutherford. The 1
hours drive each way is WORTH IT. The entire team at the farm has always
made us feel welcome no matter if we called them on the phone or in person
at the farm. We have seen them grow bigger each year. Not sure if the honor
system of pay for what you get is still in place during the week but they
have staff on the weekend to help with loading, selecting, conversation,
etc. As we said they are very helpful if you call and we always call a month
before going and this year Mr. Nelson said we needed to arrive a week before
Mothers Day if we wanted best crop since the berries are coming in 3 weeks
early this year. It will mess up our tradition but the not running out of
the homemade strawberry jelly and jam that mom makes from the berries is
more important than a certain day of arrival. I have not found another farm
that would inform you about the crop or answer a phone after hours and those
small details are important to us. If you take kids keep in mind that early
morning has less bugs and heat. It is worth the extra cost for pre-picked
after you have half a basket with kids. THANKS CIRCLE S FARMS for giving my
family a memory that will last a lifetime. "
Comments from a visitor on June 27, 2011: (positive)
"This farm is our favorite! During the week they operate on the honor system
which allows us to pick berries at our leisure without dealing with weekend
crowds. They have a picnic table shaded by a tree where we've enjoyed our
newly picked fruits and an occasional picnic. We're headed back again today
and plan to verify out their fresh peaches and corn. As much as we 're
looking forward to it, it seemed appropriate to let others know what a gem
this farm is in Wilson County!"
Comments from a visitor on May 06, 2011: (positive)
" Great for pick your own and see the hens and goats on the weekends. Kids
love washing the berries at the old fashion hand pump. Sweet and welcoming,
the farmers and family are great. We have been returning visitors for the
last four years and look forward to the first of May each year for berries!
- Dewey Acres - Pollenless Sunflowers and
365A N. Greenhill Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Phone: 615
758-8846. Email us at:
[email protected]. Directions: 40 E or W to Hermitage Exit. right
on Andrew Jackson Pkwy. right on Lebanon Road left on N. Greenhill Road 3/10
mile on Left. Second house in drive.
Click here for a map to our farm. Crops are usually available in July,
August, but the 2007 sunflower crop is a bit late and will be available from
late August into October. Open: Call for hours and crop availability. Closed
on Sundays. Payment: Cash, only.
Email us to request available colors of flowers!
Pratt's Orchard - apples, peaches, U-pick and already picked
4944 Trousdale Ferry Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087. Phone: 615-444-7742. Email:
[email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm See Facebook for "Closed for ripening" information.
Directions: Conveniently located off interstate 40 at exit 245 Linwood Road,
1/2 mile north to Trousdale Ferry Pike, 1 mile west on the left. Payment:
Click here for our Facebook page. Because we sell only our own tree
ripened peaches and apples it's always best to verify via Facebook or call
for availability. (ADDED May 10, 2008)
Comments from a visitor on March 03, 2011: "We
drove from Murfreesboro to Pratt's orchard in Wilson Co., after researching
several farms. We chose Pratt's b/c we saw reviews that said it was
kid-friendly. Luckily the reviews were right. We went w/our then 2 y.o. last
year and will be back again this year for more than the apples. It was a
wonderful experience for him. An older gentlemen greeted us when we arrived.
He was friendly, told us where we could find certain apples and which ones
were good for the types of things we wanted to make. We picked a little red
wagon for our son to ride in. We had a wonderful time. He picked a few
apples, chased a grasshopper and was thoroughly tuckered out by the time we
got back to the car. We took lots of pictures. He loved snacking on those
hand-picked apples. They were delicious. Already looking forward to our next
trip to the farm!"
Comments from a visitor on August 08, 2008: "Went to
this orchard for the first time to pick peaches and it was great! Everyone
was very friendly and the peaches were delicious!"