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Apple U-Pick Orchards in Middle Tennessee, Including Nashville in 2023, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for apples that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have apples orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

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! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Davidson County

  • Further Farms - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, apples, beets, blueberries, lavender, peaches, persimmons, plums, concessions \\/ refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, events at your location (call for info)
    4700 Eatons Creek Rd, Nashville, TN 37218. Phone: (615) 838-2882. Email: Open: 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Further Farms Facebook page. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. (ADDED: January 15, 2022)

Robertson County

  • 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 you may bring your own food, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    6900 Blackberry Lane, Cross Plains, TN 37049. Phone: 615-654-9227. Email: Open: Monday to Thursday from 8AM to 5PM, Friday 8AM to 4PM, Saturday 8AM to 4PM, closed on Sunday. Directions: i65n left or west on s25 6 mi to orchard sign. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Alternate Phone: 615-337-2731. Fax:. . Monday - Saturday 8 am to 4. always call before coming for availability. We offer blackberries (pre-picked and you-pick, mid-June), apples (pre-picked, beginning late July), peaches (pre-picked, July-August), and seasonal vegetables. Spring, Summer and Fall. Picnic areas are available; call for information. Call first for availability. (ADDED May 10, 2008)

Rutherford County

  • Vaughn's Farm - apples, strawberries, pumpkins, pumpkin patch, tractor rides
    7340 Lebanon Road, Walter Hill, TN . Phone: 615-893-2189. Click here for a map and directions. 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.

Sumner County

  • 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 info)
    185 Wilkerson Lane., Portland, TN 37148. Phone: (615)-325-7017. Email: Open: UPDATE for 2021: Their website says no strawberries in 2021;and apparently no other berries ; the note simply says "see you in the Fall"; (Months shown are approximate, Please call first to insure we still have the fruit or berries you want,) We normally have 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; We entertain school children during the week and are open to the general public on Saturdays and Sundays. Directions: 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. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Bottom View Farm Facebook page. . . Pumpkins: July 15 to October 31 Blackberries, Blueberries, Apples, Grapes, And Cherries: July Fall Fest: the whole month of October. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. We are an actually farm, so other crops would include wheat, corn (sweet and field), alfalfa 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. Facebook page. 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 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."
  • Ditney Ridge Farms - Apples, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupes, Cherries, Pears, Strawberries, Beans, Beets, Corn, Cucumbers, Okra, Onions, Peppers, Pumpkins, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnip Greens.
    2049 Liebengood Road, Goodlettsville, TN 37072. Phone: (615) 299-5783. Email: Open: after Memorial Day and closed on all holidays until Halloween. Click here for a map and directions. . Alternate phone: 615-512-6787. . Visit our truck patch at 2049 Liebengood Road on Wednesday through Saturday. We will have products picked in addition to you picking your own products right out of the garden. Farm wedding and wedding picture sites available. We will be open Any special events will be advertised. (ADDED: June 26, 2018, JBS)

Wilson County

  • Breeden's Orchard & Country Store - apples, peaches
    631 Beckwith Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. Phone: 615-449-2880. Email: Open: September to mid-October, Monday- Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Sun. 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. 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. A 12-acre working peach and apple orchard In business since 1974. A visitor 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 . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Credit cards, Personal Check, Traveler's Checks. Breeden's Orchard & Country Store . noon - 6 p.m.; Fall: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sun. noon - 5 p.m. 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 pm on a hot day, they will 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. "


Apple Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Apples ripen from the outside of the tree towards the center, so the apples out the outside of the tree will ripen first.  Once they are picked, they stop ripening. Picking apples directly from a tree is easy. Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give a little twist; don't pull straight away from the tree. If two apples are joined together at the top, both will come away at the same time. Don't shake the trees or branches.  If the apple you are trying to pick drops, (or others on the tree) go ahead and pick it up. They're perfectly fine! But do wash them before you eat them! More info: How to tell when apples are ripe

  • Once picked, don't throw the apples into the baskets, place them in gently, or they will bruise and go bad more quickly.
  • Don't wash apples until just before using to prevent spoilage.
  • For an explanation of why apple slices turn brown and how to stop it, see this page!
  • Keep apples cool after picking to increase shelf life.  A cool basement is ideal, but the fruit/vegetable drawer of a refrigerator will work, too.  A refrigerator is fine for small quantities of apples. Boxed apples need to be kept in a cool, dark spot where they won't freeze. Freezing ruptures all of an apple's cells, turning it into one large bruise overnight. The usual solution is to store apples in a root cellar. But root cellars often have potatoes in them: apples and potatoes should never be stored in the same room because, as they age, potatoes release an otherwise ethylene gas, which makes apples spoil faster. If you can keep the gas away from your apples, they will keep just fine. Just don't store them right next to potatoes.
    Prevent contact between apples stored for the winter by wrapping them individually in sheets of newspaper. The easiest way to do this is to unfold a section of newspaper all the way and tear it into quarters. Then stack the wrapped apples . See more here: How to store apples at home
  • Apples don't improve or "ripen" after being picked - this is an urban myth - see this page for the truth - with references!

Which apple variety is best?

There are tens of thousands of varieties of apples, developed over centuries. They vary in sugar, acoidity, flavors, storing, crispness and many other attributes. See our guides to apple varieties:

Canning apples - fully illustrated, with step-by-step instructions

Recipes, illustrated with step by step instructions

Using fresh apples and miscellaneous


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