Pick Your Own Berries, Fruits and Veggies in Nashville and Middle TN

There are lots of “Pick Your Own” opportunities all over the Nashville area to get your little farmers out to harvest. From apples to zucchini it’s all available right here in the Nashville Metro area.

Use our up to date – 2020 (yes, we called all the farmers! ) list to fill your fridge this summer.

All of the farms we spoke with sound well prepared for the extra obstacles in place this season with the Covid-19 virus. The #1 request we heard from the farmers was that families bring their own containers for you-pick produce this year. This cuts down on a lot of extra work required for them, as the TN Dept. of Agriculture has very strict guidelines in place for sanitizing shared collection containers. So, don’t forget your bucket or basket or bag before you head out the door!

Tennessee Growing Seasons

Local farms offer all different kinds of fruits and vegetables throughout the spring and summer. Starting in mid April (depending on the weather and how harsh a winter we experienced), strawberries are typically the first fruit to be ripe for picking. The season lasts until the start of June.

Blueberries and blackberries ripen about the same time toward the end of June and beginning of July. Blueberry season is shorter with berries typically available through August. Blackberries can sometimes be found through September.

Peaches may be available as early as mid June, but they are always ripe by the beginning of July. The peach season is normally over by the middle to the end of August.

The apple season is always surprising to families that moved from the north. Apples can be found as early as June, but are typically available starting in August and September. There are a few varieties that ripen in October, but the majority of the area’s orchards are closed before Halloween.

How to Use This List of Local Farms

We’ve tried to make our list as user friendly as possible. Every farm on the list is a “pick your own farm.” There are several farms that offer picked fresh fruits that you can purchase without going out in the fields, and each is noted in the farm’s full description.

If you are looking to pick a certain type of fruit or vegetable, reference the lists below to find local farmers that have the crop that you want.

At the bottom of the article are the full details for each farm including what crops are available, the location, contact information, and how to find out what is ripe. For your convenience, the farms are listed alphabetically and separated by county.

If you want to skip the crop lists and see what farm is open nearest to you, click here to jump down to the full list of farms.

Where to Go Strawberry Picking

Nothing beats the taste of a fresh off the plant strawberry that is still warm from the sun. The tart sweetness explodes on your tastebuds. My family looks forward to this experience every year.

  • The Green Door Gourmet (only offering pre-packed strawberries this year, no you-pick)
  • Head’s Farm
  • Woodall’s Strawberries
  • Batey Farms (see website for you-pick availability this year)
  • P and P Farms
  • Bottom View Farm
  • Bradley Kountry Acres (only offering pre-packed strawberries on pre-order, call for more info)
  • Crafton Farms
  • Circle S Farms
  • Kelley’s Berry Farm

Where to go Blueberry Picking

  • No. 9 Farms
  • The Berry Patch
  • Woodall’s Strawberries
  • The Blueberry Patch
  • Batey Farms
  • Bottom View Farms
  • Golden Bell Farm
  • Stoney Creek Farm
  • Berries on the Bend
  • Circle S Farms
  • Kelley’s Berry Farm

Where to Go Blackberry Picking

  • The Orchard at Cross Plains
  • The Berry Patch
  • Andrews Berry Farm
  • Batey Farms
  • Bottom View Farms
  • Bradley Kountry Acres
  • Boyd Mill Farm
  • Stoney Creek Farm
  • Berries on the Bend
  • Circle S Farms
  • Kelley’s Berry Farm

Where to Pick Raspberries

  • Boyd Mill Farm
  • The Berry Patch

Where to Pick Peaches

  • The Orchard at Cross Plains
  • Kelley’s Berry Farm
  • Pratt’s Orchard

Where to Pick Apples

  • The Orchard at Cross Plains
  • Breeden’s Orchard
  • Pratt’s Orchard

Where to Pick Vegetables

  • Eden’s Garden
  • Stoney Creek Farm

Full List of Farms for Berry Picking and More

Pick your own fruit and vegetables all summer long through Middle Tennessee! (Click to jump to a specific county in the list: Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson). 

Cheatham County

No. 9 Farms

(Map) Ashland City, TN – Call ahead for reservations to pick: (615) 545-0925

  • Blueberries – pick your own – June – See the Farm’s Facebook page and website for picking forecasts
  • Non-certified organic – no pesticides, herbicides, fungicides
  • Offers gardening classes and cooking classes – details on the Farm’s Facebook page and you can sign up on the website.

Eden’s Garden

(Map) Pegram, TN – Please call in advance to make an appointment to pick: (615) 662-8390

  • Pick your own produce including: Green Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Silver Queen Corn, Cucumbers, Kale, Lettuce, Okra, Onions, Peppers (Sweet and Hot), Squash, Tomatoes, Turnip Greens, Turnips (fall), Potatoes (red and white and Yukon gold).
  • All naturally grown – non GMO, no fertilizers or pesticides that are not organic certified
  • Follow Eden’s Garden on Facebook for up to date hours and produce available

The Berry Patch

(Map) 1247 Charlie Reed Road, Chapmansboro, TN – Please call (615) 913-7252 for picking times

  • All berries are U-pick
  • Thornless Triple Crown Blackberries – $12/gallon
  • Blueberries – $15/gallon
  • Raspberries – $15/gallon

Davidson County

The Green Door Gourmet

(Map) Nashville, TN – Call for additional information (615) 942-7169

  • Strawberries (certified organic) – offering pre-packed strawberries only this year. You-pick expected to return Spring of 2021.
  • Farm Market is open from 9 – 4,  Thurs – Sun.
  • Check the Farm’s website or their Facebook page for more info

Robertson County

Head’s Farm

(Map) Cedar Hill, TN – Call for additional information and picking forecast: (615) 573-2401

  • Strawberries – pick your own or pre-picked – check the Farm’s Facebook page to verify
  • Pre-picked and pick your own (baskets available)
  • Hanging baskets and vegetable plants available to purchase now (April), vegetables will be available in the summer months.
  • Pumpkins available to pick from the fields in the fall
  • Monday – Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM, Sundays during strawberry season, Noon – 5 PM

The Orchard at Cross Plains

(Map) Cross Plains, TN – Call to confirm fruit is ready to pick and make an appointment in advance:

(615) 654-9227

  • Blackberries – You Pick – Usually ready by mid-June
  • Peaches – Pre-picked for sale – July
  • Apples – Pre-picked for sale – Usually ready by mid-July
  • Picnic tables available for use – bring your own lunch

Woodall’s Strawberries

(Map) Cedar Hill, TN – Call to confirm fruit is ready to pick: (615) 513-4439

  • Strawberries – Pre-picked available by reservation, pick your own on matted rows (Earliglow) starts May 1st (call to confirm)
  • Blueberries – June/July pick your own only
  • Open during season Monday – Saturday 8AM – 6PM, closed Sundays

Rutherford County

The Blueberry Patch

(Map) Murfreesboro, TN – Call to confirm fruit is ready to pick: (615) 893-7940. The answering machine at this number will also list days and hours for picking once crop is ready.

  • Blueberries only – Two crops
  • First crop is larger blueberries (often as big as your thumb!)  Usually comes in last week of June or first week of July.
  • Second crop is smaller blueberries that are sweeter and more durable.  Usually come in second and third weeks in July.
  • The entire season can last from 2-6 weeks.
  • The Blueberry Patch does not spray any of their fruit and has not done so in over 15 years. They have over 7 acres of blueberries.  When you get to the farm, baskets and liners will be on the front porch of the building.  Berries are sold by the pound.  Price per pound will be set at time of harvest.  (Ask before you pick.)  The Blueberry Patch has a children’s play area, picnic tables and restroom facilities.

Andrews Berry Farm

(Map)  Smyrna, TN – Call to confirm fruit is ready to pick: (615) 459-3343.  Owners will give you the hours they are open when you call.  This is a small farm and can get picked quickly so plan to go early.

  • Blackberries (thorn less) –  ready the first of July

Batey Farms

Murfreesboro, TN  (615) 848-4116

  • Strawberries (Map) – Available end of April – May
  • Visit the Farm Store (Map) – for pork and other local farm products

P and P Farms

(Map) Lascassas, TN – Call to confirm fruit is ready and to get open picking times: (615) 812-8788 or (615) 893-0704

  • Strawberries – Pre-picked or pick your own. Opening last week of April, weather dependent call before going to the farm

Sumner County

Bottom View Farm

(Map) Portland, TN – Call to confirm fruit is ready to pick: (615) 325-7017.

  • Strawberries – pick your own – starting end of April, 7 AM to 5 PM
  • Strawberries pick your own is $2/pound, picked for you – $4/quart or $15/gallon
  • Blackberries – pick your own/ picked for you – end June/ beginning of July
  • Blueberries – pick your own/ picked for you – end June/ beginning of July
  • Barn available for rental for weddings
  • Restaurant on the farm that serves breakfast and lunch (temp. closed, call for re-open date)
  • Open Mon – Sat 7 AM to 5 PM, through picking season

Bradley Kountry Acres

(Map) Cottontown, TN – Info line: (615)-325-2836 – includes hours and berry availability

  • Strawberries – offering pre-picked only for the time being. $15/basket – pre-order only, call for more info.
  • Bedding plants, patio plants, hanging baskets, and vegetable plants available
  • Blackberries – July
  • Mums and Pumpkins are available in the fall
  • See the Farm’s Facebook page for up to date information

Crafton Farms

(Map) Portland, TN – Call for hours: (615) 969-6264

  • Strawberries – Pick your own or picked for you – opening for the season second week of May – call to confirm
  • Sweet corn available in July
  • See the Farm’s Facebook page for up to date information
  • Available for special events

Williamson County

Boyd Mill Farm

(Map) Franklin, TN (615) 794-3867

Golden Bell Farm

(Map) – Call (615) 794-3758 for picking forecast updates

  • Blueberries – Usually opens late June

Stoney Creek Farm

(Map) Franklin, TN  (615) 591-0015

  • All natural, pesticide free and all varieties are pick your own
  • Community vegetable garden – pick your own: lettuce, tomatoes, corn, green beans, purple hull peas, radishes, an array of peppers, okra, kale, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and more.
  • Sunflowers and cut flowers
  • 14 varieties of herbs
  • Muscadine grapes – Sept/Oct
  • Blueberries – end of June/July
  • Blackberries – end of June/July
  • Sourdough bread, apple butter, plum and grape jelly available for purchase
  • Raw local honey and *NEW* creamed honey available for purchase
  • Garden plot rentals
  • Educational and painting classes including canning, sour dough bread making, kombucha and kefir making, quilting, healthy juicing, and cooking classes
  • Sustainability tours
  • Sustainability Conference twice/year in Spring & Fall – Come out to the Farm and learn all about the sustainable lifestyle! Learn the ins and outs of growing healthy food without pesticides, how to incorporate rainwater capture into your garden, beneficial insects, pollination, the addition of farm animals, and much more! Check the website for more information – www.stoneycreek.farm

Wilson County

Breeden’s Orchard

(Map) Mt Juliet, TN –

Find current season info on their Facebook Page or on their website.

*** Sadly, Breeden’s experienced a fire in April of 2020 and are currently closed. We will update with new information as it becomes available.

Circle S Farms

(Map) Lebanon, TN (615) 405-6860 (www.tncirclesfarms.com)

  • Strawberries – end of April/ first of May – check the Facebook page – potentially opening April 27, 2019
  • Blackberries – July
  • Blueberries – June and July
  • Produce available for purchase
  • Available for weddings and special events – more information HERE.

Kelley’s Berry Farm

(Map) Castalian Springs, TN – Please call before you go to the farm to verify berries are ripe and available: (615) 633-1426, (615) 633-7447

  • Strawberries – OPEN NOW for you-pick strawberries, check their Facebook page for up to date availability
  • Blueberries – mid-June
  • Blackberries – mid-June
  • Peaches –
  • Open 7 AM to 6 PM during the strawberry season daily, Same hours but closed Sundays after strawberry season

Pratt’s Orchard

(Map) Lebanon, TN – Please call for hours and availability: (615) 444-7742

If you know of another farm in the area that should be on this list, please put their info in the comments. Happy Picking!!

Find more summer fun in our Nashville Summer Guide available in May!

Crystal Bowron

Crystal was born and raised, and now raising a family of her own in Middle Tennessee. She currently lives in Murfreesboro with her husband Glenn, and their three children; Hunter, Grayson, and Hailey. They are an unschooling family, meaning they spend lots and lots of time out and about exploring all that this area has to offer!

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