Best Farms for Strawberry Picking Near Knoxville TN

Break out your boots and get those pie tins ready, it’s strawberry picking season in Knoxville y’all! The moment you step foot on the farm, your taste buds will dance with anticipation.

From syrup and shortcake to ice cream and cobbler, there’s no end to the tasty treats you can whip up with these sweet southern fruits! It’s no wonder strawberries are adored by both adults and kids alike. 

Later in the season, be sure to check all of the other wonder farms for fruit picking near Knoxville.  

Strawberry Picking Knoxville TN

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Tips for Strawberry Picking

1. While strawberry season typically runs from mid-April through mid-June, the exact length can vary from year to year, based on the weather. Be sure to visit the farm’s website before going to make sure they actually have berries available. 

2. Thanks to the plentiful rains of spring, strawberry farms tend to be muddy. If possible, wear waterproof shoes, like rain boots, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  

3. Vine-ripened berries always taste the best. For this reason, you should only pick berries that are fully red. If the berry still has patches of white, it is not ready to be picked. 

4. Spring weather in East Tennessee can swing between perfectly pleasant and sweltering volcano. On hot days, you can avoid the heat by scheduling your trip right when the farm opens or just before closing time in the evening.

5. Whether it’s a cool day or not, you will be out in the sun. Don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen, if desired. 

Strawberry Picking Knoxville TN

1. Hyde Farms

7545 Highway 411 South, Greenback
(423) 667-6981

In addition to u-pick strawberries, this farm also offers a variety of pre-picked produce and farm-fresh pork at their farm stand.

This farm also has a variety of family-fun days throughout the year including concerts, touch-a-truck events, and more!

2. Rutherford’s Farm

3337 Mint Road, Maryville
(865) 518-1311

One of the most popular spots for strawberry picking in the area, Rutherford’s offers strawberry picking, broccoli picking, and occasionally other crops throughout the growing season.

cute girld holding strawberries in front of her eyes representing u pick strawberries Knoxville

3. Myers Brothers Farm

3348 Valley View Road, Sevierville
(865) 640-9002

This lovely Smoky Mountain strawberry farm offers sweeping mountain views right from the picking fields. Of course, they also have delicious strawberries.

4. King’s Hydrofarm

3238 Tipton Station Road, Knoxville
(865) 660-9655

In addition to strawberry picking, this farm offers pick-your-own herbs, and various other fruits and vegetables in season. This unique farm also uses hydroponic growing practices.

5. T and J Farm

570 Fagin Road, Madisonville
(423) 435 – 2906

This strawberry farm specializes in strawberries with both u-pick and pre-picked options.

Strawberry Recipes

Not only are farm visits a blast, they also offer a great opportunity to teach kids about healthy eating. Try some of these delicious strawberry recipes today.

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