Where in Tennessee to find pick your own farms and orchards for fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and canning & freezing instructions!

This month's notes: August 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples will start in late July. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

Organic farms are identified in green!  See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!

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This page provides links to Tennessee's regional pages to find pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick, pick-it-yourself) farms for everything from apples, berries, fruit, pumpkins, vegetables to cut-you-own Christmas trees!  I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate!  And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on the link to "add my farm".


Tennessee U-Pick Farms and Orchards, sorted by county

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Crop Availability / Harvest Calendar for Tennessee

 

PRODUCE TYPICAL AVAILABILITY DATE
Apples June 15 – December . 1
Asparagus April 20 – May 30
Autumn Olive August – Sept.
Bok Choy October 1 – November 15
Beets July 1 – July 30
Bell Pepper July 7 – October 10
Blackberries June 7 – October 10
Blueberries June 21 – August 21
Boysenberries June 21 – August 21
Broccoli May 10 – June 10 & October 1 – November 15
Cabbage May 7 – November 15
Cantaloupe June 25 – September 10
Cauliflower May 10 – June 10
Chinese Cabbage October 1 – November 15
Cherries June 15 – July 31
Carrots May 1 – July 1
Cherry Tomatoes June 15 – October 15
Collards April 1 – June 1
Cucumbers June 15 – September 30
Dried Apples August 1 – December . 1
Elephant Garlic June 15 – August 31
Eggplant July 10 – September 30
English Peas July 1 – October 15
Field Peas July 1- October 15
Garlic June 15 – August 31
Gooseberries June 15 – July 31
Gourds Year-round
Grapes July 25 – September 15
Greens Apr 15 – Jun 21 & Sep 21 – Nov 20
Herbs Year-round
Honey Year-round
Hot Peppers July 1 – October 31
Indian Corn Year-round
Irish Potatoes July 1 - October 1
Kale May 1 – Jun 21 & Sep 25 – Nov 20
Leeks June 1 – July 31
Lettuce May 1 – June 21
Limas July 10 – October 15
Muscadine Grapes July 25 – September 15
Mushrooms Year-round (depending on type)
Mustard May 1 – June & September 21 – November 20
Nectarines July 1 – July 20
October Beans July 15 – October 15
Okra July 15 – October 10
Onions May – August 31
Peaches June 1 – September 15
Pears September 1 – October 10
Pecans October 1 – December . 31
Pimento Peppers July 7 – October 10
Plums July 1 - July 31
Polebeans June 20 – September 20
Popcorn October 1 – November 31
Pumpkins September 15 – October 31
Raspberries May 20 – October 10
Rhubarb May 1 – June 30
Grapes July 25 – September 15
Shelly Beans June 10 – October 1
Snapbeans June 10 – October 1
Sorghum Syrup October 1 – March 31
Snow Peas May 1 – June 10
Spinach May 1 – June 21
Sugar Peas July 15 – September 15
Sweet Potatoes Plants May 1 – June 10
Sweet Potatoes August 21 – March 31
Squash June 1 – October 31
Strawberries May 1 – June 10
Sweet Corn June 25 – September 25
Tomatoes June 15 – October 15
Turnips September 10 – November 20
Watermelons September 10 – November 20
Wax Beans June 20 – September 20
 
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Picking Tips

[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How much do I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting the right varieties to pick] [All about apple varieties - which to pick and why!]  [Picking tips for Vegetables] [ Strawberry picking tips] [ Blueberries picking tips]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes

All About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams, Pickles, Sauces, etc. ] [FAQs - Answers to common questions and problems] [Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free canning publications to download and print]

Home Canning Kits

Features:

Ball Enamel Waterbath Canner, Including Chrome-Plated Rack and 4-Piece Utensil Set

* All the tools you need for hot waterbath canning - in one comprehensive set!
* Complete with 21 1/2 qt. enameled waterbath canner
* Also includes canning rack, funnel, jar lifter, jar wrencher, bubble freer, tongs and lid lifter.
* A Kitchen Krafts exclusive collection.

This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
Don't forget the Ball Blue Book!

Lids, Rings, Jars, mixes, pectin, etc.

Need lids, rings and replacement jars?  Or pectin to make jam, spaghetti sauce or salsa mix or pickle mixes?  Get them all here, and usually at lower prices than your local store!

Get them all here at the best prices on the internet!