Strawberry season is here in Tennessee

Published 11:08 am Thursday, April 18, 2024

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It’s time to Pick Tennessee Products and pick Tennessee strawberries. Strawberry season is underway. Most strawberry farms are planning to begin selling strawberries in mid-April.

In Carter County, strawberries are grown at the Freedom Farm, 109 Carrie Asher Lane, Elizabethton; in Johnson Country at Our Farm as Shady Valley, 632 Roller Mill Road, Shady Valley; in Sullivan County at Tony L. Slaughter Farms, 187 Fordtown Road, Kingsport; in Greene County at Scott Strawberry and Tomato Farms, 600 Tennessee Highway 107, Unicoi; in Washington County at A Different Chick Farm and Orchard, 112 Antioch Road, Johnson City.

With warm spring days in the forecast, Tennessee farms will quickly have fields turning red with juicy and sweet strawberries. If you are looking for the freshest berries, head straight to the farm.

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“The strawberries are doing very well,” Shelby Vanatta of Cabin Hill Farm in Montgomery County said. “Our estimated date for opening is April 24.”

It’s always best to call a berry farm in advance to learn picking procedures and to determine availability. Depending on weather, the typical strawberry season lasts four to six weeks, so head to a farm now for the freshest, best tasting strawberries.

Support your local economy and buy fresh strawberries from your local farmer. Use the free Pick Tennessee mobile app or go to to find a farm near you.