Veg Out with the Recommended Amount of Vegetables

fresh vegetables

Learn the recommended amount of vegetables you need per day for a healthy lifestyle.

Pick-Your-Own Produce Across the State

U-Pick Produce

Discover Tennessee’s pick-your-own farms across the state.

Hatcher Family Dairy Milks Farm for All It’s Worth

Hatcher Dairy. milk

Tennessee’s Hatcher family finds a way to keep its dairying dreams alive.

An Eggcellent Idea: Benefits of Backyard Chickens

Backyard Chickens

The upside of raising backyard chickens flies far beyond a guaranteed breakfast.

What is a Ramp?

Ramps

Discover more about ramps, a lesser-known but equally delicious member of the onion family, and learn about two small Tennessee towns that host ramp festivals.

Eating Local: Tips for the Spring Season

basket of strawberries

Get pointers from our friends at Tennessee Farm Fresh for the spring gardening season.

Fresh Egg Frittata Recipe

Fresh Egg Frittata Recipe

Make this delicious Fresh Egg Frittata with the abundance of eggs you’ll get from raising your own backyard chickens.

Capitol Grille Chef-Turned-Farmer Grows His Ingredients

Chef Tyler Brown of Capitol Grille

Chef Tyler Brown of the Capitol Grille at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville raises much of the fresh food served at the acclaimed restaurant.

Eat Spinach for a Healthy Diet

Reasons to Eat Spinach

Incorporate this leafy green into your diet for an abundance of vitamins and minerals.

Adams Family Uses Orchard Fresh Apples in Favorite Recipe

Apple Pie Bread

Shade Tree Farms in Adams, Tennessee uses their orchard fresh apples in one of their favorite recipes, Apple Pie Bread.

Fact or Fiction? Debunking Myths About Whole Grains

Debunking Myths About Whole Grains

Which grains are really considered whole grains? What is gluten? A look at some common misconceptions about grains will answer your questions.

Apple Butter: Comfort in a Jar

Old-Fashioned Apple Butter in Crossville

Carrying on the family tradition of making apple butter gave new life to a Crossville woman.

Peachy Keen at Jones Orchard

peach tree, Jones Orchard, TN

Jones Orchard, located in the West Tennessee town of Millington, grows peaches and other fruit to Memphis area consumers.

Berry Picking Tips and Recipes to Sweeten Your Summer

Berries

Find berry picking tips as well as recipes including Overnight French Toast With Mixed Berries, Wilted Spinach Salad With Blackberries and Goat Cheese, Chicken Thighs With Blueberry Salsa, Lamb Chops With Summer Berry Mint Sauce and Raspberry Lime Tart.

Blackberry Summer

Picking blackberries in Tennessee

The humidity on this hot July day must have been around 125 percent as I struggled to get to a large blackberry on the backside of a half-dried-up thorny blackberry bush.

Relishing Rhubarb and More at Seven Springs Farm

Seven Springs Farm in Tennessee grows rhubarb and onions

Do you like rhubarb? My first time trying this plant was at Seven Springs Farm in Maynardville, Tennessee, and it was sweet, tart and delicious.

Tennessee Tomatoes May Come Early This Year

All winter we have been thinking about that wonderful homegrown tomato. This year, we may be getting our farm-fresh tomatoes a little bit early.

Delvin Farms Provides Fresh Veggies to Farmers Markets, CSA Members

Delvin Farms CSA summer veggies

Growing fresh fruits and vegetables comes as second nature to the family members of Delvin Farms in College Grove, just outside of Franklin.

TN Farm Fresh: Viola Valley Berry Farm

Viola Valley Berry Farm

Even as the weather turns cold and the leaves fall from the trees, you can still enjoy products you love fresh from the farm.

Mountain View Orchard: The Apples of Their Eyes

Jack Bailey picks apples at Mountain View Orchard in TN

Mountain View Orchard in Sevierville offers apple varieties and sweet family memories.

Hand-Picked at Culbertson Farms

Pick your own blueberries and much more at Culbertson Farms near Savannah.

Cherishing Cheese on National Cheese Day

Sure, June is National Dairy Month, but what would a dairy month be without cheese?

Bonnie Blue’s Blueberry Jam Topping

Guests are so sweet on the blueberry topping served at Bonnie Blue Inn that the owner agreed to share her recipe and canning instructions.

Scott Strawberry and Tomato Farms: Where the Red Fruits Grow

TN Tomato festivals

In the beautiful mountains of Unicoi County, you can find a bounty of fresh strawberries, tomatoes and more at Scott Strawberry and Tomato Farms.

Sweet on the Bonnie Blue

Bonnie Blue Inn

Every bed-and-breakfast offers a special touch that sets it apart from the competition. At the Bonnie Blue Inn in McMinnville, that little something extra comes in a jar.

Fresh Fruits and Veggies at Bradley Kountry Acres

Strawberries

If you are in search of fresh fruits and vegetables this spring, look no further than Bradley Kountry Acres.

Noble Springs Dairy: Goat Cheese Farm

Noble Springs Dairy Goat Farmers Dustin and Justyne Noble, Franklin, TN

Young farmers Dustin and Justyne Noble run Noble Spring Diary in Franklin. Their goat cheeses, or chevre, can be found at farmers markets, stores and restaurants in the Nashville area.

Crabtree Farms: Chattanooga’s Urban Oasis

Crabtree Farms in Chattanooga, TN

Crabtree Farms brings agriculture to the heart of Chattanooga.

Buy Local, Buy Fresh From Tennessee Farms

farmer's market, vegetables

Tennessee programs encourage consumers to buy straight from our state’s farmers.

Inside the Hives at Brush Creek Honey Farm

Beekeepers

Our writer dons a beekeeping suit to experience the sweet life on Brush Creek Honey Farm.

Fungus Farming: Monterey Mushrooms Grow in Tennessee

Monterey Mushrooms’ white buttons

Dark, dank and moldy? Sounds perfect for mushrooms.

Tennessee Tomato Queen Sells Heirloom Seeds

Marianne Jones of Dickson, TN tomatoes

Marianne Jones doesn’t grow just any old tomato – she’s out to grow every old tomato.