By Tiffany Howard
Even as the weather turns cold and the leaves fall from the trees, you can still enjoy products you love fresh from the farm. During the summer months, Viola Valley Berry Farm in Warren County offers a variety of vegetables and fruits at its roadside stand on Manchester Highway, as well as a pick- your-own option for customers who want to get into the field. The farm’s strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, muscadines, tomatoes and more are very popular in the summer. However, this fruit farm is unique in that these products are still available throughout the winter – albeit in a much different setting.
Owner Randall Walker has a way of preserving the flavors of the season into jams, jellies, preserves, ciders, salsas and more. With these tasty options, you are sure to get your Tennessee Farm Fresh fix all year round. These locally made items also make great gifts for the holidays. After all, who wouldn’t want to receive muscadine cider, triple fruit salsa, grape jelly, strawberry preserves or seedless raspberry jam this time of year? Walker makes these and a number of other great items using local fruit, including a couple of no-sugar-added options. To see a list of Viola Valley Berry Farm products, visit www.rwfarms.com. You can also contact them at (931) 635-9535.