Tennessee sets the bar high for farm-to-table cuisine. Sample award-winning wines from Tennessee vineyards. Gather fresh produce at our farmers markets, and pick your own sweet berries. Indulge in farm-raised meats. Pull up a chair, and dive into a traditional Southern home-cooked meal at Museum of Appalachia—a Smithsonian-affiliated pioneer village—and listen to sweet dulcimer music.
Enjoy our wildflowers, gardens and arboreta. Say “I do,” and create a special wedding day in Tennessee. Our fall festivals are awash with colorful corn mazes, pumpkins and hayrides. Savor cider while you mull over firs and pines at our Christmas tree farms. Marvel at the creativity of artisans in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.
Allan Benton, owner of Benton’s, still cures hams using his family’s simple recipe of salt, sugar, pepper, smoke and time. Techniques and ingredients such as those used in the making of Benton’s Bacon define Southern cuisine and speak volumes in the kitchens of our creative chefs.Get Cured
Muddy Pond lies halfway between Nashville and Knoxville. Come autumn, you can smell the aroma of just-made sorghum. Stop by Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill and witness magic happening. Watch horses walk around the cane mill as juice is extracted. Taste syrup while it is still warm. Take some deliciousness home with you.Sample Sweet
Ghost River Brewing knows that the best water makes the best beer. Each full-flavored ale is handcrafted, guaranteed to be the freshest possible, created from water made soft, mineral-free and ripe for beer-making by its journey into the Memphis Sands Aquifer. Pair award-winning Copperhead Red with something hot off the grill.Drink Local
Farms lend texture to Tennessee’s landscape, creating a green mosaic of rural authenticity from the mountains of East Tennessee to the Mississippi Delta of West Tennessee. You’re invited to eat, drink and experience the farm and the freshness.