Glimpse Tennessee’s wholesome country life, taste honest-to-goodness farm freshness and savor the organic nature of our farming culture.

From the mountains of East Tennessee to the Mississippi Delta of West Tennessee, our state serves up glorious scenery and friendly, hardworking farm country for you to visit.

About one-half farmland, Tennessee became the first state to put its agricultural department on a real farm, Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.

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.

Middle Tennessee

The Nashville Jam Company

What started as a hobby to use an abundance of fruits and vegetables from the garden has turned into a favorite on tables around the country – the Nashville Jam Company. After building a local following at farmers markets around Nashville, the company has retailers from New York to Texas. You’ll want to try them all, but definitely taste the strawberry jalapeno, blueberry and even the sweet onion and garlic.

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West Tennessee

West Tennessee Farmers Market

Located in the heart of Downtown Jackson, the West Tennessee Farmers Market is a great destination for experiencing a traditional farmers market. It's the perfect place to find quality vegetables, wonderful baked goods, plants, fish, beef, lamb, milk and more.

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East Tennessee

Sweetwater Valley Farms

Located in the heart of this southeast Tennessee’s dairy-rich valley, Sweetwater Valley Farm crafts cheeses in the traditional farmstead manner. Taste their award-winning cheddars and other fine cheeses. You can even tour the farm – weather permitting. Don’t miss The UdderStory, a new display chronicling dairy farming from the past, present and future.

Award-winning cheese

Experience Agritourism

Farms lend texture to Tennessees 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.

Agritourism Nov 27 Christmas in the Country Livingston, TN Christmas in the Country learn more Agritourism Nov 27 - 28 The Nutcracker Sweet Gatlinburg, TN Presented by the Smoky Mountain Dance Theater Company, enjoy this holiday classic presented in Gatlinburg, with performances at 7 p.m. in the W.L. Mills Auditorium. (GCVBE) Call (865) 680-7369 for ticket information. learn more Agritourism Nov 27 Free Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Barn Nursery, Chattanooga! Chattanooga, TN Free Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at The Barn Nursery, Chattanoog! learn more Agritourism Nov 27 Lighted Boat Parade Chattanooga, TN Kick off the Christmas season with this popular lighted parade of approximately 40 boats decorated for the season, holiday music on the stage, holiday craft vendors, food & drink concessions, live Nativity scene and glittering fireworks finale signals the illumination of 130+ downtown buildings, bridges and parks for the winter season. learn more Agritourism Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016 Holidays on Ice Presented by Home Federal Bank Knoxville, TN Outdoor ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Knoxville on Market Square--open rain or shine seven days a week. learn more