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

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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 Jul 5 Creative Zone: Make a Honky-Tonk Hanky Nashville, TN 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Included with museum admission. Free to members. Children and up to two accompanying adults may attend the program and tour the museum at a discounted rate. learn more Agritourism Jul 5 Fiddle Demonstration: Megan B. Lynch Chowning Nashville, TN 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. learn more Agritourism Jul 5 Film: Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Farther Along: the Concert (2003) Nashville, TN 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. learn more Agritourism Jul 6 - 10 Arts Adventures Unmasked Maryville, TN Performing Arts Day Camp learn more Agritourism Jul 6 - 10 Science of History Summer Camp Smyrna, TN The Science of History will focus on the plantation’s natural resources and will feature engaging, hands-on activities designed to inspire campers to take a closer look at the world around them. Activities will include a creek stomp, a meadow safari, outdoor living skills, and maybe even getting up-close and personal with some wildlife! learn more