Tour Tennessee: June 22nd

Serenity Knoll

**Opening Early and Staying Late to serve a On-Farm Sourced Wood Fired Pizza FREE to Farm Tour participants. Lunch will be served from 12:30-2. Dinner will be served from 4:30-6. Each car pass equals one meal for all those along for the ride.

542 Bacon Branch Rd. Jonesborough, TN 37659

A Different Chick Farm & Orchard

1112 Antioch Rd.
Johnson City, TN 37604

River Creek Farm

130 Rex McCurry Rd. Limestone, TN 37681

Blueberry Hill Farm

245 Summit Dr, Jonesborough, TN 37659

Shy Valley Native Habitat Nursery and Herbary

Hope Farm & Green House

Myers Farm & Pumpkin Patch

The Farm at Spring Creek

Gibson Berry Farm

Greene County Agriculture Research & Education Center

Buffalo Trail Orchard

Rural Resources Farm & Food Education Center

Side Line Farm

Harvest at the Bluffs

A full day of exploring our local food system 

 
TN Farm Tour Updates — last updated 6/21/2019
 
Farm Tour Passes — Where can you get your ticket?  **PLEASE READ** 

Tour time is getting close! Please know that how you receive your Farm Tourist Passport (pass) is going to change now depending on how and when you purchase it. 

Farm Tour passes purchased online or at one of our Farmers Markets before Thursday, June 13 have been mailed out.

If you purchase your ticket online after Thursday, June 13, you will have to pick your Farm Tour Pass up at Boone St Market in Jonesborough during their regular business hours. You can also directly purchase your ticket from Boon St Market( Mon – Fri.10am – 6pm/ Sat. 10am-5pm).

Other ticket opportunities: 

Tour Day – June 22: 
Tickets will be on sale up to 12:00 at both Boone St Market in Jonesborough, and Depot St Farmers Market in downtown Greeneville. If you plan on picking up your ticket or purchasing your ticket that day you will have to do so before noon. There won’t be anyone to help you at the Depot St Market after that time.

 

Our farm to table friends at Serenity Knoll will be feeding all Farm Tourists for the day!

12:30-2pm FREE Lunch at Serenity Knoll Farm 

4:30-6pm FREE Dinner at Serenity Knoll Farm 

*One car pass = one chef made farm to table meal for all those along for the ride. Wood Fired Pizza with toppings grown on the farm will be served. We recommend stopping for lunch if your trip starts in Washington County, and dinner if your trip begins in Greene County. 

1:30-5:30 pm Rural Farm Hop across Washington & Greene County 

*Please remember that we are guests and arrive no earlier than the tour begins. 

Washington County Farm Stops

  • Serenity Knoll 
  • A Different Chick Farm & Orchard 
  • Shy Valley Farm 
  • River Creek Farm 
  • Blueberry Hill 

 

Greene County Farm Stops

  • Buffalo Trail Orchard 
  • Gibson Berry Farm (opening at 2 pm)
  • Harvest at the Bluffs  
  • Greene County Agriculture Research & Education Center
  • Rural Resources Farm & Food Education Center
  • Hope Farms & Studio
  • The Farm at Spring Creek
  • Myers Greenhouses and Pumpkin Patch
  • Side Line Farm 

 

The Farm at Spring Creek Place
**Directions**
GPS will NOT take you to the farm using the farm address, but will take you to the back end of the property with no access.
Enter “Spring Creek Place Cabins” into your GPS instead of the actual address. This should get you moving in the right direction.
Farm contact number: (423)528-4343
From I-81:
Take exit 36, turning onto Baileyton Rd toward Greeneville.
Go about 5 miles on Baileyton,
Right onto Ottway Rd
Right onto Reynolds Hollow Rd.
Left onto Spring Creek Place
Spring Creek Place is ½ mile long gravel rd.
You will see a barn set back off the road with a large red, white, and blue barn quilt square.
 
From Greeneville:
Take Baileyton Rd about 8 miles
Left onto Ottway Rd, go about 2 miles on Ottway
Right onto Reynolds Hollow Rd
Left onto Spring Creek Place
Spring Creek Place is a ½ mile long gravel rd.
You will see a barn set back off the road with a large red, white, and blue barn quilt square.
 
 

Washington County

 

A Different Chick Farm & Orchard

1112 Antioch Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604

We produce and sell naturally grown vegetables, fruits, herbs, and livestock animals. We are a small family run farm right in Johnson City. We welcome you to visit us at the Johnson City Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday from April through October where we will be selling our fresh produce. We encourage everyone to see and know where their food comes from and grow most of our produce visible right from the road. Right here in Johnson City, TN, we are about as local as local produce gets! Support your local farm and come visit us.  If we don’t grow it, we don’t sell it!”

**Special Activities: Meet and feed the chickens and rabbits that make A Different Chick Farm so special!

**On Farm Sales Include: Produce, farm fresh eggs, vegetable plants, fruit trees, flowers, and baby chicks  

Serenity Knoll Farm

542 Bacon Branch Rd., Jonesborough, TN 37659

**Opening Early and Staying Late to serve a On-Farm Sourced Wood Fired Pizza FREE to Farm Tour participants. Lunch will be served from 12:30-2. Dinner will be served from 4:30-6. Each car pass equals one meal for all those along for the ride.

“Serenity Knoll Farm not only grows produce, but grows community through food education, events, dance, and sustainability. Our farm is home to a beautiful event space and cooking class workshops for people of all ages and skill levels. All of the produce, herbs, and flowers we grow are used in our cooking classes or for various events we host, such as reunions, weddings, and contra dances. Our farm welcomes you for a free pre-tour lunch or dinner where you’ll enjoy local ingredients and have the opportunity to learn more about our venue.”

Shy Valley Farm 

315 Ridge Rd, Fall Branch, Tennessee 37656

Shy Valley is a family farm specializing in growing herbs, native wildflowers, and heirloom vegetable plants. Plants for pollinators, low maintenance gardens, and edible landscaping are among our wide variety of unusual offerings.  Herbal refreshments and plants for purchase will be available during the tour.

River Creek Farm

130 Rex McCurry Rd., Limestone, TN 37681

River Creek Farm was founded in 2014 as means to supply fresh local produce to founders Elise Claire and Jamie Dove’s restaurants; the Main Street Pizza Company with locations in Johnson City and Kingsport and their newest venture, Country Line Pie located close to the farm in Chucky, TN.

“We strive to raise awareness in the local food movement, and the impact a more local diet can have on the environment, as well as the local economy. Founded by Jamie Dove, a US Army Veteran who served overseas for many years, River Creek Farm is a certified Homegrown by Heroes farm, and a member of the Farmer Veteran Coalition. We also run a local produce subscription service, where we grow, and source from other small local operations, for a CSA style system that supplies over 150 families in the Tri-Cities area.”

Along with their CSA program, you can now find River Creek Farm on Thursday evenings  at the new VA Farmers Market in Johnson City, TN.

Blueberry Hill Farm

245 Summit Dr, Jonesborough, TN 37659

June 22 is the height of blueberry season!

A great family activity, we welcome pickers of all ages. Taste the berries before picking, we have over 15 different varieties! Our blueberries are noted for their large size and superior taste.  They can be eaten fresh, used in baking, or frozen for later use. Picking pails and take-home containers are provided.  Cash payment only, cost is $3/pound.

You can also find the friendly folks of Blueberry Hill Farm at the Jonesborough Farmers Market every Saturday during berry season.

 

Greene County 

 

Buffalo Trail Orchard

1890 Dodd Branch Rd, Greeneville, Tennessee

Buffalo Trial is a pick your own farm with apples, blackberries, blueberries, and pumpkins. Pre-picked fruit and vegetables are also available along with a wide variety of jams jellies and baked goods from their newly renovated commercial kitchen.  On the Farm Tour you expect to find fresh blueberries at peak season and to learn about the many varieties of apples and pumpkins that will come in the fall.

From the orchard you have a wonderful view of the Chuckey Mountain.

Gibson Berry Farm **Will be opening @ 2pm**

375 Kelley Gap Rd, Greeneville, TN 37745

Gibson Berry Farm is owned and operated by third generation berry farmer, Duane Gibson who has been farming at the current Greene County location since 2001. Gibson Berry Farm was certified organic 4 years ago and is home to a wide variety of berries including elderberries, and what they are most known for – carefully chosen and organically grown blueberries. During the Farm Tour you can expect guided walking tours on the hour, fresh blueberries for sale, local honey, and their newest line of CBD products sourced from hemp on site.

Harvest at the Bluffs

295 Kinser Park Ln, Greeneville, TN 37743

The folks at Harvest at the Bluffs pride themselves in their organic and sustainably grown produce that supports their Community Supported Agriculture program,  and provides meals to their Nolichuckey Bluffs Bed & Breakfast guests. The farm is known for its beautiful vistas, cozy cabins, fresh vegetables, baked goods, and herbal teas. You can also find them at the Depot St Farmers Market in Greeneville every Saturday morning through October.

During the farm tour, stop by to learn more about herbal teas and make your own to take home free of charge, with the guidance of farmer Brian. Goods available for purchase that day will include organically grown produce, savory baked goods, and herbal tea mixtures.

Research & Education Center at Greeneville

2255 East Allen’s Bridge Rd., Greeneville, TN 37743

Established in 1932, the Research & Education Center at Greeneville was at the forefront of  known for its research on burley tobacco production and beef cow/calf production research for many years. In way of keeping up with changing markets and farmer needs, the research center now uses its 500 acres to run multiple test crop varieties including blueberries and beans. It also houses the Greene County Master Gardeners Program.  During the tour you will have a chance to speak with one of our regions leading agriculture experts, UT Ag Extension Agent Melody Rose.

Rural Resources Farm & Food Education Center

2870 Holly Creek Rd, Greeneville, TN 37745

The Farm & Food Education Center is a small farm featuring indoor and outdoor classrooms including a certified commercial kitchen. The Center specializes in offering hands-on training that provide beginning and existing farmers and growers with planning and decision making tools to produce and develop sustainable agricultural systems that suit their needs. The Center includes ongoing garden and livestock demonstrations and is equipped with a commercial kitchen in which food producers can learn about safe food processing and begin their entrepreneurial venture. Stop by during the tour to learn more about the many programs offered throughout the year while touring the working farm.

Hope Farms & Studio

407 Jones Quarry Rd, Greeneville TN 37745

Moving back to the family farm four years ago has given Becky and Steve the opportunity to fulfill their passions of being a full time artist and market farmer, respectively.  Steve, with Becky’s help grows flowers and vegetables that together they sell at 4 local markets. Saturday mornings they can be found at Greeneville’s Depot St Market, and in downtown Jonesborough, Tuesday evenings in Elizabethton, and Thursday evenings at the new market on the VA Campus in Johnson City.

Among the wide variety of high tunnel grown fresh vegetables and flowers you can expect to find, Hope Farms and Studio grow their own dye plants. Becky Hope, as a long time textile artist has combined their love of growing things with her art. During the tour she will be demonstrating shibori silk dyeing using indigo sourced on their farm.

This is a great spot to pick up fresh vegetables, flowers, and local art!

The Farm at Spring Creek

424 Spring Creek Pl, Greeneville, TN 37745

Located in beautiful Greene County, The Farm at Spring Creek is home to cattle, bees, chickens, a seasonal garden, one cozy little farm-stay cabin, a small army of dogs and four generations of family.

We love this part of the country and are passionate about teaching others about life on the farm. We invite you to tour our farm-stay cabin, view a static display of large and small farm equipment, check out our “fancy” chicken coop complete with stained glass windows, see our bees up close and learn how the hive works from our apiarist. You will get to sample sweet honey straight from our favorite pollinators. We’ll have panoramic views and outdoor field games for the whole family. Homemade tallow soap, farm fresh eggs, homemade jam or jelly, and jars of honey will be available for purchase.

Myers Green House & Pumpkin Patch

3415 Gap Creek Rd, Bulls Gap, TN 37711

Spend a few hours or an entire day at Myers Farm, one of East Tennessee’s most visited family farms. Nestled on 500 rolling acres, Myers Farm offers visitors the chance to enjoy all four seasons on the farm.

In Spring – enjoy a wide range of greenhouse products, flowers,  and plants raised from seed.

In Summer – Myers Farm hosts picnics, retreats, and reunions including music, catering, entertainment.

In Fall – Without a doubt, this is when the farm comes to life. Thousands of pumpkins, gourds, and squash decorate the Pumpkin Patch. Two of East Tennessee’s largest, most interactive corn mazes await you.

Winter – Fresh mistletoe grows year-round at Myers Farm, and every season Farmer Ethan harvests enough for the holiday season.

Side Line Farm

2030 Rheatown Road, Chuckey, TN 37641

SideLine Farms is a 6th generation family farm established in 1858. Until 1990, the farm operated a dairy. Since the dairy was dispersed,  beef cattle and hay have been the main livestock and crops raised. Currently, the farm includes approximately 175 acres. Our farm raises Limousin and Angus cattle as well as Guernsey and Jersey cattle.

Come out and take a hayride, and pet a calf!

Samples of our fresh beef will be available. There will also be fresh eggs and greenhouse grown veggies for sale.