Apple Picking Orchards in the Nashville Area


Whether you’re hoping to recreate your grandmother’s amazing pies, try our recipe for puffed stuffed apples, or you’ve got a yearning for homemade applesauce and apple butter, apple picking is sure to be a fun outing for the whole family. To help make life easier for you, we’ve put together a list of some of the best apple picking orchards within a two hour drive of our city. Grab some bags or baskets, pile into your mom car, and hit the road. To the surprise of many transplants, apple picking time is here in middle Tennessee!

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As always, we encourage you to call a location before leaving home to check on hours and availability of apples. Many of the below orchards will put apple picking on hold while apples ripen; some are only selling already-picked this year.

Fruity Patch Farm

2794 Brown Hollow Rd, Columbia, TN 38401
[email protected]
Hours: Daily, sunrise to sunset

The sign on the gate gives instructions on how to get into the farm. Apples are $12/bushel. Pears are $14/bushel. Pears also available!

Breedens Orchard

631 Beckwith Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN
[email protected]

Breedens is not yet ready for apple picking, but they’re one to keep an eye on in coming years! They also hold a story time on Friday.

Jackson’s Orchard

1280 Slim Island Rd, Bowling Green, KY
Hours: 9a-5p Monday-Saturday

Jackson’s Orchard is a 105 acre farm and has been an orchard for over 100 years.

Open days and hours can be found here and a list of the type of apples and peaches and other produce available for purchase here.

Picking Season is limited and begins Labor Day weekend this year.

Apple Picking Prices: Peck bag which you can fill up for $17.

You must ride the hayride in and out of the orchard to participate but it creates an additional opportunity for a family adventure! (Hayrides to the Corn Maze, the Pumpkin Patch, Apple Picking: $4 / children 2 & under FREE)

The farm asks that you allow yourself at least an hour to enjoy hayride, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and to pick your apples. The final hayride of the day usually leaves to go to the patch around 4pm.

Pratt’s Orchard

4944 Trousdale Ferry Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087-9715
Hours: 10a-5p Daily

**They always recommend checking their Facebook page for up to date information!

Already picked Mutsu, Yellow Delicious, Fuji, and Winesap apples also for sale.
Limited apples this season.

Shade Tree Farm

2087 Kinneys Road, Adams, Tennessee 37010
Hours: 7a-4p Wednesday through Sunday during the season
In addition to apples (for sale in the store as well as pick your own for families who want to have the orchard experience), they have mums, pumpkins, decorative corn and cider is made on site. (Check their Facebook page and Instagram!) Try some along with hamburgers, hot dogs, white beans & cornbread, Shade Tree grilled ham/cheese/apple sandwich, and more in their on-site cafe.



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