Starting Off the Summer with a Little Berry Pickin’

CouponKatie Local Living, Outdoors 0 Comments

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Now that the warmer weather is here, it’s time to head outside and enjoy all that Knoxville has to offer. On Saturday, I packed up the kids and the husband and we headed to the Fruit and Berry Patch in NE Knoxville. Along with all the farmers markets open for business this time of year, the Fruit and Berry Patch (4407 McCloud Rd., Knoxville, TN 37938) is a great way to spend a couple of hours enjoying and supporting local farmers.

My boys had a great time picking strawberries and even more fun filling up their buckets with their first love…rocks.
The sweet gal at the Fruit and Berry Patch told us that the strawberries were coming in a little bit late this year due to the crazy weather we’ve had lately, but that if we looked hard enough we should be able to score enough to make it worth the trip.

We ended up with about 2 lbs of strawberries and 10 lbs of rocks. Don’t worry, we left the rocks in the parking area for your child’s enjoyment, but we took the strawberries home for an afternoon of waffle making. You can read more about the waffle making here.

Although we were a bit early in the season for strawberries and blueberries, the Fruit and Berry Patch was a blast, and we’ll be retuning soon to score some more fresh strawberries, blueberries, peaches and of course….rocks.

Here’s a list from their website of when the different crops are in season. NOTE: most crops are running a few weeks late this year:

  • STRAWBERRIES – EARLY MAY
  • EARLY THORNLESS BLACKBERRIES – LATE JUNE – JULY
  • BLUEBERRIES – LATE JUNE – AUGUST
  • PEACHES – LATE JUNE – AUGUST
  • LATE THORNLESS BLACKBERRIES – MID-JULY – AUGUST
  • GRAPES – LATE JULY- LATE AUGUST
  • APPLES – LATE JUNE -MARCH
  • SWEET CORN – LATE JULY – MID-SEPTEMBER
  • PUMPKINS & FALL DECORATIONS – OCTOBER

Photo by: Peppysis

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