About the Book

Welcome to the official website of Farm Fresh Tennessee, a guide to the best agritourism opportunities that Tennessee has to offer. The book will be published by The University of North Carolina Press in March 2013.

We spent a year crossing our great state, personally traveling to each and every site listed in the book. We have seen (and tasted) strawberries in spring, tomatoes in the heat of summer, pumpkin pie in fall, and Christmas trees in winter. (We only smelled the Christmas trees. Those we didn’t taste.) We washed it all down with fresh farm milk, cold cider, and hot chocolate. We tippled a bit of the state’s many wines, beers, and harder liquors.

And best of all, we met some of the kindest, most welcoming people you could ever hope to come across.

Places may have closed between the time we finished writing and the time the book becomes available. One sad task of this website will be to try to keep you informed of those closings. On the bright side, we will also do our best to keep up with the new places that open. We ask you to help us with this. Go to Facebook and like our page. We will communicate there about changes, and we encourage you to tell us what’s going on in your part of the Volunteer State. You can also go to our contact page and send us an email. However you do it, we hope to hear from you.

But we are getting ahead of ourselves. The book isn’t even out yet. Until it is, may we suggest you whet your reading appetite in other ways? Go to the UNC Press website for books covering a wide variety of topics from history to nature to music to food. Of course we recommend our first book, The World in a Skillet (official website here). But there are many more to choose from. And if you are a fan of anticipation, check out the Spring / Summer 2013 catalog. That is sure to get your wish list filled up.