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Blueberries are a Smoky Mountain treat. Bursting with flavor, their yearly arrival sets off excitement as locals and tourist rush to pick them, or to buy a carton or two at area farmers markets. Read more

Sweet Appalachia


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Wandering through rows of blueberry, blackberry, or raspberry bushes is not only a delightful experience, it also creates direct connections between farmers and families. Read more

Mountain Explorer

Blackberries in Sweet Basil Syrup

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From black and blue to goose and dew, berries sweeten summer in the mountains. Perhaps most delicious when eaten fresh by the handful, the fruit stars in desserts as well as it does as the secret ingredient in savory surprises. Read more

Sweet Appalachia