Shade Tree is open from Labor Day weekend until the first week of November or until the apples run out. We make cider, too.
We have apples for sale in the store as well as pick your own for families who want to have the orchard experience. We make unpasteurized cider and offer a variety of items in our orchard store including jams, jellies, gift items and cider slushies. We offer field trips for all ages and special events throughout the season. We have a small play area that includes a giant tractor to climb on. We have picnic tables and you are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it at the orchard. We only charge admission for special events. The cost of picking apples depends on the size bag you fill: 1 bushel-$36.00, 1/2 bushel-$20.00, 1 peck-$12.00, 1/2 peck-$8.00, 1/4 peck-$5.00.
Yes, they are picking apples in the rain.
So, we’re sampling salsas today. Right now, we have cranberry, apple and pumpkin salsas out. Come try some.
[09/08/18] Today at the orchard: We have 6 varieties of apples in the store: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Gala, Fugi, Ozark Gold and Mutsu. We've got a few pumpkins to sell and will have more as the season progresses. Sharon is serving lunch today and has baked goodies in the store. Annabelle the Apple will be around this morning to meet and greet. People were still finding apples to pick yesterday, so there are still a few out there if you want to come pick. Farmer Tom is going to be making cider early next week, so we will have fresh cider next Thursday. Hope you will come out and visit.
[09/06/18] I am a bit late in posting and I apologize. We had a great opening weekend and we so appreciate everyone who braved the heat to come pick apples. Because of the fabulous weekend, there are very few apples left to pick, may find some, but we always have apples in the store. Right now we have Ozark Gold, Red Delicious and Gala. Farmer Tom is gearing up to make cider and we will have fresh cider next week. Thanks, again, for the best opening weekend ever.
First basket of apples picked!
Apple Season opens Saturday, September 1! We will be open 10 to 4 Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The cost to pick up to a peck of apples is $14 per family. The store will be open, Whitt's Barbeque will be on site, fried pies and cider slushies will be available and Annabelle the Apple will be here to meet and greet. After this weekend, we will be open Thursday through Sunday, 10 to 4 every weekend through October. Home School Day is Tuesday, October 9 and it is filling up fast. Call Sarah at 615-417-8628 to reserve your spot. This is for families as well as home school co-ops. The cost is $7 for children 2 and up and $5 for adults.
We are looking forward to our 10th season!
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Home School Day - Tuesday, October 9 - 10:00 AM
Cost - $7 per child, 2 and up, $5 for adults
Pumpkins - $1 each
You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch
Please call Sarah at 615-417-8628 to reserve your group
We are booking field trips!
Also, Tuesday, October 9 is Home School Day. Call Sarah at 615-417-8628 to reserve your group’s spot.
The Shade Tree Orchard fall festival will be Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13. On Friday, we will be open from 4 to 8 and we will have the Inglewood Old Time String Band performing. On Saturday, we will be open 10 to 4. We will have the petting zoo, bounce house, live music, crafts, wagon rides and other activities. Admission on Friday is $2 and Saturday $5, ages 2 and up. We are looking for a few vendors to set up for either both days or just Saturday. The cost is $25 for a 10 x 10 space.
We are also looking for a food truck for opening day, September 1.
We are booking field trips!
For more information on any of these activities, call Sarah at 615-417-8628
[08/10/18] It is finally set. We will open for apple season Saturday, September 1 at 10:00. The cafe will be open and there may be a few fun things going on in addition to apple picking. We will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Labor Day. Come help us kick off our 10th season!
Last call for berries! They are getting scarce. We do have peaches in the store and the slushee machine is going. After this weekend, we will be closed til apple season begins. We are watching the apples and will have a definite day soon.
We will be closed for the next few days and then be open Thursday thru Sunday, 10 to 4. It will be the last weekend for berry picking and we will also have a limited supply of peaches.
Apple picking will begin in a few weeks!
[07/14/18] We are open today and tomorrow for berry picking and tasting. We have samples of goodies made with our berries. If you want to come early in the morning or in the evening when it is cooler, the honor system will be in place, so bring cash. Berries are $5/qt and $17/gal. The slushy machine is going and we have a few peaches, too.
[07/08/18] Thanks to all of the pickers who came out this beautiful weekend. Most of the ripe berries have been picked, so we will be closed this week to let more ripen. We will be open next Saturday and Sunday, 10 to 4.
We will be open tomorrow, 10 to 4 for blueberry and blackberry picking. Store special: 10% off on blueberry and blackberry recipe books, regularly priced at $6.95. Come see us!
[07/01/18] We are open today for berry picking and then we will be closed July 2 thru July 6. We will reopen Saturday, July 7 for blueberry and blackberry picking. Have a great holiday week!
[06/25/18] Blueberries are ready to pick. Come any time between 6 AM and 7 PM. One of us should be around, but if not, picking buckets and instructions will be on the porch. - $5 per quart, $17 per gallon, pick your own. Blackberries are almost ready!
Yard Sale today til 1:00. Come haggle with us.
[06/21/18] Big multi family yard sale at the orchard barn this weekend. Friday, 7 to 3 and Saturday, 7 to 1. Store will be open, slushy machine will be running. Come see us.
Walked through the orchard this morning and I’m beginning to see 🍏 here and there. Hope they continue to flourish.
Blueberries and blackberries are coming along. Should be ready in a few weeks.
So, this will our 10th season to be open, which is pretty exciting. We have been working hard cleaning and rearranging in the store. We will have a yard sale on Friday and Saturday, June 22, 7 to 4 and 23, 7 to 1. The store will be open and the slushy machine will be running. On another note, we should be open early July for berry picking. Watch for the opening date!
I have to say, this was one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever witnessed creating a beautiful blended family. The rain didn’t hurt a bit.
Wedding at the orchard today. The rain pushed us to Plan B, but it is going to be so pretty!
[04/21/18] It’s a beautiful day - just right for a drive through the countryside to visit us at the orchard. Lunch will be available from 11 to 2 and we will be open til 5. Quilts, great vendors, bounce house and crafts for the kids - come see us!
[04/20/18] Come out this evening from 3 to 6. You can visit our vendors and Sharon will have the cafe open, so you can have supper with us too.
Dancing Cow Creamery will be here with handmade soaps, balms and lotions made locally.
One of the many all natural products from another one of our vendors, Rustique Essentials.
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Avon by Pamela. Here is of the jewelry she will have.
Tennessee Tammy Barn Quilts
Artist Rachel Pyle will be here with her beautiful water color art.
One of the vendors that will be here this weekend, Bomb Blast Sensations. Visit their FB page to see all of their wonderful products.
[04/19/18] This is it! The festival is happening this weekend. We will be open Friday, 3 to 6 and Saturday, 9 to 5. We have some great vendors, Sharon will have the cafe open Friday and Saturday and we will have a bouncy house for the kids! We have some beautiful quilts, old and new on display and some for sale - also barn quilt squares for sale. There is no admission fee, just come out and enjoy being at the orchard. Apple trees are beginning to bloom and Farmer Tom continues to prune and get ready for the season. With the crazy weather we've been having, we are watching the peach trees and blueberry bushes and keeping our fingers crossed that they will produce. Come see us this weekend.
[04/11/18] The festival is just over a week away and we are keeping our fingers crossed that the weather will be great. We will be open Friday, April 20, 3 to 6 and on Saturday, 9 to 5. We still have room for a few more vendors. If you are interested, please send a message. On Saturday, we will have activities for the kids and the quilts will be on display and for sale on both days. If you have quilts to display or sell, please send a message. We are excited and ready for all of you to come see us as we begin our 10th season at Shade Tree Orchard!
A lovely spring morning at the orchard.
[04/05/18] The spring festival has been rescheduled for Friday evening and all day Saturday, April 20 and 21. On Friday, we will be open from 3 to 6 and on Saturday, 9 to 5. Vendors, send a PM and let us know if you can still join us and any other vendors who are interested, do the same. We are keeping positive thoughts for good weather!
[04/03/18] Since the bad weather forecast for the rest of the week just won’t go away, we have decided to postpone the spring festival. We will post the new date by tomorrow at the latest.
Peach trees are beginning to bloom. Should be pretty for the spring festival next weekend!
[03/26/18] Our spring fest is just 2 weeks away! We have several talented vendors already lined up and we have room for a few more. Just send a private message if you are interested. On Saturday, we will have a Kids Zone with a bounce house, games, crafts and other fun activities for the kids. Sharon will have the cafe open and we will have some new, fun inventory in the store. On another note, blueberry bushes are blooming! Hopefully, that means we will have berries in a few months. It's a beautiful time to be at the orchard.
[03/24/18] Second day of yard sale is in full swing! Everything is under roof, so come on out!
We are getting ready for the big yard sale tomorrow and Saturday. This is not everything, but we are getting there. Farmer Tom hasn’t added any of his guy stuff yet. Lots of good bargains, so come on out!
[03/19/18] Yard Sale is on for Friday and Saturday, rain or shine! Will post photos later this week.
[03/12/18] DUE TO THE PREDICTION OF RAIN AND MORE RAIN THIS WEEKEND, THE HUGE YARD SALE/STORE SALE IS BEING POSTPONED TO MARCH 23 AND 24.
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The 28th Annual Tye Dye Festival September 28th & 29th 2018 The price is 25.00 & 5.00 12 & under 10.00 each night prior to the 28th or after the 29th Pay at gate no pre sales The price covers primitive camping and the use of the stages