Scott’s Orchard is a family run business that grows 17 different varieties of apples on 100 acres and peaches on another 50 acres. Being family owned and operated, we ensure the freshness and top quality of all of our produce by picking our own fruit. Labor day is a special time around here because surrounding counties know that’s when apples start rolling in, the grading machine cranks up, and the smell of fresh apple cider is in the air. Get here early enough and you will see Tommy and Aunt Doris Scott running the grading machine to ensure that only the best apples are packaged into peck bag sizes or bushel boxes for our customers. Scott’s Orchard is the largest apple orchard in Tennessee; though, we have an Alabama address since our farm stretches across the Alabama/Tennessee state line. Though, don’t let the two-lane, country back road fool you. We serve many varieties of fresh off the tree apples, peaches, other fruits, cider, apple and peach cider slushies, vegetables, honey, and molasses. We continue to serve returning customers at the orchard as well as new faces that stop by our orchard. Our goal is to grow top quality produce so new customers will turn into familiar, returning faces.
Larry & Joan Scott: Larry is Co-Owner of our orchard and a third-generation fruit farmer. He is married to Joan Scott and together they have 2 children, Jill Scott-Swinford and Kevin Scott. The two have been married since 1966. Larry is in charge of most of our fruit harvesting operations while Joan is the one who makes our delicious caramel apples for our farm. This is an annual treat that everyone enjoys when they come to visit.
Tommy and Kay Scott: Tommy is Co-Owner of our orchard and a third-generation fruit farmer. He has been married to Kay Scott since 1972. Tommy handles most of our farming operations including all the row crops here on the farm while Kay is the one who takes makes our super sweet, candied apples. If you see one while you’re here, you better grab it, they sell out fast!
Kevin and Martha Scott: Kevin is the son of Larry, one of our co-owners, and a fourth-generation fruit farmer. He is the father to Will Scott. Kevin is married to Martha Scott and together they have Alex Scott. Martha oversees and assists in the beginning processes of all our baked goods. She prepares all our fruit for our fried pies and many other delicious treats (insert ice cream coming soon!) on our farm.
Will Scott: Will is the son of Kevin, and is the fifth-generation of fruit farmers we have here at the orchard! Will has been working on the farm full-time since 2015 after he graduated Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems. Will handles the Pick-Your-Own Operation, farmers markets, our Farm-to-School program, and our entire food safety program.