Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House

Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House - Explore a Gatlinburg Store Dedicated to Jelly and More
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Stop by Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House for the experience of browsing a store with more than 80 flavors of homemade jellies, preserves, hot sauces, kinds of honey, pickles, and more. You'll find something new to take home every time you visit.

- The Local Expert Team

Whether you love honey, jams, jellies, fruit butter, hot sauce, pickles, or syrup, you’ll find a new favorite at Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House. This quiet shop hides a jelly-making production and selection of 80 varieties of preserves and more. Friendly staff members will help you to find exactly what you want, making the shopping enjoyable instead of overwhelming.

When you visit Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House, look for local specialties you cannot find elsewhere. These seasonal treats come from Smoky Mountain plants that make these treats unique souvenirs or gifts when you return home from your vacation. Look for elderberry syrup in the fall and sourwood honey in the summer. All year long, you can find muscadine grape jelly, sassafras jelly, mayhaw jelly, and moonshine jelly.

Visitors who have returned multiple times find something new during each visit. There is a variety of jar sizes from which you can purchase. From smaller jars of flavors for tasting, before you come back to buy a larger jar.

The store makes many of the jellies on-site. When you walk into the store, you may smell the batches of jelly cooking in the back. This aroma adds to the charm of any visit to Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House and assures you that you get quality, freshly prepared preserves, jellies, and more.

Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House also brings in unusual products made by small producers from other areas, too. For instance, they sell sorghum molasses made by Amish producers in Kentucky and spiced peaches from a small preserver in Texas. However, even these products from outside the Smoky Mountains still represent flavors and varieties you won’t find from major brands at grocery stores.

While the variety of jellies and jams create the bulk of the store’s selection, you will also find unusual barbecue sauces, pickled products, salad dressings, and in-house-made peanut butter. These specialty products often have limited availability and may sell out. In fact, if you want to order salad dressings, pickles, or barbecue sauces, you need to call the store directly to ask about current availability.

Try one of the following standouts from Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House:

Garlic Jelly
A surprising hit with visitors, garlic jelly has the flavor of garlic with the sweetness of the jelly. One person suggests adding it to hamburgers for an unexpectedly sweet and garlicky twist.

Hot Pepper Jelly
A staple in many Southern homes is hot pepper jelly. If you have never had this treat before, you typically do not eat it out of the jar or serve it alone. This is the best way to serve hot pepper jelly. Pour the contents of the jar over a brick of cream cheese and eat it with crackers. The cream cheese mellows the heat from the peppers, allowing you to enjoy the flavor of the peppers. Then sweetness of the jelly, and the savory taste of the cheese in one bite.

Pumpkin Butter
The non-dairy fruit butters at Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House get their thick texture from cooking fruit purees for extended times. Pumpkin butter is a fall favorite. Visitors highly recommend pumpkin butter. Try it spread over the top of a warm buttered biscuit for a quick and flavorful breakfast or as a side to a hearty lunch or dinner.

Sourwood Honey
You will only find sourwood honey in Appalachia where the sourwood trees natively grow. This honey has many aficionados across the country who crave its distinct butter taste. Because sourwood trees have a limited growing region and the demand for this product is high, sourwood honey frequently sells out quickly. Usually, you’ll find this at Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House in August. Grab it while you can before it sells out for the year.

Smoky Mountain Farms Jelly House is a must-visit to browse through dozens of types of honey, preserves, pickles, jams, jellies, and more. Grab some edible souvenirs and gifts to bring a taste of the Smoky Mountains back home.

Insider Tips:
-The store does take phone orders for shipping if you forgot something when you return home.
-Check out the tasting table to sample various flavors before buying them.