The largest industry in Haywood County is agriculture. We grow more cotton that any other county in Tennessee and last year produced 82,300 bales on 45,700 acres. (Source 2013 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service). With its rich, fertile soil, the county’s heritage began on the farm and several generations later, it remains on the farm. Soybeans and corn are the county’s other major crops. Then we must not forget about the abundant flower and vegetable gardens in the area that provide everyone with fresh vegetables for their summertime pleasure and for canning or freezing. We also have fruit farms in the county, and growers are more than happy to share their products with residents and visitors alike. Just look for the convenient fruit and vegetable stands on the streets or along the roadside or listen to your neighbors to find out where to get your fill of the fruits and vegetables of Haywood County’s fertile ground.