Greater Madison Area Guide to Berry Farms | Pick Your Own Berries

		

Strawberries, Raspberries & Farms, Oh MY! 

For berries, and other u-pick produce, here is what you need to know before grabbing your pails and heading out:

First of all, strawberries will probably be available at most places around Father’s Day weekend (mid to late June). Before heading anywhere, definitely call and make sure of the availability for “U-Pick”. A lot depends on the weather, so they could pop out earlier. I’ve included phone numbers and websites (if available) below so you can call around.

Secondly, many places offer both U-Pick and Pre-Picked berries. Some only grow strawberries, some only grow raspberries, and a few do both. I’ve also included whether or not places offer other U-Pick options beyond strawberries and raspberries in case you’re interested in trying apple picking this fall.

Finally, some farms (such as Lapacek’s or Eplegaarden) offer other family friendly activities – animals, hayrides, picnic areas, etc – so it’s worth checking out their websites if you are interested in packing a lunch or making a day out of your trip. If there is specific information I thought would be helpful about a farm, I included it under the “Other” section – such as prices, other activities, season schedule, etc.

Here are some of the Madison-area farms that offer U-Pick berries. I’m sure there are others that I’ve missed, and since I haven’t been to most of these myself, I’d love to hear your thoughts/opinions about them in the comments. Also, if you have any special jam or jelly recipes you’d be willing to share, I’m going to try my hand at making some this year.

Wishing you lots of strawberries and a wonderful summer!

EPLEGARDEN ORCHARD

U-Pick: apples, raspberries and pumpkins

Other: Raspberry picking begins mid-July and lasts until the first frost. They also offer fresh Asparagus by the pound beginning in May!

2273 Fitchburg Road – Fitchburg, WI

608-845-5966

JENEHR FAMILY FARM

U-Pick: strawberries

Other: U-Pick only available Friday and Sunday, but phone ahead. Strawberry picking begins in mid-June. For CSA members, they also offer u-pick blueberries and tomatoes!

6837 Elder Lane – Sun Prairie, WI

608-825-9531

BURES BERRY PATCH

U-Pick: Strawberries, peas and pumpkins

Other: U-pick strawberries available around the second week in June for 2-3 weeks. They also sell other produce including asparagus (already available!), rhubarb, potatoes, raspberries, sweet corn and more.

3760 W. Brigham Road – Barneveld, WI

608-924-1404

APPLEBERRY FARM

U-Pick: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries

Other: Besides the Orchard, feed chickens, take a hayride or walk through their grounds. Strawberries available around mid-June, raspberries in early to mid-July and blueberries throughout July. Also sell sweet corn mid-July through mid-August and ice cream from the Chocolate Shoppe.

8079 Maurer Road – Cross Plains, WI

608-798-2780

CARANDALE FARM

U-Pick: Strawberries, Raspberries and Grapes

Other: Strawberry season typically begins around mid-June, but varies based on weather. Raspberries typically available until early or mid-October.

5683 Lincoln Road – Oregon, WI

608-835-5871

GRACIE'S BERRIES

U-Pick: Strawberries

Other: Prices: U-Pick – $1.55/Pound or Pre-Picked – $3.50/Pound

103 Oakland Road – Cambridge, WI

608-423-9594

LUTZ FAMILY FARM

U-Pick: Strawberries

Other: Strawberry season generally mid-June to July 1. Also sell sweet corn, tomatoes and other veggies in late July and August.

1477 County Road T – Marshall, WI

608-655-3664

U-PICK STRAWBERRY FARM

U-Pick: Strawberries, Raspberries

Other: They offer U-Pick or pre-picked options, veggies for sale and a petting zoo. Also check out their pumpkins in the fall.

5396 Hahn Road – DeForest, WI

608-417-9485

LAPACEK'S ORCHARD

U-Pick: Raspberries, veggies, pumpkins

Other: Also offers gift shop, picnic area, farm animals. Also sells pre-picked blueberries and apple cider donuts on Saturday mornings. Open for picking in August.

N1959 Kroncke Road – Poynette, WI

608-635-4780

KIRSCHBAUM'S STRAWBERRY ACRES

U-Pick: Strawberries

Other: In addition to U-Pick strawberries, they also have peas, tomatoes, honey, hickory nuts, syrup and a bakery!

N1959 Kroncke Road – Poynette, WI

608-635-4780

SUTTER'S RIDGE

U-Pick: Raspberries and Apples

Other: Raspberry season begins around Labor Day weekend. Also, enjoy picking apples or pumpkins, a corn maze, wagon rides and more.

2074 Sutter Drive – Mt. Horeb, WI

608-832-6445

Did we miss anything?

We do our best to make our guides resourceful, helpful and comprehensive, if we missed something - feel free to let us know. We do also encourage you to call or check their website before heading out - just to make sure they are open (as hours vary). 

One Response to Greater Madison Area Guide to Berry Farms | Pick Your Own Berries

  1. June June 9, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    Lapacek’s Orchard does not have strawberries. Their neighbors Creek Bed Country Farmacy grow strawberries and offer both u-pick and pre-picked.

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