Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in Wisconsin? Scroll down this page and select your region of the state for a list of U-Pick farms in Wisconsin, sorted by county. Farms offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in green, next to their name (see "What does Organic mean?"). If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website. And if you are looking for a local farm stand, roadside stand, farm market or local farmer's market, see our new website, dedicated to those! See your state's crop availability calendar for specific dates of upcoming crops.
If you know of any I missed and want to add a farm, click here! I'm making updates for 2020 as fast as I can - if you find anything out-of-date, wrong or not working - please let me know! This website is supported by purchases you make through the links to products on Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This allows me to continue to maintain the website and make improvements!
Notes for September 2020: Summer is almost here! Strawberry season is finished in all but the far northern ands cooler areas. Blueberries, blackberries are in season in most areas, also tomatoes, peaches and most vegetables . Check your area's copy calendar (see this page) and call your local farms for seasonal updates.
Now, more than ever, going to a farm, being outside, away from crowds, getting fresh, local produce, makes more sense than ever before! It's a fun, safe
and educational to pick some fresh berries, fruit and veggies and more, then come back here to learn how to freeze, can, make jam, salsa and much more!
Of course, check with the farm before you go, both to check on crop availability and hours. We also have a
state-by-state guide to Farm COVID-19 requirements here.
See our comprehensive list of easy home canning, jam and jelly making, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now, using similar sounding names. They have all copied their information from here and usually do not ever update. Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong or outdated, please write me!
Canners, both waterbath canners and pressure canners, are getting hard to find as people are doing more home canning than ever before. You can still get them online (see links at left) but prices are going up as the less expensive models are selling out. Food dehydration is becoming a popular and inexpensive alternative; see this page about drying your own fruits and vegetables and where to get a food dryer.
Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!
Click one of these areas (or click on the map further down this page)
Here are links to Wisconsin's pick-your-own (PYO, U-pick, pick-it-yourself) farms and orchards. I'm always looking for suggestions of more farms and events to add and feedback about any you have visited, so if you encounter any, just click on the preceding link, as appropriate! And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on the link to "add my farm".
Remember to ALWAYS either email, call or click the link to the farm's own website (if they have one) on the morning before you go, to confirm hours, conditions and availability of the specific crops you want!!
And if you are looking for farmer's markets in Wisconsin see this page! You can search for food and agricultural products and services from Wisconsin. Businesses listed in the directory must grow, produce or manufacture products in the state of Wisconsin.
Harvest Dates in Southern Wisconsin
|Crop||Average Harvest Dates|
|Beans, snap||July 4 - September 8|
|Beans, lima||August 20 - October. 10|
|Beets||June 24 - Frost3|
|Broccoli||June 21 - September 8|
|Cabbage||June 21 - September 8|
|Carrots||June 25 - August 10|
|Cauliflower||June 4 - August 14|
|Cucumbers||August 1 - Frost|
|Eggplant||August 10 - Frost|
|Kohlrabi||June 4 - September 10|
|Lettuce, leaf||May 25 - Frost|
|Lettuce, head, romaine||June 24 - Frost|
|Muskmelon||Aug. 8 - Frost|
|Onions, storage||July 4 - August 13|
|Onions, sweet Spanish||July 24 - August 28|
|Peas, snap||June 4 - July 20|
|Peas, snow||June 24|
|Peppers, green||July 19 - Frost|
|Peppers, jalapeno||Aug. 4 - September 15|
|Potatoes, red||June 24 - October. 8|
|Pumpkins||August 18 - Frost|
|Spinach||May 15 - June 1|
|Squash, summer||July 4 - Frost|
|Squash, winter||August 18 - Frost|
|Sweet corn||June 30 - September 15|
|Tomatoes||July 25 - Frost|
|Turnip Greens||May 20 - Frost|
|Watermelon||August 3 - Frost|
|1Dates are for southern Wisconsin. Add 7-14 days for northern locations|
The Presto Pressure
canners are out
of stock, but Tfal's
Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book