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Pea U-Pick Orchards in Greenbay area of Wisconsin in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for peas that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have peas orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

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Brown County

  • Sunny Hill Farm - Asparagus, Brussels sprouts, carrots, peas, green beans, peppers, onions, potatoes, strawberries, pick your own and pre-picked
    1922 Oak Road, Green Bay, WI 54313. Phone: 920-434-9009. Open: every day except Saturdays, from 7 am to 7 pm in the summer, from the first produce in spring to the last produce in fall. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. For over 30 years this family farm has been growing and selling their produce including the best asparagus, strawberries, corn, plus all the rest. As stated on their website, they use biological farm practices. They care a great deal about the soil and nutrients. Come on out on Sunday and pick. We are closed every Saturday, but will re. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
    Sunny Hill Farm Facebook page. . open Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. We get to our stands at around 10 am and stay till we sell out.Locations:Ridge Road - At Ace HardwareEast Mason - At Tim Sans across from Happy JoesAllouez Ave - 1780 Allouez AveEast DePere - Ledgeview ShellMill Center - Maplewood ShellKimberly/Combined Locks - Chico's Restraunt Sunny Hill PYO Crops Beginning Month Ending Month Asparagus Beginning of May Mid June Brussels sprouts September 20 The End of October Carrots Beginning of July Mid October Edible Pod Peas June 25 Mid July Grape Tomatoes July 25 Beginning of October Green Beans Beginning of July The End of September Jalapeno July 25 The End of September Onions Beginning of August The End of October Peppers July 25 The End of September Potatoes Beginning of August The End of October Strawberries Mid June Mid July Tomatoes July 25 The End of September A visitor writes on July 07, 2014: "Excellent"

Sheboygan County

  • Walvoord's Berry Farm - peas, strawberries, U-pick and already picked
    W2160 Smies Road, Oostburg, WI 53070. Phone: 920-668-6481. Open: Monday to Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm Saturdays and Sundays 7:00am to 5:00pm; Open 7 Days a Week;Times subject to change. Directions: W2160 Smies Road Oostburg, WI 53070. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. . Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Selling already picked strawberries, sweet podded peas,. Call for exact prices. There is a discount coupon on our website. Also selling small square bales of hay and straw. We have easy picking in our strawed rows. Berries can be picked from both the right and left sides of the rows. Please stay in your assigned row. An employee can give you another row after you have finished. Any questions you have can be directed at an employee stationed at the beginning of the field. If you would like pre-picked strawberries, they are available in the check-out building. We also send vehicles to various locations with our pre-picked berries.

 

Pea

Pea Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Peas, English peasPeas (English, Snap peas, Snow Peas, Crowder Peas, etc.) are very easy to grow.  They thrive even in poor soil. In fact, as a legume, pea plants are able to take nitrogen from the air and fix it in nodules in their roots with bacteria to enrich the soil. Whether you grow them yourself or pick them at a PYO farm, or buy them at the market, they're available fresh almost everywhere.

Here's what to look for!

English peas

Pick English Peas when the pod is full and green and the peas are still tender and sweet. Test for maturity frequently by picking a couple of pods and examining them for firmness. Harvest the Chinese and snow peas, which are eaten pod and all, when the pods are 1-1/2 to 2 inches long and the peas are about the size of BB's. The pods are usually picked 5 to 7 days after flowering.

 

Snap Peas - aka, edible-podded peas

Similar to English peas, except the pod itself is also sweet and tender, like the peas inside.

Snow peas, aka Chinese peas

Like snap peas, the pod is edible, except you want to pick them while they are still flat, before the pod starts to swell with peas inside. Harvest Chinese and snow peas, which are eaten pod and all, when the pods are 1-1/2 to 2 inches long and the peas are about the size of BB's.

Specialty Peas

There are many varieties, like purple hulled peas, crowder peas, black-eyed- peas. Each has their followers!

 

When are peas available?

Peas are a cool, even cold weather crop, and can tolerate frost and cold soil. In the U.S. Peas typically peak during February (in the Deep South) through October in the North. Peak season is February through June before the weather gets hot.  Some farms plant a Fall crop too, as they only take 45 to 60 days from the time the seed is planted!

Before you leave to go to the farm:

  1. Always call before you go to the farm - it's hard to pick in a muddy field!
  2. Most growers furnish picking containers designed for Peas, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring containers.
  3. Bring something to drink and a few snacks; you'd be surprised how you can work up a thirst and appetite! And don't forget hats and sunscreen for the sun. Bugs usually aren't a problem while the weather is still cool, but some deet might be good to bring along if it has been rainy.

General Picking Tips

Whether you pick Peas from your garden or at a Pick-Your-Own farm, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Look for Peas that are :

  1. firm
  2. Bright green (not yellowish!)
  3. smooth, shiny pods, not wrinkly on the surface - that's an old or dried out pea.
  4. The Peas in the photo at right are, from left:
    - old and yellowing,
    - overripe and lumpy; and
    - dried out and damaged.
  5. Avoid placing the picked Peas in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking. I prefer to bring a cooler with ice in it. Peas may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days
  6. It is best to shell English peas and either freeze them or use them promptly.

When you get home

  1. Put them in the vegetable crisper in the fridge, in a loose plastic bag.
  2. Now, get ready to can or freeze the extra Peas - It is VERY easy! Click on the links for easy instructions.
  3. Pea shellers - simple inexpensive devices to quickly shell English peas
     
  1. Canned peas
  2. The Peas in the photo at right are, from left:
    - old and yellowing,
    - overripe and lumpy; and
    - dried out and damaged.
  3. Avoid placing the picked Peas in the sunlight any longer than necessary. It is better to put them in the shade of a tree or shed than in the car trunk or on the car seat. Cool them as soon as possible after picking. I prefer to bring a cooler with ice in it. Peas may be kept fresh in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days
  4. It is best to shell English peas and either freeze them or use them promptly.

When you get home

  1. Put them in the vegetable crisper in the fridge, in a loose plastic bag.
  2. Now, get ready to can or freeze the extra Peas - It is VERY easy! Click on the links for easy instructions.
  3. Pea shellers - simple inexpensive devices to quickly shell English peas
     

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