2024 Western Wisconsin Rhubarb U-Pick Farms and Orchards - PickYourOwn.org
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Rhubarb U-Pick Orchards in Western Wisconsin in 2024, by county
Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for rhubarb that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have rhubarb 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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Mac's Berry Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, peas, rhubarb, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area you may bring your own food, school tours 10439 130th Avenue, Bloomer, WI 54724. Phone: 715-568-5526. Email: email@example.com. Open: seasonally mid - June to July, Sunday through Saturday, from 6 am to 5 pm unless we get picked out. Directions: CHIPPEWAEAU CLAIRE:HWY 53N to Tilden exit make right onto highway B. Turn Left on highway Q, 2.4 miles to left on 130th Avenue Turn left after the shooting range.BLOOMER: HWY Q South to 130th Avenue Turn Right on 130th AveCOLFAX: HWY 40 East 10 miles to Right on highway C. Travel 4.4 miles and turn Left onto 130th Avenue Go 1 mile and turn Right into driveway.LADYSMITH: Take highway 27S to Cornell. Take WI 64W to Bloomer. Take highway Q South to 130th Avenue Turn Right on 130th Avenue. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Mac's Berry Farm Facebook page. . seasonally mid - June to July, Sunday through Saturday, from 6 am to 5 pm (unless we get picked out). CHIPPEWA/EAU CLAIRE:HWY 53N to Tilden exit make right onto highway B. Turn Left on highway Q, 2.4 miles to left on 130th Avenue Turn left after the shooting range.BLOOMER: HWY Q South to 130th Avenue Turn Right on 130th AveCOLFAX: HWY 40 East 10 miles to Right on highway C. Travel 4.4 miles and turn Left onto 130th Avenue Go 1 mile and turn Right into driveway.LADYSMITH: Take highway 27S to Cornell. Take WI 64W to Bloomer. Take highway Q South to 130th Avenue Turn Right on 130th Avenue. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. We are a member of WBGA (Wisconsin Berry Growers Association). In between each row we have lots of straw to make it easier to pick and keep you dry.
St. Croix County
White Pine Berry Farm - CERTIFIED ORGANIC, asparagus, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, corn (sweet), herbs or spices, onions, other berries, peas, peppers, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), raspberries (black), raspberries (Autumn, black), rhubarb, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties are available, picnic area you may bring your own food, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations 1482 Oak Dr, River Falls, WI 54022. Phone: 715-222-2946. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: hours, days and dates. Directions: . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. White Pine Berry Farm Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 715-222-4349. . Changes by season/produce available, check our website or facebook page. Click here for current open Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Strawberry Shortcake Social 2016 Saturday, June 25 Thursday, 11am to 3pm Fall Family Day Saturday, September 17, 2016. (UPDATED: January 27, 2020 JBS) (UPDATED: June 20, 2016)
Rhubarb Picking Tips, Recipes and Information
is a cool weather crop, which appears in the late Spring. The stalks are the
edible portion, never eaten raw (too acidic), but cooked and sweetened, they
have a flavor much like strawberries.
The stalks that grow from energy stored in the roots the previous
year are the part that is harvested. After picking stalks for a few
weeks, the plants must be left for the rest of the growing season to
recover and save energy for the next year.
Strawberries are usually ripe about the same time as rhubarb, and
since the two flavors compliment each other so well, many recipes
combine them. One thing rhubarb does not like: prolonged periods of
hot, humid weather. It is really difficult to grow rhubarb in
the deep South (unless you plant it as an annual, planting new roots
early each Spring).
Rhubarb measurements: 2 lbs. of chopped stalks is
about 4 cups.
The stalks are the only edible part of the plant; in
fact, the leaves of rhubarb are poisonous. The leaves
contain the high concentrations of oxalic acid, which gives the
rhubarb it's astringent taste. So don't let your children or
pets eat the leaves. I usually twist the leaves off the
stalk and throw them on the ground to become mulch.
One cup of Rhubarb contains only about 50 calories
U-pick Rhubarb are much healthier than store-bought. Consumer
reports says store bought Rhubarb have so many pesticide and fungicide
residues on they, that they don't recommend you eat them at all!
Rhubarb has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal plant by the
Always call before you go to the farm - Rhubarb are affected by weather
(both rain and cooler temperature) more than most crops. And when they are
in season, a large turnout can pick a field clean before noon, so CALL
early. On weekends, then fields may be picked clean by NOON!
Some growers furnish picking containers designed
for Rhubarb, but they may charge you for them; be sure to call before you go to see if you need to bring
Plastic dishpans make good containers.
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, but some deet might be good to bring
along if it has been rainy.
When you get home
Refrigerate, they will stay good for about a week or two, but the fresher,
Do not wash the stalks, just wrap in plastic wrap. .
Before planting, eliminate all weeds, especial persistent
invasive weeds, like Bermuda grass, nutsedge, etc.
Choose a site that is sunny, well-drained, with a loose
loamy soil. Rhubarb does not like the shade nor sitting in
Plant rhubarb crowns in early spring as soon as the ground
can be worked.
Some varieties of Rhubarb can be planted in the fall after
they have gone dormant. (check with the nursery)
Dig large holes and work in compost. Rhubarb plants are
Space rhubarb plants about 3 or 4 feet apart and plant
the crowns 1 to 2 inches below the surface of the soil.
Mulch with a heavy layer of straw, compost and rotted manure
Water and weed your plant well.
Remove seed stalks as soon as they appear.
There are two common types of rhubarb, those with bright red
stalks (like Crimson Red) and those whose stalks are mostly green.
They taste about the same, but most people prefer the red.I
bought my crowns from Indian Berry; I've found them to be
reliable and provide large crowns. (I have no affiliation with them)
Canada Red (extra sweet)
Cherry Red (red inside and out)
Crimson Red (slimmer diameter red stalks) (photo of plant
MacDonald (tender skin; bright red)
Valentine (good flavor)
Victoria (green with red tint - see photo at right)