Here's the dirt on the best fruit and berry picking around Milwaukee, according to our community!
Check the map to find a fruit farm near you where you can pick berries or other seasonal produce with your kids. If you've gone blackberry, blueberry or strawberry picking near Milwaukee, please like and review your favorite farms to help fellow parents.
Timing and availability of fruit picking in Milwaukee varies each year and depends on weather. Most farms provide updates on their website or Facebook page. Start checking early in the spring so you don't miss your chance for u-pick!
Berryville Farms is a pleasant drive from Milwaukee and the farm specializes in strawberry varieties that thrive in their particular soils and weather conditions. They also offer other kinds of produce - sweet corn is usually available in season on their self serve stand, and they have their own sugar maple woods, which allows them to offer farm-made maple syrup. Call to confirm crop availability.
Thompson Strawberry Farm
Strawberry & raspberry picking
Despite being named a Strawberry Farm, Thompson has strawberries and more - raspberries and pumpkins. They also offer pre-picked items sold on the farm while supplies last. They will supply the baskets for you to pick the berries and take them home in. Customers are encouraged to call for daily picking information before they come out to the farm.
Klee's Out On A Limb Acres
Raspberry & gooseberry picking
Candy Klee and husband Omer, who own Klee's Out on a Limb Acres, grow a variety of u pick berries, including currants, gooseberries, red raspberries, Aronia berries and elderberries. Call ahead or refer to their Facebook page for produce availability. Picking times are by appointment only.
Stade's Farm and Market
Strawberry & raspberry picking
Shila: Stade's Farm and Market is located in scenic McHenry County. The farm is popular for u-pick fruits and vegetables including strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, apples, green beans, snap peas. There is a large entertainment area/theme park which includes a petting zoo, corn maze, giant slide, hay rides and a variety of unique attractions.
Barthel Fruit Farm
The Barthel farm has been in the family for almost 200 years! Today, Barthel Fruit Farm grows a variety of fresh produce, including strawberries, sugar snap peas, apples, pears, plums, pumpkins, herbs and perennials in both their orchards and greenhouse. U pick strawberries are offered in the summer and u pick apples beginning in September. Items have seasonal and limited availability, so check their website or call beforehand for details.
Witte's Vegetable Farm
Although this is primarily a vegetable farm, they also offer raspberries for u-pick. The rest of the summer, the farm offers peppers, beans, tomatoes, beets & more. You must bring your own containers to pick, and there are minimums to purchase. The farm accepts cash and check only.
Mayberry Farms has multiple acres of u-pick & ready-pick strawberries and ready-pick raspberries. Strawberries are sold by the pound and containers are provided to pick into. They also have an ice-cream store and bakery on site if you need a sweet treat after being out in the fields!
Berry Basket & Greenhouse
Berry Basket and Greenhouse has been in business since 1988, growing strawberries and asparagus. They also have a greenhouse for annuals, grasses and vegetables. Call for pick times & crop availability.
Skelly's Farm Market
Skelly's Farm Market is open from early June to Halloween every year. Their opening date for the season fluctuates based on when strawberries are ready for picking. Skelly's doesn't just offer strawberries - look for corn and tomatoes in the summer and pumpkins and various family-events throughout the summer and fall. Kids can also enjoy a playground with adult supervision while visiting.
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