The first fruits of summer are the June-bearing strawberries. Our strawberry season usually runs from June 10th through July 1st, but it does vary from year to year. During strawberry season, we are open everyday from 7am-6pm for U-pick and from 9am-6pm for Pre-picked. We currently have 4 acres of strawberries with our sweet varieties being Honoeye, Jewel, and the jumbo sized Cavendish and Annapolis. The Annapolis are our early variety and the first to ripen. Next are the Honoeye and the Cavendish. The Jewel are the last to ripen, and in Spring 2012, we added another variety that will ripen soon after the Jewel, so we're excited to be able to extend the picking a little longer for folks still hoping to pick berries. This later variety will be ready this year, 2013. What's nice about having different ripening times is that each variety offers their largest sized berries during their first week, so this enables us to offer nice large juicy berries all during the course of our 3 week picking season.
We have special open hours during strawberry season:
- U-pick = 7:00am - 6pm daily, rain or shine
- We-pick = 9am - 6pm daily, rain or shine
- Strawberry picking season is primarily in mid-June
Call for updated picking report, current prices, and to place your orders: 608-254-2311
We have two types of raspberries -- the summer bearers that usually start July 4th and are great picking for the month -- and the fall bearers which usually start giving berries in late July and give their largest yields in August and September and continue until the first week of October when we get a hard frost.
Summer red raspberries had a short season last year due to the heat and lack of rain, so we are hoping for a moister and nicer 2013 season; for our fall red raspberry 2013 season, as well.
We are back to our regular farm market open hours of 9 am to 6pm, and Open Daily for both U-pick or We-pick.
Please call for current prices: 608-254-2311
We are open for picking every day!
Our black raspberries have a unique flavor all their own and have become popular at our farm market for the past 9 years. These raspberries ripen all at once so their timetable of availability is quite limited. They usually start to ripen approximately July 10th and are done within 2 weeks.
Please call for picking report and current prices: 608-254-2311
With both red and black raspberries, we do freeze our excess pints at the end of each day, so it is possible for us to have these berries during all times of our open season from April 25 through October 31. These are ideal for making jam, pies and cobbler, on ice cream or in smoothies, or just eating on your cereal or oatmeal.
Our jumbo blueberries are a real treat to pick on tall bushes that make picking easy. Blueberries are usually ripe by July 4th and continue through August 15 when all the berries have been picked and are gone until next year! We have fresh pre-picked daily, or if you would like, U-pick is available to you daily.
Because we are a farm market and grow lots of things here (!) we are OPEN EVERY DAY from 9 am - 6 pm, so you may pick berries any day that fits your schedule! If you need an earlier time or a later time in the evening, please just call us. We live right on the premises and would be happy to accommodate you! Please call us with any questions you may have: 608-254-2311
Domestic blackberries, both thorn and thornless, have not wintered over successfully during the 8 years, in the past, that we have tried. We uprooted all our bushes, and until we find a variety that gives a nice yield of berries yearly, we will only have wild blackberries available and that is limited due to weather and supply. Wild blackberries ripen August 1 through September 15. You may place orders for pre-picked at our phone number below.
Please call for updated information: 608-254-2311.
The months of July, August and September brings us juicy sweet vine-ripened muskmelons, super sweet yellow-doll watermelon, long striped red watermelon, and the dark green sugar babies, which are all of the seeded variety. Of the seedless types, we raise a large striped red-seedless watermelon, known as "Seedless", as well as a mini red seedless that is of one-person proportion. Since summer of 2006, we have enjoyed a delicious new orange seedless watermelon that became popular with our customers and that we will continue to grow as a regular item. We raise all of these plants in our own greenhouses where they have a happy warm start! And because we do several plantings of all these varieties, at different timed intervals, this is why we still have yummy melons during September and sometimes into October!
We have a small orchard of blue plum trees, apples, and concord grapes. We have early varieties of apples, so our picking starts in mid-August and continues through September. The concord grapes are well established giving a high yield of quality grapes for juice, jelly, and wine making. We now have added seedless, red table grapes to our little vineyard, which are known as champagne grapes or dessert grapes. They are tiny and wonderfully sweet! It is always by September 1 that the concord grapes are ripe for picking and they have been wonderful for picking all through September up until mid-October. The seedless red dessert grapes ripen by the middle of August, and we usually have picked and sold them all by the beginning of September.
Please call for U-pick and We-pick information: 608-254-2311