Is there anything better than picking fresh berries on a warm summer day? We think not. And luckily, the berry picking season creeps up on us faster than one might think!
Strawberries and sugar snap peas are usually ready for picking in the middle of June. Cherries come next in early July, followed by raspberries and blackberries.
But always, always, always be sure to call ahead for hours and the latest information. Picking times and dates depend on weather and availability, and it’s always changing.
Thank you to our friends at Elite Sports Clubs for sponsoring this guide, and for supporting active families in and out of the gym.
Here are some nearby places to check out:
Apple Barn Orchard and Winery
W6384 Sugar Creek Rd., Elkhorn, WI 53121
Here you can mix strawberry picking and wine tasting. What could be better? But don’t be confused - Apple Barn Orchard and Winery is located on Sugar Creek Road with one of the cross streets being Sugar Creek Street.
Barthel Fruit Farm
12246 N. Farmdale Rd 99W, Mequon, WI 53097
People love Barthel Fruit Farm for its well-organized picking system, convenient location, and friendly staff. They tend 15 acres of strawberries, and you can pick-your-own strawberries and sugar snap peas during the summer.
Basse's Taste of Country
3190 Waukesha Q, Colgate, WI 53017
Basse’s Taste of Country happily invites you and your family to join us for u-pick strawberries! Estimated to start in mid-June and ends around 4th of July. We begin our season with u-pick strawberries. Nothing marks the real beginning of summer like big, red, luscious, and sweet strawberries! Come enjoy a hayride with your family to pick your own fresh strawberries this summer!
Brehmer's U-Pick Pumpkins & Strawberries
5805 Clover Rd., Hartford, WI 53027
Brehmer’s offers pick-your-own strawberries and they do not use pesticides on their plants. Bonus: the rows are wide enough for strollers and wheelchairs.
1758 Hwy I, Grafton, WI 53024
Pick-your-own strawberries, sugar snap peas & sweet corn.
Steffen’s Cherry Orchard
N633 McIntyre Rd., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
If you love cherries and are up for a bit of a drive, head to this family-owned and operated orchard during cherry-picking season. The season typically starts in early July, and it doesn’t last long. Stroll through picturesque, flowering cherry trees, and take advantage of their mechanical pitter.
Thompson Strawberry Farm
14000 75th St., Bristol, WI 53104
Pick-your-own strawberries and raspberries.
Walvoord’s Berry Farm
W2160 Smies Rd., Oostburg, WI 53070
This berry farm has small-town charm, friendly staff, and sweet pick-your-own strawberries. You can also pick-your-own sweet podded peas. The crops are well maintained, and your kids will love the tractor ride out to the fields.
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