There’s something a little sweeter about produce when you pick your own, especially when harvested alongside your family. From orchard farms to u-pick berry fields, discover where you can pick your own fruits, vegetables, pumpkins and Christmas trees, complete with lessons on horticulture that your kids are sure to gobble up.
You and your family can pick up some farm fresh produce straight from the source when you head on over to Jelli’s Market and farm. U-pick beans, blueberries, and strawberries are ripe for the picking, based on availability, or you can pick up pre-picked baskets for a slightly higher price. Also seasonally available at this Jefferson County’s two produce stands are peas, red raspberries, tomatoes, sweet corn, honey from hives on the farm, maple syrup, fresh brown eggs, fresh chicken, angus beef. Restrooms, farm animals, and school tours make this farm a great place for the whole family.
Website: Jelli’s Market
Address: N5648 S Farmington Road, Helenville, Wisconsin 53137
Opening in late August, fresh apples, pumpkins, raspberries, blueberries, peppers and tomatoes make this pick your own orchard a sweet experience. Score some orchard farm gear in the gift shop, or, explore the on-site cider mill and indulge in some fresh apple cider. Farm animals and a music wall engage youngsters on your daytrip while a picnic area and porta potties make it an easy place to visit with little ones. Be sure to join the Lapacek’s Orchard crew for an annual arts and crafts show the last weekend in August.
Website: Lapacek’s Orchard
Address: N1959 Kroncke Road, Poynette, Wisconsin 53955
Rex Moseley Fruit and Vegetable Farm
Rex Moseley’s Fruit and Vegetable Farm is a fourth generation family owned u-pick farm, growing strawberries, apples, cabbage, squash and pumpkins. You can pick your own pumpkins and apples, with apple varieties including Paula Red, McIntosh, Cortland, Spartan, Honey Crisp, Regent, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Empire and Fireside. Short on time but want to treat yourself to some fresh produce fresh from the orchard farm? You can still load up on picked for you produce stored in their on-site warehouse for fresh-from-the-farm goodness that just can’t be beat.
Address: 23933 Cortland Avenue, Warrens, Wisconsin 54666
Using integrated pest management practices, this pick your own fruit and vegetable farm delivers a fresh experience for families, schools, birthday goers, weddings, and more. Although u-pick strawberries, sweet corn, walnuts, fresh farm honey and maple syrup straight from onsite hives and trees made a delicious treat, it is the pumpkins, haunted corn maze, activity area and educational hay rides that makes Meuer Farm a family favorite destination. Participate in a duck race, slide down a giant 80 foot tube slide, catch a helicopter ride, or launch pumpkins during the fall season, or visit year round for seasonal crops of watercress, winter squash, and more.
Website: Meuer Farm
Address: N 2564 Hwy. 151, Chilton, Wisconsin 53014
Pleasant Valley Tree Farm
Whether you’re carrying on a family holiday tradition or creating a new one, take your family on an quest to find the perfect Christmas tree for your family at a pick your own — or rather, cut your own — tree farm. Pleasant Valley Tree Farm is opened September through December annually, and offers you choose and cut, you choose and they cut, or precut Christmas trees. September and October bring harvest festival activities to the tree farm, including a petting zoo, two mazes, straw tunnels, games, hayrides, concession stand and more. For winter, a Christmas-themed park, winter hayrides, refreshment stand, decorations and appearances by Santa himself make this the place to be, both with your family or on a school tour.
Website: Pleasant Valley Tree Farm
Address: N7240 810th Street, Elk Mound, Wisconsin 54739