Berry Picking in the Milwaukee Area

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As spring has slowly arrived, we are all eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and sweetness of berry season! Start dreaming of recipes, because berry picking season is almost here!

Below are some of our favorite places to pick berries locally. A few things to remember:

  • Berry picking season generally starts in early-June, with strawberries available from early-June into July, and raspberries from mid-July until mid-August.
  • Timing and availability can vary based on weather and other conditions, so always call the berry farm before you head out.
  • Some locations offer both ready-picked and U-Pick berries. Most farms listed below grow strawberries, but at least one grows both strawberries and raspberries.
  • The best time of day to pick berries is in the morning when it’s cool or when the sun is setting. This allows for the berries to be cool and not mushy.
  • Getting a little messy is {the best} part of the fun! Sampling is the best part for kiddos, so be prepared for some beautifully stained fingers and faces! Don’t forget rain boots or old shoes, clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen and a sun hat (and wipes probably wouldn’t hurt!)

For more berry picking tips and guidelines, visit the Wisconsin Berry Growers Association.

Have a favorite spot that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments! And, don’t forget to share all those berry-covered kid photos with us on social!

Milwaukee Berry Picking Farms

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery

W6384 Sugar Creek Rd, Elkhorn / 262-728-3266

Barthel Fruit Farm

12246 N. Farmdale Rd., Mequon / 262-242-2737
*2022 will be the LAST year Barthel Fruit Farm will be growing strawberries. They will have ready-picked berries only. 

Basse’s Taste of Country

3190 County Rd. Q, Colgate / 262-628-3866

Berryville Farm

424 13th Ave., Racine / 262-498-6648

Blue Clay Berry Farm

5154 State Rd. 50, Delavan / 262-745-3720

Brehmer’s U-Pick Pumpkins & Strawberries

5805 Clover Rd., Hartford / 262-673-6527

Mayberry Farms (previously Zastrow’s Strawberries)

W2364 County Road Y, Mayville / 920-387-3696

Polzin Farms

1758 Hwy I, Grafton / 262-375-3276

Thompson Strawberry Farm

14000 75th St., Bristol / 262-857-2353
*Strawberry, raspberry and sunflower picking!

Warm Belly Farm

W8974 County Rd C, Fort Atkinson, WI
*Strawberry picking in a greenhouse by appointment only. Wheelchair accessible! Open Year Round.

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