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:
Confirm Safety Requirements as we navigate out of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many operations have gone cashless for safer and more efficient transactions. Please respect the policies and procedures of any place you visit. Your best bet is to call for details regarding social distancing and visitor procedures.
Berry picking season generally starts in mid-June, with strawberries available from mid-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.
Getting a little messy is 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, and sunscreen!
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!
Milwaukee Berry Picking Farms
12246 N. Farmdale Rd., Mequon / 262-242-2737
3190 County Rd. Q, Colgate / 262-628-3866
424 13th Ave., Racine / 262-498-6648
5154 State Rd. 50, Delavan / 262-745-3720
5805 Clover Rd., Hartford / 262-673-6527
Mayberry Farms (previously Zastrow’s Strawberries)
W2364 County Road Y, Mayville / 920-387-3696
1758 Hwy I, Grafton / 262-375-3276
14000 75th St., Bristol / 262-857-2353
W2160 Smies Road, Oostburg / 920-668-6481
*2021 Update: We have removed Kirschbaum’s from our berry picking list, as they have stopped growing strawberries, but please continue to check their website in the winter for Christmas Tree info!