As I look out on this beautiful Wisconsin spring day, I’m dreaming of fresh strawberries and blueberry crumble to go with my morning coffee. 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 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 right before you head out.
Some locations offer both ready-picked and U-Pick berries. Also, most farms listed below grow strawberries, but at least one grows both strawberries and raspberries.
Getting a little messy is part of the fun! If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll probably sample plenty of berries during the picking, so be prepared for some beautifully stained fingers and faces! Don’t forget to wear rain boots or old shoes, and clothes that can get dirty.
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!
12246 N. Farmdale Rd., Mequon / 262-242-2737
3190 County Rd. Q, Colgate / 262-628-3866
424 13th Ave., Racine / 262-498-6648
5805 Clover Rd., Hartford / 262-673-6527
N5802 Hwy. 151, Beaver Dam / 920-887-7530
1758 Hwy I, Grafton / 262-375-3276
14000 75th St., Bristol / 262-857-2353
Mayberry Farms (previously Zastrow’s Strawberries)
W2364 County Road Y, Mayville / 920- 387-3696
W2160 Smies Road, Oostburg / 920-668-6481