Picking strawberries in the greater Waukesha County area seems to be a rite of summer. My social media feeds fill up with friends posting pictures of their finds, and then their creations of tarts, pies and jam!
Lake Country Family Fun has compiled a list of places near you that you can pick your own strawberries in Southeastern Wisconsin. So go out and get a little dirty and enjoy the farms for a day. Please call ahead, check the strawberry farm and strawberry patch websites or Facebook pages to make sure they are still picking before you head out! Many strawberry farms and strawberry patches are weather and traffic dependent. The best time of day to pick strawberries is early in the morning! Get up and get out there 🙂
OUr top Tips (from experience):
- Call ahead. Don’t make the drive only to find out they are done picking for the day.
- Pick early and wear sunscreen.
- Bring baby wipes along for those red fingers.
- A kneeling pad or towel may be helpful.
- Select only the firm, fully red strawberries as they do NOT ripen after they are picked.
- You can freeze berries that you don’t use right away – just wash, cut the hulls off and put them into an airtight ziplock bag.
About this Family Farm
Pick Fresh. Pick Local. Pick Mayberry.
Mayberry Farms is your premier, pick-your-own strawberry farm and home to high-quality soap & skincare products. Strawberries are our jam! We work very hard all year to grow fresh, delicious and beautiful strawberries. We also have a small milking goat herd, sheep, pigs, chickens and honeybees. Find us 1 mile east of Mayville along the scenic, rolling hills on the Rock River.
Up-to-date Strawberry Season Information
Please check the “Daily Updates” section on their website for information regarding harvest and weather conditions. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook & Instagram for everything related to the farm, all year long.
Mayberry Farms provides a unique, 1-gallon Mayberry Pick’n Bucket that doubles as a strainer for other fruit and produce. The cost of the bucket is $15 each. If you buy 3+, you get $1 off per bucket. They have a Bucket-Bring-Back program, during harvest only, where you get $1 credit towards a new bucket purchase for each Mayberry Farms Pick’n Bucket you bring back. Each bucket holds approximately 6 pounds of strawberries. All of their soap, skincare, lip balms, bakery, and other farm products will be available during the strawberry season. NEW FOR 2022, all products will be available at the Farm Store in their farmyard and Field Store out by the strawberry field.
Environment for Families
They highly encourage families with children of all ages to make the trip out to their farm during strawberry season. They even have goats, sheep, pigs and chickens to see at the farm. It’s a great way to get outside, enjoy the summer air and learn more about where your food comes from.
Many people ask if it’s okay to bring a stroller to the farm and their answer is YES! They are willing to place you at the edge of the field and/or a shaded area with picnic tables so a guardian can sit and enjoy the experience as well. Their helpful staff will be more than happy to accommodate you and your family – make sure to ask at check-in and they will always do their best to meet your needs.
10 SE WISCONSIN STRAWBERRY U-PICK FARMS
Keep checking back closer to early to mid-June for more specific opening dates for each farm. This post is updated often.
1. MAYBERRY FARMS
W2364 Cty Rd Y, Mayville, WI 53050
Monday, June 13th (First day of 2022 Season!). Check daily availability here. Pick-your-own will run Mon-Thur 7am-7pm, Fri-Sun 7am-5pm. Harvest and weather permitting of course. Please check website before making trip to farm. People love pick’n strawberries at Mayberry Farms because they provide; high quality berries, value prices, a short drive, a unique atmosphere, and a very fun experience.
2. Apple Barn Orchard and Winery
W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
3. Gracie’s Berries in Cambridge
103 Oakland Rd Cambridge, WI 53523
Opened for U-pick on June 11th, 2022. Gracie’s Berries is a family run company and welcomes u-pickers of all ages, as well as customers wishing to by-pass the picking process.
Please call the berry hotline at 608.423.9594 or message their Facebook page to place a pre-picked order for more than 5 pounds to ensure we can have your order freshly picked for you. We have ripe berries, but the first few days of the season typically offer limited quantities. Please check our Facebook page before coming to see if we have been picked out.
7am-1pm Monday through Saturday
4. Basse’s Taste of Country Farm
3190 County Line Road, Colgate WI 53017
Basses is now 100% cashless. Weather conditions and berry availability may change at any time, always call ahead before coming to visit. Their strawberry hotline can be reached at (262-628-3866). *The More You Pick, The More You Save!* Check out their new pricing system by clicking the link below, and a reminder that they are CASHLESS (credit, debit, local checks, and mobile payments only) See their pricing page here –https://www.bassesfarms.com/upickpricing.
5. Brehmer’s U-Pick Pumpkins & Strawberries
5805 Clover Rd, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027
Opening day in 2022 is likely around June 20th, call their hotline. Only picking in the early variety, there is a limited supply and berries are on the small side this year. Bring your family to this chemical free farm to pick your strawberries! During picking season, opens at 7:30 am and closes at 6:00 pm. They are open everyday unless the patch gets picked through. Call to ensure berries are ready for picking (262) 673-6527. Go to their facebook page to stay in the loop on when they will be ready.
6. Jelli’s Market
N5648 S. Farmington Rd, Helenville, WI
Open for strawberry picking in 2022. Not only do they have strawberries, but they have a variety of farm fresh food and products (like beautiful flowers in their greenhouse) on their farm. Farm store now open daily 9-5. They have picked strawberries ready to be bought, or you can hop on the Kubota for a ride out to the strawberry patch to pick your own. They open for strawberry picking from 7 am until 7 pm. Check their Facebook to stay in the loop.
7. Thompson Strawberry Farm
14000 75th Street Bristol, WI 53104
Open now for 2022 Strawberry picking! As a reminder we do want everyone to know that ALL of our pick your own strawberries will be located at our NEW farm at 6621 156th Ave. Bristol, WI 53104. Their new strawberry farm is located only 1 mile west of their home farm. Thompson Strawberry Farm is more than just strawberries. They have strawberries mid-June, Sunflowers in mid-July, Raspberries in September, and Pumpkins mid-September! Their strawberry picking hours will be Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday through Sunday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Their peak of the season is usually around 10 days after they start. Head on over to their website at www.thompsonstrawberryfarm.com for updates and information! It is updated daily and we do recommend checking the website prior to coming out to the farm!”
8. Creek Bed Country Farmacy
N2767 Mountford Rd. Poynette, WI 5395
- Open 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday. All same-day orders must be in by 8 am. You may order online or by calling our Berry Hotline.
- Open 7 am to 5 pm every day of the season (depending on weather).
5396 Hahn Road DeForest, WI 53532
“We will open the outdoor patch Sunday, June 12th. Our hours of operation will be 8am -7pm. The goal is to be open seven days a week. However, weather, number of fields that we are picking on the day, and foot traffic could adjust operational hours. Please call or text the Berry Hotline before departing for the patch. (Berry Hotline 608 417-9485)”. They look forward to seeing you in the Patch June this year, Additional to Strawberries they will be having fresh peas and other vegetables. THey update as we get closer. If you have facebook please add them for updates.
Open. “We have started our u-pick season! We are now taking appointments for u-pick; please call the number below to set up a time – and watch for an announcement soon for an online booking option. U-pick berries are $2.35 per pound, and we supply the container.” They are a small family farm located a short drive from Madison, Wisconsin in Marshall. They offer already-picked and u-pick strawberries during strawberry season (usually mid-June – July 1) and sweet corn in late July and August. Please check their daily picking update for availability and hours today. Or, like our Facebook page – search Lutz Family Farm – to stay up-to-date on what’s fresh!
NO STRAWBERRIES ANY LONGER
Barthel Fruit Farm – No strawberries starting 2022
12246 N Farmdale Rd Mequon, WI 53097
See story on that decision here. Note: Farm still open for many other services.
Jen Ehr Family Organic Farm – No strawberries starting 2022
6837 Elder Lane, Sun Prairie, WI, USA
Note: Farm still open for many other services including blueberries in July.
Kirschbaum’s Strawberry Acres – CLOSED in 2021
N5802 Hwy. 151, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Closed in 2021 for strawberries, but may do Christmas trees. Owner is retiring so call Stan @ 920-210-2080 for berry supplies and equipment.
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