Go Pick Some Strawberries Local U-Pick Strawberry Picking Guide Lake Country Family Fun

Go Pick Some Strawberries!

Hello nearly June!!

Picking strawberries in the greater Waukesha County area seems to be a right 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 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 🙂


Please give a big thank you to our

Southeast Wisconsin Strawberry Picking Farm Guide sponsor: 

Mayberry Farms

mayberry farms ad

About this Family Farm
Welcome to Mayberry! At our farm we believe in providing fresh, delicious and beautiful berries for you to enjoy. We are first-generation berry growers with a deep passion for faith, family and farming. We have many new products for 2020 along with the same great strawberries that have been growing on our farm for more than 40 years. Our you-pick and ready-picked strawberry season will begin in mid-June.

Picking Updates
Please check their picking updates website https://mayberryfarmswi.com/strawberry-picking-updates-from-mayberry-farms/ for daily information posted there regarding when we’ll be picking/conditions.  Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and/or call (920) 387-3696 for updates as the season approaches.

Special Notes for 2020:
You can find a blog post entitled, “Changes to Promote Health & Safety during Strawberry Season” here.

Mayberry will no longer be weighing strawberries which we feel will help improve the social distancing guidelines currently in place.

They highly encourage families with children of all ages to pick their own strawberries. 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! With wide walking paths between the rows, they are stroller friendly. 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.

OPEN on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9:00 am until they run out of you – pick strawberries!
LAST DAY FOR PICKING: THURSDAY, JULY 2

“On Thursday, {July 2} we want to share BUCKETS OF LOVE with @SecondHarvestFoodbankofSouthernWisconsin by donating 2 MEALS for every you-pick PINK-BUCKET PURCHASED to support their KIDS CAFE program.

🍽 Each bucket purchased will provide funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank to provide 2 complete meals for kids in Dodge County and Southern Wisconsin. They have had a huge need for community support amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and school shutdowns.”


Strawberry U-Pick Farms

Apple Barn Orchard and Winery
W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Apple Barn Orchard and Winery features an open orchard and a farm where you can pick your own strawberries, apples, and pumpkins when they are in season. Already picked​ Strawberries will be available at the Apple Barn until sold out.
They will continue with curbside pick-up, on-line ordering, call in orders, and drive-in sales thru the beginning of June. They will reopen for in store shopping when the strawberry season begins (approx. June 10th, 2020).

Barthel Fruit Farm
12246 N Farmdale Rd Mequon, WI 53097

As of June 8, strawberries and sugar snap peas are about 2-3 weeks away! They will still be having pick your own this season! Things will be a slightly different this year. So, how are we enforcing social distancing? We will be picking multiple fields at a time and spacing people every other row. We ask that you please respect our staff, whether adult or child, as they direct you to the field and your row.  We will also ask that you only pick with the people you drove with. This will help us with having large gatherings in the field. Can children still come? Absolutely! We just ask that you are extra mindful of their whereabouts and keep them close to you.  We still prefer cash as payment and we also accept all credit and debit cards. If the weather is nice and we have enough ripe berries we will be open 7 days a week 8-6. Call at (262) 242-2737 with questions.

Basse’s Taste of Country Farm
3190 County Line Road, Colgate WI 53017

Basse’s estimates their strawberry picking to be mid-June (16th – 22nd), 2020. TBD on precautions and protocols for families hopping onto their hayride to be taken out to the strawberry patch. 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).

Brehmer’s U-Pick Pumpkins & Strawberries
5805 Clover Rd, Hartford, Wisconsin 53027

Bring your family to this chemical free farm to pick your strawberries! They are opening for you-pick on June 17 at 7:30 am!  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.

Jelli’s Market
N5648 S. Farmington Rd, Helenville, WI

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. 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 on Monday, June 15th at 7 am until 7 pm. Price for upick is $2.00/lb. They will have limited quantities of pre-picked berries on Monday, June 15. Price for pre-picked is $3.25/lb or $5/quart. Check their Facebook to stay in the loop.

Kirschbaum’s Strawberry Acres
N5802 Hwy. 151, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Kirschbaum’s expects strawberry picking to begin around mid-June 2020 (June 20) for the first day(s)). Pick-your-own strawberries are generally available for all of the strawberry season on the farm, but it is always best to call the Berry Hot Line, 920-887-7530, just prior to driving out or check the update on their web site.

Mayberry Farms
W2364 Cty Rd Y, Mayville, WI 53050

Zastrow’s Strawberries is under new ownership. They are now called Mayberry Farms. They have ready pick and U-pick strawberries available. Please see their ad above for more information. They anticipate strawberry picking to begin on mid June 2020. Their hours are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Get all your up to the minute harvest updates here.  Special Health guidelines for picking and options at Mayberry here.

Thompson Strawberry Farm
14000 75th Street Bristol, WI 53104

Thompson Strawberry Farm anticipates opening for U-pick mid-June 2020 (June 15). They have strawberries in the June month, and then Raspberries in August! Their 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.

For a MAP of the 8 Farms Listed above, click HERE to view them on a Google Map!


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If you are have a favorite U-Pick Strawberry patch located in the greater Waukesha County area or a short day trip, please email us at erin@lakecountryfamilyfun(dot)com with the strawberry patch information. You can also email us via the contact form.

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4 thoughts on “Go Pick Some Strawberries!”

    1. Yes, the Morning Star and Brehmer’s U-Pick farms listed above are chemical/herbicide free. There are others, however, they are not located in southeastern WI. Gracie’s berries is in Cambridge. L’Arc-en-ciel and Jen-Ehr in Sun Prairie also are organic or no spray. Thank you for asking!

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