South East Wisconsin Apple Picking

This Apple Picking Guide is a sponsored post.

School is starting soon, which is always the first sign that Fall is around the corner. To our family that means it is apple picking time and fresh apple cider and flannel and crisp, cool nights. I know it’s hard to imagine with 80 degree days, but it’s time for apple picking in Lake Country and South Eastern Wisconsin! How about you?

Here is a round up of verified farms that have u-pick (or you-pick) apples. Orchards open their you pick (u-pick or PYO) all at different times. Please check the website link and verify that there are still apples left to be picked, and/or the season is open, before you drive all the way there and learn that there are none left! Go out and make some fabulous memories with the ones you love! We hope you enjoy our South East Wisconsin Apple Picking Guide.


Please give a big thank you to our
Apple Picking Guide sponsor:

Peck and Bushel Fruit Company!

P&B 2016

Peck & Bushel Fruit Company, Southeastern Wisconsin’s largest certified organic apple orchard is looking forward to another beautiful apple crop this season. The 2018 early apple varieties will be available pre-picked or for Pick Your Own beginning August 18-19! They are open weekends from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm through mid to late October. 

Peck & Bushel Fruit Company grows and sells over 25 different varieties of apples throughout the season.  At the farm, they press their own fresh cider and make many other apple products, such as apple cider doughnuts.

The orchard is located in southeastern Wisconsin, about 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee. The address is 5454 County Road Q, Colgate, Wisconsin.  The orchard is a great place to spend time with family and friends, enjoy splendid grounds with farm country vistas and take home some healthy Wisconsin-grown apples.

The star of our early apple varieties is ripe! Organic Zestar! is ready for pick-your-own this coming weekend, August 25th-26th from 10am-4pm. This is our favorite early season apple – don’t miss out!
Also available for picking is Organic Redfree and the last of our Organic Williams Pride. All three varieties will also be available in the barn along with our Organic Raspberries, Organic Cider and sweet treats made in our bakery.
Hope to see you at the orchard!


Lake Country Family Fun so enjoyed our apple picking experience in fall 2016 at Peck and Bushel. See our fun on Facebook here.


Other Southeastern WI apple orchards:

Barthel Fruit Farm – Mequon  262-242-2737
Apples start the end of August 2018.  Pick your own apples will start in early September around Labor Day.  Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Apple Barn Orchard and Winery – Elkhorn  262-728-3266
Apple picking begins weekends in September, 2018. Open Friday thru Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Follow updates on their Facebook Page.

Nieman Orchards – Cedarburg  262-377-4284
Take a wagon ride out into their u-pick orchard in September and October! Pick your own is subject to availability. Open all week in the Fall from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Apple Holler – Sturevant  262-884-7100
Apple picking begins in late August and goes through October. In late summer, enjoy pick-your-own peaches.  For additional fruit variety beginning in early fall, try our pears. Everyday 9 am – 4 pm. Last Picking Bag will be sold at 3:30 pm. Hours are subject to change during the season.

Door Creek Orchard – Cottage Grove  608-838-4762
Pre-season hours August 11th from 11 am-1 pm! They expect to open for regular hours Labor Day weekend, 2018.

Jelli’s Farm – Helenville  262-593-5133
The Farm Store is open all week 7:00 am until 7:00 pm. Their early varieties are usually ready in late August 2018.

The Appleberry Farm – Cross Plains  608-798-2780
Ready to pick apples late August through end of October. Hours Fri-Sun 9-5. Mon-Thur 9-noon.

The Orchard Store – Franksville  262-895-6747
Opening weekend will be Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd.   After that they will be open throughout the fall with apple picking. New varieties open up for picking each weekend during September and October. Read about their Opening weekend event here.


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