For berries, and other u-pick produce, here is what you need to know before grabbing your pails and heading out:

Mid to Late June

Strawberries will probably be available at most places around Father’s Day weekend (mid to late June). Before heading anywhere, definitely call and make sure of the availability for “U-Pick”. A lot depends on the weather, so they could pop out earlier. I’ve included phone numbers and websites (if available) below so you can call around.

U-Pick & Pre-Picked Berries

Many places offer both U-Pick and Pre-Picked berries. Some only grow strawberries, some only grow raspberries, and a few do both. I’ve also included whether or not places offer other U-Pick options beyond strawberries and raspberries in case you’re interested in trying apple picking this fall.

Finally, some farms offer other family friendly activities – animals, hayrides, picnic areas, etc – so it’s worth checking out their websites if you are interested in packing a lunch or making a day out of your trip.

Wishing you lots of strawberries and a wonderful summer!


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  1. Lapacek’s Orchard does not have strawberries. Their neighbors Creek Bed Country Farmacy grow strawberries and offer both u-pick and pre-picked.

  2. Kirschbaum’s is my favorite for strawberry picking. Their correct address is N5802 US-151, Beaver Dam, WI 53916. They are about 15min north of Sun Prairie on Hwy 151. Worth the short drive. They usually have fresh peas and fireworks, too.

  3. Oh, no blueberry options here?

    My favorite Blueberry picking option is Smallfolk Farm in Mount Horeb (1818 State Road 92, Mount Horeb WI 53572). They are typically ripe around the 4th of July. It’s a cute little farm open Wed-Fri-Sun for picking. It’s the perfect thing to do during the week with littles because no one is around and they have a ton of chickens my kids love to watch.


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