Pick-Your-Own Vegetables, Flowers & Herbs
at The Tree Farm in Dane County, Wisconsin

State Road 19 is open to The Tree Farm during road construction. Recommended route from Madison during construction is US 12 to Dane County K to Wisconsin 19. You may need to inform the flagperson your destination is a local business before you are permitted onto the closed section of Wisconsin 19. Please see the directions page for more information.

The Tree Farm is Open. Hours today are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For picking today

Carrots are sweet and the soil is soft enough to dig them.
For picking today
Vegetable Remarks
Basil Sweet basil, Thai basil, purple basil. Good supply. Time for pesto.
Beans New batch of beans. Green beans and wax beans. Top quality, moderately slow picking due to weeds.
Beets Plenty of sweet beets. Good size for canning.
Bittermelon AKA bitter gourd. Somewhat limited supply. Walking rows to search for bittermelons will be necessary to find them.
Broccoli Good supply of beautiful broccoli. This broccoli needs picking very soon.
Cabbage Green, red, savoy. Most medium large to very large size, up to 11 pounds. Good supply. Price and supply right for sauerkraut.
Carrots Sweet carrots are ready to dig. Size is small to medium small and they are sweet. Soil is hard right now, so digging will be slow.
Cauliflower Limited supply. Excellent quality.
Cucumbers, pickling Modest supply, slow picking. The end of the cooperative price for pickling cukes may be near.
Cucumbers, salad Modest supply.
Cucuzzi AKA pale green snake gourd. Good supply.
Dill Somewhat limited supply. Remaining heads are small.
Eggplant Eggplants are producing a little more than they have been. Supplies are still quite limited. Several different kinds of eggplant.
Flowers to cut Ageratum, celosia, cone flowers, daisies, marigolds, rudbeckia, snapdragons, yarrow, pretty zinnias and many others are available for cutting. Sunflowers are blooming.
Green onions Good supply.
Honey Three pound jars or plastic jugs of locally produced honey. This year's honey. Comb honey is now available.
Kale Excellent quality, good supply. Two different varieties, please tell us which one you prefer.
Kohl-rabi Mostly large size. Excellent quality. Plenty of kohl-rabis.
Leeks Nice leeks are ready to dig. Good supply.
Lemon grass Good supply and quality.
Lovage This herb is a great addition to soups and stews.
Mint Good quality and supply at present.
Okra Limited supply. Walk rows to find okra.
Oregano Use it fresh or dry it for future use.
Parsley Good supply. Excellent quality.
Peppers, hot or spicy Modest supply of mariachi, jalapenos, Anaheims and hot banana peppers are ready to pick. A few poblanos and chilacas are ready. Green ripe Lao, Thai, hot Portugal, cayenne, cherry hot, serrano and others can be found to pick.
Peppers, sweet Good supply: green bell, purple bell, European stuffing peppers and sweet banana peppers. Some Cubanelles. Few small fruited specialty peppers. Yummy snack peppers are starting to turn orange. Please wait for other types of sweet peppers.
Popcorn From storage. Red, yellow and blue popcorn.
Potatoes, new New white potatoes. Good supply, fast digging. Small to very small new red potatoes are slow digging in tall weeds.
Pumpkin, green Green pumpkins are available to pick. If you prefer them orange, perhaps October is a better time to find them.
Salad greens Close to a crop failure. There is a very limited amount of leaf lettuce to pick.
Striped Snake Gourd A very limited supply of striped snake gourd (Indian striped snake gourd) may be found to pick. Supply will increase as the season goes on.
Summer squash Zucchini, Mediterranean zucchini and yellow crookneck squash are available.
Tomatillos Good supply.
Tomatoes Canning price. Good supply of red tomatoes and paste (Roma) tomatoes. Yellow tomatoes are ripening. A few cherry tomatoes. Tomato picking is slowed by weeds. To find good picking, avoid other people's footprints and look in the weeds.
Zucchini Zucchini and Mediterranean zucchini. Good supply and quality.

Open Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 to 12 noon, and 3:30 to 7:30, Sat and Sun 9-5
When you pick it, you know it's fresh

Please bring your own containers.

Cash or check please. No Plastic.

The Tree Farm
The Pick-your-own Vegetables Place
In Northwestern Dane County, Wisconsin, serving Madison and the surrounding area
8454 State Road 19
Cross Plains, WI 53528


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Picking information updated August 18 2017

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