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Today at The Tree Farm
Pick-Your-Own Vegetables and Flowers
and
Cut-Your-Own Christmas Trees
in
Dane County, Wisconsin

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

For picking today



Butternut squash! Use them now or store them through the winter. Versatile, reliable food for the coming months. Bake them, deep fry them, microwave them, use them in soup, pie, bread or cookies. Butternut squash in the field.




For picking today
Vegetable Remarks
Asian Greens Ching chiang tsai, bok choi and ghat (Korean mustard). Good supply and quality, but picking requires hunting through the weeds.
Basil Right now there is a good supply of reasonable quality sweet basil and purple basil. Basil doesn't like cool weather, so expect the quality to decline in the coming weeks.
Beans Plenty of beans are ready to pick. Excellent quality. Beans for eating. Straight pods for canning. Nice wax beans. Selective picking is necessary in some varieties.
Beets Sweet, tender beets in all sizes. Excellent quality and supply.
Bittermelon Modest supply. It takes some hunting in the weeds, but nice bittermelons are out there.
Broccoli Moderately good supply of very nice broccoli. The ends of the rows have been picked. Finding the best heads requires walking rows near the middle of the field.
Broom corn This tall, attractive ornamental works very well for large bouquets either indoors or out. Great addition to fall decorations.
Cabbage Good cabbage crop this year. We have a good supply of green cabbage, red cabbage and savoy cabbage. Excellent quality. Heads up to 15 pounds for sauerkraut. Now at 'kraut price.
Carrots Good supply of sweet, crisp carrots.
Celeriac (celery root) Ready to dig. Good size, excellent quality. Good crop this year.
Cilantro Very limited supply.
Collards Collards are nice right now. Plenty of collards to pick.
Dill We have a good supply of dill weed and dill heads in the flower stage to pick today.
Eggplant We have a good supply of tear drop shaped eggplant, long, slender Asian type eggplant, cylindrical eggplant and round eggplant. We also have small green and striped eggplant for those who want their eggplant small.
Flowers to cut Huge field of flowers to pick from. Gladioli, delphinium, celosia, marigolds, snapdragons, German statice, rudbeckia, sunflowers, zinnias, yarrow and many others are available for cutting.
Honey John Rogers keeps several bee colonies on our farm to pollinate our vegetable crops. We have 3 pound jars and 5 pound jugs of the honey his bees produce available.
Hot Peppers A good supply of green-ripe and red-ripe mariachi, jalapeno, Hungarian wax, pepperoncini, Anaheim, chilaca and Poblano, cayenne, Lao and Thai peppers are ready to pick. A few habaneros are ready.
Kale Plenty of nice kale.
Kohl--rabi We are picking from our late planting of kolh-rabi. Excellent supply of small to medium kohl-rabi. There are still a few very large kohl-rabis left for those who like them that way.
Lemon grass Good supply.
Lovage Excellent supply and quality.
Mint Chocolate mint, peppermint and spearmint. Good supply.
Okra Limited supply, slow picking.
Onions Yellow onions and red onions are ready to dig. Excellent supply and quality. Our onions are good for storage through the winter. Pick onions to store when the tops are down.
Oregano Plenty of nice oregano. Dry it or use it fresh.
Ornamental gourds Large gourds, small gourds, many colors, shapes and sizes ready to pick from the field. Dried gourds for crafts are also available.
Parsley Good supply, excellent quality. Both flat and curly leaf types are available.
Peppers, sweet Good supply and quality of green bell peppers and specialty peppers, some red bell peppers. There are a few ram's horn peppers left. Yellow European type peppers, sweet banana peppers and cubanelles are picked out.
Popcorn Yellow, red and blue (really purple) popcorn. Pick ears with grown husks. Popcorn right out of the field require several days in a dry place before it pops properly.
Potatoes Mature, ready to store. Excellent supply of round white, round red, yellow Finn, Yukon gold and fingerling potatoes.
Pumpkin Great pumpkin crop this year! Large and small, orange or white, there are plenty of pumpkins.
Salad greens Abundant nice lettuce, arugula and mizuna. Leaf lettuce, bib type lettuce, young Grand Rapids and romaine types.
Snake gourd, Indian striped A very limited number of striped snake gourds are ready to pick.
Sweet Corn Prepicked. Very sweet medium size ears. Good supply.
Swiss Chard Good supply and quality. Green, yellow and red stemmed types.
Tomatillo Good supply. Pick tomatillos when the bag is full.
Tomatoes Good supply of red tomatoes for eating or canning and of cherry tomatoes for eating. Good supply of pink tomatoes. The fully ripe paste type (Roma) tomatoes have been picked. More are ripening. Canning price.
Winter Squash Acorn, buttercup, butternut, kabocha, hubbard and spaghetti squash are ready to pick. Good supply and quality.

Open Wed, Thurs, Fri 9-12 and 3:30-dusk
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
Cut-your-own Christmas Trees on December Weekends
In Northwestern Dane County, Wisconsin, serving Madison and the surrounding area
8454 Highway 19
Cross Plains, WI 53528
608.798.2286

Picking information updated Saturday September 20, 2014 6:03 AM

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