Berry Picking in the Milwaukee Area

berry picking

As I look out my window on a drizzly Wisconsin spring day, I’m dreaming of fresh strawberries and blueberry crumble to go with my morning coffee. Berry picking season is almost here!

Below are some of our favorite places to pick berries locally. A few things to remember:

Berry picking season generally starts in mid-June, with strawberries available from mid-June into July, and raspberries from mid-July until mid-August. 

Timing and availability can vary based on weather and other conditions, so always call the berry farm right before you head out.

Some locations offer both ready-picked and U-Pick berries. Also, most farms listed below grow strawberries, but at least one grows both strawberries and raspberries.

Getting a little messy is part of the fun! If your kids are anything like mine, they’ll probably sample plenty of berries during the picking, so be prepared for some beautifully stained fingers and faces! Don’t forget to wear rain boots or old shoes, and clothes that can get dirty.

For more berry picking tips and guidelines, visit the Wisconsin Berry Growers Association.

Have a favorite spot that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments!

Barthel Fruit Farm

12246 N. Farmdale Rd., Mequon / 262-242-2737

Basse’s Taste of Country

3190 County Rd. Q, Colgate / 262-628-3866

Berryville Farm

424 13th Ave., Racine / 262-498-6648

Brehmer’s U-Pick Pumpkins & Strawberries

5805 Clover Rd., Hartford / 262-673-6527

Kirschbaum’s Strawberry Acres

N5802 Hwy. 151, Beaver Dam / 920-887-7530

Polzin Farms

1758 Hwy I, Grafton / 262-375-3276

Thompson Strawberry Farm

14000 75th St., Bristol / 262-857-2353

Mayberry Farms (previously Zastrow’s Strawberries)

W2364 County Road Y, Mayville / 920-344-0514

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3 Responses to Berry Picking in the Milwaukee Area

  1. Amanda May 22, 2017 at 9:53 am #

    Any organic berry patches around?

  2. Katie May 22, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

    Thanks so much! Does anyone know if any of these grow organic strawberries? I realize I could contact the farms/growers as well but just wondered. Thanks!

  3. Gina
    Gina May 24, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    Hi there! Good question 🙂 As far as I know, none of these farms are certified organic, though they may employ organic or natural farming methods, and/or be working toward their certification. If you do end up contacting a farm and hear about organic options, please let us know!

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