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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 Closed Today. We will open for vegetables again on Wednesday

For picking on Wednesday



Medium small to medium kohl-rabi is ready to pick. Just right for kohl-rabi connisseurs. Tender, sweet, flavorful and the "right size". Or, if you are adventurous, try one of the eight inch long monsters from the early planting. They look terrible, but are still tender, sweet and flavorful inside. Kohl-rabi




For picking on Wednesday
Vegetable Remarks
Basil Good supply of sweet basil, Thai basil and purple basil. Plenty for pesto!
Beans A new batch of green beans is ready to pick. These are good beans for eating. If you want straight pods for canning or wax beans, they will be ready to pick later this week.
Beets Sweet, tender beets in all sizes. Excellent quality and supply.
Bittermelon Somewhat limited supply. It takes some hunting in the weeds, but nice bittermelons are out there.
Broccoli A limited supply of side shoots now. There will be more broccoli as the season progresses.
Cabbage Good cabbage crop this year. We have a good supply of green cabbage, red cabbage and savoy cabbage. Excellent quality. Heads up to 11 pounds. Now at 'kraut price. This is a good time to pick cabbage for sauerkraut.
Carrots Good supply of sweet, crisp carrots.
Cauliflower Good supply of nice cauliflower.
Cilantro Limited supply of cilantro to pick.
Collards Collards are nice right now. Plenty of collards to pick.
Cucumbers, pickling type A good supply of picklers of all sizes.
Cucumbers, salad type Our salad cucumber season is nearly over. Limited supply and generally poor quality.
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. Delphinium, celosia, marigolds, snapdragons, German statice, rudbeckia, cosmos, 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 of the honey his bees produce available.
Hot Peppers A good supply of green-ripe mariachi, jalapeno, Hungarian wax, pepperoncini, Anaheim, chilaca and Poblano, cayenne, Lao and Thai peppers are ready to pick. Red-ripe cherry hots are ready, as are a few habaneros.
Kale Plenty of nice kale.
Kohl--rabi We are picking from our late planting of kolh-rabi. Excellent supply of small to medium small 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 are ready to dig. Excellent supply and quality. Our yellow onions are good for storage through the winter. Please wait a week or so for red onions.
Oregano Plenty of nice oregano. Dry it or use it fresh.
Parsley Good supply, excellent quality. Both flat and curly leaf types are available.
Peppers, sweet Excellent supply and quality of green-ripe yellow European types, sweet banana, cubanelle and ram's horn types. Good supply of green-ripe bell peppers and a few sweet peppers ripening to red.
Popcorn Yellow, red and blue (really purple) popcorn available from storage.
Potatoes Excellent supply of round white, round red and Yukon gold potatoes. Some tops are still green, so it's too early to store potatoes.
Pumpkin In this strange, cool summer, the pumpkins are ripening faster than the tomatoes. Green, orange or white pumpkins are ready now. Halloween price later.
Salad greens Abundant nice lettuce and arugula. Red lettuce, Grand Rapids, romaine, baby leaf lettuce and baby bib lettuce,
Snake gourd, Cucuzzi or pale green Good supply.
Snake gourd, Indian striped A very limited number of striped snake gourds are ready to pick.
Summer squash, crookneck squash Limited supply of small to medium yellow crookneck squash.
Swiss Chard Good supply and quality. Green, yellow and red stemmed types.
Tomatillo Good supply. Pick tomatillos when the bag is full.
Tomatoes There are quite a few ripe tomatoes. Picking is good for small, red tomatoes, moderately good for large red tomatoes, slower for cherry tomatoes. A few pink tomatoes are ready. Please wait for canning price and for other types.
Winter Squash A few acorn and spaghetti squash are ripe. Sold pre-picked for now.
Zucchini Modest supply of zucchini.

Open Wed, Thurs, Fri 9-12 and 3:30-7:30
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
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 Monday September 1, 2014 6:56 AM

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