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

The Tree Farm is Closed Today. We will open for vegetables again on Wednesday

For picking on Wednesday

It's time to cook up a big batch of southern greens! Mustard greens, turnip greens and collards are getting flavor in the cool fall weather.
Mustard greens and Turnip greens
For picking on Wednesday
Vegetable Remarks
Amaranth Leafy amaranth. Limited supply.
Asian greens Ching chiang tsai (baby bok choi), bok choi. Good supply.
Basil Sweet basil, purple basil. Limited supply, modest quality.
Beans Green beans, yellow beans and French beans are ready to pick. Excellent quality, good supply, good picking.
Beets Plenty of sweet beets.
Broccoli Adequate supply of broccoli. Mostly second shoots. Walk rows to find them.
Brussels sprouts Excellent quality, good supply,
Cabbage Green, red. Most medium large to very large size, up to 15 pounds. Good supply. Price and supply right for sauerkraut.
Carrots Medium to large size and they are sweet. Digging may be slow.
Celeriac (Celery root) Small roots.
Cilantro Modest supply of young cilantro.
Collards Excellent quality, excellent supply.
Cucuzzi AKA pale green snake gourd. Approaching the end of the season.
Dill Good supply of dill weed and dill heads in the flower to small seed stage.
Eggplant Good supply. Long Asian types, cylindrical, round and tear-drop shaped eggplants are ready to pick.
Flowers to cut Ageratum, celosia, gomphrena, snapdragons, statice, gladioli and others are available for cutting.
Honey Three pound jars or plastic jugs of honey produced on The Tree Farm this year. Comb honey is now available.
Kale Excellent quality, good supply.
Kohl-rabi Medium large and very large sizes available. Excellent quality. Modest supply.
Lemon grass Good supply and quality.
Lettuce Leaf lettuce, grand rapids type lettuce, young romaine now available. Excellent quality, and supply.
Mint There are still some mint leaves available. Supply is diminishing.
Mustard greens Slick and curly types. Still on the small side. Excellent supply.
Napa cabbage, Chinese cabbage Starting. Only a few heads are ready to cut. Better supply soon.
Okra Limited supply. Walk rows to find okra.
Onions A moderately good supply of red onions, but some hunting is needed.
Ornamental gourds Small gourds of many shapes and sizes, large gourds suitable for drying.
Parsley Good supply. Excellent quality.
Parsnips Good supply, modest size, slow digging. Hunt through the weeds.
Peppers, hot or spicy Excellent supply of ahaheim, poblano, hot banana, jalapeno, mariachi, chilaca, cherry hot, cayenne, Lao, Thai, pepperoncini, hot Portugal, serrano, habanero. Ghost chilis and Carolina reapers supply limited.
Peppers, sweet Good supply: green bell, purple bell, yummy snack peppers and specialty sweet peppers. Somewhat limited supply: European stuffing peppers, sweet banana peppers, Cubanelles, red, yellow and orange bell peppers and ram's horn peppers.
Popcorn From storage. Red, yellow and blue popcorn.
Potatoes Good supply of Yukon gold and red potatoes. Supply of white potatoes is diminishing.
Pumpkin Most pumpkins are ripe and ready to pick. Excellent crop of pumpkins of all sizes. Large, small, orange and white pumpkins are available.
Radishes, Dai-kon, Mu Atari mu is ready. Dai-kon are a good size. Round green-top mu are still small. Now is a good time to dig mu and dai-kon.
Spinach Young spinach. Excellent supply and quality. Small now, will get larger in a week or two. Spinach gets sweeter in cool fall weather.
Striped Snake Gourd Striped snake gourd (Indian striped snake gourd) is available to pick today.
Swiss chard Excellent quality, good supply.
Tomatillos Many are over ripe. Requires selective picking.
Tomatoes Cherry tomatoes are abundant. The best supply of red, yellow, pink and paste (Roma) tomatoes this season. Picking is slow. To find tomatoes, look in and under weeds.
Turnip greens Turnip greens can be picked. Roots still need to grow for a week or so.
Winter squash Ready to pick from the field. Acorn squash and kabocha (green and grey) are abundant and easy to pick. Hunt in the weeds for a limited supply of spaghetti squash, butternut squash and other varieties.
Wintermelon Good supply and quality. Round type and long type both available. AKA ash gourd or wax gourd.

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

Open Seasonally
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 October 16 2017

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