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Pick-Your-Own Vegetables and Flowers

Dane County, Wisconsin

The Tree Farm is Open. Hours today are 9:00 AM to Noon and 3:30 to 7:30 PM

For picking today

Hot weather gets cauliflower moving. There are quite a few nice cauliflowers to pick now, and more later in the week. Catch them now when they are at the right stage. Cauliflower

For picking today
Vegetable Remarks
Amaranth Good supply.
Basil Sweet basil, purple basil and Thai basil. Plenty of basil for pesto.
Beans Very limited supply of green beans. Selective picking is necessary to avoid overripe beans. More beans in about 10 days.
Beets All sizes available, mostly large to medium large. Excellent quality, plenty of beets.
Bittermelon (bitter gourd) Somewhat limited supply. Hunting through the weeds is necessary to find good bittermelon.
Broccoli Good supply.
Cabbage Green cabbage, red cabbage and savoy cabbage are ready. Heads up to about 12 pounds. Quantities and price suitable for making sauerkraut.
Carrots Tender, sweet, abundant. Easy to dig at the moment.
Cauliflower Good to very good supply of cauliflower. More will ripen rapidly with warm weather. Excellent quality. Modest head size.
Cilantro Plenty of cilantro. New planting starting.
Collards Good supply and quality.
Cucumbers, pickling Pickling cukes are nearing the end of their season. What is left is large to very large.
Cucumbers, salad types Limited supply of beit alpha and long Asian type cucumbers. Cucumbers are approaching the end of their season.
Cucuzzi (pale green snake gourd) Somewhat limited supply of cucuzzi at present. We expect the supply to improve soon.
Dill Flower stage, immature seed stage heads and mature drying heads. Excellent supply of dill weed.
Eggplant A good supply of all types of eggplant. Long, slender Asian eggplants, round eggplants, cylindrical eggplants and small-fruited specialty eggplants. Walk to the far end of the rows for best selection.
Flowers to cut Ageratum, celosia, German statice, gloriosa daisies, lavender, marigolds, sunflowers, yarrow, zinnias, and many others are bright, colorful and ready to cut.
Honey Three pound jars of honey produced by bees on The Tree Farm.
Kale Plenty of nice kale.
Kohl-rabi Excellent supply and quality of medium to large kohl-rabi. A few very large kohl-rabis from the early planting are still available.
Leek Good supply of nice leeks.
Lemon grass two types available.
Lovage Good supply.
Okra Somewhat limited supply.
Onions Yellow onions are ready to pick for storage. Good supply of mostly large onions. Excellent quality.
Oregano Lots of oregano available for picking.
Parsley Both curly and flat leaf types are available.
Peppers, hot Green-ripe Anaheim, jalapeno, mariachi, hot banana, chilaca, poblano, cayenne, Lao, Thai, hot Portugal, pepperoncini and others. A few cherry hots turning red. Please wait for habanero and ghost chili peppers. Fewer footprints = best selection.
Peppers, sweet Good supply and fast picking for green-ripe sweet banana peppers, Cubanelle peppers, yellow European peppers, ram's horn peppers and green bell peppers. Moderately good supply of red bell and ram's horn peppers.
Popcorn From storage at check out. Yellow, red and blue varieties available. Please wait for this year's popcorn from the field.
Potatoes Good quality and fast digging. Round red, round white and Yukon gold potatoes. Other types soon.
Pumpkins Pumpkins are ripening early this year. Most are ripe now, although green pumpkins are still available. Please wait for Halloween price.
Purslane Good supply.
Salad greens A new planting of leaf lettuce and baby leaf lettuce is starting.
Snake Sourd, striped Very limited supply.
Sweet Corn Prepicked only. Starts Wednesday. Very sweet sweet corn. Excellent supply.
Tomatillos Good supply of large, high quality tomatillos. Pick tomatillos when the bag is full.
Tomatoes Good supply of red and paste tomatoes. Moderately good supply of pinks and cherry tomatoes. Slow picking. Tomatoes are scattered, often under foliage. Walk rows to find Tomatoes. Fewer footprints = better selection. Now at canning price.
Winter squash Prepicked only. Acorn, butternut, buttercup, kabocha and spaghetti squash are available at checkout.
Wintermelon Also known as ash gourd. Both mature and immature fruit are available to pick. Long and round types.
Zucchini Limited supply of zucchini and yellow crookneck squash. The end of the zucchini season is near.

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

In Northwestern Dane County, Wisconsin, serving Madison and the surrounding area
8454 Highway 19
Cross Plains, WI 53528

Picking information updated Wednesday September 2, 2015 6:20 AM

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