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Pick-Your-Own Vegetables and Flowers
Cut-Your-Own Christmas Trees
Dane County, Wisconsin

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

For picking on Wednesday

This is cabbage weather! The cool season crops do well is cool, wet weather. Many of the things we make with cool season crops are particularly welcome in cool, wet weather. This is cabbage weather. Cabbage

For picking on Wednesday
Vegetable Remarks
Asian Greens Ching chiang tsai, bok choi and ghat (Korean mustard). Good supply and quality, but picking requires hunting through the weeds.
Beets Sweet, tender beets in all sizes. Excellent quality and supply.
Broccoli 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.
Brussels Sprouts Good crop this year. Now ready to pick.
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.
Cornstalks Cornstalks for fall decorations. Tied in bundles of 10 stalks.
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 Gladioli, delphinium, celosia, gomphrena, lavender, marigold, rudbeckia, snapdragon, zinnia, yarrow and 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 and ghost chilis 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.
Leek Good size and quality.
Lemon grass Good supply.
Lovage Excellent supply and quality.
Mint Chocolate mint, peppermint and spearmint. Good supply.
Onions We still have quite a few high quality red onions and yellow onions. The supply is dwindling. Our onions are good for storage through the winter.
Oregano Plenty of nice oregano. Dry it or use it fresh.
Ornamental corn Large ears with brightly colored kernels. Part of the fun of fall!
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.
Parsnips Good size and quality. Plenty of parsnips.
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 Pumpkins galore! Large and small, orange or white, there are plenty of pumpkins.
Radish, dai-kon, mu Large mild radishes of Japanese (dai-kon) and Korean (Mu) origin. Good crop this year.
Salad greens Abundant nice lettuce, arugula and mizuna. Leaf lettuce, bib type lettuce, young Grand Rapids and romaine types.
Sweet Corn Very sweet medium size ears. Moderately good supply. Now pick your own (gleaning).
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. There are fully ripe paste (Roma) tomatoes, but picking paste tomatoes is still slow. Canning price.
Winter Squash Now is a good time to store squash for the winter. 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

Picking information updated Tuesday September 30, 2014 6:07 AM

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