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

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

For picking today

Abundant green, purple, red, yellow and orange bell peppers
Ripe sweet peppers
For picking today
Vegetable Remarks
Basil Sweet basil, Thai basil, and purple basil. We are nearing the end of the season for basil. If you want basil this year, don't delay. Basil quality is declining rapidly.
Beets Plenty of sweet beets. Good size for canning.
Bittermelon AKA bitter gourd. Very limited supply and difficult to find. Walking rows to search for bittermelons will be necessary to find them.
Broccoli Good to very good supply of top quality broccoli. Warm weather has broccoli ripening very fast. Broccoli looks very good for Wednesday morning, but the situation can change quickly.
Brussels sprouts Brussels sprouts are ready to pick. Excellent quality, good supply, Some sprouts are still rather small.
Cabbage Green, red, savoy. Most medium large to very large size, up to 11 pounds. Good supply. Price and supply right for sauerkraut.
Carrots Sweet carrots are ready to dig. Size is small to medium and they are sweet. Digging may be slow.
Cauliflower Limited supply. Walking rows is necessary to find good cauliflower.
Cucumbers, pickling Modest supply, mostly large.
Cucumbers, salad Very limited supply.
Cucuzzi AKA pale green snake gourd. Good supply.
Dill Good supply of young dill weed. Very limited supply of headed dill.
Eggplant Excellent supply. Overall quality is good. Long Asian types, cylindrical, round and tear-drop shaped eggplants are ready to pick.
Flowers to cut Ageratum, celosia, gomphrena, marigolds, rudbeckia, snapdragons, statice, pretty zinnias and many others are available for cutting. Sunflowers are blooming.
Honey Three pound jars or plastic jugs of locally produced honey. This year's honey. Comb honey is now available.
Kale Excellent quality, good supply.
Kohl-rabi Medium and very large sizes available. Excellent quality. Plenty of kohl-rabis.
Leeks Nice leeks are ready to dig. Good supply.
Lemon grass Good supply and quality.
Lovage This herb is a great addition to soups and stews.
Mint Good quality and supply at present.
Okra Limited supply. Walk rows to find okra.
Onions Good supply of red onions. Supply of yellow onions is somewhat limited. Finding yellow onions requires digging along rows under weeds.
Oregano Use it fresh or dry it for future use.
Ornamental gourds Small gourds of many shapes and sizes, large gourds suitable for drying.
Parsley Good supply. Excellent quality.
Peppers, hot or spicy Good to excellent supply of most types of green-ripe hot peppers. Some are starting to turn red or orange. Very limited supply of habaneros and ghost chilies.
Peppers, sweet Good supply: green bell, purple bell and specialty sweet peppers. Somewhat imited supply: European stuffing peppers, sweet banana peppers, Cubanelles, yummy snack peppers, red, yellow and orange bell peppers and ram's horn peppers.
Popcorn From storage. Red, yellow and blue popcorn.
Potatoes White potatoes and Yukon gold potatoes. Good supply, moderately small. Red potatoes are small, some creamer size, slow digging.
Pumpkin Most pumpkins are ripe and ready to pick. Excellent crop of potatoes of all sizes. Large, small, orange and white pumpkins are available.
Salad greens New planting of leaf lettuce, grand rapids type lettuce, young romaine now available. Excellent quality, and supply. Limited amount of arugula.
Striped Snake Gourd A moderately good supply of striped snake gourd (Indian striped snake gourd) is available to pick today.
Summer squash Very limited supply of zucchini, Mediterranean zucchini and yellow crookneck squash are available.
Swiss chard Young Swiss chard
Tomatillos Good supply.
Tomatoes Cherry tomatoes are abundant. Other tomatoes are ripening now that the weather has warmed. Modest supply of red, yellow, pink and paste (Roma) tomatoes. Picking is very slow. To find tomatoes, avoid other people's footprints and look in and under weeds.
Winter squash Pre-picked acorn squash and spaghetti squashy are available at check out. Please wait to pick squash from the field. Most varieties are still ripening.
Wintermelon Good supply and quality. Round type and long type both available. AKA ash gourd or wax gourd.
Zucchini Very limited supply of zucchini and Mediterranean zucchini.

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 September 20 2017

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