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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 3:30PM to dusk

For picking today

Beets aren't particularly photogenic in October. The long summer has left its mark. Dead leaves dragging on the ground, live leaves pocked with insect bites, even an occasional gopher bite on the roots. But appearance is deceiving! These beets have been accumulating sugar in their roots all summer. They are tender and flavorful. Now is a really good time to harvest beets! They store well in refrigerator or root cellar, and they make a flavorful addition to almost any meal. Beets in October

For picking today
Vegetable Remarks
Beans Good supply of green beans and yellow wax beans. Modest supply of French beans. Selective picking is necessary due to frost injury to some pods. The end of the season for beans is near.
Beets Plenty of nice beets. Walk or drive to the far end of supply to find abundant beets.
Bittermelon AKA bitter gourd. Walk the rows to find them. There are still a few left.
Broccoli Moderate supply, Walking rows is needed to find them.
Brussels sprouts Good supply, good quality, good picking.
Cabbage Good supply of green cabbage up to 6 pounds. Trimming and selective picking may be needed. The long, wet summer has been hard on quality, particularly of red cabbage and savoy cabbage.
Carrots Plenty of sweet, crisp carrots and baby carrots. Slow digging.
Cauliflower Limited supply. Ripening slowly.
Celeriac (celery root) Good supply. Some roots are modest size.
Chinese cabbage, napa Good supply. Many heads are quite large.
Chinese greens Ching chiang tsai and bok choi. Excellent quality. Good supply.
Collards Good supply and quality.
Cornstalks Bundles of 10 for fall decorations.
Dill Plenty of nice dill weed. A few heads of flowering dill.
Flowers to cut Marigold, snapdragon, ageratum, statice, helichrysum, and others.
Ghat (Korean mustards) Good supply and quality.
Green onions Plenty of green onions.
Honey Three pound jars of locally grown honey.
Honey, comb Twelve ounce squares. Locally grown. Limited supply.
Kale Excellent supply of nice kale.
Kohl-rabi Plenty of kohl-rabis. Sizes range from large to huge. Tender and crisp. Excellent flavor.
Leeks Good supply of nice leeks.
Lemon grass Excellent supply and quality.
Lovage The herb for seasoning soups and stews.
Mint Good supply of spearmint and chocolate mint.
Mustard greens Plenty of nice mustard greens.
Okra Very limited supply of okra. The okra season is nearly over.
Onions Gleaning only. Onions are nearly gone.
Oregano Use it fresh or dry it for winter.
Ornamental gourds Lots of brightly colored and wonderfully shaped gourds. From small warted things to four foot long snaky monsters there are plenty of choices and plenty of gourds.
Parsley Excellent supply of nice parsley. Flat leaf and curly types.
Parsnips Good supply, good quality, medium size.
Peppers, hot or spicy Good supply of cayenne, Lao, hot Portugal, cherry hot, ghost chilis, habanero, mariachi, Thai hot peppers. Somewhat limited supply of hot banana peppers, jalapenos.
Peppers, sweet There still are bell, sweet banana, stuffing peppers, specialty peppers, ram's horn peppers, and snack peppers. Picking is fairly slow. The pepper season is winding down.
Popcorn Red, yellow and blue popcorn. Excellent supply of large, colorful ears. Good popping quality.
Potatoes White, red potatoes,Yukon gold potatoes, yellow Finn potatoes and fingerling potatoes. Ready for storage.
Pumpkin Great pumpkin crop this year. Large or small, orange or white, there are plenty of pumpkins.
Radish, Dai-kon Excellent quality and supply. Small to medium. Wait a week or so if you want them large.
Radish. Mu (Korean) Atari, medium to medium large. Tae-baek, medium small to medium. Good supply and easy digging
Salad greens Four kinds of lettuce, arugula.
Spinach Excellent quality and supply.
Swiss chard Excellent supply and quality.
Turnips and turnip greens Nice young turnip greens. Good supply. Roots up to the size of a golf ball and growing fast.
Winter squash Acorn, buttercup, butternut, delicata, hubbard, kabocha, sweet dumpling and spaghetti squash are ripe and ready to store. And check out the North Georgia candy roaster, new in our fields this year.
Wintermelon Wintermelons are available at check out. Few left in the field.

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 St. Rd. 19
Cross Plains, WI 53528

Picking information updated Friday October 21, 2016 6:21 AM

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