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Today at The Tree Farm
Pick-Your-Own Vegetables and Flowers

in
Dane County, Wisconsin

The Tree Farm is Open. Hours today are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

For picking today



The rain seems to be over and the fields are muddy. But the vegetables don't mind! With cool weather it will be a good day for picking for those with good boots. Frost is a little damp




For picking today
Vegetable Remarks
Amaranth Good supply.
Basil Sweet basil, purple basil and Thai basil. Plenty of basil for pesto.
Beans Green beans and French beans are in excellent supply and quality. Fast picking. Good yellow wax beans can be obtained with selective picking.
Beets All sizes available, mostly large to medium large. Excellent quality, plenty of beets.
Bittermelon (bitter gourd) Somewhat limited supply.
Broccoli Good supply.
Cabbage Green cabbage, red cabbage and savoy cabbage are ready. Heads up to about 9 pounds. Quantities and price suitable for making sauerkraut.
Carrots Tender, sweet, abundant.
Cauliflower Cauliflower is beginning to ripen. A very limited number of heads are ready to pick. More soon.
Cilantro Plenty of cilantro.
Collards Good supply and quality.
Cucumbers, pickling There are still plenty of cukes, mostly large.
Cucumbers, salad types Limited supply of beit alpha and long Asian type cucumbers.
Cucuzzi (pale green snake gourd) Good supply of cucuzzi.
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 small and medium-small kohl-rabi. A few large kohl-rabis 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 and green bell peppers. Very limited supply of red ripe peppers.
Popcorn From storage at check out. Yellow, red and blue varieties available.
Potatoes Good quality and fast digging. Round red, round white and Yukon gold potatoes. Other types soon.
Pumpkins Green pumpkins and a few of the more familiar orange version are available to pick.
Purslane Good supply.
Salad greens 5 kinds of lettuce and arugula are available.
Snake Sourd, striped Very limited 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.
Wax gourd Also known as immature winter melon or ash gourd.
Winter squash Prepicked only. Limited number of acorn and spaghetti squash are available at checkout.
Zucchini Limited supply of zucchini and yellow crookneck squash.

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
608.798.2286

Picking information updated Saturday August 29, 2015 5:52 AM

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