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Today at The Tree Farm
Pick-Your-Own Vegetables and Flowers
and
Cut-Your-Own Christmas Trees
in
Dane County, Wisconsin

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

For picking on Wednesday



What are those little things? Fingerling potatoes? Small, skinny, often irregularly shaped. Who would want something like that? Impossible to peel. Aren't there less expensive, easier to prepare vehicles to convey gravy from plat to mouth? Right! But that's not what fingerling potatoes are all about. No one peels them. Fingerling potatoes are all about flavor. Scrub them and cook them (microwave, bake) whole. Forget the gravy! These are finger food. Use them in potato salads or as a substitutes for potato chips in school lunches. These are potatoes that you eat for potato's sake. Fingerling potatoes




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 cabbage. Excellent quality. Heads up to 20 pounds for sauerkraut. 'Kraut price.
Celeriac (celery root) Good size, excellent quality. Good crop this year.
Chinese cabbage Good supply, excellent quality.
Cilantro Somewhat 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 Plenty of headed dill and dill weed.
Eggplant Long eggplants, cylindrical eggplants, round eggplants are abundant in all sizes.
Flowers to cut Gladioli, snapdragons, statice, gomphrena, helicrysum, lavender, yarrow and other flowers are available for cutting.
Honey John Rogers keeps several bee colonies on our farm to pollinate our vegetable crops. We have 3 pound jars of the honey his bees produce available.
Hot Peppers Mariachi, hot banana, jalapeno, Anaheim, poblano, chilaca, Lao hot, Thai hot, several types of cayenne, pepperoncini, cherry hot, habanero, ghost chilis.
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.
Lemon grass Good supply and quality.
Lovage Excellent supply and quality.
Mint Chocolate mint, peppermint and spearmint. Good supply.
Mustard greens Very small mustard greens. They are still growing, and will get bigger over the next two weeks.
Onions If you want our onions this year get them now. The supply of yellow onions is best described as gleaning. There are a few, but not many are left. The supply of red onions is only slightly better.
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 of yummy snack peppers, bell peppers and specialty peppers. More limited supply of European types.
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. Ready now. Good supply. Good crop this year.
Salad greens Abundant nice lettuce, arugula and mizuna. Leaf lettuce, bib type lettuce, young Grand Rapids and romaine types.
Spinach Plenty of young, tender spinach.
Swiss Chard Good supply and quality. Green, yellow and red stemmed types.
Tomatillo Good supply and quality.
Tomatoes Red tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, paste tomatoes, pink tomatoes, yellow tomatoes. There are plenty of good tomatoes of all types in our fields, but selective picking is necessary to avoid frost-damaged fruit. Picking is slow.
Turnip greens Still small and tender. Plenty of turnip greens. No roots yet.
Winter Squash Now is a good time to store squash for the winter. Acorn, buttercup, kabocha, hubbard and spaghetti squash are ready to pick from the field. Butternut squash is prepicked to avoid frost damage. 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
608.798.2286

Picking information updated Tuesday October 21, 2014 5:34 PM

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