We're a small family farm located a short drive from Madison, Wisconsin. We offer already-picked and u-pick strawberries during strawberry season (usually mid-June - July 1) and sweet corn, tomatoes and other vegetables in late July and August. Please check our daily picking update below for availability and hours today. Or, like our Facebook page - search Lutz Family Farm - to stay up-to-date on what's fresh!
What's Happening on the Farm?
June 24, 2017
We are sorry to say that we are picked out, and are now closed for the season. Thanks so much for visiting this year!
June 18, 2017
Happy Father's Day to the dad's out there! We are open today from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., unless we get picked out earlier. Please call right before you leave to ensure we still have berries available! The fields will be a little muddy, so wear appropriate footwear.
June 17, 2017
We are going to remain closed for ripening today, June 17. If you have already placed an order for already picked berries, we will honor the order. Sorry for any inconvenience. We hope to be open again tomorrow, but please check back here and on our daily update to determine hours. Thank you!
June 16, 2017
UPDATE: Due to the huge crowds we had this morning (thank you to everyone who came out!) we will be closing today at NOON for ripening. Please check back here or at (608) 655-3664 Saturday a.m. for our weekend open hours. THANK YOU!!!
We are continuing to see many nice berries come out of the field. There is a chance that we may be picked out sometime this weekend and have to close for ripening, so be sure to check back here before coming out to the farm!
June 14, 2017
We have lots of happy customers coming out of our field with u-pick berries, and stopping by to pick up already picked quarts. Come on out and get yours today!
June 13, 2017
UPDATE: We are opening for u-pick as of noon today, 6/13/17 as the fields have dried off a bit. Wear old or washable shoes just in case!
We had heavy rains overnight and into this morning, so we will not be opening until at least later today. Check our Daily Picking Update to the right of this column for the most recent news on opening times if we are able to open today. We do have some already picked berries available by pre-order. Give us a call at (608) 655-3664 if you would like some.
June 12, 2017
We are open and picking berries! We had a busy day today with lots of happy customers out to pick our berries.
We will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., unless weather or picking conditions cause us to close. Please check our Daily Update on the right hand side of our webpage for any changes.
June 8, 2017
We are just starting to see the first few ripe berries come out of the field! We will officially be open for the 2017 strawberry season starting Monday, June 12. We will be open from 8am-7pm daily, weather permitting. U-pick berries are $1.75 per pound and pre-picked berries are $4.50 per quart.
Farmer John hopes to make a special trip to the Dane County Farmer's Market this Saturday morning, so make sure to stop by if you're there!
June 2, 2017
We have had a cooler early spring than in the past year or two so we need some more warm days to ripen the berries. Farmer John thinks we will be open for the season around June 11 or June 12. Please check our Daily Update on the right hand side of this web page for the most up to date information.
Early Spring 2017
We had a couple of hard freezes in May again this year - so John had some all nighters in the field tending the irrigation equipment and watching the temperature so as to stop irrigation in time as the temperature increases. Did you know that we have to make sure the tender buds are coated with water right before the hard freeze? It seems counter-intuititve, but that's exactly how the berries are saved from a hard frost. So far, so good this year - it looks like the berries are coming along nicely and just need some more warm weather to help them ripen!
We've also been busy on the farm with weeding, planting berries for next year (we let them grow and get strong for a year and then pick the following year), and adding mulch to the blueberry plants. So far, so good with the developing buds, so we are looking forward to another great season!