Ag-Venture Guide

In agriculturally diverse Wisconsin, Walworth and Jefferson counties offer a plethora of learning and recreational

opportunities to support, appreciate, and sustain local farms. From growers to breweries, corn mazes to orchards,

there’s a little something for everyone. Choose your ag-venture at any or all of these farms or agricultural businesses.

Where to Stay:

At this Glamping Cabin at Cold Spring Tree Farm or opt for a traditional hotel stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Tours

📸: quiltdom.com

Barn Quilts of Jefferson County

This form of Americana folk art continues to pop up on more and more barns. Take a drive around the beautiful countryside to spot out these quilts.


Hoard’s Dairyman Farm

Home to the largest and longest continually registered Guernsey herd in the United States.


Hinchley’s Dairy Farm

Plan on hand milking a cow, petting and feeding many farm animals, and an antique driven hayride to the fields to see corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa.


UWW-Nature Preserve

Learn about native plant species found in prairie and savanna ecosystems and the history and future development dreams for the Preserve.

Farm Fun

Apple & Pumpkin Picking at Apple Barn

This is the best place for all things fall: apple and pumpkin picking, kettle corn, hot cider and apple cider donuts, and a pine forest maze.

Apple Picking at Quednow's Heirloom Apple Orchard

Have fun apple picking at this lovely orchard during a beautiful fall weekend. With an award winning cider, you're sure to make your taste buds happy! Open weekends from 10-5p.

Pumpkin Picking at H&H Pumpkin Patch

Explore the farm, eat good food, and pick out your favorite pumpkins. When help is abundant, they offer haunted hayrides and a haunted corn maze.

Yellow Door Nursery

Open May and September, this flower boutique offers mums, compost, pumpkins, straw bales, and corn shalks. Bring the kiddos to meet their goats and barn kitties!


Petting Zoo & Corn Maze at Busy Barn Adventure Farms

Jump on a hayride, pick a pumpkin, cuddle the new babies in the barn, conquer the corn maze, and stroll through the sunflower field.


Strawberry Picking at Warm Belly Farms

Grab your 1 gallon bucket from the Warm Belly staff and go to town pickin' these hydroponic strawberries any time of the year.


Choose and Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Cold Spring Tree Farm

Snag your favorite tree for the holidays and maybe even purchase a fresh wreath! Family-friendly. Perfect place to start your yearly tradition.

Sip & Dine

📸: Duesterbeck's Brewing Company

Farm to Tap Craft Brews at Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company

This microbrewery sits on 150 year old farmland. With 33 beers on tap and soft pretzels bigger than your head, you won’t go hungry or thirsty!


Wine Flight at Staller Estate Winery

Enjoy wine tastings with charcuterie, tours of their winery and vineyard, and a peek into their gorgeous barrel cellar.


Wood-Fired Pizza at Sprouting Acres Farm

Enjoy wood-fired pizza from May through October on the 1st and 3rd Sundays from 2:30-8. Eat in the Blue Barn, Hoophouse, or on a blanket.

Shops

Jones Market

Meat selections that's fresh and out-of-this-world, new product and recipe samples, Dairy Bar, and local Wisconsin favorites.


Simple Life Country Store

Unique shopping from Amish farms all over the country: farm raised beef, rolled butter, natural & organic bulk foods, honey, & gluten free products.

The Fuzzy Pig Feed Store

The Fuzzy Pig is a hand renovated barn lovingly converted into a distinct Country Mall. Located on 160-acre Kraus Family Farm, enjoy Whitewater's beautiful countryside and get things for yourself AND your home/farm pets!

Farmers Markets

Whitewater City Market

Enjoy farmers, artisans, food trucks, craft beer, and community. Tuesdays 4-6/7p May-Oct. and Saturdays 10-12p Nov-April.


Whitewater Farmers Market

Grab locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, and hand crafted items Saturdays 8-12p May-Oct.


Fort Farmers Market

A vibrant Saturday market serving Jefferson County’s communities with produce, bakery, artisan crafts, soaps, jewelry, honey, and much more! Open 8-12p May-Oct.

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