The Thompson family has been growing strawberries in Kenosha County for over 70 years. We have been primarily a "Pick-Your-Own" farm for 50 years. Scott Thompson is the 4th generation of Thompson's to grow strawberries. During the peak of the "Pick-Your-Own," we grew 150 acres of strawberries. Our farm is located just east of the The Club at Strawberry Creek Golf Course.
We currently farm about 100 acres and will be picking 20 acres of strawberries this year. Although we have downsized we still have plenty of strawberries to meet the demand. The season usually starts about mid-June and usually we pick through July 4th. Weather makes a big difference in the starting date for picking and availability of berries during the season. We encourage customers to call for our "Daily Picking" information before they come to the farm.
We have fall red raspberries starting in early August.
Twenty two years ago we started growing pumpkins. We now grow about 30 acres of "Pick-Your-Own" pumpkins. We have a variety of sizes and gourds all mixed together in the field. For $60 you can drive into the field and fill your car with pumpkins. The pumpkin season usually starts the first part of October and lasts as long as supplies last.