Cain's Orchard, Wisconsin, Apple picking

Cain's Orchard

Located in Wisconsin's Picturesque & Rolling Countryside

Cain's Orchard was established by Kevin & Diane Cain in 1976. We were young, enthusiastic and energetic with dreams of embarking upon an agricultural adventure. We were lured to Hixton by the beauty and serenity of the land. The hills and slopes provide a microclimate with important winter protection and air drainage for our fruit. The close proximity of our orchard to I-94, Hwy. 95, and Hwy. 121 would prove to be a favorable location. Our venture and our dreams continue. Come share them with us....

(Future plans include our daughter Carmen & son-in-law Derrick Heard joining us in our operation-the Orchard will be re-energized with their youth, dreams & fresh ideas.)

Cains Orchard has a strong environmental message we wish to share with our customers. Our fruit is grown utilizing sustainable agriculture & incorporates integrated pest management. We recognize the importance of being a conscientious caretaker of the earth, its animals, plants & nature. Our Sommerset & Van Buren Grapes will not be available this year related to the "tough winter". The apple buds for 2019 have wintered well and thus far we are on track for a bountiful apple crop. 

 

Our blueberries bloomed unusually late this year due to the cool spring with some varieties suffering winter injury. It has become apparent our early summer berries the Duke, Bluecrop, Reka & Patriot in the "back piece" will have a normal crop of berries. The Blue Jay, Blueray & Patriot next to the road will have a fair crop. However our mid-summer berries- the Berkley & Northland were adversely affected by the -30-40 below temperatures in January without snowcover. Those plants needed aggressive pruning as the tops of the plants suffered winter injury & those 2 varieties will have minimal berries. Our mid season variety the Jersey will have a normal crop

Our late summer-early fall berries the Elliot also have an excellent crop.

Our 2nd Saturday of blueberry picking will be July 27th.  We will have Duke, Blue Jay, Bluecrop, Blueray, Patriot, Reka, Northland and Berkley ready for picking. The picking should be excellent & likely the best picking of our season. Our 3rd Saturday of U-Pick blueberries will be August 3rd. The price for our blueberries remains $1.50 per pound. Unable to determine as of yet when the Elliot will start.

We grow 20,000 (10 varieties) of high bush cultivated blueberries. They are sold U-Pick only on Saturday's only; starting at 7 AM until the ripe berries are gone for the day.  The berry picking is once a week to allow the berries to sweeten, ripen and size. We are sorry-we do not have ready picked berries available. Wearing apparel for picking the berries can be anything you might wear walking outside in your yard as the blueberry fields are well mowed. Most of the ripe berries are between your knees and your shoulders allowing both children and the handicapped the ability to pick berries at our farm. We do allow leashed pets although we ask they please not be brought into our gift shop or blueberry fields for safety and food code reasons. Play area for children, picnic facilities and a gift shop. We ask you to please bring 5 qt ice cream buckets to pick in; as the scale that will weigh your berries when you check out will automatically deduct the weight of an ice cream bucket. We do provide extra containers for you to pick in at no charge if needed. Free coffee and samples of products we sell in our shop are available. We welcome you to our farm. updated  7/23/2019

 

TOur Retail/Gift Shop offers:

  • Practical to Novelty to Ethnic Kitchen Items
  • Dried Fruit
  • Wildflower Honey; Soup, Apple Crisp and Rice Mixes, Salsas, Endangered Species Candy bars, Fine European Chocolate bars
  • Commercial Clear Jel for home canned fillings like the commercial kind
  • Jams, Syrups, Butters & Conserves
  • Stovetop Espresso Coffee Pots
  • Apple Peelers & Grain Grinders
  • Soup & Dip Mixes
  • Steam Juice Extractor
  • Gourmet Salad Dressings
  • Nordic Ware ( non-stick cookware.) Made in USA

 

 

Blueberry Cobbler

2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup skim milk
2 Tbs. butter, melted
2 cups blueberries

Combine dry ingredients. Stir in milk, mix batter til smooth. Pour melted butter in 1 or 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Pour in batter and sprinkle blueberries on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned. Bake for 1 hour if using frozen berries.


Mom's Apple Crisp

6 apples (peeled, cored & sliced)
1 cup sugar (divided)
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup flour
6 T. butter

Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water and cinnamon with apples in 8x12 inch pan. In a separate mixing bowl combine butter, flour and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until well crumbled. Spread over apples and press down slightly. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.


Best Blueberry Muffins

1/2 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 2-1/2 cup blueberries, 2 cups flour

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 18 muffin cups. Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar. Cream until pale & fluffy. Add eggs; one @ a time, beating after each egg. Beat in vanilla, baking powder and salt. Fold in half of the flour with a spatula, then half of the milk. Repeat, add berries. After batter is in muffin tins, top with 1 Tbsp sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Bake 25-30 minutes.

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Our 2nd Saturday of berry picking will be July 27th, followed by August 3rd. The berries are plentiful, large and flavorful. Updated 7/22/19

Check out a video about us on youtube: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Cain's Orchard

We are located just off I-94, 3/4 mile east of Hixton on Hwy. 95. Turn left onto North Branch Rd. - 3/4 mile to Cain Rd. Turn left into orchards.

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Cain's Orchard
(715) 963-2052
Please visit us again at: www.cainsorchard.com
Email us at: cain@discover-net.net

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