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. We hope our customers experience a wholesome, healthy

We are currently in full bloom with the outlook for a spectacular crop of blueberries and apples for 2017.  Our 1st picking of U-Pick blueberries will likely be Saturday July 22nd; however as the season progresses we will have a better sense of when we will start. Please refer back to this web site...as we know more we will let you know.

Our blueberries are sold U-Pick only-on Saturdays only. We start @ 7 AM & keep going until the berries are picked out for the day. The U-Pick blueberries are usually avaialble for 5-6 Saturdays.  We have 20,000 highbush cultivated blueberry plants so we usually antipate picking for a good share of the day. However the best picking is early. We ask that you bring 5 qt. ice cream buckets for picking although we do provide waxed cardboard flats also. Our grounds are kept well manicured so any atire is OK for picking as long as you are comforable. Children are welcome as are pets as long as they are on a leash.  Our apples will begin the end of August 2017 (date yet to be determined) Updated May 22, 2017

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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Closed for the Season. Our U-Pick blueberries will be available likely around Saturday July 22nd although that is just my best estimate @ this point.  Please check back. I will keep this site updated. May 22nd, 2017

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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