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 will involve 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 country experience & leave our orchard feeling recharged.

Closed for the season  

We closed for the season on Sunday October 18th, 2015. We wish to thank you all for your continued support. Every season we reflect on the year and are grateful for all of the wonderful memories you provide us with. Words cannot express how wonderful it is to see so many people have fun when they come out for apples, blueberries, to hike or just for an outing. Thank you so much for making us a tradition. We will see you  when we will start blueberry picking approximately the 3rd week of July. Thank you!


Our blueberry season 

 Our blueberry bushes have fared well this year with an abundant crop which will likely be ripe beginning Saturday July 16th starting @ 7 AM. Please refer back to this site however as weather conditions could alter that date. We did not appear to have any damage to our blueberry crop from the Mid-May unexpected frost. Our blueberries are sold U-Pick only; Saturday's only; mid-July-Mid August. Berry picking startes @ 7 AM & continues until the patch is picked out for the day. The price is $1.50 per pound.The berries require 1 week to sweeten, ripen & size-which is why we pick on Saturday's only. We advise customers who are coming to pick later in the day to access facebook or phone: 715-963-2052 to be sure berry picking remains adequate. We encourage customers to bring 5 qt. ice cream buckets to pick in, although we do provide extra containers @ no charge. Our shop is open on Saturdays only; with inventory ranging from fun, to tasty, to gourmet, to practical & novel.

We grow 20,000 Highbush cultivated blueberries plants on 20 acres. The plants are 4-10 feet tall with most of the berries located between your knees & shoulders. We grow 9 varieties of blueberries.  We encourage children & provide a neat lawn-like setting for picking. Ph: 715-963-2052 for Berry Updates or refer to this site for up-to-date berry information. Updated 06/13/2016

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
  • New this season Womens Hankies using vintage templates & Norske Nook cookbooks


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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We are closed for the season.  We look forward to beginning our blueberry  season with an excellent crop Saturday July 16, 2016. Please check back as this picking date is our current best estimate!

Updated  06/13/2016

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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