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, it's animals, plants & nature. We hope our customers experience a wholesome, healthy country experience & leave our orchard feeling recharged.

20 Acres of Apples - 20 Varieties

 The apple bloom was fantastic this year meaning we should have a great apple crop. Our apple orchard  should be open for apple sales the end of August 2014. Our apple crop should be excellent

20 Acres Highbush Cultivated Blueberries

Our 2nd  Saturday of Blueberry picking will be Saturday July 26th, 2014 starting @ 7 AM with approximately 4 Saturdays total of berry picking. Our blueberry crop  is 1/2 of its usual amount this year related to a tough winter.


 Our blueberry crop is emerging as a light crop this year probably related to too many -30 below zero days/weeks this winter including the wind chill. The bloom was good but as time is going on the Patriot have a good crop, but Blueray , Northland, Elliot, Duke only a fair crop. The Bluecrop, Nelson, Bluejay & Jersey have a poor crop. 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 you to bring 5qt. ice cream buckets to pick in as the scale which weighs the berries will automatically deduct the weight of your pail. We start picking @ 7 AM & keep going until the berries are picked out for the week. This year due to our light crop we will probably be sold out by noon. We will provide cardboard flats if you need extra containers.We are sorry-our berries are sold U-Pick only. We do not have ready picked berries available. Our berries are sold U-Pick on Saturdays only as our berries need 1 week to sweeten, ripen & size. 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 7/20/2014

Our 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
  • Professional Stockpots & Steam Juice Extractors
  • Spaetzle Makers
  • 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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 Our blueberry season began Saturday July 19th. Our 2nd Saturday of picking is July 26 starting @ 7 AM until the ripe berries are gone for the day.  We anticipate 2 more Satuday's of picking beyond this although the last 2 pickings will likely be poor. Updated 7/26/2014

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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RV & Bus Parking
Picnic Area

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