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 Thompsons 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 at least through July 4th. We are more than just strawberries though. We also have raspberries and pumpkins! Weather makes a big difference in the starting date for picking and availability of berries and pumpkins during the season. We encourage customers to check picking conditions and berry status information before they come to the farm
William Thompson started the farm in 1920, planting mainly apples. William had a wife Laura, and four children, Lucy, Charles, Richard, and
Charles grew up on the farm in Somers. He Served in WWII, and when he came home got his degree in agriculture from UW Madison. He came back to the farm to continue what his father had started. He was married to Marilyn, and they had four children, Susan, Jeff, Nancy, and Gary.
Jeff also grew up working in the apple orchard in Somers. He was also part of the rebuilding process when the farm was moved to Bristol in 1969. He attended short course at UW Madison before coming back to the farm. He is married to Marcia, and they have three children, Jim, Barry, and Scott.
Scott & Megan
Scott grew up helping on the farm in Bristol. He decided that he wanted to keep the tradition alive, so he stayed to slowly take over the business. He met his wife Megan on the farm when she applied for a summer job. They have three children, Grayson, Riley, and Quinn.