Barthel Fruit Farm 


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Visit Barthel Fruit Farm




for sun ripened,

         farm fresh,

              simply delicious fruit.



Eat Fresh, buy local!


We will open in May with plants for your garden.  Strawberries in June.  See you in Spring!







Closed until Spring

See you soon...

Herbs & Perrenials in May 2014

Strawberries June 2014

Sugar Snap Peas June 2014





Thank you for supporting us, local farms and farmers. See you soon.



About our farm and family 

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Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Apples, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Herbs and Perennials...


About our farm and family...

For us, farming is much more than a job.  The Barthel family has been growing fruit since 1839 when great-grandfather August Barthel arrived from the German province of Pomerania. He and his family farmed and raised dairy animals, but he was also known for his interest in his orchard and tree grafting.

In 1907 his son, Joseph Barthel, purchased a farm next to the homestead and planted another orchard. The Barthel's continued to produce dairy products and fruit until 1956. At that time, Joseph's son, Armin Barthel and his wife, Nora, decided to expand their fruit-growing operation while eliminating their dairying business. The orchard was expanded to 28 acres including apples, pears, plums, and cherries. Strawberries also became an important crop. Most significantly, a large portion of each year's crop was sold by the pick your own system.

In 1978, Armin's son, Bob Barthel, came into the business and added asparagus, pumpkins and the cider mill. Currently Bob is tending 30 acres of orchard, 15 acres of strawberries, and 40 acres of various fruit and field crops. We have installed "state of the art" systems for monitoring insects, disease and environmental conditions. As you see, growing healthy fruit is our heritage.

We will continue to grow good fruit for you.
Bob Barthel and his employees   

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Barthel Fruit Farm

Bob Barthel

12246 N Farmdale Rd

Mequon WI 53097

bob at

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