Welcome to our strawberry harvest festival 2015 open mother's day to father's day

Bring your family and friends to the rolling hills of Bucks County, PA amidst the beauty of Spring’s bursting colors to enjoy a great day of Strawberry Picking and family fun on the farm. General Admission Fee allows entry to our 18 acre Adventure Farm Fun Area which includes great activities for children and adults of (See Activity list below) all ages . No time limit - Your family may play all day at the farm and Parking is always FREE!

Or you may choose to Pick Your Own Strawberries or simply shop at our Farm Market for our delicious Pre-Picked Strawberries (until sold out) without the General Admission Fee for our Adventure Farm Fun Area. Please check our “Open Today?” link for our hours of operation and for Strawberry availability.


Adventure Farm Area at Hellerick's Family farm this spring

  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Giant Echo Tubes
  • Jr. Stepping Stones
  • Jr. Hobby Horses
  • Jr. Tire Balance Beam
  • Potato Sack Races
  • Take Family Pictures with our Photo Stand Ins
  • Bell Ringing
  • Ages 3 years and younger are FREE!

 

Strawberry Harvest Festival 2015 is here!

In response to last year’s overwhelming demand for “The Best Strawberries in Bucks County“ we have increased the number of strawberry fields to increase dramatically the production of our strawberries!

Pre-Picked Strawberries: Available at our Farm Market, beginning on Mother's Day to Father's Day. Farm Market will be open daily at 10:00 am until strawberries are sold out.

U-Pick Strawberries: Fields are open, weather permitting from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Remember to bring your Hellerick’s Strawberry picking boxes from previous years to save money!

Please check “Open Today?” for our hours of operation and for current Strawberry availability.

rules of the Strawberry Patch
Animal Attractions - goats, chickens and bunnies at Hellerick's Family Farm

 

√ Bring you Hellerick’s Family Farm PICKING BOXES you used in previous years!

√ Pick only berries that are TOTALLY DARK RED

√ Don’t pick any berries with WHITE TIPS

√ Pick BIG and LITTLE berries as long as they are TOTALLY DARK RED

√ Stay in assigned aisles (We try to place you in a spot that has not been picked previously)

√ Pick BOTH sides of your assigned aisle (DO NOT straddle the rows)

√ Don’t jump across the rows

√ Wear your sunscreen

√ Bring your CAMERA

√ Kids must stay with the family!

the buck's county Heritage Iris Collection
The bucks's couty heritage iris collection at Hellerick's Family Farm

We have noticed, as our older generation and neighbors are passing on their properties, that as a result of the renovation process, many of the old-fashioned, die hard iris varieties are being destroyed.

So, for the past several years, our family has been visiting “older” gardening friends and farm families in Bucks County to acquire clumps of these tough old beauties before they are lost. These tough, nameless, old beauties have stood the test of time enduring insects, disease drought and general neglect.

Many friends have contributed their irises to the Collection here on the farm. We would like to acknowledge the Lear Family for contributing over 10 varieties. (These are extra special iris as they were in the garden that the Village of Gardenville was named after!)

We are honored to hold this collection, and it is during the strawberry picking season when you can come to the farm and see the beauty of the irises in bloom. At this time we are not offering plants for sale but we hope to in the future.

Seeking More Old Iris for the Buck’s County Heritage Iris Collection:

If you are a Bucks County resident and have irises that have been at your home or office “for generations” or “as long as you can remember” we’d like to get a clump from you to add to the collection. (If interested, we’d love to have either: at least one big clump or, ten plants.)

We never pay for irises added to the collection and in keeping with an old Pennsylvania Dutch Custom, we can’t say “Thank You”. (If you say Thank you, when you receive a gift plant the custom states, the plant will not grow!) It’s worked for 6 generations and we’re not going to mess with custom.

Help wanted Strawberry Pickers at Hellerick's family Farm!

Looking for an opportunity to work outdoors in the sunshine and fresh air and get to snack on strawberries? We are seeking 10 to 15 individuals daily from 8:00 am until around 12 noon.

We have found that Strawberry Picking is an ideal job for stay at home parents (drop the kids off and then come pick) and for college students who want to earn extra money before they start working at their summer job.

Interested?? Call 215-766-8388 and leave your name and phone number.

Group tours, Private Partiess & Celebrations at Hellerick's Family Farm
School and Group Tours at Hellerick's Family Farm

Interested in taking a field trip to learn about farming and how your food is produced while having fun? We will be hosting our spring tours from May 10th through June 16th.

Our spring farm field trip is perfect for preschool, elementary school children and community groups of all ages. All of our tours offer educational information about running a farm, our farm’s history and information about the crops we grow. (This educational portion of our Farm Tours is tailored to your group’s age level and farm interests and meet PA Educational Standards.)

Teachers click here for more information.

Please Note:
Time limit for all Tour Packages is one and one half hours.
The Teacher or Primary organizer and one Adult Assistant for each group are FREE.
Group Minimum Requirements: 15 people
No charge for “Babes in Arms” ( Infants 2 years old or younger )

Tours Available Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Email to schedule tours: programs@hellericksfarm.com
Or call 215-766-8388 to schedule your School or Group Tours.

What's new at Hellerick's family Farm!
what's new? at Hellerick's Family farm

For the past 30 years the family has grown strawberries using the traditional matted row system. The matted row system is great and has served the farm well but is extremely labor intensive when it comes to hand planting, hand weed control, mulching and crop management. Last year we plowed under our last three acres of matted row strawberries and have converted to a new growing technique called the Raised Bed System.

The Raised Bed System is still extremely labor intensive. Unfortunately, each of the thousands of plants are still planted by hand and instead of mulching the entire field with straw we now cover the entire field with a big white blanket for winter protection. We also needed to install an electric fence around the field so the deer would not eat the plants. On the positive side, weed control and irrigation of the crop are much simplified. Also, because the strawberries are planted on raised soil beds, strawberry picking will be much easier; the fruit will be cleaner and much larger!

Because the plants are growing on raised beds, the soil will warm up earlier which means the plants grow and bloom sooner. With this in mind, we are expecting strawberry harvest to begin in mid-May (This is 3 to 4 weeks earlier than usual) instead of our regular starting date of Memorial Day. We are still learning about this Raised Bed System but we’re sure you will like these new changes especially, not having to bend quite as far to pick the berries!

 

215-766-8388

5500 North Easton Road (Route 611)
Doylestown, PA 18902
On Route 611, 6 miles North of Route 202