Exploring Hellerick’s Spring, Summer, and Fall U-Pick Crops & Flowers

Entrance to the U-pick garden at Hellerick's Farm

Welcome to the colorful and flavorful world of Hellerick’s Family Farm, where spring, summer, and fall bring an abundance of blooms and berries just waiting for you to pick! Whether you’re a seasoned picker or new to the farm-fresh experience, we’ve got something special for everyone. Let’s dive into the vibrant offerings of the season, from the first bloom of spring flowers to the lush fruits of summer, let the U-pick crops and flower festivities begin!

Spring into Bloom 

New rock mix larkspur flowers at bucks county farm

As the chilly air of winter fades, Hellerick’s Farm bursts into life with the vibrant colors of spring flowers. Imagine strolling through fields dotted with: 

  • American Legion – Red Poppies 
  • Bachelor Buttons 
  • Cornflowers 
  • Larkspur 
  • Peonies 

These aren’t just any flowers; they’re a signal that warmer days are here.  

Planning a visit around Memorial Day weekend? You’re in for a treat as these beauties are in full spectacle, ready for you to pick and bring a piece of spring into your home. Three years ago, we transplanted 300 peony plants our grandparents planted about 100 years ago. They come in all the traditional peony colors: pink, white, blush, and burgundy. They normally bloom right around Memorial Day and will also be available for cutting! 

Summer’s Bounty 

As we wave goodbye to spring, summer greets us with its own treasures. Hellerick’s Farm transforms into a haven of U-pick crops and flowers that are as fun to pick as they are delicious and beautiful. Here’s what you can look forward to: 

U-Pick Crops 

Carden of U-pick crops including raspberries and blackberries held my a young woman

  • Sugar Snap Peas: Crisp and crunchy, these are a refreshing snack straight from the vine.  
  • Red and Yellow Raspberries & Blackberries: Sweet, juicy, and perfect for any summer dessert.  

U-Pick Flowers 

U-pick zinnia flower field at bucks county pa farm

Summer isn’t just about the fruits; it’s also a time for flowers that turn the farm into a painter’s palette. At our farm, you’ll find two to three acres of Zinnias and Cosmos blooming in 30 different colors! When summer is in full swing, you can also find five acres of sunflowers in 25 different colors, shapes, and sizes.  We carefully plant new sunflower fields every two weeks, so from August until late October, you can enjoy these sunny flowers. 

These blooms are not only perfect for a summer bouquet but also make for the most picturesque day out. Whether you’re a photographer, a nature lover, or just someone looking to brighten up their home, these flowers are sure to delight you. 

New this Fall: Pick Your Own Indian Corn and Broom Corn 

Visit our specialty field and carefully pick ears of corn. Then pull back the husks to reveal a rainbow of colored corn kernels. Colors range from pale blues and pinks to deep reds, browns and oranges. Each ear of corn is a surprise!  

Red, Brown, and Black Broom Corn: 

Broom corn is easy to pick and has many uses! Many people love to bundle three ears of corn together and hang them on the front door for a beautiful fall decoration or instant bird feeder.  You can also knock off all the seeds on the ends and tie them together to create your very own natural boom for sweeping floors or create a whisk broom for small clean-up jobs.  

Pick Your Own Adventure 

At Hellerick’s, we believe in the joy of picking your own. Whether it’s the thrill of finding the perfect berry or choosing the most vibrant flowers, the experience is unbeatable. Here’s why you’ll love it: 

Freshness Guaranteed 

When you choose to pick your own produce at Hellerick’s Family Farm, you’re not just participating in a fun activity—you’re also ensuring that the fruits and vegetables you take home are the freshest possible. Unlike produce that might sit on grocery store shelves for days or even weeks, U-pick crops go from plant to plate in the blink of an eye. This not only maximizes flavor and nutrition but also gives you the satisfaction of knowing exactly where your food comes from. Imagine biting into a sun-warmed berry, bursting with juice, that was on the vine just moments before. That’s the unparalleled freshness U-pick offers. 

Fun for Everyone 

A day spent at Hellerick’s Family Farm is more than just a chance to gather fresh produce—it’s an opportunity to create lasting memories with loved ones. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly activity that gets the kids outdoors, a unique date idea, or a fun outing with friends, our farm offers something for everyone. Children delight in the adventure of the hunt, adults appreciate the beauty of the fields and the joy of hand-selecting their bounty, and everyone enjoys the sense of community and connection to the earth. It’s an engaging way to spend a day that combines the pleasures of the outdoors with the rewards of bringing home your very own picked treasures. 

Learn as You Pick 

One of the most rewarding aspects of picking your own fruits and flowers at Hellerick’s Family Farm is the educational experience it provides. As you wander through the fields and orchards, you’re not just gathering produce; you’re also learning about the lifecycle of plants, the importance of sustainable farming practices, and how seasonal changes affect what grows. It’s an interactive, hands-on learning opportunity that brings the journey of food from farm-to-table to life in a way that’s tangible and memorable. For children and adults alike, this aspect of U-pick can deepen appreciation for nature and the hard work that goes into growing our food, fostering a greater sense of gratitude and responsibility towards our environment. 

And if you’re wondering where to start, don’t worry! We’ve got guides and signs to help you find your way. For more on what to expect, take a peek at Berries to Blooms. 

Orange sunflower field in Doylestown PASunflower Days 

No summer is complete without the iconic sunflower, and at Hellerick’s, we take our sunflowers seriously. Our sunflower fields in PA are a sight to behold, transforming the farm into a sea of gold and green. Walk among these giants during our Sunflower Days and capture memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, picking your own sunflowers to take home? Absolutely yes! 

Let’s Make Memories 

Hellerick’s Family Farm is more than just a place to pick your own fruits and flowers. It’s a destination for making memories, experiencing the bounty of nature, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. From the first bloom of spring to the lush days of summer, we invite you to join us in celebrating the season’s best. 

So, grab your friends and family, and head over to Hellerick’s. It’s time to enjoy the outdoors, indulge in the freshest produce, and maybe even snap that perfect summer photo. We can’t wait to see you! 

Remember, for all things U-Pick, from crops to those breathtaking sunflower fields, Hellerick’s Family Farm is your go-to destination. Check out more and plan your visit at U-Pick Crops. Here’s to a season filled with joy, color, and flavor. See you at the farm!