Fall is when our farm truly comes alive! We look forward to being a special part of your fall family traditions.
Discover a world of bountiful apple orchards, vibrant sunflower fields, and a captivating pumpkin patch that will ignite your senses and fill your heart with joy.
Anticipated Bloom, September 2nd, 2023 thru September 17th, 2023
Sunflowers are a weather-dependent crop. Severe heat, wind, rain, and cold can affect the bloom.
Welcome to Helene's Hilltop Orchard, where we take pride in growing the highest quality apples for you and your family to enjoy year after year. Our Pick your own season typically runs from mid-September to mid-October, but we recommend following us on Facebook for updates on weather and crop abundance.
Zestar- Sold Out 9/16/23
MacIntosh- Picking to begin 9/16/23, Picking completed 10/8/23, SOLD OUT 10/22/23
Honeycrisp- Picking to begin 9/16/23, Picking completed 9/30/23, Available in Our Farm Store
RiverBelle- Available in our Farm Store ONLY beginning 9/16/23, Sold Out 9/23/23
Cortland- Picking to begin 9/23/23, Picking completed 10/22/23, Available in our Farm Store
Our dwarf apple trees make picking easy for all ages, so your children can experience the wonder of harvesting fresh apples straight from the tree. We love seeing families return year after year, building upon their traditions and creating new memories.
When you arrive at our orchard, make sure to purchase a picking bag and a "Pick & Play Pass" from the cashier before exploring the orchard.
We understand that family outings can be costly, which is why we've priced our Pick & Play Pass at just $7.50 + tax per person over the age of 2. If you purchase your tickets online in advance, you'll be able to budget your day better and skip lines to start having fun even faster!
Don't miss out on the opportunity to create cherished memories with your loved ones. Come visit us at Helene's Hilltop Orchard for a day of fun and delicious apples!
Not wanting to pick your own apples, that's ok. We have pre-picked apples for you inside our Farm Store!
Our Pumpkin Patch Opens, September 23rd, 2023! (Sold Out 10/22/23)
Bring the whole family out to find the perfect Jack-O-Lantern. Our pumpkins grow in a wide variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Simply purchase a “Pick & Play Pass” from our cashiers, grab a wagon and head on out to the patch.
We understand that family outings can be costly, which is why we’ve priced our Pick & Play Pass at just $7.50 + tax per person over the age of 2. If you purchase your tickets online in advance, you’ll be able to budget your day better, and skip lines to start having fun even faster!
Pumpkins Require Cold Weather Care
Our farm is all about creating family memories. That's why we offer the Pick & Play Pass, an admission that gives you access to all the best parts of our farm. This includes the ability to access our orchards, pumpkin patch, wander through our sunflower field, and take part in an endless array of activities at our Barnyard Play Area, including a wagon ride next to the woods to enjoy the fall colors.
We understand that family outings can be costly, which is why we've priced our Pick & Play Pass at just $7.50 + tax per person over the age of 2. And if you purchase your tickets online in advance, you'll be able to budget your day better and skip any lines to start having fun even faster!
Please note Tuesday thru Friday the wagon ride departs on the top of the hour (11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm) The Cow Train departs on the bottom of the hour (10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm)
Saturday and Sunday's the rides depart continuously.
Grab a season pass and get access to the farm ALL season long! Your season pass membership allows access to everything the Daily "Pick & Play" Admission gets you. Attain access to the Barnyard Playarea, Apple Orchard, Pumpkin Patch, and the Sunflower field throughout the fall season, beginning September 2nd through October 31st. Passes are $18.95 + tax per person over the age of 2.
Please note: an adult MUST accompany children under the age of 13. If you do not purchase a season pass for yourself and just the children, you must buy a daily "Pick & Play" admission pass for yourself.
After purchasing the season pass, you will receive an email from Helene's Hilltop Orchard My Pass Tracker system inviting you to upload your own picture for each season pass holder. A separate email will be sent to each person. Once Helene's Hilltop Orchard receives your photo, the pass will be activated and automatically emailed to you. Store the pass on your phone or print it out and present it to a Helene's Hilltop Orchard employee to get your sticker for admission.
*If you are purchasing a season pass as a gift, please put in their email so the My Pass Tracker selfie uploads and season passes will go directly to them. If it's for a family, only one email is required for contact.
Looking for a gift for a local family? Consider a season pass!
We at Helene's, believe in using all our resources when creating joyful customer experiences. The Barn Cellar at Helene's is located inside the lower level of the original homestead barn. Over 100 years of history have been created between those walls, and we're happy to share that with you.
We take pride in supporting local agriculture and showcasing the best of Wisconsin's craft beer, wine, and liquor from nearby producers. By doing so, we're able to highlight the exceptional value these agricultural products bring to our community.
Tuesday thru Friday noon-6pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm
We're excited to share with you the story of our delicious apple cider! Our Farm Store is home to our state-of-the-art cider mill, where we press fresh apples weekly to create our 100% pure apple cider. We don't add any sugar or preservatives. We use low-temperature ultraviolet light to help remove any potentially harmful pathogens, ensuring that you can enjoy our cider with peace of mind.
Our apple cider is perfect for making hard ciders, wines, and kombucha. We offer large quantity pricing for those interested. Stock up on our cider while it's in season - it can be frozen for up to one year!
Introducing The Loft at Helene's Hilltop Orchard - a charming and historic destination for all your home decor and gift needs. Located in the heart of the original 100-year-old homestead barn. The Loft is simply a unique collection of all of Olivia's favorite things.
Browse through our carefully curated selection of seasonal decor, home merchandise, and gifts while taking in the breathtaking vaulted ceiling, thick old wood, and all the charming creeks that an old barn makes. Discover truly special treasures that will add a touch of charm and warmth to your home.
Come and explore The Loft at Helene's and discover the perfect addition to your home or the perfect gift for that someone special.
Tuesday thru Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm
At our farm, we take pride in creating a sustainable and environmentally-friendly operation that is economically viable. To achieve this, we utilize an Advanced Integrated Pest Management program that ensures the safety and well-being of our crops while minimizing any negative impact on the environment.
Throughout our farming practices, we make conscious decisions to promote natural plant defenses, reduce excessive or unnecessary use of pesticides, manage pest populations, and increase the survival of beneficial insects. We also use natural processes instead of chemicals whenever possible. For instance, we leave fallen apples on the ground to act as a natural fertilizer.
We believe in the quality and safety of our products, and we're committed to promoting the long-term health of our land. Unlike produce that travels long distances to reach grocery stores, our farm provides locally grown produce that reduces our carbon footprint and supports the local community. Thank you for choosing us as your go-to farm for fresh, sustainable produce.