Fresh Apple Cider in a box

The Geissburger Portable Cider Press visited our Farm to press fresh, flash pasteurized cider into boxes. The Boxed Cider is shelf stable for 1 year, unopened, and up to 3 months, once opened. Cider boxes are available in our Farm Market in 3L $13.95 and 5L $16.95 sizes, until sold out.

P. Y. O. Strawberries

Our PYO Strawberry season is closed for 2021. Our Farm Market will have berries available for purchase, but the opportunity to pick your own is finished for this year!

When we are open, this is how we operate our PYO strawberry field in order to promote the wellbeing of our community, and in adherence with the guidelines established by local and provincial authorities. In our PYO strawberry patches we will:

  • Ask customers to complete a wellness self assessment prior to arriving at our PYO fields ( https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ ) and to stay home if they do not pass the assessment.
  • Ask all customers to drive to our PYO field, and park in the designated parking spaces.
  • Have one-direction foot paths for customers to enter and return from the field. (All PYO customers must be able to walk at least 1 km, as some rows are a distance from the parking lot.)
  • Charge by volume to reduce points of contact between customers and customer service staff in the field. 
  • Allow customers to purchase and pick into either a1.5 L basket for $7, or a 3L basket for $14 or a standardized 5.6 L pail for $28. Return customers may reuse any of these standardized containers on subsequent visits. 
  • Charge each customer (over the age of 14) for a minimum of one basket or pail of strawberries, to enter the patch. 
  • Expect children to stay with their family unit at all times, and pick only in their assigned row. 
  • Encourage all customers to practice proper sanitation. Hand sanitizer will be offered at the entrance to and the exit from the field. 
  • NOT permit sampling or eating in the field. Anyone eating will be asked to leave the farm, and a refund will not be given.
  • Assign rows to customers, and operate a flag system to indicate where one customer has finished picking and the next customer should begin.  Customers may pick only in their row, and not from the adjacent rows.
  • Not allow pets on the farm.

We thank you for adhering to these guidelines. Any guests to our farm not respecting them may be asked to leave and a refund will not be given. 

PYO location:1264 Erb’s Road, St. Agatha.  Look for the large roadside sign.

Produce Boxes

Weekly Produce Boxes are available through curbside only.  Please place an order if you wish to purchase a produce box. They are $35, and the minimum curbside order of $50 will be waived for produce box orders at the time of pick up. On the online system, the $5 surcharge will still show. 

Employment opportunities

We have completed our hiring for our 2021 season. If you are looking to work with us in our 2022 season, please complete our employment application form and submit it to us by April 1, online at herrlesapplication@gmail.com, or by making an appointment to submit in person.

Market Open!

Our Farm Market is open daily until October 31: Monday to Friday 8-7, Saturday 8-6 and Sunday 9-6.

Corn on the Cob!

Sweet corn season is winding down. In our Market, sweet corn is pre packaged in quantities of 2 cobs, 6 cobs, and dozens. Please do not open or husk in the Market. Sweet corn is $0.70/cob.

Sweet corn

In Waterloo Region, our farm is known for our “fresh from the field” sweet corn. It is our signature product. We grow over 120 acres of sweet corn and pick it fresh daily, because freshness makes the difference!

  • We grow only non GMO sweet corn
  • We harvest our sweet corn from mid July to mid October, weather permitting

We grow yellow and bicolour varieties that fall into two main classifications:

Sugary Enhanced: sweet & tender (20-30% sugar content) Best eaten fresh!

Gourmet Sweet: very sweet & tender (30-50% sugar content) Can be refrigerated for up to a week.

  • We recommend cooking our sweet corn by placing it in boiling water for 5-7 minutes.
  • All of our sweet corn bins are labeled with the variety name, colour and classification.
  • Orders of 5 dozen or more can be placed by calling 519-886-7576.