Field Trip Information:
Each visit to our farm is unique. Our tours change based upon what is available at the time of your visit, as well as the age level of our visitors. We start each of our field trips with a discussion about what we do at the farm, often asking, “Where does food come from?”
- In March, April and May, field trips are comprised of a greenhouse tour and will learn about the importance of plants, and growing and harvesting vegetables. Each student will plant a vegetable or herb to take home.
- During select weeks in June, groups have the option to end our tour by picking a pint of strawberries to take home (If quantities exist).
In July and August, our field trips consist of vegetable-based tours; students will plant their own vegetable or herb in a pot to take home .
In September and October, groups have the option to end our tour by picking apples (if quantities exist), or selecting a pie pumpkin.
There are a few places around the farm that we make a point to teach about. On each trip, we view the bees and discuss the importance of honeybees on the farm. We also discuss the process of creating compost, and its role on our farm. General themes covered include sustainability, importance of homegrown foods, necessary role of honeybees, and the difference in fresh produce. As we walk through the fields containing over 55 different vegetables, and a wide variety of fruits, students will have the opportunity to see different fruits and vegetables in their natural state, and pick a selection of produce.
We require a $50 deposit fee at the time of your booking to secure the date and time of your field trip (the deposit will be applied to the total cost of your field trip). The deposit is fully refundable up to 30 days prior to the field trip. There is a $100 minimum on field trips; 10 paid students meets our minimum. Chaperones aren't required to pay.
Field trips are held on Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. If there are extenuating circumstances in which your group cannot visit on a Tuesday or Wednesday, please email us at email@example.com and we can discuss additional options as we try to accommodate ALL groups interested in visiting our farm. All field tours must complete the form below in order to reserve a date.
We do not issue refunds due to rain. We will continue our tours rain or shine, as our greenhouses accommodate all of our attendees. Please dress accordingly and don't be afraid to pack your farmer rain boots or rain jackets! If it is hot, it might not be a bad idea to pack some sunscreen and/or bug spray just in case!
We look forward to seeing you on the farm!