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Spring Farm Field Trips

Schedule: Mid May – June 30 | Monday – Friday | Reservations Needed

Spring tours are designed for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school students. Our tours encourage learning about agriculture and the food we eat through presentations by our farmers at a real working farm. Although our field trips are geared toward younger classes, we enjoy the opportunity to modify our tours for older students as well. Our farm tours promote a fun and educational, hands-on learning experience. Make your online tour reservation today!

  •  Greenhouse tour
    How seeds are sown and our plants grow.
  •  Hayride
    Tour the farm learning about seasonal crops.
  •  Observational Beehive
    Learn the role bees play in growing food.
  •  Peter Pumpkin
    Meet Peter and learn how pumpkins grow.
  •  Barnyard Animals
    Get personal and learn all about them!
  •  Hands on!
    Pot a greenhouse plant to take home.
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Our Traditional Farm Tour

The Traditional Farm Tour is the foundation of all our Spring tours. The tractor drawn hayride tours around our 90-acre working farm, stopping along the way for a series of educational talks about how our crops are grown. Our friendly farm animals are popular with students, and a tour of our 15,000 square foot greenhouses offer a special learning experience for all.  Tours last about 1-1/2 hours.  Each visitor will receive a plant to pot and take home, a refrigerator magnet, and a farm coloring book. Choose your tour and add an educational package below to extend the length of your trip!

Fee: $11 per visitor … one teacher free per 15 students.

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The Strawberry Farm Tour

After taking part in our Traditional Tour, students will marvel at the opportunity to pick their own strawberries from our very own Jersey Fresh strawberry fields!  Pretend you are a farmer — we give you the container, you pick the berries to fill it!  This tour is only available late May through mid June.

Fee: $16 per student & chaperone (one teacher free per 15 students) 

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The Activity Farm Tour

Your students will love this fun tour! After they have enjoyed their Traditional Tour, students will have a blast riding John Deere tricycles (or mini pedal karts) through our pedal course …  lots of fun racing ducks in our rubber duck races  … and will really enjoy trying to find their way out of our straw maze!

Fee: $15 per student & chaperone (one teacher free per 15 students) 


The Ultimate Farm Tour

Combine all our tours into one and the fun and excitement will never end!  With The Ultimate Farm Tour, students will take part in all our farm activities — our Traditional TourActivities Tour and Strawberry Tour.  This tour is only available only late May through mid June.

Fee: $19 per student & chaperone (one teacher free per 15 students) 

Tour Add-on Packages

Want to extend the length of your stay?
Consider adding one of our farm animal education packages on to you tour. Students love learning in our outdoor classroom!


+Barnyard Chicken Show

A must for all school groups!! This one-of-a-kind singing chicken show is guaranteed to become a favorite among our visitors! This package is not available alone, it must be added to one of our tour packages. Your students will learn all about chickens and eggs through this fun, interactive sing-along program.

Fee: $2 per person