With more than 20 years of farm field trip experience and an understanding of homeschool curriculum and students’ flexibility, Great Country Farms offers field trips and options tailored especially for homeschool groups.
On our real working farm, students have the opportunity to see how produce grows, mine for precious stones, discover the importance of pollinators like honeybees, and the life-cycle of the Monarch Butterfly. In addition, all students will enjoy a wagon ride tour of the farm. Our field trips are seasonally based with a focus on the bounty of the season such as strawberries in the spring and pumpkins in the fall. Our summer field trips feature summer fruits or vegetables such as peaches, blackberries and green beans. You can choose from five of our educational tours that we offer here at the farm or even combine two together! Click on the tour below to find out more!
- Apple Tour (especially for homeschool!)
- Garden Tour
- Gem Mining Tour
- Pollinator Tour (for students 6 yrs and older)
- Pumpkin Apple Fall Tour
- Strawberry Tour
Don’t forget to exercise gross motor skills by visiting our 5 acre play area! Our 2800 sq ft Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow, Triple Threat 100′ slides, pedal cart track and rope swings will make your heart race! You can become a Maze Master by challenging each of our 4 mazes. See who can climb up the Rubber Ridge tractor tire mountain the fastest or romp in our Corn Bin.
With each of our field trips, 1 chaperone/teacher is FREE for every 15 students with a minimum of 15 students. We are here rain or shine, and there are several covered areas during the tour to accommodate your group.
~Order a hotdog lunch for your group, so you can save time and enjoy every moment at the Farm!
~Please being water for your group. We strongly recommend a large cooler with cups.
~Tours are available Tuesdays – Fridays.
We are here rain or shine! We do understand the need to cancel due to inclement weather, in which your non-refundable deposit may be transferred to another date.
CSA/Fan Memberships, Military ID and Promotional offers are not applicable for school tour admission.
Homeschool Visit FAQs
- How long does the field trip take?
Tours take about 90 minutes to rotate through all the field trip stations. This does not include time in our 5 acre play area or lunchtime. Groups normally spend 3 hours on the farm to get the full experience. Combination tours take an additional 45 minutes.
- Is there an ideal time to visit during the day?
The best time for homeschool students and families to visit is in the mid-late afternoon, once school groups have headed out.
- Tours available Tuesdays thru Fridays