Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to accept strawberry school tours this spring. We hope to have summer tours available after mid-June based on guidelines for the phased opening of Virginia. We are missing the sounds of joyful children and want to support our teachers who are not able to bring their students out to visit the farm so have created 2 virtual tours for the strawberry life cycle and our greenhouse hosted by Farmer Andrew. We hope these will be a valuable resource for teachers to share with their students this spring!
Our spring field trip educational tours focus on how strawberries and other plants grow on the farm. Strawberries send off runners each season which bear the fruit the following season. During the strawberry life-cycle presentation, your class will learn how strawberries are different from produce grown from seeds. We reinforce Virginia SOLs as your class learns in age tailored presentations. Students discuss seeds, water cycles, and solar energy in our greenhouse where they plant seeds to take home to grow. Tours are available Tuesdays-Fridays
The wagon ride tour of the farm features our spring plantings, including the strawberry fields. Students don’t pick their own strawberries due to the short growing season, timing, and capacity, but we have a pre-packed half-pint of strawberries for each participant to take home.
Don’t forget to exercise those gross motor skills by visiting our 5 acre play area! Our 2800 sq. ft. Jumpin’ Pillow, Double Barrel 80-foot slides, 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 go for a romp in our Corn Bin.
The Strawberry Field Trip (April-May) is $12/student and includes:
- Strawberry life-cycle presentation
- Greenhouse tour & sunflower planting
- Composting Station
- Wagon ride to see spring plantings and strawberry fields
- Half-pint of pre-picked strawberries to take home
- Gross motor work-out in our farm play area after your tour
With each of our educational tours, one 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 available to protect your group from inclement weather.
Please bring water for your group. We strongly recommend a large cooler with cups.
Complimentary admission is not applicable for children(3ys & older) of CSA/Fan of the Farm Members, and Military ID Holders for School Tours. Promotional offers are not applicable for School Tours.