Throughout September, we welcome groups of students onto the farm to experience the marvels of harvest season! Children get to help bring in the bounty at Jubilee during this fruitful time. The experience of participating in harvest provides a new perspective on the food that we all enjoy!
About Harvest Tours
During your tour, your students will get to experience a variety of spring activities:
- Hay Ride: Students will get to ride on a hay wagon throughout the farm, giving them a wonderful perspective on the variety of crops ready for harvest this time of year.
- Harvest: We’ll head out to the fields to help bring in the harvest! Students will get to harvest a crop that needs to be brought in – carrots, beets, etc. Each student gets to bring home whatever he/she has harvested!
- Farm Talk: Our farmers will share more about organic farming and introduce the students to our hard-working farm animals. These talks are geared toward the age of the students and allow for lots of questions from students & adults alike.
Harvest Tour Details
PRICING BY NUMBER OF STUDENTS:
ADULTS: Each tour can have 10 adults attend for free, including teachers. The charge for each additional adult (after the 10 free adults per tour) is $5. We ask that adults accompany children at a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 children. Adults will be asked to take an active role in helping children.
SIZE LIMITS: Each individual tour is limited to a maximum of 45 total people (students/siblings and adults). If you will exceed this per-tour maximum, you will need to book an additional tour. This limit helps us to ensure that the students are getting the best experience possible, and it keeps our hay wagons and staff from getting overloaded.
PAYMENT: We can accept either a single check or a Purchase Order prior to or on the day of the tour.
Days & Times:
Harvest Tours are available on weekdays in September. We have 10:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm tours. Please specify below the date and time you would prefer. We will be in touch within 3-5 business days to confirm your tour date and time.
Tours last for approximately one hour.
- Tours will run, rain or shine! Life on the farm goes on, regardless of weather. Rarely is it so bad that we can’t conduct a tour, and we do have greenhouses and a large loft in the barn where we can fruitfully continue a tour should there be a down-pour.
- Students should bring either boots or shoes that can get muddy, rain jackets, and hats. Our motto is “plan for the worst, hope for the best.” Teachers should also make sure that each student has a plastic bag to take home the seeds he/she plants.
- Teachers should make sure that each student has a bag to transport home the veggies that he/she harvests.
- You may eat lunch or a snack in a covered area or picnic bench at the farm.
- Be on time! It’s really important for all of us to keep on schedule. If you are late, we will have to shorten your tour. Please plan on arriving 5 – 10 minutes early.
2 thoughts on “HARVEST TOURS (SEPTEMBER)”
Hi! I always look forward to bringing my Pre-K class to your farm each fall. Is the harvest tour new this year? I’m interested in it for my class, since they already did the pumpkin one last year. It would fit perfectly with our harvest theme too. I was wondering if the hay maze can be included in the harvest tour? My class always lists it as one of their favorite things about the farm. I signed up for a pumpkin tour, but might switch over to the harvest one.
Thanks so much.
Hi Cathy! Thanks so much for your note and for your continued support of Jubilee! We’ve been doing our September Harvest Tours for a little while, and we find it’s such a great educational opportunity for kiddos. The hay maze isn’t part of the Harvest Tour since the maze actually won’t be set up until closer to October, but kids do get to harvest a veggie out in the field and get a bit of a more in-depth talk from the farmers! If you have any more questions or would like to switch, please email us at jubileefarm [at] hotmail [dot] com.
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