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
STUDENTS/SIBLINGS: The basic fee is $7 per student/sibling, with a limit of 27 total students/siblings. If a tour has 28 or more children, each child over the limit of 27 is charged $10. Babes in arms are free.
ADULTS: Each tour can have 9 adults attend for free. The charge for each additional adult (after the 9 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.
MINIMUM FEE: There is a minimum fee of $140 per tour (the equivalent of 20 students/siblings). Even if you have fewer than 20 children per tour, you will be charged $140. If you have fewer than 20 students/siblings and more than 9 adults, some or all additional adults will be counted toward the minimum balance.
SIZE LIMITS: Each individual tour is limited to a maximum of 37 total people (students/siblings and adults). If you will exceed this per-tour maximum, you 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.
Days & Times:
Harvest Tours are available on weekdays in September. We have morning, mid-day, and afternoon time-slots.
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.
Please check back in 2017 for our September Harvest Tour Calendar and Registration!