Tours & Fieldtrips
August: Blueberries, Peaches & Sunflowers
September & October: Apples & Pumpkins
During weekdays from August through October, come enjoy a memorable tour of our peach & apple orchard, cider mill, bakery, blueberry patch and pumpkin patch. From toddlers to senior citizens, we will customize your tour to peak the interest of our group. Every participant will receive:
-age appropriate schoolhouse lesson (August lesson is different than Sept/Oct)
-tour of market, bakery, cold storage, cider press & apple sorting area
-wagon ride through the orchard
-pick a volleyball size pumpkin out of the patch (Sept & Oct) or blueberries (Aug)
-pick an apple off the tree in the orchard or a peach or sunflower in August
-fresh donut, glass of cider, & lots of memories
Good Information to Know:
-The cost is $6 per person. (1 teacher/coordinator is free for every 20 paying participants). We can accept CASH or CARDS only, no personal checks.
-Tours take 1.5-2 hours depending on the ages and number of people.
-A $20 deposit will be paid in advance per classroom or for every 20 people in order to reserve your date and time.
-Always dress for the weather. Our wagons have a roof and we can still conduct the tour on a rainy day.
-Boots are a good idea for the pumpkin patch, but you can choose to get a pre-picked pumpkin or apple if needed.
-Also, we visit the cold storage on our field trip, so even on hot days, it is a good idea to bring a sweatshirt with a hood for the kids that they can tie around their waist and put on when we go in our giant refrigerator!
*TEACHER TIP: Bring Preprinted Labels with the children's names on them. This is an easy way to apply names to children's bags (you will receive bags at the orchard for apples and pumpkins) and help the children keep track of them.
Annual orchard fieldtrip from by The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) National Home for Children located in Eaton Rapids, MI.
Want to spend more time?
Here are some fun ways to enjoy more of the farm: Ask us about eating lunch under the pavilion, enjoy a picnic by the pond, ask to go for an adventure into the corn maze, and try your hand at the apple cannon.