Children from schools and childcare programs travel to us from as far away as Green Bay, West Bend, Sheboygan, and Wautoma in order to experience a rural farm and learn about how things grow.
About 7,000 children come to visit our farm with their school or daycare every fall. The tour program changes a little every year for each age group but continues to be a great fun and learning experience for the children and their chaperones. There are a number of time slots during the weekdays that you can choose from. Tours are given on weekdays only from the first Monday in September through the last Friday in October.
To inquire about or book a tour scroll down to contact Tour Manager Alicia.
Last about 35 minutes and includes a hayride and picking of an apple.
Lasts about 45 minutes and includes a hayride, picking an apple and the picking of a pumpkin.
Lasts about an hour and 15 minutes and includes a hayride, picking an apple and classrooms.
Lasts about one hour and 30 minutes and includes picking an apple, picking a pumpkin with the hayride, and classrooms.
Contains an observational bee hive where we will discuss the importance of bees in nature, their life-cycle, and how they relate to the food we eat.
We pass through the main salesroom to go see the inside of the apple cooler and up to the grading room’s observation deck. There you get to view apples being washed, sized, inspected, and bagged. You might even be able to check out the apples being peeled in the peeling room nestled in the corner.
In the orchard fresh off a tree aged between 5-60 years old is an experience enjoyed by everyone in the group. Learn that each apple is protected by a natural substance called oxidation or bloom; and that 50 leaves provide nourishment for each apple on the tree. Here is where we will also briefly talk about Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This is how we daily monitor temperature, rainfall, and insect traps to determine when and if we spray the apple trees.
Supplied with bales of hay to sit on and pulled by a tractor through the orchard and woods. The ride lasts about 20 minutes and is sure to find every bump in the road.
If your tour is picking a pumpkin you will make a stop along the ride at the pumpkin field.