School tours are offered during September and October. In September the tours are for apple picking but the dates will be limited. During the last week of September and October the children will pick pumpkins.
For apple tours the children will take a hayride out to the orchard and pick a small bag of apples. They will see all of our orchards, berries and pumpkin fields. When they get back they will stop at the grading room to see how we sort and polish apples. Next they will hear a talk about bees and will sample our apple butter. After that they will have time to see the Johnny Appleseed tree and go to the playground. There is space in the playground or other areas for lunch,
Because of a small crop of apples this year (about 20%) we will schedule apple picking tours only from September 12 to 16 and September 19 to 23. We will limit the number of apple picking tours but have plenty of openings for pumpkin picking tours. Pumpkin tours will be the same as apple tours except that the children will pick a small pumpkin instead of apples. In addition our Pumpkin Fantasyland displays will be up where the farmstead is decorated with pumpkin and gourd figures and hundreds of pumpkin will be on display or you can pick them in the field.
Tours for apple and pumpkin picking can be scheduled from 8:30 to 1:30 on the dates listed above. Allow enough time to get to the farm and at least one hour for the tour. Allow even more time if there are more than two classes. We will not schedule home school, play groups or scout groups for apple tours this year. These groups may schedule pumpkin tours. Pumpkin tours can be scheduled any weekday from September 26 to October 31. To schedule tours please call us at (636) 228-4338 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.