Educational Farm Tours: Farming & Agriculture

Agricultural manager Jeremy Tackett refers to the entire farm as ‘an organism,’ and within that organism lies the potential for hands-on exploration of  the following areas:

Bees & Beekeeping: Bees are one of the most important and underrated members of the farm community. Without bees, we would not have the delicious crops we crave all summer and fall, nor would we have a balanced ecosystem. Learn about the anatomy, habitat, behavior & function of bees, visit our bee hives, enjoy interactive games/lessons, make a beeswax candle and have some cider and a special snack as well! (available year-round – in winter months, hayrides are not available.)

Animal Husbandry:  Meet our wide variety of farm animals, discuss the ways they are integrated to the farm, their habitats, diets, life cycles and the way they are cared for on the farm.  Enjoy interaction with the animals, enjoy lesson-based games, work with some fiber from the sheep or llamas, have some cider and a special snack as well! (available year round – in winter months, hayrides are not available.)

Gardening: from seed to root to flower to fruit, learn all that it takes to garden and grow the variety of fruits and veggies we offer right here on the farm!  Learn about the life cycles of a variety of plants, and then come into our newly renovated greenhouse to do some planting of your own! Bring home your own planted starter seeds, play some lesson based games, and enjoy hot cider and a special snack! (available year round – in winter months, hayrides are not available.)

Pricing

Smolak Farms strives to maintain high-quality educational programming. Due to an increase in expenses, we unfortunately have had to raise our costs to maintain the highest quality in educational tours. We thank you for understanding. Please see our new pricing lists below, which vary depending on season and content.

Farming & Agricultural Tours: $12/child with one free adult/teacher per group.