Educational Farm Tours: Farming & Agriculture
Interested in how a farm actually functions? Here at Smolak Farms we offer a variety of different educational tours that focus on a specific area of the farm. Whether you are part of a school group, summer camp, scout troop, or looking for the perfect company outing – Smolak Farms is the place to go!
Bookings for the 2023 season start in January, so secure your spot today, as these tours tend to fill up quickly. The minimum number for a group tour is 15 people *Due note that a $140 deposit is required at the time of booking in order to secure your specific date and time*
Farming and Agriculture tours are held from May-October.
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. Throughout your time here you’ll enjoy a relaxing hayride through our orchards to see where the bees do most of their pollinating, learn about the anatomy, habitat, behavior & function of bees, visit our bee hives, enjoy interactive games/lessons, and take home your very own honey stick. And last, but surely not the least, enjoy a fresh apple cider donut and a refreshing drink from our farmstand.
Animal Tour: 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. Throughout your time here you’ll enjoy a relaxing hayride through our orchards, interact with the animals, enjoy lesson-based games, work with some fiber from the sheep or llamas, have an apple cider donut, and a refreshing drink from our farmstand.
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! Take an informational hayride through our orchards to see our fruit trees and bushes up close and personal. Learn about the life cycles of a variety of plants, and then decorate your pot and do some planting of your own! You’ll also enjoy an apple cider donut, and a refreshing drink from our farmstand.
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.
*Due note that a $140 deposit is required at the time of booking in order to secure your specific date and time*
Bees & Beekeeping: $14/child and $7/adult or chaperone.
Animal Tour: $14/child and $7/adult or chaperone.
Gardening: $14/child and $7/adult or chaperone.
*For every 25 children, a group will receive 1 free adult or chaperone*
Remember spots due tend to fill up very quickly. All tours must be paid in advance. Tours take place rain or shine. Cancellations by a group will result in the loss of the full deposit. Smolak Farms reserves the right to cancel any tour due to severe weather conditions. Should cancellation by Smolak Farms be necessary, we will notify your tour’s contact person by approximately 7:30 AM on the day of the tour. In this situation, we will try to reschedule the tour. If this is not possible, a full refund of the deposit will be issued. Due note, that Smolak Farms is not a nut free facility, and all allergy concerns should be brought up at the time of booking. For questions please reach out to the Activities and Education Department at 978-687-4029 or at email@example.com.