Educational Farm Tour Deposit - SEPT and OCT 2023
Up to a one-hour and thirty minute orchard tour that includes agricultural themed learning objectives and fun educational activities. Group Leaders and Orchard Staff will work together to select some or all of the following offerings to craft the best experience for your group depending on your budget, timeline, and goals:
Apple picking; fresh popcorn and fresh apple cider snack; farmer introductions and farm safety; golden retriever cuddle time; tractor-pulled wagon ride through the orchards and adjacent MetroParks; packinghouse tour and live action visibility of workers; general farm tour where you'll learn about blossom anatomy, pollination, different type of of fruit trees, post harvest technologies, food safety, and supply chain- delivery logistics to understand how apples go from our trees to your table.
Storytelling with orchard-themed children's books and a chance to play on "haystack tower" rounds out this farm experience for the younger folks - OR - some quiet time at our picnic tables for continued conversation is great for the older folks. We can accommodate a wide age range of guests!
*** DISCOUNTS ARE OFFERD TO LARGE GROUPS WITH 100+ ATTENDEES*** SPEAK DIRECTLY WITH BROOKE GAMMIE TO LEARN MORE ***
TIER 1 Pricing = $15 per person for all attending children ages 3+ and accompanying adults or child caregivers ($375 minimum) includes ALL offerings (wagon ride, apple picking, snacks, and 90-minute tour).
TIER 2 Pricing = $11 per person for all attending children ages 3+ and accompanying adults or child caregivers ($275 minimum) includes apple picking, snacks, and 90-minute farm tour (tractor pulled wagon ride valued @ $4 per person is excluded).
TIER 3 Pricing = $8 per person for all attending children ages 3+ and accompanying adults or child caregivers ($200 minimum) includes apple picking, snacks, and a 30-minute story time in Market Barn Loft (this is a new reduced offering for pre-school groups with many infants and toddlers who still want to enjoy the farm!)
Group Leaders and up to two supervising teachers per class of 25 are included for free. Additional parents, guardians, caregivers, and siblings are invited for the group rate and are required to purchase a group tour ticket prior to the scheduled time of the tour. Depending on your group, tickets might be purchased through your group leader, OR at the Market Barn register at the time of the tour.
Quarry Hill Orchards invite your group to enjoy their own packed lunch to extend their time at the farm, or head to Quarry Hill Winery to enjoy their delicious lunch menu! The Educational Farm Tour page on our website has more details about what you can expect!
A $100 deposit, or an approved Purchase Order from your school treasurers office emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org is required to reserve your tour. All tours are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis once dates and prices have been posted.
Thank you! Tour times and dates are part of the Gammie Family schedule, so if these don't work for you, please send Brooke an email and we'll try to work something out!