Farm Outings

For ALL Farm Tours:

  • Plan to pay for parents and all children unless otherwise specified.
  • NO PETS – only registered service dogs.
  • Do not enter homes or private areas.
  • NEVER FEED FARM ANIMALS without permission.
  • Closed-toe shoes, bug spray, hats and sunscreen are recommended. (No Gnatz spray can come in handy, too.)
  • KEEP YOUR EYES ON YOUR CHILDREN.

Florida Farm Tours & U-Pick Farms

Gadsden County (Quincy Area)

Longview Farms
Minimum: 10 
Maximum for wagon rides: 20-25 (including parents)
Days/Times Available: Mornings on Tues / Weds / some Thurs 
Length of Tour:  9/9:30 – 12:00
Strollers OK? Yest
Cost: contact LF for cost
Bathrooms Available: Yes
Picnic Space Available: Yes
Tour includes: viewing of cattle, horses, chickens, pine forests, solar systems pastures, wagon rides, curriculum to support learning on tour.

UF/IFAS Agriculture Extension Research Station & 4H Clubs
See blog post on AgAdventures HERE
Offers a seasonal AgAdventures day in October with several educational stations (peanuts, cotton, soil, corn good bugs, and Ag Tech). It is open to all ages, though primarily geared to 4th graders. There is enough interesting information to keep most middle schoolers happy. And, for those who have all sorts of questions about organic methods and regulations, this is a terrific place to ask. 
10 AM – 2 PM
Free.
Some paperwork is required, 4H memberships is NOT necessary.
Contact Ag Agent & 4H instructor Evie Blount for more details. 850-694-2012

Jackson County (Marianna Area) CENTRAL TIME ZONE (subtract 1 hour from EST)

Blue Acres Berries U-Pick Berries
1-850-593-0593
May – July
Provided: clean berry buckets, hand sanitizer, water, port-a-potty
Bring: bug spray, containers for fresh berries, coolers for frozen berries.
Of Interest: Berries are pesticide free and chemical free except fertilizer.

Cindale Farms
Minimum/Maximum Group Size – none
Minimum Ages: all
Days/Times Available: Come before 12 Noon CST to see cows being milked.
Length of Tour:
Strollers OK? Yes
Cost: $5 per person
Bathrooms Available: 
Picnic Space Available:
Tour includes: 

Fox Hollow Vineyard Muscadines (U-Pick)

Provided:
Bring:
Of Interest:

Jackson Farms

1 850-592-5579
U-pick Tomatoes, Watermelons, Peppers, Snap beans, Eggplants, Pickles

KB Flowers
1-850-272-4958

Advance Notice: 1 month
Minimum/Maximum Group Size:
8 or 10 students. No maximum.
Minimum Ages:
no
Days/Times Available: Monday – Friday 9-4 CT / 10-5 EST
Length of Tour: 45 – 60 minutes
Strollers OK? yes
Cost: $15 per person ages 5 and above.
Bathrooms Available: Port-a-potty.
Picnic Space Available:
Yes. Can lunch under oak trees & play in field.
Tour includes: varies by date: seed room, preparing beds, planting, flip beds. If you have a particular interest, please express this when booking.

(the) Lazy Acres Family Farm
1-850-557-0471
Minimum/Maximum Group Size:
0 – 150
Days/Times Available: Tues / Weds / Thurs preferred, other days possible
Length of Tour: 4 hours
Strollers OK? yes . Wide wheeled ones work best. 
Cost: $5 per person, every 7th student ticket = 1 free chaperone ticket
Bathrooms Available: port – a – potties
Picnic Space Available
: yes. 
Tour includes: discussion of farm history, seeing pigs, farm, chicken pastures, discussion of modern food production and (for some ages) processing.
NOTE
: There is a good deal of walking on this tour.

Martin’s Harvest
1-850-372-3847

Advanced notice: 1 month
Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 10 – 50 (including parents)
Days/Times Available: Fridays
Length of Tour: 1.5 – 2 hours
Strollers OK? Yes
Cost: $5 per person
Bathrooms Available: yes
Picnic Space Available
: yes
Tour includes: varies by age. Pigs, ducks, chickens, greenhouse, gardens

Ocheesee Creamery
See Blog Post on Ocheesee Creamery Trip here
Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 8  minimum
No minimum ages 
Tuesdays 
Length of Tour:: 1 – 1.5 hours
Strollers OK? Yes
Cost: Free
Bathrooms Available: Yes
Picnic Space Available: Yes – on front lawn. Bring a blanket.
Tour includes: a tour of processing room where milk is cooled, ice cream, yogurt and cottage cheese is made; a tour of the barn and milking bay; calf-petting (if there are calves), a walk by discussion of the pastures. 
Bring your coolers! They will provide ice for any cold goods.. If you buy ice cream to eat there, they will provide spoons. Cards are accepted in the store.

Southern Craft Creamery
See blog post on Southern Craft Creamery Ice Cream
Minimum/Maximum Group Size: none
Minimum Ages: none
Days/Times Available: Tues – Thurs, preferably after 11
Length of Tour: 1 hour
Strollers OK? yes
Cost: $5 (includes a scoop of ice cream at end)
Bathrooms Available: yes
Picnic Space Available: tables in a courtyard outside and a large park (w/ water play features) over 1 block.
Tour includes: seeing how ice cream is made in the processing room.

Jefferson County (Monticello Area)

A & B Produce (U-Pick)

(850) 997-0119
corn, cucumbers, eggplant & squash (Pumpkin not listed)

Florida-Georgia Citrus

229-224-7698 or 229-516-0093
Specializing in “cold-hardy” citrus, including delicious Satusumas. Waiting on more information about possible tours here. 

Good Ground Farm
239.822.1748
Good Ground Farm is an 5 acre bio-intensive micro-farm with pretty amazing yields which they sell in their CSA. They are homeschool friendly, but not very large. This is another wonderful place to visit if you are thinking about your own garden. If you have not read their story, it is lovely. While they have participated in the 2023 Farm Tour, they do not routinely do tours. If you are interested, Call Korey and ask about bringing your group.

Granny Kats-Bee Learning Center
Article here:
Minimum/Maximum Group Size: 10 / 30 (Usually 10 students in their classes)
Minimum Ages: 5 years & up
Days/Times Available: flexible – contact vendor to set time for visit
Length of Class: 1.5 – 2 hours
Strollers OK? Yes.
Cost: 
Bathrooms Available: Yes
Picnic Space Available: yes
Tour includes: Granny Kats offers classes for children ages 5 & up. They will be able to view bees coming into a glass enclosed beehive in the classroom, active outdoor beehives in the screened porch, view bee parts, bee pests, etc. under microscopes & learn age-appropriate facts about bees. There is also a gift shop and apiary supply shop on the premises.

Rocky Soil Family Farm:
1 850-816-0254
Very excited to be touring this farm AND BAKERY in a few days! Will update with information on booking tours for  your group soon! 

Leon County

 

Orchard Pond  
1-850-894-0154
“A typical farm tour or field trip includes a walking tour of the farm (field, equipment, greenhouse, compost, processing area, kitchen, and beehives), a hands on activity determined by the season (ex. harvesting vegetables, planting seeds, pulling weeds, or collecting seeds), and a honey tasting… The cost is a $50 base fee plus $5/person including parents, chaperones, and teachers.  Farm tours last approximately 2 hours, and groups are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the farm after the conclusion of the tour.” (from website)

Redemptive Love Farm
850 894 1800
For those of you unfamiliar with this family’s story, it is an amazing one. Their farm is (and has been) home to dozens and dozens of rehomed/unwanted animals – which then become the stars of the show. Llamas, horses, and all sorts of critters  are available for petting, feeding, and lessons on animal care (including riding lessons). 

Tally Kombucha
Microfarming at its best, right? Though they were in the Farm Tour, school tour possibilities have yet to be confirmed.  

Treehouse Permaculture
Working on this possibility, too.

Windy Hill Vineyard (U-Pick Grapes)
(850) 894-1511
Open 7 days a week in season. Can also purchase pre-picked grapes.

Georgia Farm Tours & U-Pick Farms

Decatur County (Bainbridge Area)

Long Farms (U-Pick)

Springhill Farm

“In 1844, our hilltop farm was settled by pioneer James Dixon from South Carolina, and in 1981 the Provence family acquired the property as the second owners. The more than 100 foot change in elevation across the hills and creeks within the farm provides beautiful hilltop views. Our barn sits on top of the hill with excellent views of the sunset. In the early years the farm was used for growing many crops including corn, cotton and peanuts, then it was a cattle farm. Over the last 30 years, it has become a favorite agritourism location for the Tri-state area.

Strawberry season begins in early Spring and ends in late May or early June. We offer many activities for families and friends to come enjoy such as strawberry picking, duck races, watermelon chunking, pig races, kid’s train and plenty more. Our homemade strawberry ice cream and strawberry fried pies will be served fresh for you every Saturday and Sunday throughout the spring. We will also be serving pulled pork and other concessions. Come out and make precious memories in our beautiful strawberry patch. Visit our Spring Family Fun tab for more info on our activities and hours for Spring 2022.

Weekends in October are dedicated to our Octoberfest which includes our pumpkin patch, crop mazes, horseback riding, kid’s train, axe throwing, pig races, duck races, mini golf, pumpkin chunking, and lots more. Visit our Octoberfest tab and learn more about our activities and hours for October 2021.

Weddings are held year round as well as birthday parties, reunions, and company picnics.” (from the website)

Grady County (Cairo Area)

Possible Cattle Ranch Tour  

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