We welcome all ages of school, scout, church, business, and family groups…..non-profit, homeschool / distance learning educators, private / public preschools, corporate staff, birthday parties, client/customer appreciations, family reunions and other groups as well. We strive to provide age appropriate educational and experiential activities for all ages so everyone will leave with an understanding of life on an orchard! We’re happy to customize a tour or event to meet your group’s specific needs (or attention span for the little ones); consider us gracious hosts who want to offer your group a memorable experience.
Regarding group tours during COVID: the outdoor environment here at the farm naturally lends itself to easily keeping a safe distance between guests. The option for including a tractor pulled wagon ride this season may or may not be feasible depending on your group size and our ability to maintain safe distances in the confinement of our wagon. During your booking process, we will work together to ensure a maximum capacity for your tour that is comfortable for us both. Thanks for your patience with these additional safety measures!
We are now taking reservations for our Fall 2020 Farm Tour and Educational Workshops. Please register here!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
- A maximum of 1-1/2 hour farm experience with the option to extend your stay with your own packed lunch
- A cup of homemade apple cider and a popcorn snack to welcome each guest as your group arrives
- A brief introduction from the family or our or staff along with a safety minute and farm overview
- Bring your singing voice, as some staff have been known to lead groups in a fun sing-along
- An educational farm tour (catered to your age group) that highlights agricultural-themed learning objectives such as blossom anatomy, pollination, identification of different types of fruit trees, orchard infrastructure, post-harvest technologies, food safety, and supply chain-delivery logistics where you’ll learn how apples go from our tree to your table
- A guided tractor-pulled wagon ride through our orchards and adjoining Erie Metroparks Edison Woods Preserve (may not be available for all groups in order to maintain safe distances between guests)
- A quick picking lesson followed by Pick Your Own apples (4 apples per guest is included with the tour price, however more apples may be harvested for an additional charge)
- Pick your own miniature pumpkin or gourd (additional charge)
- Storytelling with orchard-themed books, and a chance to play on “haystack tower” rounds out this farm experience
- A friendly lick and wagging tail from our resident attack dogs (i.e. our golden retrievers), Water and Hudson
- Our extended Quarry Hill family includes our local honeybees and some pesky poison ivy out in the orchard…please be mindful of the dogs and bees in your proximity as you enjoy some time at the farm, thank you!