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Field Trip
Spring Tour

Educational, Fun, Hands on Experience!

The spring field trip will be offered early April - early May, 2022. Check back later for specific dates and times to be offered. 

Tour Highlights

  • A covered wagon ride through the orchard and farm while the trees are are beginning their spring growth

  • A lesson on bees, pollination, and honey production

  • A lesson on how apples are grown and harvested

  • A discussion about the parts of a plant

  • Each participant will sow a seed to take home and watch the plant grow

  • Memories of a fun day

  • Indoor restrooms and handwashing sinks

  • Apple Pickin' Picnic Shelter can be reserved for lunch

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Field Trip Policies

  • ​​​Tours begin at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Please arrive early and allow ample time to check-in and use the restroom if needed. If you are late your tour time may be shortened; we must be respectful of other groups.

  • The Apple Pickin’ Picnic Shelter can accommodate 125 people.  You may need to share the shelter with others.

  • We encourage schools to keep their reservations unless there are heavy rains. Please call the orchard at 828 437-1224 the morning of your tour to check on our weather conditions. The majority of the tour is under roof, including the wagon ride.  If you must cancel, we will work to reschedule your group.

  • Homeschool groups are welcome. We do ask for a minimum group size of 15 but can often accommodate smaller groups by combing with others.

  • Children cannot go on the tour without adult supervision.

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Hudson Elementary

Fantastic job again this year!

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West Marion Elementary

As always we greatly enjoyed our visit. Your staff is so great with our class!

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Marion Elementary

This is a wonderful field trip. Thanks for all you do!