Farm Tours

Spring, Summer & Fall!

Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market Farm Tours

One of our favorite things to do here at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard is to teach oth­ers – espe­cially chil­dren – how our foods are grown. Our won­der­ful staff  love chil­dren (and adults who love to learn!) and enjoy teach­ing about how our orchard and farm oper­ates. The inter­ac­tive lessons we pro­vide help teach­ers meet the edu­ca­tional objec­tives of their cur­ricu­lum in a fun and excit­ing way.

High­lights
Our farm and orchard visits or tours are $5 per child and  include:

Guided walking tour
Les­son about bees and honey production
Lesson about how our fruits are grown and harvested
Pick your own apples (or peaches) in our Orchard  (if applicable to season – adults do not pick)
“Stalk talks” in our cornfield
Visit to our pig barn
Access to our pavilion for a picnic lunch (Please tell us at time of booking!)
Snack for children

Seasonal lesson variations: Pumpkin patch creations, Make-your-own soil project, Seed ID and Crawly Critter activity

Optional items for additional fees: Wagon ride, corn maze, pumpkin picking, bagged lunch

Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market kids eating our tasty peaches!What you take home:
One delicious piece of fruit per student, and
Great mem­o­ries of a fun day!

Teach­ers and par­ents may visit our Farm Market (stu­dents are allowed to shop if given per­mis­sion by teach­ers and parents).

Mis­cel­la­neous
Each tour or visit lasts approx­i­mately 90 min­utes. Please be on time – if you are late your tour time may be short­ened or altered.

Chil­dren should wear ten­nis shoes/sneakers. Jack­ets and rain­coats are rec­om­mended for cool, rainy days.  Bug spray and cameras are often beneficial as well.

Our Picnic Pavilion is avail­able for tour groups to use for lunch, but must be reserved ahead of time. Two clean indoor restrooms and two outdoor facilities are avail­able for tour groups to use.

To assist you in connecting our curriculum to any lesson plans you may complete in the classroom prior to or after your Farm Tour, we offer our Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market Curriculum Lesson Connection Key to provide you with the science standard to which each educational station corresponds.

What If It Rains?
We encour­age schools and groups to keep their reser­va­tions unless there are heavy rains. Please call the orchard (717) 252-2540, the morn­ing of your tour to check on the weather con­di­tions at the farm. If you must can­cel, we will work to resched­ule your group.

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or to schedule a tour today!

Reser­va­tions
Reser­va­tions can be made  by call­ing Julie or Becky at 717-252-2540. We are currently accepting reservations for our 2016 Spring, Summer and Fall tours.  Minimum group size is 12.  If your group is smaller than 12, you may book a tour, but will be required to pay for 12 children.

Farm Visit (2-4 yrs. old)    Guided walk, PYO fruit, snack    $5/person
Educational Tour (4yrs. old +)    Guided tour, lesson, PYO fruit, snack    $5/person

Optional Items

Bagged Lunch    Mini pretzelwich, apple, cookie, juice    $6/person
Pumpkin Picking
    choose a pumpkin from our patch    $2/small, $5/large
Wagon Ride    15 minute ride around Farm & Orchard    $2/person
Corn Maze    5-acre Scavenger Hunt in Corn Field Maze    $4/person

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