Local farms regularly open their lands to school tours. If you are interested, and do not see the farm of your choice listed here, please just contact them directly from the list on Farm Partners. Be aware that it costs farmers money to share their farms with school groups: you will typically need to cover the cost of whatever items you are offered from the land. Farmers usually do not charge for their time with students.
Bierwagon’s Donner Fruit Trail • 477-5992 • Hwy 174/Chicago Park
Bierwagon’s starts taking reservations for fall field trips in August. The field trip includes a tour of the apple orchard, apple packing, farm animals, and the pumpkin patch. The cost is $7 per student or parent, teachers are free. Tour groups are approximately 20 students each.
Fulcrum Farm • 274-3457
Call for field trip information.
Living Lands Agrarian Network • Nevada City • 265-5012 • www.livinglandsagrariannetwork.org
Field trips include a farm tour and 3-4 activities, such as planting and mulching, depending on the time of year and goal of the teacher(s). There are farm animals and many classes choose to bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the farm. There is a small per student charge, call for more information.
Riverhill Farm • 263-1886 • Nevada City • www.riverhillfarm.com
Field trips are tailored to the age of the students and desired goals of the teacher(s). Most field trips include a farm tour and activities tailored to the time of year and nature of the students. There is a $5 per student charge, call for more information.