About Farmhand Adventure Program
The story of Oak Glen’s pioneering families, parallels the spirit of our American heritage; grounded in the freedom and expression of the individual. This “Pursuit of Happiness” was expressed through working the soil, maintaining a homestead, and securing a future for generations of farmers to come. During your visit, students will try their hand at homesteading a claim of their own and experience the rich legacy of Oak Glen’s farming history. Visit with our master groundsman who will put your hands to good use on the farm. Help in churning ice cream for a mid day treat!
There’s lots of work on the farm and we’ll need your help to get it all done.
What to Expect
Students are introduced to a variety of workshops and activities led by people in a 19th-century farm. They learn about the farmer's calendar with a focus on springtime preparation and planting. This content rich program will have students expend excess energy as they perform hands-on activities at several stations in our historic orchard and provide follow up materials that align themselves closely with the standards of Common Core.
Program Activities May Include:
Tending to our gardens
Making seed starters to take home
Working with traditional farming tools
Tour of the farm and alder woods trail
Nature scavenger hunt and identification
Homestead education and school lesson
Writing with a quill pen and ink
Making hand churned ice cream and tasting
Washing laundry and farm chores
Making a historical toy to take home
Playing 19th century games
Time: 10 am to 1:30 pm (Check-in is at 9:30. Program starts promptly at 10:00.)
Date: Summer, TBD by Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard
Policies & Payment
Cost Per Person: $15.00 ( Adults must pay admission fee. No charge for infants 0-3 years of age.) Please purchase tickets ahead of time, no sales the day of the scheduled program. Ticket sales close by 6:00 p.m. the evening before the scheduled program.
Guests: Adults are responsible for the behavior of the group and are required to supervise and stay with dependents at all times during their visit to Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard. Please make staff aware if you or any member of your group require special needs or considerations.
Weather: Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard field trips take place rain or shine. Please encourage your group to dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
In the event of severe weather... During heavy rain or severe weather Stone Soup Farm may cancel the program the day of the tour by calling the phone number you provide. If Stone Soup Farm cancels your field trip due to severe weather, we will make every effort to reschedule your group on an alternative date.