Harvest Tour



About Harvest Homestead Program

This program provides a snack and 2 take home crafts for each paying participant.

September marks our early apple season and all things related to the rich flavors of autumn’s bounty. “Let your children gather your apples”, said the first American Farmer’s Manual. It continued, “Children are the farmer’s richest blessing, and when trained to habits of industry,

they become the best members of society.”

Come celebrate in the harvest with us, as we discover what life was really like working and living on a late 19th century apple farm. Enjoy the daily adventures of a homesteading family, learning from their skills and craftsmanship. Drop by the old cider press and partake in making your own juice. We’ll visit the heirloom corn and pumpkin patch and bring in the harvest together. 

What to Expect 


Families are introduced to a variety of workshops and activities led by people in a 19th-century farm. They learn about the trades and responsibilities of apple farmers and how people in the past relied on one another for products and survival. This content rich program will have students expend excess energy as they perform hands-on activities at several stations in our historic orchard.


Program Activities May Include:

  • Seasonal cooking workshop and food preservation

  •  Making traditional apple crisp

  • Apple coring and peeling

  • Coffee grinding and helping with kitchen chores

  • Cider pressing and tasting

  • Orchard tour and discussion on regional apple farming history

  • Visit to the corn and pumpkin garden

  • Corn grinding and shucking

  • Discussion on homestead trades

  • Dipping a candle to take home

  • 19th century games

  • Making a seasonal craft to take home 

Program Time: 10 am to 1:00 pm 


Arrival Time: We recommend arriving between 9:30 - 9:45 to check in. Please note that the program begins at 10:00 and will not wait for late arrival.


Date: September 20, 2019 (We may open other dates for this program throughout the autumn. Please check back for additional dates.)


Admission Cost: $15.00, Ages 4 years & up

Adults: Please note, you must pay for admission to this program. There is no charge for children 3 years and under. You may choose to have your admission's crafts and snack apply to a younger guest. 

Policies & Payment 


Parents:  Adults are responsible for the behavior of their children and are required to supervise and stay with them at all times during their visit to Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard. Please contact our office via email if you have questions or concerns regarding your tour. 

Weather: Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard field trips take place rain or shine. Please encourage your family to dress appropriately for outdoor activities. 

In the event of severe weather... During heavy rain or severe weather Stone Soup Farm may cancel your field trip the day of the tour by emailing the address 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 of our choosing or provide a full refund.



Phone: (951) 769-2083           Email:  info@rileysstonesoupfarm.com


Credit & Refund Policy Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard is not able to offer refunds for events after the date of purchase or credit for future events. Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard may make exceptions to this policy in extenuating circumstances at Stone Soup Farm's sole discretion.

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