FUN and LEARNING TOGETHER at the FARM
Field Trips 2016
At Johnson’s, our tours encompass more than just a trip to the farm. We have created a variety of fun-packed, educational experiences awaiting your group’s arrival. We have designed our tours for groups of all sizes. Our tours are designed to accommodate a group minimum of 15 up to more than 300! Many different tour packages are available. All trips include a hayride to pick the seasonal crop, a visit to our newly renovated Animal Farm and use of our picnic area. The seasonal crop is dependent upon the time of year your tour is scheduled. From apple picking to sweet-potato digging, we are your farm destination! We incorporate educational information throughout the tours and we encourage the children to experience farming hands-on. By hands-on, we mean the children participate and experience farming with all of their senses. They see how fruits and vegetables are grown. The children touch and feel the leaves, trees, plants as they harvest the produce. The smells and sounds of the seasons are in the air for all can enjoy while taking a gentle hayride across the farm. Our newly renovated Animal Farm is teeming with farm animals. We have provided double fencing and feeding tubes to ensure that your groups enjoy a fun, safe time with our farm animals. We have also installed farm-friendly play equipment for all to enjoy. Stay a while and take a stroll on our Wacky Bridge. Find your way through our rope maze or just take a sail through our pipe slide. Upon leaving the Animal Farm area, sinks with running water and soap are available for your use. A quick call to Diane can answer any of your questions and schedule your tour.
The Fall months on the farm are a beautiful time of year. The apple trees are full of delicious fruit waiting for the Buses to roll in. The bright orange Pumpkins are pushing through there vines and the Popcorn and Sweet Potatoes are growing for the November harvest. So come to Johnson’s Farm to pick your own pumpkins, pick your own apples and more!
Below you will find a chart of Farm tours and dates that are available including pick your own apples and pumpkin picking. Further down the page is the explanation of each tour.
|Apple Picking Hayride
(4 apples per person)
|Sept. 12 to Oct. 7|
|Pumpkin Picking Hayride
(1 small pumpkin per person)
|Sept. 12 to Oct. 31|
|Deluxe Apple/Pumpkin Picking Hayride(4 apples per person & 1 small pumpkin per person)||Sept. 12 to Oct. 7|
|Deluxe Popcorn Picking & Sweet Potato Digging Hayrides(4 ears of popcorn & 2 sweet potatoes per person )||Nov.1 to Nov.18|
*$11.00 per person for the regular tour
*$13.00 per person for the Deluxe Tours
*$3.00 per person Discovery Barnyard upgrade
*There is a minimum of 15 people to make a reservation
*One free person per 15 paid
Apple Picking, Pumpkin Picking Hayrides and More!
All tours include a hayride, picking of the seasonal crops and containers to take them home, use of our picnic area, animal feeding and play time in the Animal Farm, coloring sheets and teacher information. There is also a brand new restroom facility for group use. The Discovery Barnyard is not included in regular or deluxe tours. It can be added to these tours for an upgrade charge of $3.00 per person.
Apple Picking Hayride – Sept. 12 to Oct. 7
Fall arrives a little early here with apple picking beginning at the end of August. This is a great way to usher in a new season while still enjoying the outdoors. This tour includes a hayride to the apple orchard where a variety of apples await you. Each person will get to pick 4 apples to take home.
Pumpkin Picking – Sept. 12 to Oct. 31st
Our fields burst with pumpkins beginning the middle of September until October 31st. This is our longest running and most popular tour. We provide a hayride to our pumpkin patch but before you arrive there is “low key” corn maze to maneuver through. You enter into a bountiful beauty of color as you select just the right pumpkin. Everyone leaves the field with a pumpkin.
EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT!! This Field trip will also be offered at our NEW LOCATION in JOHNSON’S FARM at LOCUST HALL, in Jobstown N.J. We can now conveniently serve Monmouth, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset County schools and groups . Click HERE for more info.
Deluxe Apple/Pumpkin Picking Hayride – Sept. 12 to Oct. 7
Combine these two crops for full FALL on the farm experience.
If one crop is not enough for your group why not do both?
Deluxe Popcorn & Sweet Potatoes- Nov. 1 to Nov. 18
Immediately following our pumpkin season we begin to harvest popcorn and dig for sweet potatoes. This tour begins November 1st and concludes right before Thanksgiving. This is a fabulous, educational tour. It begins with a hayride to the popcorn field. Children learn how popcorn grows and pick 4 ears to take home. Then they take a short walk to dig for sweet potatoes. How awesome for children to see firsthand where their food comes from!
Back at the Warm Greenhouse we provide a demonstration of how apples are pressed to make cider (everyone gets a sample to try), we show children how farmers in the olden days shelled corn. We also teach the children about popcorn and sweet potatoes. This is a wonderful fun and educational experience.
During this time of year lunch can be enjoyed in our heated greenhouse. Johnson’s Farm is a Great Place to Learn!!!!!!
We highly recommend that you join our e-mail list to get seasonal updates and find out what is going on at the farm. Picking dates can change by as much as seven to 10 days from year to year. Our Farm News Emails allow us to keep our
customers informed and up to date on the picking season.