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Pumpkin Picking Tour (October 26, 2020 - October 30, 2020)
As I’m sure you all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt to field trips for public schools in North Carolina. However, Whitaker farms is still committed to educating our youth about the importance of agriculture and the role it plays in putting food on our table. In order to continue to provide this opportunity to children in our area, we are offering a modified version of our fall pumpkin picking field trip to daycare and private schools. In order to keep it feasible for Whitaker farms to offer this opportunity we have made some modifications, knowing things can still change moving forward.
Our plan is to take reservations the last week of October for day cares and private schools to bring up to 25 people at a time (teachers, students, parents combined) to the farm! The children will learn about the life cycle of the pumpkin, pick a pumpkin of their own to take home, learn about how plants grow and plant a plant to take home, enjoy a wagon ride through the farm, and have some free time to use our playground facilities, picnic shelter, and visit our farm animals. The entire experience will last approximately 2 hours. The facilities will be sanitized between each group, resulting in a specific cutoff time for each group unlike in the past. The cost for the field trip is $230 for up to 25 people and includes a pumpkin and plant for everyone! Again, the 25 max includes teachers, parents, and students and face coverings will be required.
We hope that we have enough interest that we need to release additional days in October to accommodate everyone! At this time, you will select the day you are interested in visiting with us and we will assign you a time. If you have multiple days you are available, let us know that too! Also, please let us know the time period of the day you are available so we can schedule accordingly! Reservations can be made by filling out the form below.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the farm!