Family Farm Tour
Agriculture is the #1 industry of Sussex County. We honor our local farmers and their history and traditions. The Family Farm Tour is the perfect tour to ecourage families to step away from their computer games and cell phones and experience "real" nature and "get back to basics". File this experience under Family Friendly Fun at the Beaches!
We'll pick you and your family up from your local address and drive you to a variety of farms just beyond the beaches along the rural side of Southern Delaware.
On this 4 hour tour, you'll meet real farmers and learn about the agriculture of Southern Delaware. All experiences are custom tailored to be age appropriate and there will be plenty of hands on experiences. Some farms are small, some large. Some have animals, some grow vegetables or flowers and some produce dairy products. You'll get to visit a good sampling of farms. Depending on the day of the week, we may even visit one of the many Farmer's Markets in our area.
Seasonal activities may vary. In late spring or summer, this tour could include picking berries and/or peaches, and in the fall, enjoyable harvest activities. Children may experience feeding goats or chickens, possibly petting horses or cows and watching geese and ducks. Sometimes there may even be baby calves to see. There may also be farm equipment to touch and feel. Last and not least, we'll enjoy fresh home made ice cream at a local dairy farm.
The minimum group size for this tour to hold is 8 people. If your party is smaller, be sure to call us and we'll do our best to fit you with another fun group. Children are welcome and encouraged, however, we do not offer child or booster seats. You are welcome to bring your own.
Cost is $50 per Person
Farm Tour is Offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:30 am
The ULTIMATE farm experience. This is an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with our awesome Delmarva Farmer!
Visit a local farm and ride along in a COMBINE and/or Grain Cart during harvest. This is super fun and our farmers have a wealth of information to share about farming life in Sussex County, Delaware.
You'll climb up into the cab of a huge combine, sit inside and ride along as the combine drives through the fields harvesting either corn or soybeans. Watch as the grain shoots out of the combine into the grain cart that rides shotgun. You'll never forget this experience and you'll have a whole new appreciation for fields of grain each time you pass by.
This is a fantastic learning opportunity for people of all ages. You must be physically capable and strong enough to climb up and down a ladder to participate. Wear boots or old sneakers.
All children must be accompanied by an adult in the combine.
Tour is $65 for Adults, $45 for Kids and offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 11 a.m. during Harvest Season (late August - late November). Weather permitting.
Note: Porta-potties are available on the farm. Once we head to the fields, you're in nature and there are no porta potties.