Von Thun's Country Farm Market

 
For over 25 years, our field trip tours have provided education and excitement for students, scouts, and homeschoolers of all ages! Tour programs include hayrides, meeting and learning about our farm animals, and seeing first-hand how our food is grown. Spring tours include a tour of our Ag Center, greenhouses, and observational beehive. Fall tours allow groups to pick their very own sugar pumpkins. Various farm activity packages are available for an additional fee. 
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852. Middlesex County. 
 
Tel: 732-329-8656. 
 
 
 
Hrs: Weekdays 10AM-6:30PM, Weekends 9AM-6PM. 
 
SCHOOLS
Field trips to Von Thun’s Country Farm Market are a great way to educate your students about agriculture and where our food comes from. Students will have a great time on a hayride tour of the farm where they’ll see horses, chickens, donkeys, and other animals. Tours of the farm’s facilities teach students about pollination, greenhouse technology, food production, and more. Students will enjoy a variety of hands-on farm activities during the spring and fall seasons.
 
Spring Tours can include:
Goat milking demonstration
Potting a plant to be taken home
Strawberry picking (May-June)
 
Fall Tours can include: 
Apple picking (September-early October)
Potato harvesting
Pumpkin picking
Navigating the Spookley anti-bullying themed corn maze
 
 
Contact Info
Contact: Cindy VonThun, 732-329-8656, Cindy@VonThunFarms.com.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies. 
Topics Covered: Agriculture, science, nutrition, health, animal biology, plants, pollination, greenhouse technology, food production, language arts.
 
SCOUTS
Scouts can work on Animal Science and Plant Science badges at Von Thun Country Farm Market. Farm activities will allow scouts to learn about how animals produce food, techniques used to grow crops, and more. Learn more about group visits
 
Contact Info
Contact: Cindy VonThun, 732-329-8656, Cindy@VonThunFarms.com.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science.
Topics Covered: Agriculture, science, nutrition, health, animal biology, plants, pollination, greenhouse technology, food production.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Field trips to Von Thun’s Country Farm Market are a great way to educate homeschool groups about agriculture and where our food comes from. Homeschoolers will enjoy a hayride tour of the farm where they’ll see sheep, goats, pigs, and other animals. Tours of the farm’s facilities teach students about pollination, greenhouse technology, food production, and more. A variety of hands-on farm activities such as potting plants and apple picking are available for field trips when in season. Learn more about field trips.
 
Contact Info
Contact: Cindy VonThun, 732-329-8656, Cindy@VonThunFarms.com.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
Topics Covered: Agriculture, science, nutrition, health, animal biology, plants, pollination, greenhouse technology, food production, language arts.
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year, but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out where our fruits and vegetables come from. ... Continue