Carrigan Farms

This 5th-generation family farm offers fun, educational things to see and do. Groups can take a hayride to the apple orchard or the pumpkin patch and pick something to take home, visit the animals at the petting station, and see thousands of bees at work inside the glass-walled bee hives. The farm’s programs will teach students and scouts about farm life, pollination, photosynthesis, and plant growth. Each visitor to the farm will get as much apple cider as they can drink, and a coloring book to take home, filled with scenes and lessons from the farm.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1261 Oakridge Farm Highway, Mooresville, NC 28115. Iredell County. Tel: 704-664-1450. Email: hayride@carriganfarms.com. Website: www.carriganfarms.com. Hrs: Vary by season.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science.
 

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