Mitcham Farm

 
Convenient to Atlanta, Covington, and Athens, Mitcham Farm provides groups with the opportunity to get “in touch” with their food through a combination of hands-on education and fun. Mitcham Farm is 5th-generation family-owned and operated and recognized as a Centennial Family Farm by the State of Georgia. The farm features activities for all ages. In the fall, families and groups can enjoy a giant corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, rides, and other activities. In the spring and summer, berries (u-pick and pre-picked), sweet corn, tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables are grown and sold on the farm. The farm also hosts special events such as the Strawberry Festival in the spring and the Pumpkin Festival, Cowboy Dayz, and other themed events in the fall. Mitcham Farm hosts school field trips, parties, weddings, reunions, and other groups and private events throughout the year. The farm is located just 30 miles east of downtown Atlanta, less than 5 miles from Interstate 20.
 
Contact Info
Address: 797 W Macedonia Church Rd., Oxford, GA 30054. Newton County. 
 
Tel: 770-597-6346.
 
 
 
Hrs: Monday – Friday 9AM-1PM (school groups of 20+); Open to public weekends in the fall and for special events (Visit www.mitchamfarm.com or www.facebook.com/mitchamfarm for details). 
 
SCHOOLS
School field trips are available spring through fall. All field trips include a hayride around the farm, a visit with our farm animals, an education presentation, play time (featuring a super slide, pedal karts, cow train, a giant jumping pad, and more), access to a covered picnic area, and resources for teachers. Fall field trip options also include access to the corn maze and interactive maze game, pumpkin decorating, corn shelling experience, an educational talk about farming, and mini pumpkin, coloring book, and ice cream for each child. Spring field trip options include fruit picking (based on seasonal availability), seed plantings, an educational presentation on growing strawberries, and a coloring book and ice cream for each child. Learn more
 
Contact Info
Contact: 770-597-6346.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th.
 
Group Size: 20+. See website for options for groups of less than 20.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 2-4 hours.
 
Cost: $8/person for groups of 20+ (1 teacher plus 1 para-pro attend FREE per classroom)
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
Topics Covered: Agriculture, nutrition, farming, produce, animals, problem solving, team building. 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups love the giant corn maze at Mitcham Farm! While working in small groups, scouts will use games, puzzles, and the maze as a means to work on problem-solving, navigation, leadership, and teamwork skills. Scout groups can also add a bonfire to their reservation. Learn more about group activities
 
Contact Info
Contact: 770-597-6346.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th.
 
Group Size: 20+. See website for options for groups of less than 20.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 2-4 hours.
 
Cost: $8/person for groups of 20+ (1 teacher plus 1 para-pro attend FREE per classroom).
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Physical Education. 
Topics Covered: Farming, teamwork, navigation, orienteering, problem solving.

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