New Jersey

Demarest Farms

 
Demarest Farms is a proud family farm tradition celebrating our 132nd anniversary. It’s a bumper crop this year, so bring your group in the fall to pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. In the summer, groups can pick their own peaches. Hay wagon rides, an adventure playground, corn box, photo display area, crooked house village, picnic area, and fresh pressed apple cider and apple cider donuts are available at the farm! See the animals in our two petting zoos, which include goats, llamas, pigs, and more. Don't forget to stop by our country store for fall and Halloween decorations for the classroom. At lunchtime, enjoy delicious baked goods, salad bar, deli, fruits and vegetables, and ice cream. Picnics are allowed on site.
 
Contact Info
Address: 244 Werimus Road, Hillsdale, NJ 07642. Bergen County.
Tel: 201-666-0472.
Hrs: Daily 8AM-6:30PM, & By appointment.
 
SCHOOL
School groups are welcome to enjoy a variety of farm activities such as pumpkin picking (when in season), visiting the petting zoo, hayrides, and more. Educational farm tours are available for students to get a real feel of farm life. Visit in the fall for a field trip with Spookley the Square Pumpkin; this is an unforgettable program where students hear a story, and enjoy fun farm activities and snacks.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 201-666-0472.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone.
Food Options: Available for purchase, Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can enjoy an outing at Demarest Farms. Activities include hayrides and more. Weekend pick-your-own visits do not require reservation. Bring lunch to have a picnic on site!
 
Contact Info
Phone: 201-666-0472.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science, Social Studies.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone.
Food Options: Available for purchase, Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschoolers can visit Demarest Farms for a day filled with farm fun! Educational farm tours are available, which allow homeschool groups to get a real feel of farm life.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 201-666-0472.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone.
Food Options: Available for purchase, Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.

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