New York State

Fishkill Farms

 
An historic orchard and leading farm in the region for practicing sustainable and organic agriculture, Fishkill Farms grows hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables for picking from strawberries and peas in the spring, peaches and tomatoes in the summer, to apples and pumpkins in the fall. Students are immersed in the world of agriculture and learn about sustainability, photosynthesis, nutrition, and the farm ecosystem. Activities include hayrides, fruit picking, scavenger hunts, visiting our hens, rabbits and sheep, use of our play area, and enjoying the farm’s famous donuts and fresh-pressed cider! Field trip leaders, please call or email for scheduling and more info. 
 
For field trip information, visit www.fishkillfarms.com/fieldtrips.html.
For answers to frequently asked questions, visit www.fishkillfarms.com/faq.html.
 
Contact Info
Address: 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533. Dutchess County. Tel: 845-765-8587. Email: events@fishkillfarms.com. Website: www.fishkillfarms.com. Hrs: Daily, 9AM-6PM. Contact: Office.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. 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