Wickham's Fruit Farm

    
Wickham’s Fruit Farm is a bicentennial farm located next to the Peconic Bay specializing in growing fruits. During the growing season you can find strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, plums, peaches, apples, asparagus, sweet corn, tomatoes, melons, pumpkins and more growing on the farm.
 
We provide tours, which include a talk about the farm, a visit to the observational beehive, a wagon ride through the fields and a pick-your-own opportunity. There is a covered picnic area available for those wanting to enjoy lunch or a snack outdoors (food and beverages are not provided with the tour).
 
We can customize a tour to fit your needs whether it is a school field trip, home schooled educational outing, scout troop meeting, or other organized event. Talks can emphasize how plants grow, food production, the environment, agribusiness and local history including Native American encampments. For additional information on our tours, or to book a tour with us please visit us at www.wickhamsfruitfarm.com.
 
Book your field trip and find additional information at www.wickhamsfruitfarm.com/BookATour.doc.
 
Contact Info
Address: 28700 Rte. 25, Cutchogue, New York 11935. Suffolk County.
 
Tel: 631-734-6441.
 
 
 
Hrs: Tour - Late May-Oct. Mon.-Fri. 9AM-4PM, Stand Hours - May-Nov. Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM.
 
SCHOOLS
We can customize a tour to suit your classes needs emphasizing agriculture, history, agribusiness, environment, or food production. We also offer an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look into what is happing inside a beehive with our observational hive. By observing and discussing the farm’s beehive along with different crops students will gain an understanding to pollinations vital role in the life cycle of plants. Tours can include a wagon ride, visit to the observational hive, discussion about the farm and agriculture and a u-pick opportunity. To learn more about field trip packages available to you age groups please visit www.wickhamsfruitfarm.com/frame1.htm.
 
Contact Info
Contact: Laurie McBride.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12
 
Group Size: 20-150.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours.
 
Cost: See website for current rates.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Social Studies. 
Topics Covered: Long Island history, agriculture, nutrition, food production, pollination, environmental studies, plants, biology.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups are welcome to visit the farm to work on their badges. Tours can emphasize how your food is grown, the environment, how you can grow your own food and more. We also provide a working observational bee hive where by observing and discussing the beehive along with different crops students will gain an understanding to pollinations vital role in the life cycle of plants. Learn more about available tours please visit www.wickhamsfruitfarm.com/tours.htm.
 
Contact Info
Contact: Laurie McBride.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 20-150.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Approx. 2 hours.
 
Cost: See our website for current rates.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies. 
Topics Covered: Agriculture, nutrition, food production, pollination, environmental studies, plants, biology.
 
HOMESCHOOL
We can customize a tour to suit your educational outing needs emphasizing agriculture, history, agribusiness, environment, or food production. We also offer an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at what is happing inside a beehive with our observational hive. By observing and discussing the farm’s hive along with different crops students will gain an understanding to pollinations vital role in the life cycle of plants. We can customize a tour to fit your homeschool curriculum, emphasizing topics such as agriculture, agribusiness, pollination, the environment, food production and local history.
 
Tours do require a minimum of 20 people for booking. With advance notice, we can try to accommodate smaller groups through our traditional u-pick operation which is open weekdays. To more about field trip activities visit www.wickhamsfruitfarm.com/frame1.htm
 
Contact Info
Contact: Laurie McBride.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 20-150.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recommended Length of Visit: 2 hours.
 
Cost: See our website for current rates.
 
Topics Covered: Science, social studies, Long Island history, agriculture, nutrition, food production, pollination, environmental studies, plants, biology.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

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