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 seasons 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 history of the farm and our growing practices, a wagon ride, and a pick-your-own opportunity. We provide a covered picnic area for those wanting to enjoy lunch or a snack outdoors (food not provided).
 
We can customize a tour to fit your needs whether it is a school field trip, home schooled educational outing, scout troop meeting, or another organized event. Talks can emphasize how food is grown, commercial food production, the environment, farming, agribusiness, and technology’s impact on agriculture. Tours with u-pick are available June through Columbus Day, weekends 9AM-3PM.
 
Contact Info
Address: 28700 Rte. 25, Cutchogue, New York 11935. Suffolk County.
Tel: 631-734-6441.
Hrs: May-Nov. 9-4:30PM.
 
SCHOOL
We invite students of any age to visit our farm and learn about their local food systems. Our goal of the visit is to give the students and understanding of the complexity of agriculture in today’s world. Tours include a talk, a wagon ride around the farm and a u-pick opportunity (seasonal availability). Talks can include topics such as agriculture, history, food production, farm ecology, technology’s impact on agriculture and more. We have a farm stand where students can purchase fresh produce, homemade donuts, honey, drinks and more. Tours with u-pick are available June through Columbus Day Weekend 9Am-3PM.
 
Contact Info
Name: Laurie McBride.
Phone: 631 734-6441.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: agriculture, biology, environmental studies, food production, Long Island history, nutrition, plants, pollination.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: 20-150.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes-2 hours.
Registration: Online, Email.
Food Options: Picnic area available. Food is not provided
Cost: Fee.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups are welcome to visit the farm to work on their badges. Tours can emphasize how your food is grown, farm ecology and technology in agriculture. We have several beehives on the farm where students can observe bee activity. Through observation one will gain an understanding of pollination’s vital role in the lifecycle of plants.
 
Contact Info
Name: Laurie McBride.
Phone: 631 734-6441.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: agriculture, biology, environmental studies, food production, nutrition, plants, pollination.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: 20-150.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Younger groups 5:1. Older groups 10-15:1.
Registration: Online, Email.
Food Options: Picnic area available. Food is not provided.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
We can customize a tour to fit the homeschool curriculum, emphasizing topics such as agriculture, agribusiness, pollination, the environment, food production and local history. Tours include talk, wagon ride and u-pick. If you don’t have enough people for a formal tour with advance notice, we can try to accommodate smaller groups through our traditional u-pick operation, which is open weekdays.
 
Contact Info
Name: Laurie McBride.
Phone: 631-734-6441.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: agriculture, biology, environmental studies, food production, Long Island history, nutrition, plants, pollination.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes-2 hours.
Registration: Online, Email.
Food Options: 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