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Children's Farm Life Program

Welcome to the farm!
Come experience life on an American fruit farm. From planting to picking, from jam making to baking, find out what a farmer's day is all about. All children's programs include a farm fresh lunch, many parts of which the children will have helped to prepare with their own harvest gatherings!

 Reservations are required for all of our programs and may be made by calling our market at 585-638-8838. 

Reservations for our programs are pre-paid and non-refundable.
 

Hurd Orchards Children's Programs

Peter Rabbit Tea
One of our favorite events for little ones. Especially planned for toddlers through grade three, our day includes the reading of the Beatrix Potter favorite, a lunch from Mr. McGregor’s garden. We’ll plant seeds, rake and hoe, and spend time with Peter himself and at least one sister!

Strawberry Shortcake Children's Day
A charming beginning to summer! Come pick berries in old fashioned strawberry crates and have a short farming lesson. Cook up a delicious strawberry shortcake in our bakery and a pot of strawberry jam in our jam kitchen. Take a wildflower walk gathering the June meadow’s daisies for daisy chains and centerpieces and relax over a lovely lunch.

Ladybugs, Bunnies and Blueberries
This program is Amelia’s idea and we are so excited! Explore with us the varied parts of our farm life - fruits and furry friends, the discoveries of the meadow, fresh eggs from our chickens and bread from the bakery. Did you know that our native Ladybug has not been seen in years? Make a ladybug wand and swish the meadow in discovery. Amelia will give a correct rabbit showmanship demonstration for anyone interested. Come discover the other treats we have in store!

Butterfly Garden Children's Day
As butterflies flutter by... during this delightful day we will investigate those who inhabit our farm world with us... catch a butterfly with a net, dig deep and watch the earthworms work. Have a great lunch, complete with beautiful butterfly cookies, make a butterfly bouquet and painting!

Sunflower Children's Day
August is a month of golden hue. Put on your straw hat and walk with us in our glorious sunflower fields. Learn about how we keep things watered in the hot summer sun. Make a painting of summer gardens on the farm and a bouquet of your favorite smiling sunflowers. Enjoy an old fashioned picnic in the orchard with corn on the cob...summer salad...freshly squeezed lemonade .... and other delicious, sunny, homespun treats!

Fall Farm Day
For Children of all Ages - Press cider, learn to pick apples, smell the apple butter cooking in the old kettle, peel and slice and bake… polish apples with our antique apple polisher and taste the herbs of the garden.

Youth Farm Learning Exploration - for ages 12-18 - A special program from 2-4.  A rare opportunity to get the behind the scenes experience. See, taste, learn and make alongside our farm team!