Farm Field Trip Program Menu

Select a program from the menu that best fits your need and use your school’s percentage of students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch (%FRL) to determine your fee tier. All prices are for one standard sized class. Chaperones and aids are free of charge. One class is a maximum of 30 students. Limited Bus Stipends available for eligible schools.

Fee Tiers:

  • Tier 1: 71-100% FRL

  • Tier 2: 21-70% FRL

  • Tier 3: 0-20% FRL, Independent Schools

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The Full Farm Experience

Our Full Farm Experience offers students a full, cross-seasonal, immersive field trip experience. Students will plant and harvest the fruits of their labor on these coordinated farm trips. Through learning about the insects responsible for making the compost and pollinating the crops, to engaging in the hands-on work that happens in the field to grow the crops - your students will take with them a deeper understanding and respect for where their food comes from. Classes will hike, taste, craft, compost, harvest, and more. Students bring their lunches to enjoy at our picnic tables during the lunch break. Schedule a trip in both Fall and Spring.

Cost per class:
Tier 1 70-100% FRL $0
Tier 2: 21-70% FRL $300
Tier 3 0-20% FRL/private groups $500

Hours:
TWO -- 3 hour trips
10am-1pm
BOTH Fall: September-November AND Spring: March-June

Grade Levels:
Kindergarten-12

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SMC Compost Field Trip + Classroom Visit

Learn about the Rot R of the 4R's. What happens to the food we don't eat? Explore how to make your classroom zero waste by composting. Students will learn about multiple composting strategies and experience a farm setting in Fall. In the follow up school visit we will build your class a worm composting bin in your classroom. Students will develop an understanding of how human and earth systems interact through food production, consumption & composting. Addresses NGSS grade level performance expectations. Limited Bus Stipend funding generously provided by The San Mateo County Office of Sustainability for schools over 20% FRL. How to apply for bus stipends.

Cost per class:
Tier 1 70-100% FRL $0
Tier 2: 21-70% FRL $300
Tier 3 0-20% FRL/private groups $500

Hours:
ONE -- 3 hour trip
10am-1pm
ONE — 90 minute Winter Classroom Visit

Fall: September-November AND Winter: January-March

Grade Levels:
3-6

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Springtime Explorers

Spring is a time of growth on the farm. Visit us in this season to also see your students grow! Students are offered the opportunity to dive into our compost learning zone as well as observe and taste honey from our beehives.  The farm is alive with flowers, pollinators, and opportunities to explore the relationships between them. Enjoy a guided hike in the hills for ocean views. Each trip will harvest produce to prepare a healthy snack or take back to class. Students bring their lunches to enjoy at our picnic tables during the lunch break. Available March to June.

Cost per class:
Tier 1 70-100% FRL $0
Tier 2: 21-70% FRL $150
Tier 3 0-20% FRL/private groups $250

When:
ONE - 3 hour field trip
10am-1pm
Spring: March-May

Grade Levels:
Kindergarten-12

 
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Fall Harvest Trip

Celebrate the abundance of the season on our Fall Harvest field trip! Harvest and taste fresh fruits and vegetables from the fields for a unique learning opportunity. Fall is harvest time in Half Moon Bay, students will be able to explore the fields during our most abundant time of the year. From walking through our corn maze to hiking up our trail for ocean views the Fall is a great time of year to visit our farm. Every student will harvest produce and connect science to food to nutrition to themselves. Students bring their lunches to enjoy at our picnic tables during the lunch break. Available September to November.

Cost per class:
Tier 1 70-100% FRL $0
Tier 2: 21-70% FRL $150
Tier 3 0-20% FRL/private groups $250

When:
ONE - 3 hour field trip
10am-1pm
Fall: September-November

Grade Levels:
Kindergarten-12

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Setting Roots

Experience the wonder of the farm using all five senses! Designed for TK, preschool, or special education groups , students will experience where their food comes from as they are guided through farm activities such as weed races, compost sifting, harvesting or planting. Each student will bring something home - vegetables to share with their family, seeds to plant at home, or a craft to remember their special day on the farm. This trip can be done twice! Once in Fall and again in Spring.

Cost per class:
Tier 1: 70-100% FRL $0
Tier 2: 21-70% FRL $100
Tier 3 0-20% FRL/private groups $175
Fees are for one class. 9 Chaperones and Teacher are included in the cost.

When:
1.5-2 hours
10am-12pm
Available Fall or Spring or Both! Teachers can choose to come twice a school year, once in Fall and once in Spring

Grade Levels:
Preschool-1st, special education classes