Field Trips


Scheduling a Field Trip

Our field trips are geared towards children between the ages of 4 – 7 years of age (generally pre-school through second grade). We require adequate supervision, since kid_packswe have a limited staff to assist the children in the field. To schedule a field trip call or email at 336-621-1264 or ruddfarm@triad.rr.com.  

General Field Trip Information

We offer two scheduled tours each Monday – Thursday starting in May, or when we expect to have enough berries for all the little hands to pick.
The first tour needs to arrive at the farm at approximately 9:15 am, and the second at approximately 10:30 am. The 10:30 group is welcome to bring their lunches, and enjoy lunch on the farm at the picnic shelter.
Cost Per Child – $7.00

(includes educational presentation–which takes about 20 minutes, one container of strawberries—picked by the child, strawberry coloring book, and strawberry sticker.)

Accompanying adults/teachers – adults/teachers only pay if they want to pick berries.  The price can change from year to year, and will be the normal amount charged for other non-field trip customers who pick their own berries.

We offer two scheduled tours each Monday – Thursday starting in May.

The first tour needs to arrive at the farm at approximately 9:15 am, and the second at approximately 10:30 am. The 10:30 group is welcome to bring their lunches, and enjoy lunch on the farm at the picnic shelter.

We have porta-potties with hand sanitizers for field trip use.

Here is a Strawberry Vocabulary worksheet you can print and use  to prepare  your students.  Before your field trip, here are a few suggested readings:

  • The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
  • The First Strawberries by Joseph Bruchac and Anna Vojtech
  • Strawberries are Red by Petr Horacek
  • Strawberry Shortcake Treasury by Siobhan Ciminera, Sonia Sander, and Monique Z. Stephens!