|Children's Groups (2 1/2 - 10 years old)**
Allow approximately 2-3 1/2 hours (depending on your tour choices). 15 person
the farm inn with a BIG WELCOME from Anita "Mom" Nelson.
old-fashioned farm bell to begin your event.
& start your BREAD BAKING SESSION
-Depending on the age of your little ones: discuss how we grind the flour for
our bread, let children touch and taste the wheat "berries", grind the flour in
our fifty-year-old grinder, chat about the nutritional value of whole-grain vs.
white flour, let children knead the dough and form their own loaves of bread,
talk about how long it will take to bake-when is the bread finished?
bread. Butter and homemade jam available, too.
DANCE and out to see the goats, kitties, and bunny with Farmer Helen.*
*Groups may choose to visit the NELSON DAIRY FARM at this point (a five minute
drive from the inn). This part of the tour may include: staying safe on the
farm, seeing where & how the registered dairy cows are milked, bottle and bucket
feeding the calves, a walk through the gardens to the chicken coop to gather the
eggs (if time & weather permits!).
visiting the animals, enjoy a meal of homemade PANCAKES (yes, made with some of
the same kind of flour we used for the bread!), sausage, and milk. Butter,
syrup, and strawberry-rhubarb jam included.
the bread and bag bread.
tune and goodbye song.
** We're very flexible! We can adapt this sample itinerary to fit your group's
needs/age range. Perhaps you are a Girl Scout club with a focus this year on
nutrition or animal care or the environment; we'll spend more time helping your
students discuss that aspect of their learning. Perhaps your children would like
to spend extra time with music-no problem! Just let us know your needs.
Package rate: $30.75 + tax (Rate per person includes: Thunder
Valley farm visit, bread baking session, pancakes/sausage/milk,
sing-a-long/participatory music experience, gratuity). One complimentary
experience with every 20 paid.
Bread Baking Session Only: Rate per person includes the bread
baking session and bread/butter/jam sample, plus a music experience. Kids and
chaperones may visit the farm pets at the inn on their own.
Adults/Parents/Chaperones: $10.75 + tax
Children (ages 6-12): $7.75 + tax
Children (ages 3-5): $5.75 + tax
Under 2: Free
NOTE: We strongly advise groups to have at least
one adult chaperone per four students/children.