Field Trips and Tours


Our educational field trips and tours will teach your group about how we farm in a sustainable manner.  Our trips are available throughout the growing season and highlight our working vegetable and orchard farm as well as our new creamery and pastured dairy cows.  Limited availability for weekend tours during the summer.

Cost is $7.50 per person (every person attending).  For school and Summer Camp field trips, teachers and Camp Staff are free.
Minimum group size is fifteen. Smaller groups can opt to pay for 15 people.  Maximum group size is 60. If your group is larger, you have the option of scheduling two days or more days.

Inquiries for tours should be emailed to Tours@rockhillorchard.com.  
Please include your name, your organization, numbers and ages of tour participants, which tour/focus you are interested in, approximate dates and times you are interested in.  Seven days advance notice is appreciated so appropriate staffing can be scheduled.

Apple Picking
Take a tractor-driven wagon ride to the apple orchard
Learn about how apples grow
Pick a small bag of apples (we provide a field trip size bag) to take home
Dates: September – early November

Pumpkin Patch
Take a tractor-driven wagon ride to the pumpkin patch
Learn about how pumpkins and winter squash grow
Pick a field trip size pumpkin to take home
Dates: October

Creamery Dairy Tour
Take a tractor-driven wagon ride to the creamery
Learn about how our cows are on pasture year round
See our cows being milked by the VMS robotic milking machine
Dates: March - October
Corn Maze
Take a tractor-driven wagon ride to the corn maze
Learn about how we grow corn and hay
Navigate the corn maze
Dates: Mid-September - October

High Tunnels
Learn about how we extend our growing season
Learn differences between growing techniques in our five high tunnels and hoop houses
Learn about how we irrigate and fertilize within the high tunnels
Take a tractor-driven wagon ride around the farm
Dates: March - October

Spring Blossom
Plant your own sunflower plant in a pot to take home
Learn how sunflower plant grows.
Learn about honeybees and pollination
Tour the high tunnels where plants are growing.
Take a tractor-driven wagon ride blossom tour around the farm
Ages: Preschool through third grade
Dates: April, May

Custom Tour
  • Does your group have a special interest or wish to combine different elements?  Let us know.  We will try to accommodate your needs for an additional fee.  We find that the custom tour works well for school trips as then we can customize our tours based upon your learning areas.
First Saturday Dairy Tours
  • Do you have a smaller group but would still like a guided tour?  Join one of our First Saturday Tours.
  • Free of charge
  • Adult must accompany children 12 years and younger
  • No reservation required.
  • Tour begins promptly at 1:30pm
  • Tour includes a guided tour of our robotic dairy and intensively-grazed, rotational pastures, learn about why we raise Guernsey Cows and how and why we process our own milk.
  • 2017 Dates:
    • May 6
    • June 3
    • July 1
    • No tour in August
    • September 9
    • October 7
    • November 4

Email us today to schedule your tour.

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