Visit Farm

ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

OUR FIRST OPEN DAY AT FROG HOLLOW FARM IS: SEP. 2 10AM-11:30AM




Come join us for an unique, up close look at Frog Hollow Farm.

You are invited to take a walking tour through our orchards to see our fruit ripening on the tree, and witness firsthand how our fruit is picked, packed, and sent en route to our customers.

The tour will include:
(i) a discussion about our farming practices
(ii) time for you to ask questions about your own fruit trees

The tour will end with a fruit tasting, and the opportunity to purchase fruit and conserves directly from the farm. 

During this late August tour, we expect to be harvesting peaches, plums and nectarines.

Please RVSP and send email inquires to kristin(at)froghollow(dot)com.

 

At Frog Hollow Farm, we are increasing our role in environmental education. Frog Hollow Farm will now be offering personalized farm tours, field trips and interactive workshops for people of all ages. [Contact: kristin(at)froghollow(dot)com]

VISITING FROG HOLLOW FARM

  

We passionately believe that in order to strengthen sustainable agriculture in California, we need to increase the connection between people and their food.

Frog Hollow Farm is a very diverse certified organic operation, with 140 acres in production. We want people to have an education experience while visiting our farm operation. While most known for our stone fruit, we harvest fruit 8 months of the year, including citrus, apples, pears, pomegranates and cherries. We also have a two-acre vegetable operation, growing a wide array of summer and winter vegetables and perennial herbs. Our vegetable garden is also home to our family of chickens.

Frog Hollow Farm offers two types of interactive tours (field trips for students and farm visits for adultsof our our orchards followed by a hands on workshop or activity of your choice. 

Farm visit duration: 2.5 hours

Farm visits can be booked on Mondays only.

Farm visits involve two parts, an orchard tour and hands on activity.

Orchard tour: walk through the fruit orchard, Q & A about organic fruit tree production.

Activities: Select from our list of workshops & activities below

WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS (Choose One):

Take part in an interactive garden activity. Help with harvest, learn how to prune tomatoes, or pick sweet peppers right off the vine. Activities will vary based on time of year.
We encourage individuals to taste test different varieties of the same fruit, in order to appreciate the complexities of each variety. Taste test our 5 different types of pluots, or compare our 3 pear varieties in the Fall
Learn about how to prune fruit trees to maximize fruit production and tree health. Observe different fruit trees with various growth habits.
An interactive walk around the vegetable garden. Smell herbs, taste kale, dissect seed pods. Learn about and observe different crops at various stages of life. Discuss beneficial plants, why do we grow flowers in the garden? Meet our family of 20 chickens; a mix of layer hens and rambunctious roosters.
We have several talented chefs that work at the farm. We are happy to conduct a cooking lesson using ingredients from our farm. (Additional charges may apply)

WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS (Choose One):

Using clues, students will search the garden for all sorts of plants and animals. Clues will encourage students to use all of their senses; to feel a fuzzy leaf, spot a dragonfly, taste an herb or observe curly chicken feathers. Recommended for students K-4th grade.
An interactive walk around the vegetable garden. Smell herbs, taste kale, dissect seed pods. Learn about and observe different crops at various stages of life. Discuss beneficial plants, why do we grow flowers in the garden? Meet our family of 20 chickens; a mix of layer hens and rambunctious roosters. Recommended for students K-4th grade.
Students participate in a daily garden taste. Help with harvesting kale or peppers, planting tomato transplants, seeding carrots or searching for snails. Activity will vary based on time of year.
Learn to make and taste test a simple and healthy snack using ingredients from our farm. For example, make Kale-pomegranate salad or homemade plum lemonade. (Additional cost may apply)
We encourage individuals to taste test different varieties of the same fruit, in order to appreciate the complexities of each variety. Taste test our 5 different types of pluots, or compare our 3 pear varieties in the Fall.
Do art in the orchard. For example, make a crown using branches, an ornament using recycled materials, or a giant paper bee to “pollinate” the flowers. (additional cost may apply)

 

Price Breakdown

Group Size Adults Students
15-30 $15/adult $5/student
31-55 $20/adult $7.50/student

 

* Prices for field trips are negotiable for low-income schools.
* Prices may vary for groups bringing numerous personal vehicles.
*Additional material cost may be required for cooking workshops.

For more information and to book a field trip or tour, please email kristin(at)froghollow(dot)com.