Great Fun and Learning Experience for Every Age

Children from schools and childcare programs travel to us from as far away as Green Bay, West Bend, Sheboygan and Wautoma in order to experience a rural farm and learn about how things grow.

About 7,000 children come to visit our farm with their school or daycare every fall. The tour program changes a little every year for each age group but continues to be great fun and learning experience for the children and their chaperones. There are a number of time slots during the weekdays that you can choose from. Tours are given on weekdays only from the first Monday in September through the last Friday in October.

To inquire about or book a tour, please email Tour Manager Alicia at alicia@mytlf.com.

Bee Classroom

School Tours

Tour #1 – Last about 35 minutes and includes a hayride and picking of an apple.

Tour #2 – Lasts about 45 minutes and includes a hayride, picking an apple and the picking of a pumpkin.

Tour #3 – Lasts about an hour and 15 minutes and includes a hayride, picking an apple and classrooms.

Tour #4 – Lasts about one hour and 30 minutes and includes picking an apple, picking a pumpkin with the hayride, and classrooms.

 

Solar Panels

Classrooms

Straw Barn Classroom – This new learning center is designed to feature our newest addition of solar panels and composting. We will discuss renewable energy and how everyone benefits from it. 

Bee House – contains an observation bee hive where we will discuss the importance and life-cycle of bees and how they relate to the food we eat. 

Apple House – is the main salesroom where you will see the inside of the apple cooler and then go into the grading room’s observation deck. here the apples are washed, sized, inspected and bagged. Apples are peeled in the peeling room nestled in the corner.

Apple Picking

Picking an Apple in the orchard fresh off a tree aged between 5-60 years old is an experience by everyone in the group. Learn that each apple is protected by a natural substance called oxidation or bloom; and that 50 leaves provide nourishment for each apple on the tree. Here is where we will also briefly talk about Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This is how we daily monitor temperature and rainfall and weekly inspect traps to determine when and if we spray the apple trees.

Wagon Ride

Wagon rides are supplied with bales of hay to sit on and are pulled by a tractor through the orchard and woods. The ride lasts about 20 minutes and is sure to find every bump in the road.