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COVID-19 SAFETY UPDATE

Farming operations and pick-your-own food farms are deemed ESSENTIAL businesses during the current coronavirus pandemic. At this time, Valley Fruits & Veggies expects to remain fully operational during the regular pumpkin season while taking into consideration the following:

  • As per state guidelines employees and customers will be required to wear a mask (unless a medical condition prevents otherwise – https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Stop-the-Spread.aspx).
  • Our pumpkin picking fields will be closely monitored to allow all customers to comfortably maintain a 6 foot social distance while enjoying their time on the farm.
  • Hayride capacity will be adjusted to match state requirements during the pumpkin season.
  • Families and their children must stay closely together at all times. 
  • Line markers and directional signage will be updated for activities and points of purchase allowing a 6 foot distance between customers.
  • To-go containers for all food purchases will be available in addition to pre-picked pumpkins and other fall items for individuals who do not seek to ride the hayride to the field. 
  • For more information on COVID-19 guidelines for Pennsylvania farmers, please visit: https://extension.psu.edu/minimizing-risks-for-coronavirus-transmission-at-farmers-markets-on-farm-markets-you-pick-operations-and-produce-auctions
  • For any updates and changes, please check our Facebook page and website frequently!

Field Trips

At The Farm

we are NOT just a pumpkin patch,
we are an outdoor classroom!

September – October 2020

Field Trips

At Valley Fruits and Veggies, we love supporting children and their learning. When visiting the farm as part of a scheduled field trip, students learn through active participation, sensory integration, play, and so much more.

The Valley Fruits and Veggies field trip difference is that we are NOT just a pumpkin patch, we are an outdoor classroom!

Meet ‘Mrs. C’ (Deb Colitas)

Deb “Mrs. C” Colitas

Holding a Masters in Education and a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate, Deb got to work on how to create a visit to the farm that allowed school groups to be engaged at all times.

Now in the 12th year at Valley Fruits And Veggies, your students will discover our ‘centers’ of learning and engagement:

  • Tractor Ride
  • Extensive Discovery Play Area
  • Playing in GIANT Bins of Corn with Buckets, Shovels, and Trucks
  • Learning in our Corn Classroom, Experiencing Farm-based Literature at its best
  • Taking a Guided Nature Walk through a portion of the Corn Maze
  • Choosing a Pumpkin to take home
  • Having a Photo-Finish with Innumerable Photo Opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule a Field Trip & Cost

Please reach out to Deb through email or phone.

$8 per student
$5 per adult chaperone (non-teacher)
Teachers and classroom aids are always free

Phone: 484-212-1417
Email: valleyfv@gmail.com

Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade

We can accommodate groups of 15 to 200 students at one time, chaperones are not required

Beyond the Tractor Ride: 6th to 12th Grade

We LOVE having older students join us for a more ‘mature’ time on a school field trip. We cater to your students’ needs from an intensive agriculture science lesson to losing 400 middle school students in the maze!

Contact us to receive a personalized quote for your group.

“I Heard That You Also Offer These Wonderful Field Trips Virtually & Online?”

Here at Valley Fruits & Veggies, we are taking this distance-learning opportunity to create a 100% VIRTUAL farm experience for you and your students! From seed to pumpkin, your class will engage with us on the farm every step of the way.

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