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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!

Fall Fest Season is Here! Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Good Food, & More!
We’re OPEN Every Saturday & Sunday, 10AM – 6PM, Sep 26th – Nov 1st, 2020

Bringing The Pumpkin Farm To Your Classroom Virtually This Fall!

Let’s Go Learn More – Virtually & Safely!

Virtual Instruction & In The Classroom

With current COVID safety measures in place, we understand that learning will be a bit different this year. 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.

What Is Included:

  • Z1 Classroom Content License (Valid for the 2020-2021 School Year)
  • ZThe Ability to Use For In-Person Instruction or Guided Virtual Learning
  • Z13 Streaming Videos of Farm Education Designed for Pre-k, Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade (All anchored by Pennsylvania State Standards & National Standards Alike)
  • ZStudent Activity Sheets Corresponding to Video Content
  • ZTeacher Learning Guide
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13 Videos of Farm Discovery & Fun!

Meet Your Teacher

Deb Colitas, owner of Valley Fruits & Veggies, is a certified elementary educator in the state of Pennsylvania. With years teaching prior to owning her own businesses, the elementary classroom is her ‘field’ of study. 🙂

Having an MS in Education, with a focus on technology in the classroom, ‘Mrs. C’ is excited to lead your class through a video series based on state standards and a ton of fun.

Designed with the preschool to 2nd grade learner in mind, your students will explore the farm and what it takes to prepare for fall harvest. You might not be able to load the bus and come visit, but the farm can be brought to you!

Pricing

Individual Teachers and Homeschool Parents

$125 per classroom content license for the 2020-2021 school year.

Multi-User Grade Levels, Schools, and Districts

Please fill out this contact form to be in touch for multi-user pricing.

We would love to be in touch to support Multiple Classrooms and our Farm Curriculum

For more information, please call:
484-212-1417

Are you LOCAL to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania?

We would love for you to order pumpkins for your students! We can arrange for them to be picked up or dropped off.

Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards

Click here to learn more…

Pre-K

AL.1 PK.A – Explore and ask questions to seek meaningful information about a growing range of topics, ideas, and tasks.

AL.2 PK.A – Work towards completing a task, even if challenging and despite interruptions.

AL.2 PK.E – Retain and recall information presented over a short period of time.

3.1 PK.A.2 – Identify basic needs of plants (water and light) and animals (food, water, and light).

3.1 PK.A.3. – Recognize that plants and animals grow and change.

3.1 PK.A.5. – Name basic parts of living things.

3.2 PK.B.6 – Recognize that light from the sun is an important source of energy for living and non-living systems and some source of energy is needed for all organisms to stay alive and grow.

4.1 PK-2.C – Identify that plants need the sun to grow

4.5 PK-2. A – Identify what people need to survive.

Kindergarten

AL.1 K.A – Explore and ask questions to seek meaningful information about a growing range of topics, ideas, and tasks.

AL. 1.4 K.W. – With guidance and support, recall information from experiences or gather
information from provided sources to answer questions.

AL 1.5 K.A. – Participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small
and larger groups.

AL 1.5 K.B. – Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or
information presented orally or through other media.

3.1 K.A.2 – Investigate the dependence of living things on the sun’s energy, water, food/nutrients air, living space, and shelter.

3.1 K.A.3. – Observe, compare, and describe stages of life cycles for plants and/or animals.

3.1 K.C.2 – Describe changes animals and plants undergo throughout the seasons.

3.2 K.B.6 – Recognize that light from the sun is an important source of energy for living and non-living systems and some source of energy is needed for all organisms to stay alive and grow.

3.3 K.A.1 – Distinguish between three types of earth materials – rock, soil, and sand.

4.4 K.C – Observe and describe stages of life cycles for plants and animals.

4.4 K.D. – Identify tools and machinery commonly used in agriculture.

1st Grade

1.4 1.M – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

1.4 1.P – Include thoughts and feelings to describe experiences and events.

3.1 1.A.1 – Categorize living and nonliving things by external characteristics.

3.1 1.A.2 – Investigate the dependence of living things on the sun’s energy, water,
food/nutrients air, living space, and shelter.

3.1 1.A.5 – Identify and describe plant parts and their functions.

3.1 1.B.1 – Grow plants from seed and describe how they grow and change. Compare to adult plants.

3.2 1.B.6 – Recognize that light from the sun is an important source of energy for living and non-living systems and some source of energy is needed for all organisms to stay alive and grow.

4.4 1.A – Describe the role of soil in agricultural systems.

4.5 1.B – Describe why people consider some insects, plants, and other living things to be pests, and ways to control their population numbers.

2nd Grade

AL.1 2.A – Explore and ask questions to seek meaningful information about a growing
range of topics, ideas, and tasks.

1.4 2.V – Participate in individual or shared research and writing projects.

1.4 2.W – Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided
sources to answer a question.

1.5 2.A – Participate in collaborative conversations with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

1.5 2.B – Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

3.1 2.A.5 – Explain how different parts of plants work together to make the organism function.

3.1 2.C.2 – Explain that living things can only survive if their needs are being met.

3.2 2.B.6 – Recognize that light from the sun is an important source of energy for living and non-living systems and some source of energy is needed for all organisms to stay alive and grow.

4.4 2.A – Identify agriculture as a living system and that food and fiber originate from plants and animals.

4.5 2.A – Identify the natural resources used to make various products.

Let’s Go Learn More – Virtually & Safely!