For decades the Jones Family Farms has been welcoming young school children to the farm during our October harvest season. Since our farm grows our own pumpkins and squashes, it provides a wonderful setting for young children to experience a true working farm and to visit a real pumpkin field.
Fall Group Tours
Educator-Guided Harvest Program
This program is designed for students in kindergarten and first grade. Students enjoy a hay wagon tour of the farm fields to see the growing crops and landmarks of a classic New England farm. At the field classroom, our farm educator teaches about growing crops, providing a unique experience for each grade level (geared towards kindergarten or first grade). Students then harvest their own pumpkins. Upon returning to the Harvest Yard, classes may take a self-guided tour to explore the over 50 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds grown at the farm. For more information, please see our Harvest Program page.
Self-Guided Group Pumpkin Experience
This program provides the opportunity to observe a working farm while enjoying a classic New England autumn activity. Your group will enjoy a private hay wagon tour of the farm fields out to a pumpkin field, where everyone can harvest their own pumpkin. Upon returning to the Harvest Yard, chaperones may guide children in exploring the over 50 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds grown at the farm. For more information, please see our Pumpkin Experience page.
Our Fall programs are geared towards groups of 15 or more total participants. If your group has less than 15 people, we recommend coming for a self-guided visit of our yard. In addition to our Corn Maze and Farm Hike, our public Hayride is available every day (weather-permitting).
We recommend reviewing our pages on Pumpkin Season before your visit: