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A Day at Our Farm Is Worth Two in the Classroom

Our farm is the perfect place for children to learn about the process of growing foods, raising animals and their life cycle in a safe, family-friendly environment. We are trying to create a connection of where food comes from so that children have more knowledge about what they put into their bodies. Nowadays children can become disconnected from their source of food and fiber.

Your family can spend all or part of the day at our farm for your child's birthday party, a family reunion or just an adventure with the family. Feel free to even suggest Leddy's Homestead to your child's teacher for their next field trip destination. One way to bridge this gap in knowledge is through a visit to a working farm! We welcome the opportunity to show off our farm to school groups, scout troops, play groups, gardening clubs, senior groups and others interested in farm education and local agriculture.

Now booking for 2024 – Educational Fall Tours including strawberry planting and picking as well as raspberry, sweet corn, peach, apple and pumpkin picking! Plan your next field trip and bring your class or group for an educational and fun day on a modern, family-owned and operated, 23+ acre working produce farm. We are conveniently located in Alba, Texas, which is approximately a 90 minute drive from Dallas – nestled in beautiful Wood County. It is an easy commute for an experience that children and their families will remember forever. No visit is the same twice. We can tailor any program to meet your goals for students or a group, and make sure you have a fantastic time as well!

Educational School and Group Farm Tours

  • Customized Tour Planning: Pre-tour planning to create a trip that meets your group’s unique needs or learning objectives

  • Private Tent: Your private tent will serve as a ‘home base’ for your group to congregate

  • Fruit/Vegetable picking: Each participant picks a pre-determined amount of the available fruit or vegetable (crop permitting – if a crop is unavailable, a planting project will be substituted)

  • Educational Lesson: A farm tour guide dedicated to your group will provide an educational lesson on the growth cycle of fruit or vegetable you are picking!

  • Healthy Snack: A healthy snack and drink is served to each participant

  • Bring a lunch and enjoy the beautiful, safe and relaxed setting following your tour. Pizza party and catering options are also available.

  • Storytime (age appropriate – if desired)

  • Add-on Activities: Meet our animals and learn about their care, create a farm-related craft, enjoy a make-and-take planting activity to plant at home to gain a direct experience of growing food.

  • Safe and Relaxed Setting: Your group will be the only group scheduled at the farm that day. Teachers, parents, and aides can relax knowing your students and children are in a safe environment.

  • Tour Times: Tours last approximately 90 minutes and can be extended depending on the activities selected

 

The weather can be unpredictable here at the Farm depending on the season, don’t forget to bring sunscreen, jackets or sweatshirts, gloves, and comfortable, sturdy shoes!

We recognize and appreciate that the teachers who visit our farm always strive to give their students the best learning experience that they could have. Farm tutorials are an important part of a child’s education since they offer a well-rounded learning experience they will never forget. Leddy's Homeastead provides an ever-changing curriculum for you and your students. Ask us for details.

Depending on the Season here are the tours we will offer:


Strawberry Picking Tours include an educational lesson about strawberries, an interactive tour of the homestead, a pint container to pick your own strawberries, a refreshing snack at our picnic area, and an opportunity to spend time with our farm animals and enjoy the beauty of Leddy's Homestead! Many children have never had the wonderful experience of tasting a fresh-picked strawberry right from the patch! We love watching children as they take their first bite of a big and juicy red strawberry – as the juice runs down their face and their eyes grow big with surprise! Strawberry picking is a memorable experience for children of all ages. Each child will go home with a fresh-picked pint of strawberries to share with their family – if they make it that far! Strawberry season officially begins in early June – tours booked in May will include the planting of an individual strawberry plant for each participant to take home and grow their own strawberries!

Available in early July through September (weather and crop conditions permitting)

Summer Tours have the option of picking a variety of crops including red and black raspberries, blackberries, peaches or sweet corn. The crop choice will be dependant on the date of the tour and the crop conditions at the time of the tour. An educational lesson on the featured crop is included as well as an interactive tour of the homestead, a  crop picking activity, a refreshing snack at our picnic area, and an opportunity to spend time with our farm animals and enjoy the beauty of Leddy's Homestead!

 

Available from late September – October

Apple Picking Tours  All participants will receive educational and interactive tour of the homestead, education on the growth cycle of the apple fruit, time with our farm animals, and an apple and fresh cider drink for a snack! All participants will go home with fresh-picked apples to share with their family.

Pumpkin Picking Tours  All participants will receive a fresh picked pumpkin from our private patch, an educational lesson on the fruit growth cycle, an interactive  tour of the homestead, time with our farm animals, and a fresh snack and glass of cider! Your group will pick their pumpkins right off the vine – an exceptional learning experience for everyone!

Plan Your Visit

Visit us for a few hours or spend the whole day on the farm! We are excited to have your group join us for these fun and memorable programs. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity soon – our calendar fills up fast, especially for strawberry and pumpkin season! Please contact us with any questions or for more information.

The weather can be unpredictable here at the Farm depending on the season, don’t forget to bring sunscreen, jackets or sweatshirts, gloves, and comfortable, sturdy shoes!

We hope you will enjoy what you see and share it with your friends and family. You are welcome to bring cameras and video cameras if you are taking pictures or videos for your own personal enjoyment.

Reservations / More Information:

Please call (903) 474 2400  or send an email to leddyshomestead@yahoo.com for more information or to reserve your desired date and time. We promise to create a farm experience that your group will remember for many years to come!

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