Farm Tots: Lettuce Grow
FREE! This 40-minute hands-on program guides our wee farmers on a short, educational farm hike and teaches them how to plant, care and harvest vegetables throughout the season. Each week is different. Weekly registration required. See below for FAQs.
Time & Location
Jun 16, 2021, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cider Hill Farm, 45 Fern Ave, Amesbury, MA 01913, USA
About the Event
What age range is this program?
Designed for children ages 3.5-8 but all welcome!
Is this program really free?
It is! This new program, designed and run by Cider Hill Farm, has been made free to the public by the generosity of The Charles E. Larner Family Foundation, which helps grow young farmers through agricultural scholarships, grants by promoting agriculture to and helping children.
Do I have to register?
Registation helps us plan for safe distancing, veggie starters, materials and staff for the day's festivities. Siblings ages 2 and under who are not participating in the physical hands-on activity do not need to be registered. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop off program. Adults do not need to register themselves - just the kiddos!
What does the ticket include?
Each child will have the chance to join the educational tour and will have the chance to plant their own fresh veggies to bring home. Weekly activity will shift from planting to harvesting as the season goes on!
How often may my child participate?
We welcome your kiddos back each week. Each week might be slightly different or there might be some crossover from the previous week. But that's ok! The farm is changing throughout the season and there is so much to explore and learn. Remain flexible and come participate!
How long will this program run for this season?
We will be running this program every Wednesday through September. As we get closer to the August, we will shift the program away from planting and into harvesting. Each week will bring something engaging and educational.
Do we need to bring anything?
Think green! Feel free to bring (but not required) a 6" upcycled container to plant veggies in! Upcycled container ideas may include a large plastic soda bottle, cardboard or plastic milk carton, tin cans, old tea kettles or a standard pot you already have. This really helps us share message with our little ones to use more and waste less.
Are masks required?
Cider Hill Farm follows all MA state and MDAR guidelines. Your help can keep our farm team, facilities, fields, orchards and community safe.
9:30 -10:10 am Session
This is 1 ticket for a session begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and finishes by 10:10 a.m.
10:30 - 11:10 am Session
This is 1 ticket for a session begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. and finishes by 11:10 a.m.
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Session
This is 1 ticket for a session begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and finishes by 12:10 p.m.