Golden Earthworm Organic Farm

Learn how this farm grows its healthy, USDA-organic produce with a walking tour. As students and scouts walk through the farm fields, they will get to learn about the farm’s practices by harvesting, planting, and tasting. Depending on grade level, they might learn about plant anatomy and identification, seasonality, sustainable growing, and more. Tours can also be designed to cover other topics and group interests, such as greenhouse production, cooking, and what it’s like to work on a CSA farm. Picnic space for brown-bag lunch is available.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 652 Peconic Bay Blvd., Riverhead, NY 11901. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-722-3302. Email: info@goldenearthworm.com. Website: www.goldenearthworm.com. Hrs: Vary, & by appointment.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.


Farms Fun Facts

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Have your campers note the various ingredients in the food they eat.

The average person eats 68 quarts of popcorn a year alone! Have each camper keep a record of how much popcorn they eat during the camp season, or the total amount that their camp consumes.

Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out about the benefits of eating local. Ask the farm staff to discuss the process from seed to market.