Harbes Family Barnyard Adventure

A visit to this special farm will give learners a chance to meet up close with all sorts of rescued animals, from farm animals like goats and sheep, to more exotic ones like parrots, wallabies, and emus. There are over 10 acres of hands-on attractions including play areas, a gnome-themed Hedge Maze, and the sing-along puppet show. Groups can go for a hay ride, learn about the chick hatchery, observe a beehive, and much more during their visit. Harbes Family Farm has been run for 13 generations, and is proud to share its heritage with the community.
 
Contact Info
Address: 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, NY 11952. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-298-0800. Email: harbesfamilyfarm@gmail.com. Website: www.harbesfamilyfarm.com. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. 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.