Wickham's Fruit Farm

    
Wickham’s Fruit Farm is a bicentennial farm located next to the Peconic Bay specializing in growing fruits. During the growing seasons you can find strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, plums, peaches, apples, asparagus, sweet corn, tomatoes, melons, pumpkins and more growing on the farm.
 
We provide tours, which include a talk about the history of the farm and our growing practices, a wagon ride, and a pick-your-own opportunity. We provide a covered picnic area for those wanting to enjoy lunch or a snack outdoors (food not provided).
 
We can customize a tour to fit your needs whether it is a school field trip, home schooled educational outing, scout troop meeting, or another organized event. Talks can emphasize how food is grown, commercial food production, the environment, farming, agribusiness, and technology’s impact on agriculture. Tours with u-pick are available June through Columbus Day, weekends 9AM-3PM.
 
Contact Info
Address: 28700 Rte. 25, Cutchogue, New York 11935. Suffolk County.
Tel: 631-734-6441.
Hrs: May-Nov. 9-4:30PM.
 
CAMP
Campers will have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look into where their food is coming from. Tours include a talk, wagon ride around the farm and a u-pick container. Talks touch on topics such as farm ecology, history, technology in agriculture and the environment. U-Pick varies depending on the season, please see our website for season estimates.
 
Contact Info
Name: Laurie McBride.
Phone: 631 734-6441.
 
Topics Covered: agriculture, biology, environmental studies, food production, Long Island history, nutrition, plants, pollination.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: 20-150.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes-2 hours.
Registration: Online, Email.
Food Options: Picnic area available. Food is not included
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.