We are on a mission to help people restore emotional and physical wellbeing through experiences in natural countryside surroundings. The sights, smells and sounds of a bustling farm have a restorative therapeutic effect.
Family Orchards (aka the Nut Farm) is our home — and also home to 100+ friendly animals that we are blessed to enjoy and take care of each day and night.
To help people with "quarantine fatigue" we now offer socially-distanced farm experiences for individuals, families, students and retirees (following all CDC guidelines for social distancing).
All staff and volunteers wear face masks and sanitize all surfaces prior to, during, and after events. Attendees must maintain 6 feet distance between each group and wear provided face masks during any official Family Orchards guided activity. Any attendee(s) found to not comply with posted guidelines will be first asked politely and privately to modify behavior, then asked to reschedule their visit if that does not work.
OUR SUMMER 2020 DATES:
- Saturday, May 16
- Saturday, May 30 (Adults pass-holders only)
- Saturday, June 13
- Saturday, June 27
- Saturday, July 11 (Adult pass-holders only)
- Saturday, July 25
THE NUT FARM EXPERIENCE DAY PASS
- Your $10 day pass donation includes one wrist band (cannot be shared)
- Admission from 9am to 6pm on public Nut Farm Field Days
- Parking included
- A professional photo taken of you — and posted to our Family Orchards social media
- Petting Tour Ticket included
NOTE: All passes should be purchased in advance via our website (as we limit the number of groups per day). Your passes can be used in the event of "rain delay" at no additional charge should the date you chose become unavailable due to inclement weather.
Passes can used for any ONE of the dates listed above. any o tare available on a first-come-first served basis — with invitations provided first to donors and volunteers on our mailing list.
YOU CAN GIFT A NUT FARM EXPERIENCE TO A FAMILY IN NEED — MESSAGE US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FAMILIES ON THE WAIT LIST
THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE:
Donations make it possible for us to improve our programs and facilities — so you and loved ones can enjoy our tranquil sanctuary for years to come.
- Kid-Friendly Nut Farm Tour (funny) with Mimosas or Soda — $10
- Picnic Lunch with Beverage (choose from Hamburger, Hotdog, Chili or PB&J — $8
- Horseback Trail Ride (10 minute guided trail by lead rope while rider holds the reins) — $10
- Photo Safari Scavenger Hunt — FREE
- Guided Bird Watching & Nature Trail — $5
- Fish for Bass, Brim and Catfish — $10 includes bate & fishing rod
- Canoeing — $5
- Hay Rides — FREE
- Feed the Friendly Peacocks, Sheep, Goats, Chickens and Ducks — $1 per feed sack
- Go Blueberry Picking — $5
- Egg Toss & Scavenger Hunt — $3
- Enjoy a "Tasting Tour" of Family Orchards Produce (pecans when in season — FREE
- VIP Wine or Mimosas Experience — $20
- Educational Lectures / Workshops — $99 (see schedule below)
"WE'RE NUTS" EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP SERIES
We're trying something new and fun! Our volunteers and attendees have given us such positive feedback about the videos and educational workshops on the farm, that we are planning to offer them during each of our upcoming summer dates:
- Saturday, May 16 — We're Nuts About Chickens: Facts You Never Knew About Raising Egg-Layers
- Saturday, May 30 — We're Nuts About Peacocks: The Fascinating Life of These Exotic Birds
- Saturday, June 13 — We're Nuts About Foals: The Daily Routine of a Mare and Her Rambunctious Foal
- Saturday, June 27 — We're Nuts About Eggs: Eggcelent Advice About Everything from Colored Egg Shells to Cooking Tips
- Saturday, July 11 — We’re Nuts About Farm Life: Learn What it Takes to Care for 100+ Farm Animals
- Saturday, July 25 — We’re Nuts About Horsing Around: Discover the Remarkable Language of Horses
Workshop passes for $99 must be pre-purchased and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. "We're Nuts" Educational Lectures / Workshops will be held at 10:00am and 5:00pm on specified Nut Farm Field Days unless otherwise noted. Hope you'll join us or invite someone! We'll make it a SOCIAL DISTANCING SOIREE!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR WORK WITH PEOPLE AND ANIMALS...
REMEMBER: "ANY NUT CAN GROW" WITH THE RIGHT NATURE & NURTURE!