Terhune Orchards regularly hosts school field trips and events for children all year round. The farm currently has a tour program that includes exploring how crops grow and discovery of difference aspects of life on the farm. Students visit the apple orchard, pumpkin patch, and a children’s garden and travel through a barn exhibit that tells the life-size story of corn and it’s stages of growth until it is ready for harvest.
“We feel strongly that it is important to show children how food is grown and to teach them about the importance of eating healthy,” said Gary Mount, who owns and operates Terhune Orchards with his wife Pam and daughters Tannwen and Reuwai. “We are honored to win this first award and believe the Farm to School Program is a great way to educate children about what they eat and the importance of having fruits and vegetables in their diet.”
Terhune Orchards has 200 fruit and vegetable-bearing acres. The on-farm activities include apple picking, pumpkin picking, pick your own and field trips as well as having cider, pies and gift baskets at the farm market. Terhune also has farm animals on-site.