Learning at Lynd’s! 

Lynd Fruit Farm has been an education destination providing quality tours to children for over 30 years.  Tours were updated in 2013, but 2014 brought even more improvements.  Teachers told us what they wanted in the new tours and we listened!  An improved honeybee observation hive, an interactive powerpoint presentation, and a new packing line are all part of the improvements teachers and students will enjoy in the 2015 apple tour. The Lil Farmer Tour (new in 2013) has been improved, still giving youngsters an opportunity to learn while they ‘harvest’ different Ohio agricultural crops and sell them to the ‘market’. The story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin will deliver a message of kindness and tolerance as students take a wagon ride on the farm.  Tours run Monday-Thursday starting September 8th (pumpkin tours start September 29th).  Check out the online tool kit available for teachers www.pacer.org/bullying/classroom/elementary/spookley/

At the farm, we welcome all classes grades K-3, pre-schools, homeschools, day cares and play groups (age 4-6) of 10 or more children. Registration is required and Molly will begin responding to requests August 11, 2015 on a first come, first served basis.

Please call or email Molly at (740)927-7013, molly@lyndfruitfarm.com.

Check out our great tours below!

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Students will enjoy an interactive program that allows children to “grow” a felt board apple tree and learn about animal orchard helpers (ladybugs, bees, and dogs). Everyone gets to sample our delicious apple cider and pick a 2 lb. bag of apples to take home! All students will receive a complimentary coloring activity book complete with Lynd Fruit Farm coupons to be redeemed during a future visit.

  • What time does it begin? 9:15am The last tour is at 1:30pm
  • How long is the tour? 45 min. to 1 hour
  • Cost: $5.00 each (min. charge of $50.00, no charge for teachers)
  • ALL CHAPERONES and extra children WILL BE CHARGED
  • Available: Mondays – Thursdays Sept. 8– Oct. 16, 2014 (Dates subject to change)

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Students will enjoy an interactive power point presentation that covers a year in the life of an apple tree including pollination and photosynthesis.  Grades K-1 will be introduced to the nutritional benefits of eating apples while grades 2-3 will be introduced to the concept and benefit of locally grown foods.   Sample a cup of apple cider and tour our updated museum featuring an observation beehive, Johnny Appleseed and insects found in the orchard. Observe the grading/packing operations and pick a 2 lb. bag of apples to take home! All students will receive a complimentary coloring activity book complete with Lynd Fruit Farm coupons to be redeemed during a future visit.

  • What time does it begin?  9:30am    The last tour is at 1:45pm
  • How long is the tour? 1 hour
  • Cost: $6.00 each (min. charge of $60.00, no charge for teachers)
  • ALL CHAPERONES and extra children WILL BE CHARGED
  • Available: Mondays – Thursdays Sept.8 – Oct. 16, 2014 (subject to change)

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Students learn where their food comes from when they ‘harvest’ their goods as they travel along the path of 12 interactive stations. “Milking the cow, collecting honey, gathering eggs, and digging potatoes are just a few of the activities they will experience. Once their work is done, they ‘sell’ their goods to the ‘market’ where they will collect Lynd Bucks used to ‘purchase’ a cup of cider. Then students go to the orchard and pick a 2 lb. bag of apples to take home! All students will receive a complimentary coloring activity book complete with Lynd Fruit Farm coupons to be redeemed during a future visit!   Space is limited to 25 students per group.

  • What time does it begin? 9:30am  The last tour is at 1:45pm
  • How long is the tour? 1 hour
  • Cost: $6.00 each (min. charge of $60.00, no charge for teachers)
  • ALL CHAPERONES and extra children WILL BE CHARGED
  • Available: Mondays – Thursdays Sept. 8 – Oct. 16, 2014 (Dates subject to change)

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Ride the tractor-driven wagon to the outdoor classroom where students will get an age appropriate lesson about the life cycle of the pumpkin and enjoy a sample of our apple cider. While on the wagon, listen to the story of Spookley the Square Pumpkin (the official ‘spokespumpkin’ for PACER’s national bully prevention program) Explore the pumpkin patch and pick out 1 pumpkin, 2 ears of Indian corn and 3 gourds to take home! All students will receive a complimentary coloring activity book complete with Lynd Fruit Farm coupons to be redeemed during a future visit.

  • What time does it begin? 9:30am  The last tour is at 1:45pm
  • How long is the tour? 45 min. to 1 hour
  • Cost: $6 each (min. charge of $60.00, no charge for teachers)
  • ALL CHAPERONES and extra children WILL BE CHARGED
  • Available: Mondays – Thursdays September 29—October 23

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