School farm tours and field trips can be a great way to get students excited about eating locally, and to build community connections with farmers. Below are a few examples of farm to school road trips we took in 2013. More recently, Rural Action convened “School Day at the CPA,” a multi-stakeholder field trip to the Chester Hill Produce Auction – read about that here. If your farm is interested in hosting a school visit, make sure you mention that when speaking with potential buyers! And if you’re a school that wants to visit a local farm, consider reaching out!
Also check out The Hayride: a resource for educational farm field trips from the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program.