Kids on the Farm Events

Kids on the Farm has ended for the season, check back next summer for great summer fun!

Kids, learn about what is going on at the farm! Join us this summer at Saunders Brothers Farm Market every Tuesday from May 28th to August 6th at 10:30 and learn about all things farming. We will explore which plants like sun and shade, how to bake a pie using fresh fruit, why cows eat grass, and why we need bees for more than just honey. We’d love to share our passion for farming with your family.

Date Events at 10:30 on Tuesdays
Description
5/28/19 Plant a Vegetable and Flower Raised Bed Garden

Join us and learn about how to grow leafy vegetables and beautiful flowers. Participants will plant, water and harvest.
Come back each week and see how our garden grows. This event is free of charge!

6/04/19

All About Bee Keeping with

Hungry Hill Farm

This week at Kids on the Farm we will learn about bee keeping and how honey is made. Do you know how many times a bee needs to touch a bloom before it is fully pollinated? Find out from Glenn. This event is free of charge!
6/11/19

Pick Your Own Cherries

and Orchard Tour

Visit our beautiful 7-acre cherry orchard that has a magnificent view. We grow five different varieties and your children
will be able to pick their own sweet cherries during the tour. $7.00 per quart,
located at: 4925 Thomas Nelson Hwy. Arrington VA 22922.

6/18/19

Pie Making

Your mini-dessert chefs will learn how to make a homemade pie with fresh Saunders Brothers fruit. Please pre-register for this event by email or phone at: mjohnson@saundersbrothers.com. 434-277-5455x37. This event is $8.00 per child.

6/25/19

Peach Freezer Jam Making

Learn how to make fresh peach jam. You will learn about preparing the peaches for jam, and take home your very own jar of fresh peach jam! Please
pre-register for this event by email or phone at:
mjohnson@saundersbrothers.com. 434-277-5455x37. This event is $8.00 per child.

7/2/19

Story Time with Papa Saunders

Come listen to Papa Saunders tell stories about what July 4th means to him. Then cool off with a red, white, and blue sundae made with Homestead Creamery Ice-cream. This event is free of charge.

7/9/19

Birdhouse Making

Make your birdhouse to take home & give your neighborhood birds a new home! Please pre-register for this event by email or phone at: mjohnson@saundersbrothers.com. 434-277-5455x37. This event is $10 per child.

7/23/19

Why Do Cows Eat Grass?

Nathan Saunders, Jim’s son, will let you pet his prize-winning Angus cow. He will tell you why these gentle animals eat grass and why they have 4 stomachs. Find out about the cow’s favorite Saunders Brothers fruit. Can you guess what it is? This event is free of charge.

7/30/19

Antique Farm Equipment Day

Papa Saunders will show you how the horses were used in farming many years ago to pull the implements. He will also show you how we farmed here many years ago. See first-hand antique farming tools and tractors. This event is free of charge.

8/6/19

Let's Make Music!

Let’s make music on the farm! Join us as we play and sing along with special guest musicians Kim and Jimbo Cary. During our time together we will make a musical instrument and learn to play rhythm. Come sing and play along with us!  *Note:This event will last from 10:30-12:00.
Please pre-register for this event by email or phone at:
mjohnson@saundersbrothers.com. 434-277-5455x37. This event is free of charge.