Kids on the Farm Events

Kids, learn about what is going on at the farm! Join us this summer at Saunders Brothers Farm Market every Tuesday from May 29th to August 14th 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. Papa Saunders will be joining us several times to teach us how to propagate boxwood and tell stories of days gone by. We’d love to share our passion for farming with your family.

Date Events at 10:30 on Tuesdays
6/12/18 Kids Pick-Your Own Cherries The first pick-your-own of the season will be for kids! Meet at the Saunders Brothers Farm Market at 10:30
and prepay for your kiddos cherry picking experience at 1 quart for $5.00.
Our beautiful cherry orchard is seven acres, has five different varieties and magnificent views.
6/19/18 Pie Baking Your mini-bakers will learn how to make a homemade pie with fresh Saunders Brothers fruit.  Pre-registration is required for this event.
Email  to register. Fee is $8 per child. 
6/26/18 Peach Jam Making Come learn how to make fresh peach jam.  Pre-registration is required for this event.
Email  to register.  Fee is $8 per child. 
7/3/18 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. Fee is $ 3 per child.
7/10/18 Boxwood Propagation with Papa Saunders Learn how to propagate boxwood and hear the story about a young boy named Paul Saunders and his boxwood garden by the creekbank. Participants will take home a potted boxwood plant.  Pre-registration is required for this event. Email  to register. Fee is $8 per child.
7/17/18 Vegetable Garden Tour Bill Seay, retired Amherst County Extension Agent, will take you on a tour of our vegetable garden. You will get to see squash, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, green beans all  growing in the garden. Bill will show you what it takes to grow great fresh vegetables!
7/24/18 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?

7/31/18 Peaches, Apples, Pears Oh My!

Let’s get fruity! We will make fruit kabobs using fresh Saunders Brothers fruits. 

8/7/18 Antique Farm Equipment Tour

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 farm

8/14/18 How are arrowheads made?

Mr. Saunders will show you how the Indians used rocks to make arrowheads. The arrowheads were then used to make arrows to use for hunting.
Also see some of his private collection of arrowheads on display.