Fall Field Trips at Cottonwood Farms

Learn about agriculture while having fun!

Cottonwood Farms
1535 N 75th St.
Boulder, CO 80303

(720) 890-4766


Mailing Address:

1161 Crestmoor Dr.

Boulder, CO 80303

cottonwoodfarms@cottonwoodfarms.com

Our fall field trip includes:

  • information on growing pumpkins and other vegetables
  • farm animals and their place on the farm
  • tractors and their operation
  • free time with teachers in the mazes
  • each student will take home a pie pumpkin
  • class will also get one large pumpkin
  • every weekday in October
  • $5.00 per student

We will begin taking reservations on August 15. To make a reservation, please use the form below.

Following is information and suggestions to help in planning your visit.

  • Most groups spend about 1 to 1 1/2 hour for the total visit. Large groups will be broken down into smaller groups for touring. We do have some tent space for groups wanting to have lunch or snack. Please let us know if you plan this.
  • We will be open regardless of weather. We have many students scheduled to visit. It is important that groups arrive on time. If you have schedule difficulties call Bob on cell phone at 303-931-1591 so we know you are running late.
  • This is an outside activity and students should come dressed for the day's weather. We will be walking on grass and fields which may be wet or muddy.
  • We will conduct a 20-30 minute tour where we will see and talk about tractors and harvest equipment, animals ( calves, sheep , goats, chickens, and rabbits) and their use on the farm, and how pumpkins, squash and corn are grown. Questions are encouraged.
  • After the tour students can form small groups with the teachers and parents. They can go through the straw bale maze, corn maze or go back to look at any of the things covered on the tour.
  • We will give each student a bag with their pie pumpkin on the way out. The teacher can pick out one big pumpkin for the class.

Rules for Students Visiting the Farm:

Our first priority is for the safety of our guests, our employees, ourselves, and our animals. For these reasons we must insist on a few rules while visiting the farm.

  • Students need to be reminded that they cannot climb on the tractors, fences straw bales or anything else. We do not want to see anyone injured.
  • The corn in the maze dries down in the fall and the leaves become very sharp on the edges and will give a very nasty cut. It is best if no one touches the corn as they walk through.
  • Students should not feed the animals anything as this could make them sick. Students will be in direct contact with farm animals and need to have their hands cleaned before they eat anything. We do not have washing facilities. We recommend use of some type of sanitary cleansing towels. We do have a portable toilet on site.

We are looking forward to seeing you. Please call if you have any questions.

Bob and Amy Condon

P.S. - GrowingYourFuture.com has some excellent agricultural resources for teachers

Signup Form

Please fill in each of the fields below; we will respond as soon as possible to confirm your reservation.
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Appointments are also available on the half hour. If you don't see your desired time on the calendar, it may be booked. However, if you don't see any times on the calendar that work for you, please let us know and we'll try to fit you in.

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