Farm & Food Care Ontario brings you a series of virtual field trips and the opportunity to learn more about food & farming in Ontario. LIVE events will be streamed to Farm & Food Care Ontario's YouTube and Facebook channels and will run approximately 30-40 minutes in length. Viewers can tune in and ask their questions in the comments to be answered LIVE!
Upcoming Field Trips
Check back soon for details on our upcoming field trips!
Previous Field Trips
Take a free Virtual Food & Farm Field Trip to learn about the fascinating world of strawberry farming. From the convenience of your classroom or home, you will have the opportunity to: - Explore TamBerries Farms' heated greenhouse in Dresden, Ontario - Learn how the strawberries are grown and harvested - Discover the differences between growing strawberries in greenhouses versus outdoors - Ask questions and participate in discussions in real-time
Join us for a free Virtual Food & Farm Field Trip to learn about the exciting world of tree farming. From the comfort of your home, you and your students will have the opportunity to: - Explore Chickadee Christmas Trees Farm's picturesque farm in Cambridge, Ontario - Learn how the evergreen trees are grown and cared for - Ask questions and participate in discussions in real-time
Bellson Farms is a family dairy farm owned by Andrew & Jess Campbell. On their farm, robots milk their 60 cows, feed the young calves and sweep in the mangers. The barn also automatically senses temperature, wind and rain to ensure cows are as comfortable as possible all year. Tune in to see how technology help farmer Andrew care for his cattle.
The Smith family has a rich farming legacy spanning 10 generations, with the past 116 years being dedicated to their farm in Vineland. Presently, Cherrylane Farm encompasses 400 acres of cherries, peaches, and pears. Tune in for a tour of how cherries are grown and processed into juice.
Floradale Feed Mill Limited has always been committed to offering our customers the "finest in feeds and service" for over 50 years. Learn all about the important role that technology plays in Canadian feed mills, and how everyone at the mill has a role to play in feeding farm animals safe and nutritious feed.
Ready to learn about the innovative world of hydroponic farming? Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using a nutrient-rich solution rather than soil. From the comfort of your classroom, you and your students will have the opportunity to:
- Explore ZipGrow’s state-of-the-art hydroponic facility in Cornwall, Ontario
- Learn about ZipGrow’s cutting edge vertical hydroponic growth system
- Discover how hydroponic farming is shaping the future of agriculture and improving food security.
Get excited to learn about the world of crabapple farming. From the comfort of your classroom, you and your students will have the opportunity to:
- Explore Appleflats' unique, charming crabapple farm in Wellesley, Ontario
- Discover how crabapples are grown and harvested
- Learn how crabapples can be turned into delicious treats like jam and cider.
Start a delightful adventure with us as we take your students/children on a virtual tour of a local apiary, where honeybees are kept for honey production. They will learn about the intriguing world of beekeeping and honeybees from Graeme Foers, Owner and Operator of Lost Meadows Apiaries & Meadery.
You're invited to tour Aqua-Cage Fisheries, a fish farm in Parry Sound, Ontario, that produces rainbow trout, a species of fish known for their distinctive colouring. RJ and Kana from Aqua-Cage Fisheries will take your students/children on a virtual exploration through the fish farm and explain how they feed and raise their rainbow trout.
On this tour, our host and berry consultant, Victoria, will take you on a tour of a berry farm. We'll visit Rochon Gardens in Edwards, Ontario and learn all about strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and haskaps
Justin's Maple Syrup
Cedar Grove Sheep Farm
Melbourne Mushroom Farm
Blue Diamond Farm- PEI dairy farm
Arandview Farms - Turkey
Strom's Farm & Bakery - Pumpkin
Chudleigh's - Apple Orchard
Brantwood Farms- Strawberries
Beef Farm Tour- Cam
Dairy Farm Tour- Cheryl
Join us for a trip to a dairy farm and meet AgScape Teacher Ambassador, Ontario Certified Teacher and dairy farmer Cheryl Olthaar. Cheryl will take you on a tour of her dairy operation, so that you can see what she needs to do daily to care for the well-being of her dairy cows.
Grain Farmer - Sickle Farm
Snyder Heritage Farms - Maple Syrup
Join FFCO as we take a tour with Kevin Snyder at Snyder Heritage Farm through their sugar bush on March 22 at 2 pm. Snyder Heritage Farm, a Farm & Food Care member, is a fifth-generation operation, producing maple syrup for over 100 years. The tour will show their efforts to provide the best possible product, through continually improving equipment when new technology becomes available. Kevin has completed courses with the Environmental Farm Plan, Food Safety and Traceability, and the On-Farm Food Safety Program.
Pig Farm Tour - Sarah
Join Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan to learn about what it’s like on a typical pig farm in western Canada. What does it look like inside a modern pig barn? What do pigs eat? How do farmers look after their pigs? This is your chance to find out! Take a video tour of a hog barn and then ask questions in real time with Sarah Heppner, a farm girl as well as marketing manager with Fast Genetics, a pig breeding company. Sarah has lots of experience answering questions about the pork industry through her volunteer experience with Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan, the SaskPork Symposium and with Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan. .