Fun on the Farm
Your students will enjoy visiting the Farmers Market and participating in several hands-on activities, including:
- Milking “Beachy,” the model Holstein Cow
- Making butter
- Pumping water and washing clothes using a washboard
- Grinding corn
- Visiting the Market gardens
“Fun on the Farm” is recommended for students from preschool through fifth grade. Many of Virginia’s SOLs concerning agriculture are covered during the field trip. Topics include the following:
- Plants and farm animals, with an emphasis on life cycles
- Reduce, reuse, recycle
Cost: $8 per child. There is no cost for parents or teachers.
Schedule your tour today
Agriculture in the Classroom
Provides hands-on, minds-on activities using Virginia agriculture and natural resources to teach K-5 standards. Middle-school and high-school lessons are available as well. Continuing Education credits may be received for attending; please check with your school system.
The Farmers Market hosts a teacher's workshop each summer for local teachers. Please check back in the late spring for registration to next year's workshop in August 2023.
Agriculture in the Classroom has many resources and great materials to help teachers incorporate agriculture into their lesson plans. Please visit the Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom website for more information.
Taste of the Market
Whether you're looking for fresh-from-the-farm produce, locally made specialty foods and baked goods, seafood or a great butcher, Virginia Beach Farmers Market is a family-friendly destination. TASTE OF THE MARKET is a down-to-earth tour that features a sampling from Season's Best Bakery, The Country Butcher, Gilly's Creamery and our produce vendors. Escape from the Boardwalk, and take a taste of Virginia's Finest; finish your visit off with some leisurely shopping.
- Tour Price: $35 per person
- Tour Length: 2 hours
- Participants: minimum 10, maximum 50
- Availability: year-round, Monday - Friday
- Call 757-385-4388