The strawberry Patch
Strawberry Patch Field Trips
Luckett Farms at Rosedown Plantation is excited to offers group field trips where students can experience the thrill of selecting their very own strawberries. We love to share our knowledge and love of agriculture with eager young growers.
Picking your own strawberries will become a favorite tradition. We have nearly 8 acres of prime picking, delectable red fruit available for your enjoyment!
Strawberry Picking Rates
The cost per person (for all adults, students, parents, and siblings) is $8.00 per person, which includes your basket and picked berries, educational lesson on agriculture, hayride, & games/activities. Note: Attendees who choose not to pick berries are still subject to a $8.00 attending fee. All tours require a minimum of 10 students and one chaperone for every 10 students.
When you arrive, please follow the signs and park in the designated area. Gather your entire group and walk to the strawberry check-in area. We will count each person, you will pay and then each student, teacher, chaperone, sibling, parent, etc., who attends will be given one empty Quart container to be used when picking their berries.
Groups will be instructed in the proper way to select and pick berries and then guided to that day’s current picking rows. The time it takes for picking will depend on your group however it generally takes about 30 minutes. We suggest you bring along plastic grocery-type bags so that your students have a way to transport their berries on the bus/vehicle and avoid berry spillage.
We do ask that an adult supervises young pickers as they learn to select berries properly. Remember, once a strawberry is picked it will not ripen any further. Please select only red, ripe berries and stay away from white, pink and still developing fruit.
Required Chaperones and Supervision
We requires a 10 to 1 student/chaperone ratio. (One adult teacher or parent chaperone for every 10 students). All students in attendance must remain with their chaperone at all times.
Lunch on the Grounds
Your group is welcome to remain on the grounds and enjoy lunch* on your own. You may brown bag a lunch (we may have vendors selling food please check with us prior to your trip). There are picnic tables throughout the grounds that are available on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to bring a blanket and sit in the grass and have a picnic. Kindly dispose of all trash, juice boxes, bags and related debris be properly in the trash cans located through the facility and on the grounds. Luckett Farms does not supply lunch.
Proper Dress for Picking
Remember to check the local weather and dress accordingly. Our rows typically drain well to reduce the mud or dirt from rain or wet conditions however, you still may want to wear an older pair of shoes or boots. Keep in mind outdoors maybe itchy/ scratchy so if you have a child who may be bothered by this, we suggest long pants to be more comfortable. to avoid ruining your clothing, we suggest wearing clothing you don’t mind getting stained because of the juicy berries.
We have permanent bathrooms facilities at Rosedown and will have porta potties located throughout the grounds. If you have a specific need please contact management to make appropriate arrangements.
Field Trip Hours
We schedule field trips between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. If you would like to visit on the weekend, please email us for arrangements. firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment for your field trip will be accepted when you arrive for your scheduled trip. Payment can be made by check, debit, cash or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Checks are to be made out to Luckett Farms. Note: Please place in the memo Strawberry Trip.
Note: Please be sure to put your school name, contact number, and date of field trip on a note in your envelope so that we can be sure to properly record your payment.
Summary of Available Trips & Registration
Package A: Strawberry Picking Only
• One clamshell for pick-your-own strawberries to take home
• Program cost: $8.00 per person (Includes your berries, hayride, educational lesson, games/activities)
• All additional chaperones/adults and siblings will be charged $8.00 each and receive a quart basket to pick strawberries.
The pumpkin patch and corn maze
Pumpkins, We love Pumpkins! Come enjoy our lush pumpkin patch, at Rosedown Plantation. Bring the family and pick the perfect pumpkin. Big and Small, we grow them all :)
Crazy for corn mazes? Or just looking for some family fun? We are excited to offer lots of twist and turns in our 10 + acre corn maze. If you are not up for such a challenge we have a mini maze too.
We are all about A- Maz- ing FUN!!!
We are excited to offer educational agricultural experiences, fun games, and activities. We hope to "grow" a few young farmers too.