THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING TANAKA FARMS FOR YOUR SCHOOL OR GROUP!
Here you will find information needed to plan your school or group's next trip to the Farm!
Please read through all of the information below, as many of your questions will be answered there.
Making a Reservation
Reservations are not required nor accepted for groups under 10 children or under 15 adults & children on the weekends.
Reservations are always required Monday - Friday.
Reservations are always required Monday-Sunday in order for group rates to apply.
You can complete the ONLINE RESERVATIONS FORM BY CLICKING HERE.
A Reservations Agent is available 9:30 to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Email us: email@example.com
Include in your email:
Primary contact name
Primary contact phone and cell phone
Preferred date and time (2 options please)
The number of adults, children, and any children 2 years old and under who will be attending.
A confirmation will be sent to you by email.
Reservations must be made at least 72 hours in advance.
Box Lunches Now Available for Pre-Order
The Tanaka Farms food crew is now offering groups the option of adding a boxed lunch to their field trip! Ordering a pre-ordered boxed lunch is a convenient way to enjoy lunch after your field trip. No need to lug lunches onto the bus or worry about lunch boxes left behind.
There are 2 menu options: ($12 each)
Turkey Sandwich - Served with seasonal vegetable crudite and dip, seasonal fruit, bag of chips and a bottle of water.
Veggie Wrap - Served with seasonal vegetable crudite and dip, seasonal fruit, bag of chips and a bottle of water.
Let the reservation agent know that you'd like to order the boxed lunch. Reservation must be at least 10 days ahead. Provide an estimated number of lunches needed.
Provide final head count no later than 48 hours before tour day.
Make payment at Check-In (along with payment for the tour tickets).
Boxed lunches will be ready for you at the end of your tour. Enjoy!
What Do I Do When I Arrive at the Farm?
Please arrive 30 minutes before tour time to allow for parking, getting your group together, paying for tickets, using the restroom, etc. As a courtesy to all guests, tours leave on schedule!
Check in for your tour at the Market Stand.
Upon checking in, you will receive your tour stickers and strawberry baskets (for Strawberry Tours).
For Groups: We kindly ask the group leader to obtain an accurate head count and collect all payments ahead of time from your members prior to checking in your group. There is no guarantee that walk-ons, or last minute additions that are unaccounted for in the group reservation will be able to take the tour.
Reminder: A single payment is required for the group rate. Inaccurate head counts or members of your group paying individually will cause delays. The group rate is honored only if one payment is presented on behalf of the entire group.
For Payment: We accept school/company checks, cash, and all major credit cards. No personal checks accepted.
Group Tours & Activities
February through June
Take a guided tour on a wagon ride around the farm. Learn about the farming methods and history of our farm. You will see how fruits & vegetables grow!
You'll make several stops throughout the tour to sample seasonal vegetables and fruits in the field. The last tour stop is the strawberry patch where you can pick and eat fresh strawberries! Everyone will take home a one pound basket of strawberries!
This tour lasts approximately one hour.
July through August
Summer at Tanaka Farms means acres and acres of sweet white corn! Take a wagon ride around our 30 acre farm. Your friendly tour guide will tell you all about our farm's history and farming methods.
Sample the seasonal vegetables grown from our farm and taste the difference! The last stop is the corn field where you will learn all about how corn grows.
Then take a brief walk to the Corn Bar. There you will receive a fresh roasted ear of corn that can be topped with a variety of toppings to enjoy!
This tour lasts approximately one hour.
July thru August
Take a guided wagon ride around our 30 acre farm to see and learn about how summer fruits and vegetables grow! Taste some delicious fruits and vegetables during your wagon ride, then sit under a shaded tent and sample a variety of fresh cut melons. You'll get to take home a melon of your very own!
This tour lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
Farm to Table Cookout Tours
Spend a few hours harvesting vegetables, then enjoy a farm to table meal!
You'll take a guided walking tour around the farm where you will be able to pick your own seasonal veggies in the field. Then, we'll take you to our cook out area where we will prepare a lunch with grilled seasonal vegetables, farm fresh salad, seasonal fruit for dessert, and bottled water.
You also have the option to add chicken to your meal for an additional fee.
There is a minimum requirement of 20 people for this tour.
This tour lasts 2 to 3 hours.
Farm to Table Cooking Class
This tour is similar to our Cookout Tour.
Spend a few hours at the farm harvesting the vegetables needed to prepare a specific farm to table recipe developed to showcase the seasonal produce from the Farm.
You'll take a guided walking tour around the farm where you will be able to pick your own seasonal veggies in the field. We'll then take you to our cook out area where you will receive a live cooking demonstration on how to prepare the dish. Once the cooking demo is complete, you will enjoy a farm to table meal featuring the dish created, seasonal fruit for dessert, and bottled water.
This tour lasts 2 to 3 hours.
Li'l Farmer for a Day Workshops
Farmer Hello Kitty and her friends need help on the farm! Kids will love working and learning at this fun and educational workshop.
You'll get to plant seeds, transplant seedlings, take care of plants and harvest vegetables.
Enjoy the outdoors in this sweet partnership with our friends at Sanrio! Spend a day on a real working farm and learn how to grow your own food!
Children and chaperones should dress comfortably in clothes they don't mind getting dirty. Please wear close-toed shoes. You will be working in the fields.
This workshop lasts approximately 2 1/2 hours.
Junior Farmers Workshop
This 2+ hour long workshop gives participants a deeper understanding of how crops grow here at Tanaka Farms. With modules on soil conditioning, plant biology and irrigation (with handouts from the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom), hydroponics, composting, and pesticide use. This tour can be held rain or shine and focuses on the science of farming.
This tour is geared for groups from age 11 to 13 (give or take a year on either end) and is perfect for Junior High classes, Scout Troops, Community Service Organizations and more.
Pumpkin Patch Field Trips
Late September thru October 31
Children (and Adults) Enjoy this Fun and Educational Fall Experience on a Real Working Farm! The Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch tour has been a favorite of children and teachers for almost 20 years. Though we've grown larger, we still offer the same memorable experience year after year.
What is the Pumpkin Patch Field Trip (often referred to as the Pumpkin Patch Tour?) The pumpkin patch is technically not a tour in terms of it being the guided tour experience of our strawberry and melon season. This is a completely self-guided tour and you are given an itinerary of activities.
The complete itinerary takes about 1 to 1.5 hours depending on group size.
Holiday Tour and Sanrio Village
November thru December
Bundle up in your holiday sweaters and join us in November and December as the farm comes alive for the Christmas season with a special Holiday Santa Tour and Sanrio Village!
Take a wagon ride around our 30 acre farm and sample the delicious winter vegetables growing along the way. (Yes, we are a real working farm!) Your friendly tour guide will tell you all about our farm and history as you enjoy the scenery.
Make a special stop on the tour in Tanaka Land on the top of the hill where you might get caught up in a snow flurry! You will also have the opportunity to take photos with Santa and other farm-themed holiday sets while enjoying the gorgeous view.
The wagon will then transport you back down to the festival grounds where you can continue the winter fun and photo opportunities.
This tour lasts about one hour.
Public Drinking Water Is Not Available.
Bring your own, or bottled water is available for purchase at $2.00 bottle.
FOR YOUR SAFETY we recommend wearing comfortable shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. Please avoid wearing sandals/flip-flops, open-toed shoes or high heels.
In complying with insurance policies, and for your protection, PETS and WAGONS are prohibited.