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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Strawberry Picking Tours
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.
Corn Picking Tours
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 how to pick the perfect ear of corn!
Each participant will pick 3 ears of corn to take home. After picking, 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.
This tour lasts 2 to 3 hours.
Farm to Table Recipe Tours
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.
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 sweater and join us in November and December!
The farm comes alive for the Christmas season with a special Santa Tour and Sanrio Village! Take a wagon ride around our 30 acre farm and sample some delicious winter vegetables growing from the farm. (Yes, we are a real working farm!)
Your friendly tour guide will tell you all about our farm and it's history as you enjoy the scenery. The wagon will transport you to the Sanrio Village - specially decorated for the holidays.
There will be lots of opportunities to take some great farm-themed group and family photos at our Sanrio Village Photo stops with Hello Kitty and Friends! Don't forget pictures with Santa Claus! Then spend some time in the Holiday Village for some more family fun.
This tour lasts about one hour.
Birthday Parties, Private Parties, and Tent Reservations
Reserve a Tent at Tanaka Farms for Your Next Party!
Tents are set up at the farm which may be reserved for a private party as long as
you and all of your guests take a guided tour.
A $100 fee per tent will be charged at the time of booking and is nonrefundable. This fee is for use of the tent and is in addition to your group payment. (The $100 fee is fully refundable in the event Tanaka Farms must cancel.)
You may decorate but please bring all supplies needed. Tanaka Farms is unable to provide any assistance with decor. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink. Candles on cakes must be immersed in water!
Inflatable jumpers, pinatas, alcohol, cooking, and loud music are not permitted.
If you are interested in having farm-to-table food prepared and provided by Tanaka Farms, please email email@example.com for more details. Get information regarding the Tanaka Grill menu items when making a reservation.
Tour times Monday through Friday are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, every 30 minutes. Weekend tour times are 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, every 30 minutes.
For more information on group rates and tent reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.