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!


Group Tours & Activities

 

Strawberry Picking Tours

February through June

Take a one hour long wagon ride around the farm. Learn about the farming methods and history of our farm from a guided tour. You will see how fruits & vegetables grow.  Throughout the tour, you make several stops to sample  seasonal vegetables and fruits in the field. The last stop on this tour is in the strawberry patch where you can pick and eat 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 and show you what's growing.  Sample the seasonal vegetables next to where they're grown.  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 to top with a variety of toppings and enjoy. This tour lasts approximately one hour.


Melon Tours

July thru August

Take a guided wagon ride around our 30 acre farm to see and learn about how summer fruits and vegetables grow! Throughout the tour, you make several stops to sample seasonal vegetables and fruits in the field. Taste some delicious fruits and vegetables during your wagon ride, then sit under a shaded tent and sample lots of fresh cut summer squash, different types of melon, and and take home a melon of your very own! This tour lasts approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

 


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 Santa Tour and Sanrio Village! Take a wagon ride around our 30 acre farm and sample the delicious winter vegetables growing (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. The wagon will transport you to the hilltop - specially decorated for the holidays.  Take in the view!  Be sure to bring your camera to take pictures with Santa Claus and at our Sanrio Village photo stops.  There will be lots of opportunities to take some great family photos - both farm themed and Hello Kitty & Friends too!  Then re-board the wagon as it takes you back down to the Holiday Market Stand for some more family fun. This tour lasts about one hour.


Farm to Table Cookout Tours

Spend a few hours, harvesting vegetables, then enjoying 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. We'll then take you to our cook out area where we will prepare a lunch of 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

Similar to our Cookout Tours, 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 at 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.


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, for use of the tent, is in addition to your group payment. (The $100 fee is fully refundable in the event Tanaka Farms must cancel.)

Tables and chairs are provided. You may decorate and bring food and drinks. Tanaka Farms is unable to provide any assistance with decor, food and drinks, so please come prepared. Inflatable jumpers, pinatas, alcohol, cooking, and loud music are not permitted. Candles on cakes must be immersed in water.

Tour times Monday through Friday are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, every 30 minutes. Tour times on the weekends are 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, every 30 minutes. Group rates listed above prevail.

For more information please email reservations@tanakafarms.com.


Reservations

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 for group rates.
  • Reservations agent is available 9:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.
  • Email us: reservations@tanakafarms.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.

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. 

Important Notices

Public Drinking Water Is Not Available.
Bring your own or bottled water is available for purchase at $2.00 bottle.

Dress Code:
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. 

Insurance Policy:
In complying with insurance policies, and for your protection, PETS and WAGONS are prohibited.