Community Customer Field Trip Testimonials
Check out what people are saying about their experience with Taves Family Farms.
Thank you for booking us on October 17th at 11am. That works out wonderfully as we are driving from Vancouver. I am aware your program is geared towards elementary-aged students. I am a Life Skills teacher and strive to find fieldtrips that are age appropriate, but have content that is not too difficult for my students. All of my students have special needs and are mobile so we have no problems touring the Applebarn and pumpkin patch. The students and myself are very much looking forward to this fieldtrip, I am always so impressed with the fluidity and organization. Thanks!
– Allison (Secondary Institution)
The day finally arrived! We had waited so long and we now stepped out onto Applebarn territory for the very first time! Oh how we had looked forward to this day!! We trooped through the gate wide-eyed with clumsy gumboots on our feet and a plastic bag in one hand. We really had no idea what to expect apart from the fact that the perfect pumpkin was hidden somewhere on this property!! The parents quickly acknowledged the fact that the weather was certainly going to be in our favour, a little foggy, but nonetheless.not rainy. Preschoolers would not care either way, knowing that rain brings puddles and puddles are so much fun for jumping in! They just add to an adventure! After a fun bumpy ride on the hay cart, the pumpkin patch came into clear view! We disembarked with a single minded focus.find the perfect pumpkin. Some of us were quick to find the one, bagged it and headed back to the cart. For others it was a journey of comparisons and the muddiness for the pumpkins came into play when making our difficult decision! For some of us the petting zoo was a completely new experience and we were a little wary, so we chose to look at the goats on the other side of the fence and others were quick to get to know their new furry-bearded friends. The beehive in the store was awesome and finding the queen bee was like looking at a Where’s Waldo book, but we found her right in the middle. We were very thankful that the beehive was under glass. After that we were ready for a refreshing drink of fresh apple cider made right at the Applebarn! Yum! At the end of our field trip we all had a blast on the big bouncy pillow! What fun jumping with all our friends at the same time! Before we knew it we were trudging back to our cars, a little tired, but certainly fulfilled, with satisfied smiles on our faces, thankful for our fun time together at the Applebarn!
– Julie Braun (Abbotsford Christian Preschool)
I just want to thank you for another two great field trips at the Apple Barn! You have a lot to coordinate and you pull it off beautifully! You have an amazing team there!! I just wrote a little post for my preschool blog. I don’t know if you use testimonials on your website, but I wrote about our field trip from the perspective of a preschooler. It may be a bit long for that purpose but you can chop it down or not using it at all is just fine too. I thought I would just share it with you!
– Julie (Elementary School Teacher)
I would like to thank all your staff for once again giving the children a fantastic experience at your Apple Barn. Rain or no rain, your staff had smiles on their faces and were energetic and full of fun. I liked the fact that the pumpkin patch was marked off so the little 6 year olds had the little pumpkins to pick from. Much easier all around for the adults to deal with. I would like to book Oct 29 that’s a Thursday for next year. No rain if you can arrange things.
– Moira (Elementary School Teacher)
Thank-you once again for a great visit to the Apple Barn. Your facilitators really know how to keep the attention of young students, how to address them and how to keep it short!! This means that my students are being well served & educated. Much appreciated!
– Madame Little (Kindergarten Teacher)
I just wanted to let you know how meaningful and delightful our trip was to your farm. We always enjoy the setting, and learn so much about processing apples, and other farm related activities. The Firsties were so excited to come and see the things we have been studying in our Science classes and today we are busy doing pumpkin and apple inspired Art. Thank you for agreeing to send our invoice by email. You can send it directly to Anita, who is cc’d on this message. I hope we’ll see you again in a year!
–Venessa (Elementary School Teacher)