Farm of the Future & Amish Dairy Farm Tour
Unexpected and totally NEW — an Amish Country Experience your group will long remember! A “futuristic farmer” who happens to be Amish is your host. No horses, no tractors, no soil! But, there is lettuce growing “in the air” on tall revolving towers producing thousands of heads of Boston Bibb lettuce a week, much of it headed for Whole Food Stores.
It’s an amazing story your group hears visiting the greenhouse on their exclusive private tour. A step-on guide takes you there, imparting insights into Amish culture along the way.
With only an eighth grade education, the Amish have built a “vertical growing system” of the future, virtually unseen outside of Florida and Disney World. Over 200 towers revolve for even growth and are watered every 20 minutes with nutrients.
Your Amish host will explain it all, from the time seeds are “planted” until harvest, as you witness up close the entire operation. The greenhouse will forever change your ideas of farming, Amish or otherwise!
The Amish Dairy Farm
To enhance your experience, a stop at an Amish dairy farm can also be added, or booked as a separate reservation. The group will hear first-hand how cows are milked, and the milk kept cool, all without electricity.
- This fascinating and educational adventure is ideal for adult and school groups alike.
- Tours are available Monday to Friday, with up to 55 guests (one bus) at a time. The greenhouse is handicap accessible.
- School group tours are geared to their grade level, with opportunities for students to seed plants and interact with their Amish host.
Allow 3 hours.
Add Jacob’s Choice Theater for $5 per person.
Schedule a Group Tour by calling 800.555.2303 x217.
For more information, email our Group Tour department.