Are you a teacher interested in helping your students gain a better understanding of local agriculture and the importance of eating fresh, seasonal foods in a fun and interactive way? Then bring your students on a Greenmarket School Tour!
School Tours at Greenmarkets introduce the concepts of seasonality, local food and sustainable agriculture to over 6,000 students each year. Tour curricula are grade-level appropriate and involve an exploratory walk-through of the market, fun seasonal tastings of Greenmarket farmer products, and take-home activities and recipes. Our interactive outdoor tours allow children to discover the diverse varieties and delicious flavors of farm fresh food and explore the lively community created by farmers markets.
Generally, tours are held rain or shine but may be cancelled by school officials or Greenmarket Youth Education for weather related reasons. Please encourage children to dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
Due to a very full schedule, programs will not be extended for late-arriving groups beyond the scheduled end time. Staff will make every attempt to cover as much material as possible in the time available. Please obtain information on how to locate us in advance of your trip by reviewing the details in your confirmation email sent to you upon receipt of payment.
Please arrive on time! If you need to reschedule please email us, or if you are going to be a little late text or call the phone number on your tour confirmation.
Farmers are hard working people. Please show your consideration for them by reminding your class that courtesy and politeness are expected at all times. Please advise your class to listen for instruction from the tour guide and not crowd market stands as it disrupts business.
Many items sold at Greenmarket require gentle handling. Children may not touch any items, including free samples, unless the farmer or tour guide gives them permission to do so. Always ask first.