A Day at a Farm in Arizona
At one time a large part of Arizona's economy was farming and agricultural related businesses. Visiting a farm in Arizona is a great family friendly activity. Here are some spots where you can still enjoy a day at the farm in Arizona!
East Valley Farms
Schnepf Farms is located in Queen Creek. This is farm is loaded with fun activities for the whole family. Schnepf Farms has been around for over 60 years and is a great spot to go pick your own fruit or veggies. They have several events and festivals throughout the year including the Peach Festival in May.
Superstition Farms in Mesa offers tours of their farm every Saturday. Take a hayride and learn more about dairy farming at Superstition Farms.
West Valley Farms
Tolmachoff Farms located in Glendale has several events throughout the year including Family Farm Day and Pumpkin Days. Experience life on the farm and pick your own fruits and veggies.
Southern Arizona Farms
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Farm-located halfway between Phoenix and Tucson, this is a great spot to stop and visit a working Ostrich farm. The farm is also home to Lorikeet, deer, goats and ducks, which you can feed. Take a monster truck tour around the Sonoran Desert and learn all about ostrich farming and breeding.
Local farms have events throughout the year for a great day with the family at the farm!
“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers water bugs, tadpoles frogs and mud turtles elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb, brooks to wade in, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hay fields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets; and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of his education”
Quote from Luther Burbank famous horticulturist.