School Field Trips for Grades 5-12   The Farm-Based Education program at Carnation Farms aims to increase youth access, especially those at-risk, to outdoor spaces by developing engaging outdoor programming. Our programs at the Farm  Cultivate a connection with the food system and environment leading to healthy choices  Foster youth development by building multiple skills for leading healthier lives  Hands-on experiences on farms and gardens have tremendous influence on youth and have shown measurable impact in areas including positive social and interpersonal skills, healthy eating and nutrition, science achievement and attitudes towards learning, design skills and environmental stewardship. Our programs feature hands-on learning opportunities that allow students to explore, discover and harvest in a farm setting. The field trips take place in the five-acre certified organic garden at Carnation Farms where flowers, vegetables, fruit trees, herbs and berries grow and students can observe vegetable and layer hen egg production in our garden plots.     Field Trips are designed for students in grades 5-12. We can schedule up to 65 students or two classes, on each tour date.  Cost and Financial Assistance:  We aim to make the beneficial experiences at our farm accessible and equitable to all members of our community. Our fee is $9/student, for a farm visit of up to 2 hours. Scholarships and sliding scale costs are available: no groups will be turned away for lack of funds. Our financial assistance is determined based on the percentage of students who are eligible for free/reduced school lunches. No charge for adults or chaperones. Field trip fee is due the day of your field trip via check or cash. Special arrangements can be made for small or large groups. *Special arrangements can be made for small or large groups  If interested in financial assistance for your group, please select that option when filling out Inquiry Form. Contact Willow Olivares at  or(425) 844-3217 for more info.

Field Trips at Carnation Farms

People of all ages enjoy field trips on our beautiful certified organic farm in the Snoqualmie Valley. With a fun and knowledgeable guide, participants explore the rows of vegetables, fruit trees, berries, and herbs, tasting and smelling along the way. They meet chickens up close, visit pigs, and see other livestock. Our field trips engage people in understanding farm practices that cultivate healthy soil, air, and water, while producing healthful, delicious food. Field trips include a tasty snack made from foods grown on the farm

We offer Educational Field Trips for Grades K-12 and Program Field Trips for community groups.

Field Trips for Grades K-12

Our Educational Field Trips:

  • Show where food comes come by giving kids outdoor experiences in fields and pastures
  • Provide age-appropriate, hands-on activities with food and farming
  • Show the importance of a sustainable food system and ways they can help improve it
  • Connect kids as eaters to the farmers who produce food
  • Aim to transform the way children and teens want to eat

We can schedule small groups of 10 up to 65 students (plus chaperones). Cost is $9 per child; no charge for teachers or chaperones.

Educational Field Trips typically last 1.5 to 2 hours.

K-12 teachers, our field trips can help meet Washington State K-12 Learning Standards. Contact us for details.

Financial assistance is available. We aim to make the beneficial experiences on our farm available and affordable for all members of our community. If cost is a barrier for individuals in your group to visit Carnation Farms, we would be happy to discuss scholarship options. We will do our best to accommodate your group.

For 2018 Educational Field Trips, please contact Willow Olivares at or 425.844.3217



Program Field Trips

Our Program Field Trips are customized to meet the unique needs of groups such as preschoolers, community and adult organizations, senior centers, college classes, and others. Options include:

  • Garden sensory tour
  • Visiting the farm animals, holding chickens, and collecting eggs
  • Hay rides (seasonally available)
  • Picking pumpkins in our patch
  • Health benefits and culinary uses of foods grown on our farm
  • Learning about sustainable farming and everyone’s role in a healthy food system

We can schedule small groups of 10 up to large groups of 65. Cost is $9 per person; no charge for teachers or group leaders.

Program Field Trips typically last 1.5 to 2 hours.

For 2018 Program Field Trips, please contact Tiffany Chou at or 425.844.3149



Our field trips offer farm experiences that meet many ADA standards, including wheelchair-accessible garden paths, raised garden beds, and picnic tables. Accessible parking is located near the field trip site.