Kauffman's Fruit Farm offers free tours of our fruit processing facilities on a limited basis. Tours are especially suited for students and teachers interested in agriculture, food preparation, and control systems for food preparation equipment. Tours must be pre-arranged because availability varies tremendously during the growing season. A tour may offer observation of our cider production, cider bottling, apple grading, apple peeling, fruit butter production, and orchards, and lasts up to 1.5 hours.
How to Schedule
We normally offer scheduled tours in September and October that are first-come, first-served, and limited to 10 people in a group. Tours in other months are handled on a case-by-case basis. Interested persons may contact Lonnie Kauffman by email or by calling 717-768-7112.
Autumn, 2012, Tours
Here is information about the tours this autumn at Kauffman's Fruit Farm. We will offer free tours four times a day on five different Wednesdays this fall. Each tour will last roughly an hour and fifteen minutes. The morning tours will observe the apple cider production, apple peeling, apple butter production, the orchards, and possibly the apple grader. The 1 PM tour will observe apple cider bottling, apple grading, the orchards, and apple butter bottling. Note - these descriptions are for a typical Wednesday's activities but could change between now and then.
Dates: Wednesdays - September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24
Times: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM, and 1:00 PM
Group size per tour: We prefer a maximum of 10 people, although we can take a few more if needed to keep a group together.