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Old 10-25-2010, 10:44 AM
 
Location: North Raleigh
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For the record - I never said Vollmer wasn't fun. Everyone enjoyed the FUN. The corn maze was particularly enjoyable.

My Vollmer trip was over a year ago and the actual specifics elude me. But my recollection was I felt like I was being gouged in the wallet at every turn. Everything was an add-on price beyond admission, including the pumpkins which was extremely overprice and charged by the pound. You don't get to cut your pumpkin off the vine at Food Lion, but they do have huge ones for a mere $4.99 each.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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For the record - I never said Vollmer wasn't fun. Everyone enjoyed the FUN. The corn maze was particularly enjoyable.

My Vollmer trip was over a year ago and the actual specifics elude me. But my recollection was I felt like I was being gouged in the wallet at every turn. Everything was an add-on price beyond admission, including the pumpkins which was extremely overprice and charged by the pound. You don't get to cut your pumpkin off the vine at Food Lion, but they do have huge ones for a mere $4.99 each.
Once you pay entry, there are no extra costs except if you want concessions. Yes, the pumpkin is not included, which I think would be a nice touch also (or at least discount the dang thing).
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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There are plenty of ways around here to teach kids about farming without spending any money at all. There are many CSA's around here where you can go and help out with the garden and take your own food home!
Not intending to hijack this thread but would you mind suggesting a few places? My younger one has been asking to visit an actual farm for a few weeks now.Thanks!
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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Not intending to hijack this thread but would you mind suggesting a few places? My younger one has been asking to visit an actual farm for a few weeks now.Thanks!
Franklin County (where Vollmer is located) has a farm tour in May - here are the details (http://www.franklincountyfarmfresh.com/FarmTour2010.html - broken link) from the latest one, to give you an idea what to expect next year. Cost is $5 per person, small children free.

There's also the Eastern Triangle Farm Tour (http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/etft2010.shtml - broken link) which takes place in September. Vollmer participates in this one. It's priced per car - $25 in advance, $30 day of (or $10 per farm).
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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There are plenty of ways around here to teach kids about farming without spending any money at all. There are many CSA's around here where you can go and help out with the garden and take your own food home!
YES!!! Tried to rep you but I have to spread them around a bit My daughter's brownie troop spent a morning volunteering at the Interfaith Food Shuttle's little community garden and I absolutely loved it. Doing good and learning all at once. And I call it "little" b/c it's maybe a couple of acres (not sure, honestly) but they produce a LOT of food on that land!
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