Field Trip to Shenot Farm
“Autumn is the year’s, last, loveliest smile.”
Fall is warm cider, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, crisp air, picking apples and, of course, finding the perfect pumpkin.
It’s a time where families make amazing memories; traveling together, slowing down and taking time to enjoy simple pleasures. Whether you’re outside running through corn mazes or inside carving pumpkins, enjoying time together is what it’s all about!
We experienced quite the milestone as Ryan ventured off on his first Preschool field trip to Shenot’s Farm in Wexford. It was a chilly Wednesday morning but everyone was bright-eyed and excited. The teachers, twenty-six preschoolers and a handful of parents ventured off on a bright yellow school bus.
Upon arrival, we stepped off the bus and gathered in the Straw Barn. The children got a little energy, enjoyed the slide and were then asked to come gather around as the instructor began explaining a little about the farm; including the importance of honeybees the produce grown at the farm.
We followed the instructor up a path to the pumpkin patch. Along the way, we stopped and explored. She pointed out varieties of produce currently growing at the farm; bell peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers and squash. We got to stop, touch and look up close; she encouraged the kids to explore and they absolutely loved it!
The views around the farm are absolutely picturesque! Wexford is a quickly developing city but when we were at Shenot’s, it’s easy to forget you’re so close to a bustling, booming area. Lush green fields, rolling hills and orchards covered the ground as far as our eye could see.
We ended the day at Shenot’s with a drink of award winning cider and a crisp Gala apple. This was our first trip but we’ll certainly be visiting again soon!
Shenot Farm Information
Location: 3754 Wexford Run Road, Wexford PA 15090
Conveniently located in Wexford, PA, about 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh, our sustainable farm is between I79 and US19. Minutes from the Wexford exit and Cranberry, Shenot’s is north of SR 910 at 3754 Wexford Run Road.
Hours: Hayrides to the pumpkin patch and corn maze are from 11:00 A.M.to 5:00 P.M. Saturdays and Sundays.
Contact: 724-935-2542 or visit Shenotfarm.com
For more Fall family fun be sure to check out our list of festivals, events and happenings in Pittsburgh for October!