Hours: Winter Hours:
Tues-Friday 10am-4pm,
Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm.

Field Trips

Green Door Gourmet offers fun and educational farm field trips for students of all ages. Field trips are offered Monday-Friday, March-October.

Our info packet is being updated at this time. Email kate@greendoorgourmet.com to receive an early copy, or check back in the spring for new additions! Use the link below to inquire about scheduling a spring field trip for your group.

Prices per student vary with the activities you choose and are detailed in the info packet. Accompanying teachers and bus drivers are free. One chaperon is required for every 10 students. Adults are $3/person, and participating siblings will be charged the same price as the students. All payments must be organized by the lead teacher prior to arrival.

Things to know before your visit:
Fill out the Head Count Form at least two weeks in advance of your visit. You may scan and return via email to kate@greendoorgourmet.com, or mail to 7011 River Road Pike, Nashville TN 37209.

Remind students to dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Students may get dirty while on the farm. Please bring your own water bottles. The farm has Harpeth Valley water on site for refills, and bottled water is available in our on-farm market for purchase. Also don’t forget bug spray and sunscreen!

Organize students into groups of equal size corresponding to the number of activities your group has chosen prior to arrival. This allows us to transition smoothly into the activity rotation.

Be sure to bring your students’ signed liability waivers. Download our liability waiver and media release form here. If you need a copy in Spanish, please contact kate@greendoorgourmet.com. Don’t forget your tax exempt certificate, if applicable, and payment.

Cancellation Policy: All field trips will take place rain or shine. We will contact your trip leader in the event of inclement weather. If you need to cancel your trip, please give a one week notice. If you cancel after this time, you will be billed for the cost of your trip.

Directions to 7011 River Road Pike:
Most GPS take you to the third entrance to our farm. You will need to use the second entrance (our main entrance). You’ll pass an entrance on River Road that says ‘Green Door Gourmet – 1/2 mile on right.’ You’ll then come to a stop sign, where River Road meets River Road Pike. Keep right, and our main entrance, with a sign that says ‘Green Door Gourmet’ is 1/4 mile on the right.’ It comes up quickly and there’s not a great place to turn a bus around after the main entrance for a while. There are several speed bumps on our gravel drive. There will be plenty of parking in our grass or gravel lots.

What teachers are saying:

“The verdict is in — Green Door is a hit. The students and teachers loved the field trip. And I must confess that after 30 years of teaching and countless field trips my visit there last week was the most organized, relevant, and engaging.”

“Thank you for hosting such a rewarding visit for us… The girls wrote some lovely reflections on their time at Green Door Gourmet. It was evident that they felt proud and accomplished.”
What students are saying:

“Green Door Gourmet was really fun because we got to see the rabbits and many other things like plant art, the beeswax candles, sundials, market and planting bean seeds. When I come back I want to do the slide again and pick strawberries and the tractor ride. My favorite was [making] the beeswax candle… We had so much fun!!”

“I just want to thank you for letting us have a field trip there. I’m taking good care of my plant.”

“You made a difference in [our school]. Thank you for letting us come. It was fun.”

“Dear Green Door Gourmet,
Thank you for letting us have a fun field trip. I want to go again. My favorite activity was making the candle…my plant has roots and it’s looking good.”

“I would love it if I could take my family and friends…you make me feel happy.”

Tour terms:
Advanced registration required.
$100 minimum charge for the first hour, $50 minimum charge for each addition hour of activities; groups over 12 participants will be charged per participant.
Green Door Gourmet reserves the right to change or cancel your field trip in the event of inclement weather.

Funding opportunities for school field trips:
https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants
http://eeintennessee.org/core/item/topic.aspx?s=0.0.114.37935&tid=85010
http://www.tnfarmbureau.org/grants-tours