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Authentic and meaningful learning experiences

Field trips at JVTF’s Center for Food Education are wrapped around our flagship program, Good School Food. Every Good School Food lesson and field trip aligns with the Alabama Course of Study. This hands-on education model connects students to food, farming, and the culinary arts through standards-based, cross-curricular lessons during the school day.

We are currently scheduling schools for the 2023-2024 & 2024-2025 school years.


Field trips are available for students Pre-K through 12th grade. Lunch is not provided and space is limited.


  • Culinary: January, February, March
  • Farm: April, May, September, October, November


  • Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
  • 2 hours: 9:00–11:00am OR 12:00–2:00pm

  • All requests must be received at least two weeks in advance of the preferred date of visit. All requests will be considered based upon availability and capacity.


  • Student: $10

  • Chaperone: $15

  • Teachers: Free

  • Field trip experiences are limited to 40 students per time slot. If your group is larger than 40 students, please book a second time slot to accommodate your group’s needs.

* All programs are free to BCS students due to generous support from BCS and public and private partners.