FARM MISSION & VERMONT COVID-19 PANDEMIC 2021
Our mission during the Covid-19 Pandemic 2021 is: "To provide ALL customers a beautiful, safe and healthy place to pick Organic (cng) Berries & Apples as a nutrient dense food source for now and throughout the winter."
Our Farm has one (1) Important Covid-19 Regulation for 2021:
1 --- ANYONE WHO SHOWS SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS IS PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING PYO FARMS
While it is possible that a person can be asymptomatic, the state of Vermont's imposed regulations are designed to REDUCE RISK of spread. Symptoms of illness include runny nose, coughing, sneezing, noticeable fever, etc.
When you first arrive to the farm everyone in your party will be greeted and safety regulations will be reviewed. If one person in your party is showing symptoms of illness we are not permitted to allow anyone in your party to enter the orchards.
To operate PYO farms during the harvest season of 2021,Vermont State requires Farm Owners, their Customers and Employees to comply with Vermont's Universal Guidelines which can be viewed at: https://www.vermont.gov/vermont-forward#gsc.tab=0
"ALL YOU CAN PICK N' EAT" RETURNS!
Now that we know the Covid-19 virus does not reside on plant food surfaces, we are able to resume our very popular: "All You Can Pick n' Eat" option for $3.50 per person.
This is a win-win option for all. Everyone can relax - Parents don't have to stress out about nagging their children for eating berries, we don't have to nag you for eating berries, and our USDA loan officer doesn't have to nag us about another loss of livelihood to farmers, which occurs when folks continually eat berries that they are not paying for. :-)
HEALTH & SAFETY
PICKING & TRANSPORT CONTAINERS -- Please bring your own transport containers, but leave them in the car until you are ready to check-out. We will provide you with clean, sanitized picking containers. After your berries / apples are weighed and paid for, take your fruit to the tables where you will transfer them from our containers to yours. If you don't have containers, you can purchase recyclable GREEN bags for .10 cents each.
HAND WASHING / HAND SANITIZER --- Everyone is encouraged to sanitize their hands (with provided sanitizer) BEFORE picking berries/apples, AFTER using the Porta-Potty and AFTER coughing or sneezing. Hand Sanitizer stations are located in the 'Check Out Wait Area', Farm Store, Porta-potty and the Blueberry Nook.
HEALTH OFFICER --- Sweet Seasons Farm Owners and Staff members are authorized Health & Safety Officers. We ensure that all customers / employees understand and can remain compliant with Health & Safety Regulations while at the farm. Any instructions you receive from a Health & Safety Officer will be approached with kindness and respect, Thank You.
Thank you for reviewing Vermont's Covid-19 Regulations at our farm for 2021. While we would love that everyone come to pick berries /apples / and Chocolate at our farm this year, we also realize that for some adults and children, this may not be possible. For this reason, you can place orders for apples, berries and chocolate at our online store. We look forward to serving you this summer, fall and holiday season! https://www.sweetseasonsfarmvt.com/copy-of-organic-cng-fruit
It's going to be a SWEET SEASON for all...Your love and support for all small U.S.A. farms and businesses is so appreciated!
Kevin and Sue Haynie / Sweet Seasons Farm