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Cornell Recommendations for U-Pick Operational Changes due to COVID-19

Esther Kibbe, WNY Berry Specialist

April 29, 2020
Cornell Recommendations for U-Pick Operational Changes due to COVID-19

Many growers who allow customers to come and pick their own vegetables and fruits have been concerned about how that will work in this time of social distancing and closed businesses. At this time, the state has not prohibited U-Pick or on-farm sales. Cornell has just released a document outlining best practices and ideas for growers who choose to allow the public on their farms.

Topics include:

  • Alternatives to U-Pick
  • Communicating with Customers
  • Check-in Process and Picking Containers
  • Planning for Physical Distancing while Picking
  • Weighing Produce and Handling Payments
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing Surfaces
  • Protecting Employees and Family Members when Interacting with the Public

Read the Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms During the COVID-19 Pandemic If you have any questions, contact Esther Kibbe.




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