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Useful Checklist

The following is a quick list of things to consider. Please review it and add your own items to your checklist depending on your needs.

  • Sun-block cream, minimum 35 SPF is required depending on your skin condition.
  • Bring along a wide-brim hat to give you additional protection.
  • Bring along a snack pack and food for a day.
  • Bring along water and fluids to keep you hydrated.
  • The chances are you will get dirty, make sure you dress appropriately.
  • Bring along containers to place the produce in.
  • If you have allergies, bring along proper medication.
  • If you have asthma, make sure you bring your puffer in case you have an attack.
  • Take any medication that you might need.
  • Bring along your camera.
  • Have fun!

    Pre-Harvest Checklist for Pick-Your-Own Farms

    David Handley, Univ. of Maine

    Itís that time again! As harvest approaches, make sure that your customers are going to have an enjoyable experience. Review the checklist below to evaluate your customer readiness.

    • Signs to the farm are neat and easy to read
    • Easy access to the fields and plenty of parking
    • Someone is ready to greet customers and offer parking instructions and directions to the field
    • Access to the field is free of hazards
    • Transportation is provided for the elderly and disabled
    • The rules regarding picking are clearly posted
    • Someone is in the field to show customers where to pick and to answer questions
    • There are plenty of picking containers available
    • Clean restroom facilities are available
    • Someone is available to help customers carry fruit out of the field
    • The checkouts are fast and efficient
    • Beverages are available
    • Shade and seats are available for customers wanting to rest
    • The help are friendly and knowledgeable
    • Your clean, neat and friendly atmosphere will leave a lasting impression on your customers, encouraging them to come back and to recommend your farm to their friends.

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