PYO ASPARAGUS ($23.95 per 4 litre basket)
Here’s how PYO asparagus will operate, in order to comply with guidelines provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and approved by Minister of Agriculture Ernie Hardeman
Watch for directional signs and enter PYO parking lot on the west side of Barrie Hill Road and 200m south of the Barrie Hill Farms main entrance. Park your vehicle.
As a courtesy to our farm team members, we ask that everyone entering the picking fields wear a mask. Wearing of gloves is NOT permitted.
If you are not comfortable without your gloves, or not comfortable wearing a mask or face shield, then you’re welcome to order on-line for curbside pickup, or else try our new drive-thru.
All farm staff will be wearing masks.
Approach PYO Entrance Hut where you will be greeted by a staff member who will ask everyone to complete our Covid-19 Self Declaration Assessment
Do you have a fever?
Yes or No
Do you have any new or worsening symptoms of any of the following?
· Shortness of breath
· Sore throat
Yes or No
Have you had close contact with anyone with a respiratory illness or a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?
Yes or No
After answering “No” to all questions, pickers must then sanitize their hands before entering the field. Hand sanitizer will be provided. NO WEARING OF GLOVES IS PERMITTED.
We will provide clean unused 4L baskets (holds approximately 5 lbs when full) for picking at $23.95 each. Pay before entry. No cash. Debit or credit card payment only.
There will be no wagon ride
Customers will walk to picking area.
Customers must maintain social distance at all times.
Pickers must pick in their assigned rows.
Snap off the asparagus with your hands when it is at least 7″ tall. Please don’t pick asparagus shorter than 7″. If you leave the short spears, they will be ready to harvest in a day or so!
Fill the 4L basket to heaping full.
After finishing, pickers may return directly to their vehicles and exit the parking area. Customers may wish to drive across the road to shop the farm market or visit the farm drive thru.
Open rain or shine! However, the fields are closed in the event of lightning or severe weather in the area.