All guests MUST follow our COVID-19 Safety Policies.
Think they’re too strict? If so, please visit us again when this pandemic is over.
I owe a duty of care to my family, my employees and my customers. I will remain overly cautious to protect them.
PYO STRAWBERRIES OPEN EVERY DAY!!
Strawberries – very good supply
Regular and Sugar Snap Peas – very good supply
Here’s how PYO stawberries will operate, in order to comply with safe operating guidelines provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ontario Ministry of Health and numerous Health Units across the province. These guidelines have been approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Ernie Hardeman
NEW! Watch for directional signs and enter the PYO parking lot on the west side of Barrie Hill Road just 50m south of the Barrie Hill Farms main entrance. Park your vehicle as directed.
As a courtesy to our farm team members, we ask that everyone entering the picking fields wear a mask – according to guidance provided by the World Health Organization. Wearing of gloves is NOT permitted.
All farm staff will be wearing masks.
Approach the 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
If your answers are all “No” to the Self Declaration Assessment, you will then sanitize your hands before entering the field. This is a MUST. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
We will provide clean unused baskets for picking. Currently, you CANNOT bring your own containers.
Strawberries and peas will be sold by basket and not by weight, in attempt to reduce lines and points of contact.
Pay before entry. No cash. Debit or credit card payment only. All persons ages 6-96 must purchase a basket. There are 3 choices:
We ask that pickers come in groups of 5 or less and from the same household. This will allow more families the opportunity to enter the fields during this time of social distancing.
Maximum 2 children aged 12 and under per adult.
Baskets may be filled with strawberries, or peas. Mixing is permitted since all crops will be priced the same.
NO WAGON RIDE
Follow directions and WALK to the field, while maintaining social distance. Some fields will be close by. Others will be further away. The terrain is mostly flat, with only a slight incline, but it can be uneven – it’s a farm field after all – the soil that feeds us! Strollers, walkers, and wheelchairs will be able to make it, but it will be tough going, Motorized chairs should work well.
Pick your berries and veggies. SOCIAL DISTANCE MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES. Pickers will be assigned to rows that will allow them or their family group to maintain a safe distance from other pickers.
NO SAMPLING. Bummer. We know. But this whole COVID-19 thing is a bummer. As soon as things get back to normal, we hope to be able to return to our normal policy, which acknowledges that sampling a few is part of the fun!
Persons not respecting our policies may be asked to leave. No refund will be issued.
Follow directions back to the parking lot, get in your vehicle and head on out to enjoy the fruits of your labour! And stay well. And thanks for helping us all stay well – our farm family and your family too!