Wanted to forward this to all who do PYO plus sell other things like
creeemees. Here is the response.
Melissa, Charlotte Berry Farm
From: Willard, Abbey
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:37 PM
Cc: Harris, Kyle ; AGR - CovidResponse
Subject: RE: PYO guidelines for Vermont now posted
We appreciate you reaching out and asking your question.
The answer depends upon whether creemee sales are part of your PYO operation
or instead, part of a different farm activity.
The PYO Restart Plan pertains to PYO operations only, not to farm stands or
other regular farming activities. The following restriction applies to PYO
operations: "To limit in-person contact and the risk of contamination, the
on-site consumption of food—including crops being picked—is not allowed. In
addition, customers are not permitted to congregate on site before, during,
or after picking. PYO customers are prohibited from areas of the farm not
involved in the PYO farm operation."
- If a farm serves creemees to PYO customers as part of the PYO
operation, they should be purchased on the way out and consumed off site
(per the above guidance).
- If a farm sells food through a farm stand or serves food and has some
tables, then farm stand (critical services retail) and/or restaurant
guidance applies and the farm stand is not a PYO operation. For all
retail—including critical food services—curbside pick-up remains the
Please be back in touch if you have additional questions.
Agricultural Development Division Director | Vermont Agency of Agriculture,
Food & Markets
116 State St., Montpelier Vermont 05602-2901 |
COVID-19 Updates and Resources Here
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