[Market-farming] Pick your own strawberry operation.

Franklin W. Davis Parsons2 at attbi.com
Thu May 8 05:36:55 EDT 2003


  Hi Del...we (my son,daughter and I) will probably steer clear of the PYO
type setup....but want to look at it from all angles first before we decide.
There's nothing like advice from folks who have been there and done
that..:-) Franklin
----- Original Message -----
From: "Del Williams" <delannw at dlogue.net>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Pick your own strawberry operation.


> You are going to need a large liability policy if you are going to let
> people pick on your farm.
>
> There are people who let their kids run around like animals.  I see that
> even in the business I am working in now.  We get people who let their
kids
> act like jerks and they are a danger to themselves.  Still, if they get
> hurt, it's going to be a probable lawsuit.
>
> Figure that some of your customers are going to eat along the way.  Or
hide
> what they pick.  It's nuts.  Heck, I don't know if I could resist eating a
> berry or 12.
>
> I dunno, I think U Pick is a pain in the butt.  How does that stack up to
> hiring workers to pick for you and lining up commercial buyers?
>
> Del Williams
> (lol.. so much for Farmer in the Del)
> Country Fruit and Florals
> Kankakee, IL
>
>
>
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