Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms During COVID-19
Here is where you will find helpful guidance and support in setting up your U-pick operation this year amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
Guidance for Pick-Your-Own Operations from Maine DACF and UMaine Extension
Cornell (web version): COVID-19 BMPs for U-pick Farms
Cornell's pdf version of COVID-19 BMPs for U-pick Farms (PDF)
Cleaning vs. Sanitizing (Produce Safety Alliance) (PDF)
Help with Selecting an EPA-Labeled Sanitizer (Produce Safety Alliance) (PDF)
Maine-Registered Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19 (PDF)
May 12, 2020 Zoom Discussion on Best Management Practices for U-pick Operations During COVID-19 (YouTube)
Guidance for Consumers visiting Pick-Your-Own Operations from UMaine Extension and Maine DACF
Additional Resources for U-pick Farms to Help During COVID-19
David T. Handley, Ph.D.
(Guidance for Pick-Your-Own During COVID-19)
Vegetable & Small Fruit Specialist
Robson Machado, Ph.D.
(Sanitization and Food Safety Recommendations)
Assistant Extension Professor and Food Scientist
(General Farming Resources During COVID-19)
Sustainable Agriculture Professional
(Suggestions for Additions and/or Improvements to this Webpage)