Our Commitment to Your Safety
It is important to our family that we do everything we can to provide our community with a safe, fun and relaxed environment where you and your family can enjoy the Fall Festival at our Apple & Pumpkin Picking Orchard. We also have a responsibility to keep Our Team Safe.
For all employees who are fully vaccinated masks are optional. Unvaccinated employees will be required to wear a mask when a distance of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained.
For our Guests, in Accordance with NYS guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals and children 2 and under are not required to wear a mask. Unvaccinated guests are required to wear a mask when a distance of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained.
All restrooms will be sanitized depending on the number of guests present at the farm.
All tables in the cafe area will be sanitized in between parties.
Guests will be encouraged through signage to sanitize or wash their hands with soap and water at the stations located throughout the farm.
All employees should wash and sanitize their hands and work station often.
Extra Safety to Farm Activities
Activities are routinely sanitized at different times throughout the day. The duck race and gem mining will both be chlorinated (this is not something new)
Lines for activities will have signage posted to promote 6 feet social distancing between families.
The slide, obstacle course and corn maze will stagger the entry of guests so that 6 feet can be maintained between guests not in the same party/household/family. There are also 2 smaller corn mazes that will only allow for one family at a time.
Both of our ride attractions will require some empty seats. We will be leaving an empty cow in between guests not in the same party/household/family on the cow train ride. The hayride will maintain ~6 feet social distance between guests not in the same party/household/family.
The kids corral is full of fun activities and included with your activity wristband. We will limit the number of guests so that 6 feet can be maintained between guests not in the same party/household/family. We are also going to require that any children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult to enter.
Please visit our Plan Your Visit Page to see a full list of our activities and the times they will be open.
How to Purchase Items
Apple Bags & Wristbands must be pre-purchased online before you arrive on a Weekend or Holiday. You can purchase them on the morning of your visit. When you arrive at the farm on a Saturday or Sunday your 1st stop, in your car, will be with one of our friendly team members who will give you your order before you park. The good news is that you can also purchase some drinks & donuts online too and we will have them for you when you pull up. On Fridays & Mondays you will park and then check in with a Team Member near the barn.
The Barn Market & Gift Shop will have limited items on display to limit the number of touch points. You can shop online and see high quality images of all the items that are available. You can place your order 24 hours before you arrive, while you are at the farm on your smart device or with one of our Team Members during your visit. You can even place an order and pick it all up in your car at our Drive Thru Farm Store. You will have to use a credit card for online purchases.
The Big Apple Cafe is still going to be making delicious Apple Cider Donuts. Our menu has grab and go picnic friendly meals. We will have table service in our Barn Cafe Field, but there are also picnic tables though out the farm . You may also want to byo picnic blanket and find your own private spot on the farm.
Shopping with Card or Cash All major credit cards and cash are accepted at all location with the exception of activities out in the orchard. Cow Train, Corn Maze and Hayride tickets must be purchased online in advance or you can pay cash at the activity.
Capacity Limits and Traffic Flow
Online and timed ticketing will be used to help limit the number of guests daily.
Farm entry and tickets to attractions will be limited on a daily basis so that proper social distancing can be maintained.
Directional signs will be used to limit the amount of paths crossed by guests.
Specific entrances and exits will be used to help keep track of the number of guests on property as well as limit the number of paths crossed.
All guests should maintain a minimum of 6 feet social distance among other individuals at all times with the exception of individuals who are members of the same party/household/family.
Health Checks & Screenings
Our Team will complete a Health Screening Questionnaire before coming to work. Health screenings should include temperature checks along with questions on COVID-19 symptoms, close contacts, recent positive COVID-19 test result, and compliance with State’s travel advisory.
Our Guests are asked to stay home if they are not feeling well, have a fever, are sneezing or coughing, or have any health issues. If you have been around someone or you have tested positive for COVID, has COVID systems in the past 14 days, please stay home and visit us in 2 weeks.
Everyone who is at the farm is asked to wash and sanitize their hands and surfaces often. We will be installing additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the farm as well as hand wash stations. There are also additional sanitizing stations in our employee only areas.