ORCHARD & FARM POLICIES

  1. U-Pick is at one's own discretion. If you don't like what you see, please don't pick it. We are at the mercy of nature and we do not use harsh chemical sprays. Our apples are naturally imperfect, like us! We are transitioning to an organic/permaculture orchard.

  2. Please park where indicated. If you have special needs, please call in advance and we will do our best to help.

  3. Ladders and climbing the trees is not permitted. Please ensure children respect the farm property.

  4. Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) was developed by the horticultural industry and reviewed for technical soundness by Canadian government officials. CanadaGAP has procedures in place to minimize the risk of product contamination. We strive for compliance.
    Requirements:

    • Clean hands: Regularly cleaned washrooms and sanitizing stations with instructions are provided. All employees and visitors are required to sanitize their hands prior to entering the u-pick.

    • Containers: Apples must be harvested into clean containers. We provide clean new bags of various sizes for all visitors to the orchard.

    • Picking: Visitors are required to remain in the designated harvesting area and to only touch the product they plan to purchase. Apples are to be picked off the tree and not the ground. Please ensure children are supervised at all times.

    • Garbage: Please dispose of garbage and apple cores in the provided receptacles. 

    • Smoking: We are a non smoking/vaping farm.

    • Animals: Unfortunately animals are not permitted in the u-pick in order to comply with CanadaGAP and Food Safety regulations (with the exception of certified service dogs).

  5. Other things to remember: It can be sunny, windy, wet, cold, or all of the above! 

Picking Apples in Orchard