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                          PLEASE REMEMBER

To ensure you have an enjoyable time picking berries, please remember this is a working farm with many hazards such as, but not limited to: bees, wasps, spiders, ants and other stinging and biting insects, snakes, rodents, thorns, low trellises, barb wire fencing and uneven ground including holes and ruts. signs-2.jpg

Because of this, please be aware picking fruit is done at your own risk and that Barber Berry Farm, L.L.C. will not be responsible for any injuries sustained as a result of your activities here on the farm. 

 


Some additional thoughts to remember while picking fruit at the farm:

·   Be alert for hazards so you can avoid them

·   Do not climb trees, fences or structures

·   Supervise children at all times

·   No smoking allowed

·   No pets allowed

·   Wear closed shoes (no sandals)

·   Hat, boots and sun screen recommended

·   Drink plenty of water (fountain is available)

·   Return to the fruit stand if you hear thunder

·   Refrigerate fruit as soon as possible

·   Wash fruit prior to eating

·  No weapons allowed 


Temporary Storage Available

If you would like to purchase additional fruit after your bucket is filled, we will be glad to store what you have picked in our cooler while you return to the fields to pick.  Once you return home store fruit in your refrigerator and wash prior to eating.  To freeze, put in single layer on a cookie sheet in the freezer.  Once frozen transfer fruit to a zip bag.  Do not wash until just prior to eating.


Handling Instructions

  • Immediately refrigerate fruit, do not leave in a warm car and chill within an hour of purchase
  • Store fruit and vegetables in the refrigerator above raw meats and poultry or in a crisper drawer so that juices from the meat will not drip on them
  • Always wash your hands before preparing fruit for eating
  • Ensure that all work surfaces, including cutting boards and utensils, are clean and sanitized using a mild bleach solution (1 1/2 teaspoons of household bleach per quart of water)
  • Wash all fruit with cool running, drinkable water
  • Using soaps or household detergents is not recommended for washing fruit as they can leave unacceptable chemical residues
  • Fruit keeps better if washed just prior to use. However, if children are likely to snack on fruit from the refrigerator, wash fruit before being stored in the refrigerator