Best Practices for U-Pick Farms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Food Industry

U-Pick is a critical direct marketing approach for many of our farms and provides customers with a unique connection to fresh produce grown close to home. In light of what we understand about the spread of COVID-19, new management practices will be needed to protect your farm team and your customers. This document provides recommended practices and communication strategies for U-Pick operations for the 2020 season.

These recommendations were prepared by:
Anusuya Rangarajan, Elizabeth Bihn, Marvin Pritts, and Julie Suarez, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University.
Laura McDermott and Esther Kibbe, Cornell Cooperative Extension.