We are observing the utmost care for the health and safety of our farm family here at Stonehaven, and for you – our valued customer and our community alike.
Our farming family is adhering to strict sanitary and safety practices from picking your strawberries to preparing your orders. Stonehaven is not just our business, it is also our home. So rest assured that we are doing our part to help keep everyone safe with highlights as follows:
All staff has been given PPE, and required to complete Covid self assessments each time they are on duty. Visitors are also guided to ensure they acknowledge and answer Covid self assessment questions on display upon entry to the farm also. The market, washrooms, and other commonly touched surfaces are regularly sanitized/cleaned.
Washrooms are all gender neutral now, allowing only 1 person or one household in each washroom (formerly women’s and men’s).
Sanitizer is used after every POS or cash transaction and shopping basket use.
Masks are mandatory age 5 and up inside the market, in the giant corn maze, on wagon rides and in the Strawhaven Straw Bale area. Visitors who do not wish to wear a mask inside the market or sanitize their hands, will be given a ‘personal shopper’ to gather their shopping list items, where we will serve from our “Country Counter” outside.
Strawberry pick your own, pumpkin pick your own and fall activity purchases are served from our “country cabin”, to keep any lineups socially distanced outdoors.
Our new ice cream/beverage counter will also serve customers from an outside only access at the north end of the market, with outside lineup also.
We are limiting the number of customers inside the market with one entrance in and one entrance out, to maintain social distancing and are constantly monitoring the number of visitors in the picking fields, and activity areas(if open) for your safety and ours as well.
No seating is currently provided on the farm. We are offering strawberry PYO as a harvest, rather than an event or gathering, where we cannot provide seating for this reason.as per government Covid safety regulations.
We are also offering an online store for select items including our ready picked strawberries, for “Country Counter” Pick-up as an alternative to instore shopping.
We are also happy to serve you your ready picked strawberries in the market, to reduce the degree of handling, rather than introduce any more potential risks than necessary.