MOTNICELLO, Fla. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.
Green Medows Farm in Monticello opened their five acre blueberry orchard to public-picking at the end of May.
For safety purposes, they've put up hand sanitizer stations, and are asking people to pick away from others. They're also not selling their homemade food and drinks this year, because of COVID-19.
"The one thing that has been a little different for us is, we have to wear masks at work, which is totally reasonable of course, and we have hand sanitizer stations out," said Olivia Walton, an employee at Green Meadows Farm. "We have markings for 10 foot distance in the waiting line, and several accommodations according to the virus."
Despite being slower than previous years, employees say customers seem happy to get outdoors and know where they're produce is coming from.
"Definitely more interest in the organic field because there is absolutely nothing added to these blueberries, and nothing taken away from them, and it's such a great atmosphere," said Walton. "However, Ms. Deloris has mentioned that people are calling in saying, 'I'm so sorry, I am a returning customer but I can't be there this year because we're being safe and we're staying home.'"
Green Meadows Farm is open for picking on Fridays and Saturdays between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. They will be open for picking until their blueberries are gone.
Check out their Facebook page for more information by clicking here.
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