While the last few months have been anything but typical, in many ways, it's business as usual here at Nature's Bounty. Our orchard has emerged from its winter slumber as have the many creatures that make our farm their home. Trees still need to be pruned, the grass still needs to be mowed, and the sheep still need to be fed. The presence of Covid-19 in our community is the new reality we are all facing, but we take our role as farmers seriously and will press on through the season to grow safe, delicious apples as we have done for more than 40 years.
We are keeping a close eye on recommendations from Public Health officials and are following their advice to keep our employees safe. Our measures include keeping at least 2 meters between employees, frequent cleaning of shared equipment and high touch areas, and daily screening for symptoms. Everyone at Nature's Bounty is sharing responsibility for our collective well being. As we look toward the fall harvest, we will adapt these safety measures for our picking crew and our customers.
The start of picking season may be months away, but we are preparing for a number of possible scenarios we may face. Most importantly, we hope to offer Pick-Your-Own this fall, although there will likely be new protocols to keep our visitors safe. We will be watching other farms closely through the summer and working with them to adopt best practices. Provided we are permitted to be open to the public, rest assured that we will continue to make safety a top priority. We will update our followers with our new protocols as we get closer to harvest.
It is our sincere hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy during the pandemic. There is no telling what the next few months will bring, but we eagerly await the day when we can open our gates and welcome everyone back to the farm.