Apple-Crop: ladders in pick your own

2008-07-06 Thread Tommy and Sandy
We are allowing people to pick their own apples for the last couple of years. We didn't start out as a pick your own orchard and we have larger trees, 111, 7, and some larger 26's. In the past we have not allowed ladders or climbing trees. I was wondering if any other pick your own orchards

Re: Apple-Crop: ladders in pick your own

2008-07-06 Thread Maurice Tougas
Tom, We have operated our PYO Apple and Peaches since 1981. We provide a limited number of aluminum tripod ladders. We use 4' to 7'. We try to pick the majority of the fruit above 8' or so ourselves so as to limit the attraction of climbing by our customers. As it is inefficient to be

Re: Apple-Crop: ladders in pick your own

2008-07-06 Thread robert kuljis
I would not allow it.. Have not had any claims, but a couple of workers fell off the ladder on there first day... ONe of them said it hurt pretty bad, and he broke a good sized branch, but was not injured.. Some people are just not that bright, or careful, and accidents happen anyways I

Re: Apple-Crop: ladders in pick your own

2008-07-06 Thread Arthur Harvey
I would not let the public use ladders, especially if you supplied the ladder. If you did, any liability resulting would fall on you. And the chance of accidents is pretty high. On another topic, the federal law governing organic foods was recently amended by lobbyists hired by some