Tammen Treeberry Farm

A family tradition

   Nov 21

COVID-19

TAMMEN TREEBERRY FARM
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR 2020 TREE SEASON
As we enter into this Christmas tree cutting season, we must remember that there is an elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public setting where people are present. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed but we can guarantee that we are taking precautions for the safety of our families, our employees and their families and for you and your family.
WHAT WE WILL DO
We will start with daily health checks of our employees, frequent sanitizing of surfaces, sanitizing of saws between customers, frequent hand washing/ hand sanitizer use. We will all be wearing masks and practicing social distancing as much as possible
Our restrooms will be available and serviced and sanitized frequently throughout the day. There will be hand sanitizer available at both checkout stations.
We will have Credit/Debit card terminals available for curbside payment. We will also accept cash and checks
WHAT YOU CAN DO
DO not come if you have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days or have any symptoms (including fever, shortness of breath, cough). We typically are open several weeks. Please contact us if you need to come later due to quarantine. Weekdays have much fewer people on the farm.
Wear your mask upon entering the farm for check-in and getting a saw, waiting in line for shake and baling and upon entering any buildings (restroom, farm office), and in any situation that inhibits social distancing
Keep your own sanitizer in your car for use by your family as needed
Maintain social distancing between family groups
Be careful where you drive and park on the farm. Avoid getting stuck requiring close interaction with others to get you out. Do not drive around barricades
Picnic tables are available for your use if needed. Bring and use your own table covering and follow Tier 3 mitigation of 10 people or less in your group with social distancing
KEEP SAFE AND ENJOY THE CHANCE TO BE OUTSIDE WITH YOUR FAMILY MAKING MEMORIES AS YOU FIND YOUR 2020 CHRISTMAS TREE
HAVE A BLESSED HOLIDAY SEASON AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR


   Nov 19

Choose and cut your own Christmas tree

You may choose and cut your own Christmas tree beginning the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27. Starting then, we will be open daily from 8 till 4:30. The price is $60 for any tree you choose and cut yourself. If you would like the tree shaken and baled, there is a $7 charge for that. We ask that you maintain social distancing of 6 or more feet between family groups. When that is not possible, such as by the shakers and balers, we ask that you wear a mask.


   Aug 14

Closed for 2020 blueberry season

We are now closed for the 2020 blueberry season. In a typical year, the blueberry season begins around mid-July and lasts 3 or 4 weeks. We appreciate everyone who comes to pick blueberries on our farm. We hope to see you next year.


   Aug 12

ComEd’s estimated time to restore power turned out to be in error. The electricity is back on. We are closed through Thursday. We will open again on Friday, August 14 from 6:30 till 8 AM for senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals, from 8 to 4:30 for the general public. The price is $2.65 per pound for pick-your-own blueberries. We ask that you wear a mask in the shed and on the trailer if you ride it to the field. A mask will probably not be necessary in the field as you will probably be able to maintain social distancing. Friday might be the last day we are open this season, please check later.


   Aug 11

We had a severe storm on Monday, August 10. It caused significant damage. In addition, the electricity is off. ComEd estimates that they will restore the power sometime Saturday afternoon. We may not be open this week, after all. Check with us later in the week. We may open early next week.


   Aug 07

We are closed Saturday, August 8 through Thursday, August 13. We will open again Friday, August 14. We will be open 6:30-8:00 AM for senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals and 8:00-4:30 for the general public. We are closing to give the berries more time to ripen.


   Aug 06

We are open Friday, August 7 from 6:30 to 8 AM for senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals and 8 to 4:30 for the general public. We are not certain at this time about Saturday. Check back Friday evening to find out about whether we will be open on Saturday.


   Aug 02

We are closed until Thursday, August 6 to give the berries more time to ripen. As usual, we are closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. When we are open, our hours are 8 until 4:30. On Fridays, we are also open from 6:30 until 8 AM for senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals.


   Jul 25

We are closed Sunday, July 26 through Wednesday, July 29l We will open again on Thursday, July 30 from 8 till 4:30. The price is $2.65 per pound for pick-your-own blueberries. We ask that you wear a mask in the shed and other times you are unable to maintain social distancing. Most of the time i the field, you will be able to maintain that distance.


   Jul 20

Closed for ripening

We are closed Sunday, July 19 through Wednesday, July 22. For whatever reason, the berries are ripening slowly this year. We will open again on Thursday, July 23.