Our Covid-19 Protocols

From our family to yours,

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our team and our customers. This is why we, at Harker’s Organics, would like to take this opportunity to assure you that we have taken the steps to ensure higher-than-normal safety and sanitation standards at this time.

As we attempt to maintain some level of normalcy within our business practices, here is what we are doing to stay safe:

Wholesale + Packing House:

  • Ensuring that all foreign workers follow the government-supported 2-week quarantine protocol before coming to the farm

  • Requiring that all packing house staff maintain a 6-foot distance from one another at all times (with the exception of those with shared working and living bubbles)

  • Requiring that all packing house staff continue to wear gloves and hairnets while packing

  • Providing masks and requiring mask usage at all times for all packing house staff

  • Increasing hand sanitizer availability for all packing house staff

  • Ensuring that all packing house staff have ample time to wash hands between tasks

  • Increasing cleaning and sanitation by staff members of all high-use areas, including cooler spaces, staff restrooms, and other staff common areas

  • Ensuring that all freight drivers and employees follow our new loading and unloading protocols located in our off-site designated ‘safe area’

  • Using signage to disallow those external to our team to enter our site

Retail, Bistro, + Wine Shop:

  • Ensuring that only staff members enter our retail, bistro, and wine shop locations through our new drive-thru/walk-up operation

  • Increasing hand sanitizer availability for all staff and customers

  • Ensuring that all front-of-house and kitchen staff have ample time to wash hands between tasks

  • Providing masks and require mask usage at all times for all staff members

  • Increasing cleaning and sanitation by staff members of all high-use areas, including countertops and cooler handles, our restroom, and our checkout

  • Providing portapotty services for guests to ensure our bathrooms are only used by staff members

  • Putting a hold on the use of reusable mugs for our espresso and other bistro-made beverages

  • Putting a hold on the use of reusable bags/boxes and instead, providing single-use plastic-free alternatives such as paper bags and boxes from our store

  • Allowing for online purchases of various retail items including seasonal bulk produce, meats, cheeses, etc. for contact-free delivery on Fridays

  • Providing contact-free tastings with only outdoor seating options and increased sanitation procedures

General safety precautions:

 

  • We have temporarily suspended all in-person meetings with any person external to our direct team

  • We require that any team member who shows any signs of Covid-19, even if mild, stay home and self isolate until symptoms have subsided and/or negative Covid-19 test results have been received

To our loyal customers, thank you for your support, kindness, and patience with us and our team, as we work to protect our families and communities.

 

Kindly,

 

The Harker Family

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