Corrections to PickYourOwn.org

This month's notes: July 2014: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries tomatoes, corn and most vegetables are being picked in most places; strawberries are finishing or done; Peaches are in and early apples will start in late July. Find a local blueberry festival and blueberry picking tips here. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! Make your own homemade strawberry ice cream including low fat, low sugar and other flavors))  Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy canning and freezing directions!

Organic farms are identified in green!  See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!

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For One or Two Minor Corrections, Deletions and Updates to Listings

Whether you are the farm or event owner, or a visitor or customer, if you want to make one or two minor corrections to any listing, here's the form! The form is designed to make it fast and easy for you to help me update the information, so I can promptly correct it!If you want to offer comments or feedback about a farm, please use the Feedback form.

Farm owners: if you have more than a couple corrections or want to rewrite your listing, use this form instead.

Adding a farm to the website:

Customers/visitors to farms: If you want to recommend a farm to add; use the Suggest a farm  form
Farm owner/operators: use the  add or update-my-farm form!  )

Please don't type in ALL CAPITALS!  It's really hard to read and must be manually retyped!


Your Name:      Country:
Your email address:

 

  
Note: I cannot reply to addresses that require a request form for pre-approval. 
I am:
a customer, visitor or no relation
the farm or event owner or rep
a friend or neighbor

Information to help me locate the farm's listing:
Farm name:
State..: 
County (not "country") or province:
     
         (enter NA if not applicable)
The farm or location has
(check all that apply):

 
pick-your-own fruits or vegetables   
Pumpkin patch       corn maze           Important: this tells me where
Christmas trees    sleigh rides           to find the farms listing(s).
Farm market, farm stand, roadside stand
Fruit or vegetable festival
Other event or activity
 

Corrections - These are the changes (or deletions) to make -
If the information on the listing is already correct, DON'T re-enter it:

 

 

 

 

This farm or event is permanently closed (delete the entry)
The farm is closed for the current season; re-opens next year's season (2015)
The farm's open days and/or hours need to be updated.
     Replace all current hours and dates with the following:
    
The phone is disconnected; it appears the farm is permanently closed
Remove the "alternate phone" number
The phone number is wrong, it should be
The farm's email address is wrong, it should be
The address has changed or is incorrect (see correction in comments)
The link to the farm or event's website is absent or not working: It should be:
      
If the farm has both a website AND also a Facebook page, enter the url for the Facebook page here:
      
The only pick-your-own crops the farm offers (at any time during the year)     are:
      

Note: if the name of your farm is in blue and underlined, then there is a link there already (I get a lot of techno-newbie folks saying "where is my link?", not understanding the the address itself is embedded in the link!)
 

Comments and / or one or two other MINOR corrections that don't match the categories above:
Farmers: DO NOT USE THE COMMENTS FIELD FOR A RE-WRITE OF YOUR LISTING! If you have more than one or two simple corrections, please use the re-write form on this page for that!
IMPORTANT:
Type any number in this next box (this is necessary to stop spam programs):
(Note: if you do not type in a number, or type anything else in this box, your email will NOT be delivered). Spam programs cannot follow these instructions, only humans can.
In submitting this update, I agree to hold harmless and indemnify Benivia LLC and it's staff from any harm arising from inaccuracies and errors associated  in the information submitted.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

  1. Q. If I own a farm and need to correct information on my listing, how do I do that?
    A. If it is minor changes (a phone number, adding a website address, delete something, just use the form above.  For numerous or more complex changes or to re-write your listing, use the add-my-farm form!  
  2. Q. If I am a customer, visitor or friend/neighbor of the farm or event and want to make a correction, how do I do that?
    A. Just use the form above!.
  3. Q. Can you tell me where to find organic ________?
    A. The information about each farm that I found from government agriculture sources didn't include organic status.  I have requested it from the farms, but they are slow in responding.  As they reply I update their listings.  If it doesn't say "organic", it is safe to presume that it isn't.  For 2006, I am identifying organic farms with a green "ORGANIC", so they will stand out.  And in the improved search engine (see question 2) I will enable a "include only organic farms" option, too!.
  4. Q. How long does it take for the changes to appear?
    A. Obviously, I need to verify that the changes are correct, which means verifying that the person making the changes really is the representative of the farm, or that a visitor or customer's changes are correct (You would believe how many times I get emails saying "this farm is closed" because the customer got lost driving and ended up in a neighboring subdivision. I actually make 99% of changes within 24 hours. I'm trying to keep this free for everyone. I don't charge either farmers or consumers (or anyone else). In order to keep it free, I do 100% of all the work myself, in my "spare" time, so it takes me a bit longer (the baby needs some time, too! :).  Keeping this resource free for all has been a priority of mine, along with ease of use and accuracy of the information!

Keep the suggestions coming!  If people want it, I'll do it!

 


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