Gilcrease Orchard to open with extra safeguards amid pandemic

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Posted at 8:24 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 02:32:50-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — Gilcrease Orchard is expected to open for the season on Thursday while taking extra precautions amid the pandemic.

The family-run orchard posted on its website that the team is "excited" to finally be opening for the season on April 23 from 7 a.m. to noon and will operate on those hours Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The orchard also said, in an email, that there will be extra precautions in place to minimize COVID-19 exposure with multiple hand-washing stations available and registers spaced out for proper social distancing standards.

Also, customers were informed to bring their own scissors if planning on getting any leafy greens and only to make contact with the items they are going to purchase.

When it comes to the items available, the items are below:

Available for Picking
-Carrots ($1 per pound)
-Beets ($1 per pound)
-Leafy greens: kale, spinach, lettuce, arugula, bok choy, collards, turnip greens ($2 per pound)
-Peas ($1 per pound)
-Zucchini ($1 per pound)

Available at Checkout Stand
-Apple Cider (1/2 gallon $5 - limited supply)
-Asparagus ($3 per bundle)
-Green Onions ($1 per bundle)
-Green Garlic ($2 per bundle)
-Peanut Butter ($5)
-Almond Butter ($8)

The Gilcrease Family said it preserved the land for over 90 years, and the community is welcome to visit at 7800 N. Tenaya Way, near Grand Teton Drive.