[Tagging] Tagging "you pick" farms and related fruit stands

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Sat Feb 13 12:47:28 UTC 2016


> On Feb 13, 2016, at 8:27 PM, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not happy with the shop proposal myself either. 
> This needs more thinking.
> There are several aspects to be taken into consideration. Two of them are:
> 1) The pick-your-own activity often covers several types of fruit at the same farm.

I think if we have the ability to set this as a stand-alone service, then what exactly are you picking will be in the name or similar. Honestly, I am not so interested in defining what is to be picked, as this gets into the messy world of what a shop sells. I just want to define that the service is at the location. 

> 2) There is a difference between self-service (at a counter or in a shop) and picking the fruit from the plant.

To me, the counter is shop=farm. 
Either this is a stand alone shop=* tag that you put on the field(s) where it is offered - problematic as they are rotated,  on the whole farm itself - also problematic, or on the stand where you pay - which means the shop=tag is already taken. I would say a subtag value for the stand - weather they have foobars to actually sell or not isn't too important either (it is highly seasonal), just weather the they offer the service or not. 

Perhaps a few values of the farm:foobar=yes/no is good:


Self_pick= you pick what you want. Covers picking and eating or picking and taking 

Harvested= staff picks and offers for sale in the shop it is tagged on. 

Staffed= if there is a slot for money, and no staff is there.  So many farm stands (mappable and permanently there year after year) in my area have no one ever there, just cooler boxes with cucumbers or onions inside. Drop a coin in the box and be honest. 
Perhaps this covers the coin-op vending machine based farm shops with eggs, lettuce, or tomatoes inside, which you spy at major farm intersections: 
This farm stand is all coin-op vending machines full of local vegetables in lockers. It seems too big to be considered a "vending machine". It's status as a roadside vegetable stand seems to have more importance. 

Not sure how to deal with a farm that has one name for the shop and another name for the you-pick service. 


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