THERE ARE INHERENT RISKS IN PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES ON WORKING FARMS.
Your visit to our Christmas tree farm may involve:
Walking on the grounds, in the fields, and on pathways, which can pose the risk of tripping or falling due to surface and sub-surface conditions of the land, vegetation or water, including uneven or slippery surfaces, ice or snow, rocks, fallen branches and/or other obstructions or hidden objects.
Exposure to farm implements which have been provided for visitors' use to harvest and move Christmas trees.
Other farming equipment used on the farm by farm personnel or by other visitors to the farm.
Farm animals, other visitors' animals, wild animals and insects.
The lack of care of other visitors causing injury or property damage to others.
Section 18-303(f) of the New York State General Obligations Law provides that owners and operators complying with the provisions of section 18-303(d) of the Safety in Agricultural Tourism Act shall not be liable for visitors' injury, death, damage or loss. The law requires this posting.
While visiting the farm, Section 18-303(2) of the New York State General Obligations Law requires visitors to:
Exercise reasonable care regarding the disclosed risks of the agricultural activity;
Reasonably comply with posted way finding signs
Reasonably remain in areas designated for the activity
Reasonably follow all written and conspicuously posted rules of conduct or verbal; and
Not willfully remove, deface, alter or otherwise damage signage, warning devices, implements or other safety devices.
If you are unprepared or unwilling to participate in the agricultural tourism activity due to its inherent risks or the duties described above, you should not participate in the activities offered on this farm; and you are entitled to a full refund of your unused admission price, if applicable.