I am a fan of being fair so I will give all sides of the story. My parents, their friends, my grandmother and I went this weekend. Their friend went in the peach area where the staff was not letting people in and picked a peach. She got caught and this agitated the staff- that was our bad.
But they sent 3 staff to follow us and tell us to leave despite the fact that we hadn't maxed out the $20 deposit (the farm makes you pay $20 upfront so if you don't pick $20 worth of apples, it's your lost).
Feeling extremely uncomfortable, we went to go pay. On the way my 87-year-old grandmother who is hearing impaired, has cancer and NO teeth or dentures left with her nurse to use the restroom.
The staff wouldn't have it. Where was my grandmother and her nurse, they asked? Why were they spending so long in the bathroom? (My grams has cancer and moves slowly. Sorry...?) They had a big bag when they went in, the staff said. They MUST be eating stolen peaches in the bathroom.
First off, that's a disgusting claim and secondly, did I mention that my grandmother has NO TEETH? Angered at this, my parent's friend started speaking in Chinese. The staff told us all to GO BACK WHERE WE CAME FROM AND TO LEARN ENGLISH.
It's one thing to reprimand people for not following rules ( though picking a peach at a PEACH farm doesn't seem that crazy) but it's completely different to make accusations at the elderly and to rip on peoples' race and integrity. In my parents' 30 years of living on Long Island as hard-working, neighborly citizens, none of us had ever felt so utterly disrespected and degraded.
Needless to say, we won't be going back there. But apparently other customers who witnessed the incident won't be either. People came up to us afterwards to lament about how disgusted they were and how poor the service was in general. Good luck to you, Davis Peach Farm.