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Organic Farm Orchard Worker at Fruitilicious Farm - 15238

Job Title: 
Organic Farm Orchard Worker
Fruitilicious Farm
47 Linden Rd. Fruitilicious Farm
95076 Watsonville , CA
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Fruitilicious Farm is a small, certified organic, diversified farm in the foothills of Watsonville. We are looking for help in all aspects of production, harvest, and sales of diverse fruit crops: apple, quince, figs, lemons, tangerines, pears, peaches, and a small amount of vegetable crops. Year-round tasks include trapping gophers, maintaining irrigation lines, fertilizing, weeding, thinning, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and sales. Employee would be expected to work at farmers' markets on weekends from September to January.

Schedule:
30 to 40 hours per week. Days of the week are flexible, with weekends expected starting in September. Applicant must make a commitment for the full growing season with possible ending time at Christmas.

Wage:
Starting pay is $14 per hour; more if candidate has experience with tractors and other equipment maintenance. After a 30 day trial period, there is a raise to $15 per hour. Employee also receives plenty of fruit and vegetables. Unfortunately WE DO NOT provide lodging, and candidates must demonstrate that they have a stable living situation locally.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Responsibilities:
• Maintaining orchard plantings with tasks described above. Gopher trapping and irrigation monitoring are daily activities.
• Work in a team atmosphere along with other permanent and seasonal workers.
• Harvest and packing of produce and assembling orders and farmers market loads.
• Selling at one or two farmers’ market per week September - January

Education & Experience: 

Qualifications:
• English required.
• Must be vaccinated for Covid 19.
• Reliable transportation to reach our farm. Valid drivers license is recommended.
• Healthy physical condition and ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Farming experience is desireable but not required, especially experience maintaining and using small equipment and doing irrigation repairs.
• Good organization and attention to detail.

Application Instructions: 

Send resume to fruitiliciousfarm(at)gmail.com. Provide 2 references. Or look for our job posted at Indeed.com.

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture