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Organic Farm Orchard Worker at Fruitilicious Farm - 15238

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Organic Farm Orchard Worker
Fruitilicious Farm
47 Linden Rd. Fruitilicious Farm
95076 Watsonville , CA
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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.

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.

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: 

• 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: 

• 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) Provide 2 references. Or look for our job posted at

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