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Indian Ladder Farms Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop in Altamont, New York

12 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 08/16/2023 - 11/16/2023

Manually plant, cultivate, & harvest vegetables, fruits such as: apples, pears, corn, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, greens & berries. Work will include but is not limited to using hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying non restricted pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Operate tractors, to mow, plow, cultivate, spray, fertilize, plant, harvest and load harvested crops. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Harvest fruits & vegetables by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing and or processing; sorting, packing, loading, and filling of shelves with harvested products. Inform farmer or farm manager of crop progress. Workers may be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color & other USDA standards. When not selectively picking, the minimum productivity for standard apples is 70 bu boxes of fresh market apples per day. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising, not to exceed 2%. Worker must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metal-framed canvas picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket weighing up to 60 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20-bushel boxes.

Workers required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Must be physically able to lift up to 80 lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. Construct trellis and repair fences. Clean work area maintain grounds and buildings. Help with the making and bottling of cider. Help set up, clean and take down cider equipment. While working in the fields cell phones are limited to emergency use only. Effective their first day of work, employees may be requested to take random drug tests at the expense of the employer. Failure to comply with request or testing positive will result in termination. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order.


  • Minimum of three months of verifiable experience necessary in the aforementioned.
  • Employer will train - 3 Days
  • Lifting requirement of 80 lbs.
  • Random drug tests at the expense of the employer (post-hire).
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping.

The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.