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Mood's Farm Market LLC Orchard Workers in Mullica Hill, New York

6 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 04/01/2024 - 12/04/2024.

Plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and as needed pack a variety of fruits including apples, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, plums, cherries, peaches, pears, nectarines, pumpkins and sunflowers. Prune, thin, trim, and maintain crop. Trellis plants. Train berry canes. Pick/harvest product according to quality standards and according to supervisor's instruction. Load/transport harvested product. Place harvested fruit at bottom of basket. Avoid stem pulls, punctures, bruising, or other damage.

Identify defects (bird pecks, limb rubs, splits, sunburn) and other damage. Must be able to differentiate between colors and sizes accurately. Walk rows and orchard carry 6' ladder to/from field truck, and position ladder within reach of fruit. Climb up and down ladder with picking basket to harvest. Remove fruit from tree and place into picking basket. Must take care to avoid breaking limbs, knocking off fruit, damaging tree, or slipping/falling from ladder. Bruised or damaged fruit will be noted by supervisors during quality control checks. Supervisors may issue written disciplinary notice to workers with a significant number of culls, bruised or damaged fruit. Repeated failure to follow quality control instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

May perform miscellaneous orchard clean-up duties when harvest work not available. Clean-up activities include sprouting, pruning, debris removal, weeding or vine removal, irrigation maintenance or repair, or other related tasks. Manage vineyard canopy to permit light and air circulation. Perform vineyard maintenance activities including but not limited to weed control and trellis repair. Assist/move harvested fruit to designated area. May perform general indoor tasks or post-harvest activities when outdoor vineyard work is not available (all such activities will be performed incident to or in conjunction with vineyard operation).

Must possess the requisite skills and knowledge of what, when, where and how much to prune on a grape vine. Identify and remove the proper canes and vines while retaining the fruiting wood and renewal spurs. Must demonstrate and consistently utilize pruning practices that assure vine balance and preserve vine health. Spot and/or strip pick fruit based on seasonal need. Snap fruit off tree with thumb and palm of hand to avoid stem pulls, punctures, bruising, or other damage. Pick culls and peelers. Fill fruit buckets and place fruit in bins. Follow supervisor/foreman's instructions on color/size requirements. Hand thin to control the size and quality of fruit. Remove fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. Must accurately identify and remove misshapen, damaged or otherwise unmarketable fruit. Hand prune based on fruit variety. Use manual pruning tools.

Identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches rubbing against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood and shoots-suckers. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Temperatures in fields during working hours may vary.


  • Three months experience of the duties mentioned
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 70 pounds
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Extensive pushing/pulling/sitting/walking,
  • Frequent stooping, and repetitive movements

The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: