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J&L Orchards, LLC Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop in New Paltz, New York

3 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Job Available 05/20/2024- 10/31/2024.

Manually prune, plant, cultivate, & harvest fruits & vegetables such as; apples, peaches, plums, berries, grapes, cherries & pumpkins. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Identify plants, pests & weeds to determine the selection & application of pesticides & fertilizers. Apply non-restricted pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Apply non-restricted pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops.

Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Harvest fruit & vegetables by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. After 3 days of training employer will expect worker to pick at least 100 bu boxes per day of fresh market fruit. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 4% as defined in the US standard for grades. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields & cost. Workers instructed to selectively pick mature fruit and vegetables according to size, color & other USDA standards. Workers 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 covered 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. Worker required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot.

Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. While working on the field, all cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. 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.


  • 3 months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order.
  • Employer will train- 3 days to allow workers to pick a minimum of 100 bu boxes of fresh market fruit per day with no more than 4% bruising.
  • Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Repetitive movements, extensive walking, pushing, pulling and frequent stooping/bending over.

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.