Harvest Moon Farm & Orchards, LLC Farmworkers Laborers & Crops in North Salem, New York
6 Fulltime H2A Seasonal Jobs Available 04/03/2023 - 11/30/2023.
Manually prune, plant, cultivate, & harvest fruit & vegetables such as but not limited to: apples, peaches, berries, squash, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, kale, & swiss chard. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include mowing, tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, pruning crops & pressing cider. Clean & bunch all fresh picked vegetables. Pot plants into plastic nursery containers. Weed & space container plants. Load & unload container plants from trucks. Pick up garbage left in orchard from customers during apple picking season. Keep farm stand clean and organized. Identify plants, pests, & weeds to determine the selection & application of pesticides & fertilizers. Apply non-restricted pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, & self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate, spray & harvest crops. Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Construct trellises; repair fences & farm buildings. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Harvest fruits & vegetables by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs. A minimum productivity standard applies; 80 bu boxes of fresh market apples per day. (After 4 days of training. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising, not to exceed 1%. 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 buckets 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 to 75 lbs on a consistent basis throughout the work day. Employer may conduct/require random drug or alcohol tests at employers expense after hiring, for the safety of themselves and others as they will be operating machinery. Failure to comply with request or testing positive will result in termination. Due to health & safety concerns relating to pesticide application & the operation of equipment on our 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.
- Must have a minimum of 3 months verifiable experience in performing tasks described
- Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping
- Employer will provide 4 days of training
- Drug screening post hire at the employers expense.
The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: seasonaljobs.dol.gov. For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email DIPA@labor.ny.gov or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.