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Forrence Orchards Inc. Farmworker and Laborer in Peru, New York

130 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 08/25/2024-11/06/2024.

Duties: This work order is for qualified people to perform a combination of tasks involved in the packing, pruning and picking of apples. The percentage of apples which are produced and packed by Forrence Orchards, Inc. is 100 percent and ZERO percentage of apples are grown by other producers. While packing, workers will sort the apples according to size, color and grade before packing, line boxes, cartons or crates with treated paper or cardboard; place apples in containers for storage or shipment weigh and be responsible for stamping grade, brand and date of packing on container and pack apples according to the quality and method of the employer. Workers will perform maintenance of the buildings and general orchard tasks including but not limited to pruning and hand-thinning apples trees, harvesting apples and repair of field bins used to store apples.

Additionally, workers may be asked to drive tractor for spraying and mowing, pick up brush and stones on orchard floor, and plant and water trees. Workers may drive trucks to remove apple bins from the outlying orchards at harvest time. Workers must have the knowledge and ability to prune and train apple trees. Productivity must be at least 60 1 1/8 bushel boxes per 7 hours worked with no more than 4 percent bruising for fresh market. Workers must be willing to work in varied weather conditions as low as 5 degrees and work on snow-covered ground up to two foot deep and during harvest as high as 90 degrees with damp mornings. Workers must be able to handle and climb a 16 foot ladder.

Workers must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds and be available to work Monday through Saturday. Employer will furnish to workers without cost all tools and equipment required to perform duties assigned. Workers must come to work with proper clothing to perform required tasks. Worker will be given 30 minutes for lunch. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Workers must be able to speak and read in simple English due to Federal food safety regulations.


  • Three months experience required in the described tasks.
  • Workers must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking, frequent stooping/bending.
  • Post hire drug test at employers expense.

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.