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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Featherstone Farm

RUSHFORD, MN

$15.37 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15078642400
Email address to Apply:
todd@featherstonefarm.com
Web address to Apply:
Featherstonefarm.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
16
Job Duties:
Worker will manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables and fruits. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvest products. May participate in irrigation activities. Workers should be able to lift 50lbs. Must have 3 months experience. The employer will furnish without cost all tools, supplies, or equipment required in the performance of work. All terms and conditions included in this job order will apply to all workers, domestic and foreign, employed under this job order.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Featherstone Farm engages in a unique form of direct-to-consumer produce distribution (850 member community supported agriculture - CSA - Program), which requires of employees a knowledge and judgment level significantly above industry standards. This knowledge and judgment can only come from experience in the field and pack house. For example, employees will be required to pick muskmelons within a narrow range of ripeness standards (unlike conventional melons, which are picked and shipped green.) They will be required to pack highly perishable salad crops - no in the conventional 24 count leaf lettuce box - but in boxes of mixed produce where they can easily be crushed or otherwise damaged. They will spend large amounts of time grading heirloom tomatoes for ripeness, cosmetic and structural defects and suitability for delivery to very high end customers. This skill alone can take weeks to develop, even for an employee who has months or even years of experience.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Featherstone Farm
Company Name:
Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables, LLC
Location:
Rushford, MN 55971
Telephone Number:
+15074593159

Worksite

Address:
43090 City Park Road, RUSHFORD, MN 55971

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22082-003753
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/4/2022

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