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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Featherstone Farm

Rushford, MN

$18.50 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15078642400
Web address to Apply:
www.seasonaljobs.dol.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
4
Job Duties:
Worker will manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables and fruits. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning tools, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers, transplanting, direct seeding, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops, applying pesticides, harvesting, cleaning, grading, sorting, packing and loading harvested products from the field. Will also participate in irrigation activities, greenhouse/ high tunnel production, wash and pack activities, and delivery of vegetables to market. Workers should be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted. 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 include in this job order will apply to all workers, domestic and foreign, employed under this job order. Normal daily hours are 8 hours a day. The worker may be requested but not required to work more hours per day and/or on the Sabbath or Federal holidays on a volunteer basis. Employees will be compensated overtime rates pursuant to state and federal laws.
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 (1000+ member community supported agriculture (CSA) program), which requires of employees a knowledge and judgement level significantly above industry standards. This knowledge and judgement can only come from experience in the field and pack house. For example, employees will be required to pick cantaloupe 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 not in a conventional 24 count leaf lettuce box, but in boxes of mixed produce where they can easily be crushed or 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 & Vegetables LLC
Location:
Rushford, MN 55971
Telephone Number:
+15078642400

Worksite

Address:
43090 City Park Road, Rushford, MN 55971

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24108-896358
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/29/2024

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