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WE ARE HIRING

JOB TITLE: Strawberry Picker 

 

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

Title: Strawberry Picker 

Department: Field 

Season/Hours: 21-42 hours per week (five-week summer position, (May-July) 

Report to: Farm Field Manager 

WAGE: This position pays $12.00 per hour with a picking bonus of $0.40 per quart. (10 quarts per hour is the average)

 

Under the direction of the Farm Field Manager, the Strawberry Picker is a part time position lasting for the five weeks of strawberry season. Strawberries often ripen around May 5-10th and continue until the fourth of July. Picking generally takes place in the morning to early afternoon, six days a week Tuesday-sunday. We are looking for people who want to work hard, enjoy the company of their fellow workers, produce a worthwhile product, enjoy the outdoors (rain or shine), and dedicate their energies to the success of our cause. Good workers will find themselves in excellent company. In our daily work, we are: Picking strawberries daily for 4-8 hours in all weather. Logging the yield and delivering berries to the Farm Stand. Following all established procedures. Maintaining our high harvest quality expectations. Harvest speed is important and routinely slow pickers will be dropped from the crew. Our ideal candidate will have:Willingness to work picking fruit for long periods, while maintaining quality. Willingness to follow sanitation procedures and wear clean work clothes. This position requires patience and heavy lifting. 

 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Strawberry Run: We are the Vincents--a family dedicated to preserving the art of farm life. For generations, our family has been drawn to the rewarding rhythm of fruit farming. In 1950, Steve’s father Dean bought a peach tree orchard. He intended to pull the peach trees out, but fortunately just never got around to it. He woke up one morning and realized, peach trees looked pretty good blooming in the early morning summer haze. They tasted pretty good too. Soon, he fell in love with growing peach trees, eventually pulling his young family into the mix of harvesting the sweet summer fruit. Some of Steve’s earliest memories involved working in the dirt on his dad’s farm. With calloused little hands and sweat dripping off his chin, Steve learned to appreciate a hard day’s work and the steadiness of farm life. Young Steve even took it upon himself to start strawberry runs and sell the berries to the community. Eventually, he grew up, went to college, and took his business skills to a career in accounting. When Steve retired, he and his son, Jon, began dreaming of farm life again. They followed their passion right to a big piece of land off of Gum Grove road and began planting strawberry runs. This year they are inviting you to come join them on the farm for a family activity picking delicious fresh strawberries. A lot has changed for the Vincent family in recent years, but one thing remains beautifully true: strawberries run in the family. 

 

Please send your resume or inquire to strawberryrunfarm@gmail.com.