Field preparation including weeding, shoveling, and hoeing, manually plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack all Spring, Summer, and Fall fruits and vegetables. To include but not limited to strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, okra, blueberries, blackberries, melons, & pumpkins. This includes transplanting, irrigation, and pruning, stake and string on trellis, bale/stack straw, cut and stack firewood. This requires prolonged bending, stooping, reaching , must be able to lift minimum of 50 pounds. Workers should be fast with hands and very agile. Assemble shipping cartons, load and unload delivery trucks. Will be responsible for maintenance and repairs of irrigation systems, and daily cleaning of work areas. Workers must perform work in extreme temperatures ranging from 32*F to 100*F. Work varies from day to day depending on various crops. All tools and supplies will be provided by employer at no cost to worker.
*Strawberries: 1)Pre-harvest: weed and remove dead leaves from plants, apply row covers for frost protection and remove accordingly. 2)Harvest: pick berries in approved container & load onto lading truck/trailer. 3)Post-harvest: remove plants, plastic mulch, & irrigation lines by hand.
4) New-crop: Preparation of fields including spreading fertilize, laying plastic mulch and water lines. Seeding the row middles, hand planting of strawberry plants and monitoring progress,
re-apply row covers until winter dormancy.
*Peaches: Prune trees, fertilize and irrigate, harvest in 20 pound boxes and place in cooler.
*Blueberries and Blackberries: prune, irrigate, and harvest
*Okra: Plant, maintain clean row centers, harvest in 5 gallon buckets, pack into 15 pound boxes, place in cooler.
*All other seasonal Fruits, Vegetables & Melons: Plant seeds, transplant, lay plastic mulch, and water lines for irrigation. Plant, harvest, packing throughout spring, summer and fall.