Kosinski Farm Farm workers and laborers; Crop in Westfield, Massachusetts
Date of Need:4/1/2023 to 12/15/2023 1. Plant transplants into fields by hand and/or with mechanical transplanters as directed by farm supervisor and according to crop. 2. Hoe, thin and weed by hand as directed by supervisor, according to crop and conditions of fields. 3. Hand pick, grade, and pack vegetables and fruit crops. 4. Cut vegetables to be harvested with a knife or pruning shears, place in basket or crate and carry to edge of field for pick up. 5. Load trailers with harvested produce including lifting of 50 pound boxes. 6. Plant, cultivate and harvest field tobacco which includes chopping stalks, hooking plants onto laths, transporting into barn and hanging in shed. 7. Participate in washing, cooling, palletizing and general handling of produce. 8. Assemble boxes and other containers for produce. 9. Move and set up irrigation pipe. 10. Harvest fruit crops including apples and blueberries which can require the climbing of ladders and great care as to not induce bruising of fruit. 11. Repair poles and wire and assist in putting up and taking down polypropylene mesh netting over blueberries for bird protection. 12. Requires the regular handling of crates of produce over 50 pounds and fertilizer bags of 50 pounds. 13. Perform other harvesting and growing-related activities that may arise over the course of the season. 14. Work outside in all types of weather except when conditions may be hazardous, such as during electrical storms, etc. (Rain gear will be provided by employer.) 15. Maintain greenhouses including plant maintenance, sanitation and the harvest of crops grown within. 16. May be required to drive tractor and/or farm truck in fields. 17. Apple picking requires supporting weight of up to 50 pounds in neck harness picking basket for up to 8 hours per day. Mechanical transplante used for tobacco, mesh netting used for bird protection over blueberries.