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Now Hiring Orchardists for the 2024 Season!

Updated: Jul 3

Are you looking for an opportunity to work amidst the breathtaking beauty of the mountains while enjoying the rewarding experience of harvesting fresh apples straight from the orchard? Look no further! We are currently seeking enthusiastic and hardworking individuals to join our team as Orchardists at our 40-acre apple farm located in the mountains above Fresno County (Between Auberry and Shaver Lake).



Responsibilities:


  • Prune and train apple trees for optimal growth

  • Minimize pest and disease pressure

  • Harvest ripe apples by hand from trees in the orchard.

  • Sort and grade apples according to size, color, and quality standards.

  • Ensure that harvested apples are handled with care to prevent bruising or damage.

  • Work efficiently and cooperatively as part of a team to meet daily production goals.

  • Follow safety protocols and procedures to maintain a safe working environment.

Qualifications:


  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions, including hot sun and occasional rain.

  • Physical stamina and strength to lift and carry baskets of apples weighing up to 40 pounds.

  • Attention to detail and ability to distinguish between different apple varieties.

  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn and follow instructions.

  • Previous experience in fruit harvesting or agriculture is preferred but not required.

Benefits:


  • Competitive hourly wage, with opportunities for overtime pay during peak harvest season.

  • Beautiful mountain scenery and fresh mountain air to enjoy while working.

  • Opportunity to learn about apple farming and gain valuable agricultural experience.

  • Free events and discounts at farm store.

  • Potential for advancement and long-term employment opportunities for dedicated workers.

How to Apply:


If you're ready to roll up your sleeves and join us in the rewarding work of apple harvesting in the mountains above Fresno County, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume or a brief summary of your work experience, along with any relevant references, to Robin@meadowlakesorchard.com. Be sure to include "Orchardist Application" in the subject line. We look forward to welcoming you to our team and sharing the joys of apple picking in the mountains!

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