• The Cider Farm – Hiring Now! Fall Picking and Pressing Apples

    About The Cider Farm

    • We are an expanding, organically managed apple orchard growing specialty apples to make The Cider Farm apple brandy and ciders.  We are about 13 miles west from Mineral Point town.
    • We have been grafting and purchasing trees.  Almost 16,000 trees are in the orchard.
    • We are reclaiming over 60 ac of timberland from invasive species.
    • We maintain over 35-acres of prairie, windbreaks, and pollinator habitat adjacent to orchard blocks.
    • Our farm hosts research and educational initiatives as well as orchard tours during the growing season.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to appropriately balance speed and quality of work.
    • Strong verbal communication skills and ability to follow directions, particularly regarding safety.
    • The work is physical and outdoors. 

    Duties

    The work is diverse and changes from week to week, if not day to day.  Work includes, but is not limited to:
    • Harvest apples keeping records of all harvest-related information.
    • Wash, sort and press apples, keeping track of varieties and amounts pressed.
    • Clean small and large equipment.
    • Operate a skid steer if a previously experienced.

    Dates and Times of Work

    • Monday - Friday, plus a few Sundays for fall apple pressings.  Hiring full-time and part-time for September into November.  Great workers have potential to renew employment mid-February 2023 for more diverse orchard, prairie and woodland tasks.
     
    TO APPLY    contact deirdre@theciderfarm.com