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Vermont Picking Jobs

  • Vermont Farm Jobs – Harvest and Seasonal Work

    Self-sufficient farms scatter the landscapes of Vermont throughout much of history. The housing industry coupled with the small size of the state equates to a battle of preserving prime farmland. Ever increasing demands for community development requires farmers to diversify agricultural outputs. While dairy still represents approximately 72% of farming revenue for The Green Mountain State, other commodities make an appearance as leading income producers. Maple syrup production, renowned around the United States, collectively amounts to around 36% of the supply for the nation. The terrain, both hilly and rocky, foster ideal conditions for cows, sheep, llamas, and goats. Yielding close to $27 million annually, the equine industry flourishes on around 100,000 acres of open land. Regularly harvested products include apples, honey, corn, hay, greenhouse goods, Christmas trees, and fiber products. With groups like Migrant Justice, a farmworker rights organization, laborers enjoy access to a bountiful fair and humane career opportunities.

    Changeable weather and four distinct seasons give way to a year-round vacation destination. Fall foliage in autumn, mountains for skiers in winter, and temperate summers put Vermont on the map. Average temperatures fluctuate from 51 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation generally remains well-dispersed throughout the year, with totals around 44 inches. Down the center of the state, the Green Mountain range along with the Appalachian, Hoosac, and Taconic make up much of the topography. Loamy glacial soils advocate for potential agriculture and forestry. Fertile land, commonly identified around Lake Champlain and in the Connecticut River Valley, maintains excellent hay production capabilities. Featured on glaciated uplands, the Tunbridge soil series, also known as the state soil, consists of well-draining, moderately deep earth. Covered portions typically support wooded areas; however, cleared spaces often remain ideal for cultivated crops.

    Between 1,200 and 1,500 migrant workers, one-third of whom formerly resided in Mexico, work on approximately 995 dairy farms. Migrant Justice organizes protests to request fair rights for employees, and frequently targets the popular brand, Ben & Jerry’s. The campaign, Milk with Dignity, created a movement for higher wages, acceptable housing, medical insurance, and time off. Animal caretakers and farm laborers also locate employment through a rising organic industry. Nearly 220 certified-organic dairies operate in Vermont contributing an average of $76 million per facility and adding roughly 1,000 jobs. The total number of organic producers boasts a little less than 590 farms and 104,000 acres. Regularly hiring staff, Blue Spruce Farm in Orwell employs over 575 individuals to milk around 1,300 cows. Other farmsteads, such as Cate Farm, seek seasonal pickers and farmhands to assist with organic vegetables and herbs. The farm encourages candidates to email resumes and cover letters of interest to gain a position on the phone list for future availabilities.

    Encompassing 1.2 million acres, around 7,000 farms reside in the New England state. Job hunters may apply online by submitting application forms for select operations. Hiring managers encourage individuals comfortable with farm work to actively arrive in-person and demonstrate desirable skill sets while leaving personable impressions. Despite unjust situations for some workers, usually livable wages of $10.00 to $12.00 an hour remain widely obtainable along with housing and workers compensation. Advanced career options in marketing, supervising, production, education, lending, and agribusiness entice employees with exceptional job benefits packages. Annual pay rates may exceed $40,000 a year and offer medical insurance, 401(k) retirement plans, paid time off, and employee assistance programs. For determined business-savvy folks, beginner farming resources in addition to internships guide newbies with loan and grant support, educational tips, and fact sheets.


    Vermont Job Listings:  Jobs 1 thru 25 of 365 results.

    Cheesemaking and Processing Assistant
    Shelburne Farms - Shelburne, VT
    Job Description:  Shelburne Farms is a 1,400 acre working farm, National Historic Landmark, and nonprofit educational organization....read more.
    Shelburne Farms  15 days ago

    Photo Production Coordinator
    Burton Snowboards - Burlington, VT
    Job Description:  Working closely with the Ecomm team to ensure smooth rollout of seasonal launches. The job also supports the Ecomm team by providing assets for seasonal...read more.
    Burton Snowboards  5 days ago

    Requirements
    Bourne's Energy - Vermont
    Job Description:  Fuel Delivery - Seasonal Driver - Mad River Valley & Surrounding Areas. PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS - walk, sit use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools...read more.
    Bourne's Energy  30+ days ago

    Studio Art Camp Instructors
    City of Burlington, Vermont - Vermont
    Job Description:  The BCA Studios is seeking dynamic, professional and experienced Seasonal Camp Instructors to facilitate full and half day classes in our 2018 summer camp...read more.
    City of Burlington, Vermont  30+ days ago

    Manchester Part Time Sales Associate
    Pendleton Woolen Mills (retail) - Manchester, VT
    Job Description:  We are currently seeking a professional and dynamic part-time seasonal sales associate (20 hours per week) for our outlet in Manchester, Vermont....read more.
    Pendleton Woolen Mills (retail)  30+ days ago

    VYDC-Willing Hands
    AmeriCorps - Vermont
    Job Description:  The member will build connection with local schools and community groups to create community services programs that allow youth to participate in growing food...read more.
    AmeriCorps  4 days ago

    VHCB AmeriCorps -Home Repair & Weatherization Asst. (COVER)
    AmeriCorps - Vermont
    Job Description:  Be interested and enthusiastic about learning carpentry, weatherization and other aspects of the building trades • Be interested and enthusiastic about engaging...read more.
    AmeriCorps  23 days ago

    VYT-Middlebury CCE
    AmeriCorps - Vermont
    Job Description:  The CCE’s youth and mentoring programs provide opportunities for youth in low-income families through 1-on-1 & group mentoring, college application support,...read more.
    AmeriCorps  30+ days ago

    Maplefields/Amato's Deli associates
    RL Vallee - Essex Junction, VT
    Job Description:  Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation. Maintain a par level of deli bar items (Sliced deli meats, cheese, vegetables &...read more.
    RL Vallee  30+ days ago

    Photography Teaching Artist (Youth)
    City of Burlington, Vermont - Vermont
    Job Description:  The Photography Program at the BCA Studios is seeking dynamic, professional and experienced Seasonal Teaching Artists to facilitate full and half day classes in...read more.
    City of Burlington, Vermont  30+ days ago

    Photography Teaching Artist (Adult) 2018
    City of Burlington, Vermont - Vermont
    Job Description:  The Photography Program at the BCA Studios is seeking dynamic, professional and experienced Seasonal Teaching Artists to teach workshops and classes in our...read more.
    City of Burlington, Vermont  26 days ago

    Order Picker
    Lowe's Inc. - South Burlington, VT
    Job Description:  3 months experience operating forklift/power equipment such as lifts, order pickers, and similar equipment. Support delivery activities including inspecting and...read more.
    Lowe's Inc.  15 days ago

    Order Load Builder
    The Farrell Distributing Corp. - South Burlington, VT
    Job Description:  Farrell Distributing is seeking energetic, motivated individuals to work various shifts in our warehouse picking & packing cases of our beverage products to...read more.
    The Farrell Distributing Corp.  30+ days ago

    Associate Designer
    Burton Snowboards - Burlington, VT
    Job Description:  Work with creative team to execute developments of seasonal packages for all styles and trims. Support all seasonal developments from concept to completion of...read more.
    Burton Snowboards  25 days ago

    CITY CARRIER ASSISTANT
    United States Postal Service - Burlington, VT
    Job Description:  Delivers mail along a prescribed route, on foot or by vehicle, on a regular schedule, picking up additional mail from relay. United States Postal Service....read more.
    United States Postal Service  5 days ago

    Traffic Control / Flagger
    Green Mountain Flagging - Burlington, VT
    Job Description:  Traffic Control / Flagger Position Green Mountain Flagging is an exciting family-run company protecting work zones all over Vermont and throughout the...read more.
    Green Mountain Flagging  30+ days ago

    Seasonal Tour Guide
    The Vermont Teddy Bear Company - Shelburne, VT
    Job Description:  This is a seasonal position, where you can have fun and make money doing it! Are you fun, creative and enthusiastic?...read more.
    The Vermont Teddy Bear Company  17 days ago

    Experienced H V A C Technicians
    Bourne's Energy - Vermont
    Job Description:  Fuel Delivery - Seasonal Driver - Mad River Valley & Surrounding Areas. PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS - walk, sit use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools...read more.
    Bourne's Energy  30+ days ago

    Linen Assistant
    Vermont Tent Company - South Burlington, VT - new
    Job Description:  Vermont Tent Company is looking for seasonal Linen Assistant, to start as soon as the right candidate is found....read more.
    Vermont Tent Company  3 days ago

    Overnight Stocking 9pm-5am
    Lowe's Inc. - South Burlington, VT
    Job Description:  3 months experience operating forklift/power equipment such as lifts, order pickers, and similar equipment....read more.
    Lowe's Inc.  15 days ago

    Office Assistant/Receptionist
    Green Mountain Vacation Rentals - Winhall, VT
    Job Description:  This is primarily a winter seasonal position with the potential for part time employment in the summer. Updating spreadsheets, including ST & Seasonal Rental...read more.
    Green Mountain Vacation Rentals  9 days ago

    Street Laborer-Temporary
    City of Burlington, Vermont - Burlington, VT
    Job Description:  Perform seasonal street, sewer and storm drainage maintenance duties, including but not limited to:. This position is responsible for assisting in maintaining,...read more.
    City of Burlington, Vermont  30+ days ago

    Receiver; M-F 7am-4pm
    Lowe's Inc. - South Burlington, VT - new
    Job Description:  3 months experience operating forklift/power equipment such as lifts, order pickers, and similar equipment....read more.
    Lowe's Inc.  2 days ago

    Driver / Warehouse
    Green Mountain Electric Supply - East Middlebury, VT
    Job Description:  Assists with the daily tasks including but not limited to picking, checking, verifying orders, loading trucks, and put stock away by performing the following...read more.
    Green Mountain Electric Supply  30+ days ago

    FULFILLMENT POSITION
    Tata's Natural Alchemy - Shelburne, VT
    Job Description:  The prospective candidate(s) will be responsible for picking and packing domestic and international orders. We are seeking to expand Fulfillment team....read more.
    Tata's Natural Alchemy  30+ days ago

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    Directory of Farms, Orchards, etc

    Note: The information below is simply a list of farms, growers, or orchards in the area. Being listed below does not necessarily mean that they are currently looking to hire labor.

    4 Corners Farm
    306 Doe Hill Rd, South Newbury, VT 05051
    802-866-3342
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Lettuce, Carrots, Peas, Onions, Peppers, Scallions, Potatoes, Squashes, Eggplants, Berries, Tomatoes, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Adams Apple Orchard & Farm Market
    986 Old Stage Rd, Williston, VT 05495
    802-879-5226
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: April – December
    Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins
    Adams Berry Farm
    326 Intervale Rd, Burlington, VT 05401
    802-578-9093
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Strawberries, Gooseberries, Grapes, Blueberries
    Allenholm Farm
    150 South St, South Hero, VT 05486
    802-372-5566
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Organic Apples
    Ann’s Punkin’ Patch
    2674 Browns Corner Rd, Highgate Center, VT 05459
    802-868-4413
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Blueberries
    The Apple Barn & Country Bake Shop
    604 US 7, Bennington, VT 05201
    802-447-7780
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Watermelons, and Other Organic Vegetables and Fruits
    The Blueberry Haus
    809 Guilford Center Rd, Guilford, VT 05301
    802-233-7483
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – August
    Main Crops: Organic Blueberries
    Boutin Family Farm
    2495 South Rd, 240 Christmas Ln, Williston, VT 05495
    802-879-2896
    Harvest Time: June – August
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Blueberries
    The Boyd Family Farm
    125 East Dover Rd, Wilmington, VT 05363
    802-464-5618
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – December
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Blueberries, Christmas Trees, Pumpkins, Kale, Corn, Cabbages, Herbs, and Other Organic Vegetables and Fruits
    Brigante’s Farm Stand
    971 Malletts Bay Ave, Colchester, VT 05446
    802-655-0187
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Blueberries, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Browns Beautiful Blueberries
    493 Coburn Hill Rd, Craftsbury, VT 05826
    802-586-2202
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – August
    Main Crops: Organic Blueberries
    Burtt’s Apple Orchard
    283 Cabot Plains Rd, Cabot, VT 05647
    802-917-2614
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Apples, Syrup, Corn
    Cedar Circle Farm
    225 Pavillion Rd, East Thetford, VT 05043
    802-785-4737
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Pumpkins, Corn, Blueberries, Herbs, and Other Seasonal Vegetables and Fruits
    Champlain Orchards
    3597 VT Route 74 W, Shoreham, VT 05770
    802-897-2777
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Gourds, Apples, Tomatoes, Cherries, Garlic, Potatoes, Carrots, Lettuce, Onions, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Chandler Pond Farm
    528 Burroughs Rd, South Wheelock, VT 05851
    802-626-9460
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Carrots, Potatoes, Beans, Tomatoes, Radishes, Lettuce, Melons, Spinach, Corn, Cucumbers, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Charlotte Berry Farm
    4702 Ethan Allen Hwy, Charlotte, VT 05445
    802-425-3652
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Berries
    Cherry Hill Farms
    409 Highland Rd, Springfield, VT 05156
    802-885-5088
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – September
    Main Crops: Organic Berries, Currants
    Douglas Orchards
    1050 Route 74W, Shoreham, VT 05770
    802-897-5043
    Harvest Time: June – July
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries
    Dutton Berry Farm & Farm Stand
    136 Grassy Brook Rd, Brookline, VT 05345
    802-362-3083
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Apples, Peaches, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Farmer Sue Farm
    343 Lawyer Rd, Bakersfield, VT 05441
    802-827-3815
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Arugula, Kale, Leeks, Onions, Peppers, Spinach, Squashes, Radishes, Okra, Zucchinis, Beans, and Other Organic Vegetables
    Full Moon Farm
    2083 Gilman Rd, Hinesburg, VT 05461
    802-482-2199
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – November
    Main Crops: Carrots, Pumpkins, Tomatoes, Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Onion, Lettuce, Broccoli, and Other Assorted Vegetables and Fruits
    Fruitlands Bed & Breakfast
    506 Thistle Hill Rd, Marshfield, VT 05658
    802-426-3889
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Blueberries, Syrup
    Goulden Ridge Farm
    1462 Goulden Ridge Rd, Weathersfield, VT 05156
    802-674-6515
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – December
    Main Crops: Christmas Trees, Blueberries
    Green Mountain Orchards
    130 West Hill Rd, Putney, VT 05346
    802-387-5851
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Apples, Peaches, Raspberries, Corn, Blueberries, Gourds, Squashes, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Hackett’s Orchard
    86 South St, South Hero, VT 05486
    802-372-4848
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – December
    Main Crops: Apples, Pumpkins, Syrup, Lettuce, Beans, Gourds, Carrots, Potatoes, Garlic, Onions, and Other Assorted Fruits and Vegetables
    Happy Valley Orchard
    217 Quarry Rd, Middlebury, VT 05753
    802-388-2411
    Harvest Time: September – November
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Apples, Squashes, Corn, Tomatoes
    Hinterland Farm
    3139 US Rt 4, Killington, VT 05751
    802-747-4497
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Organic Tomatoes
    Isham Family Farm LLC
    3515 Oak Hill Rd, Williston, VT 05495
    802-872-1525
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: February – October
    Main Crops: Corn, Pumpkins, Syrup
    Knoll Farm
    700 Bragg Hill Rd, Fayston, VT 05673
    802-496-5685
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – August
    Main Crops: Organic Blueberries
    Lakeside Berry Farm
    Rt 78 East, Alburgh, VT 05440
    802-782-1850
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Beans
    The Last Resort Farm
    2246 Tyler Bridge Rd, Monkton, VT 05469
    802-453-2847
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Corn, Potatoes, Garlic, Beets, Onions, Squashes, Tomatoes, Peas, and Other Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
    Liberty Orchard
    2408 West St, Brookfield, VT 05036
    802-276-3161
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Apples
    Mad Tom Orchard
    2615 Mad Tom Rd, East Dorset, VT 05253
    802-366-8107
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: September – October
    Main Crops: Apples
    Mendon Mountain Orchards & Hotel
    1894 US Route 4 E, Mendon, VT 05701
    802-775-5477
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: Year Round
    Main Crops: Apples, Christmas Trees
    Merck Forest & Farmland Center
    3270 Rt 315, Rupert, VT 05768
    802-394-7836
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: March – July
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Maple Syrup
    Morse Hillside Farm
    681 Osgood Hill Rd, Westford, VT 05494
    802-878-3096
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – August
    Main Crops: Fresh Raspberries
    Nye’s Berryland
    1452 Plains Rd, Georgia, VT 05468
    802-524-4705
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – August
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries
    Owl’s Head Blueberry Farm
    263 Blueberry Farm Rd, Richmond, VT 05477
    802-434-3387
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Organic Blueberries
    Paul Mazza’s Fruit & Vegetables
    182 River Rd, Essex, VT 05452
    802-879-3760
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Strawberries, Beets, Leeks, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Peas, Lettuce, Radishes, Rhubarb, Scallions, Eggplants, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Pomykala Farm
    197 East Shore North, Grand Isle, VT 05458
    802-372-5157
    Harvest Time: May – October
    Main Crops: Squashes, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Peppers, Strawberries, Beans, Onions, Lettuce, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    River Berry Farm
    191 Goose Pond Rd, Fairfax, VT 05454
    802-849-6853
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – September
    Main Crops: Raspberries, Strawberries, and Assorted Seasonal Vegetables
    Shelburne Orchards
    216 Orchard Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482
    802-985-2753
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – November
    Main Crops: Apples, Peaches
    Stowe Hollow Nursery
    948 North Hollow Rd, Stowe, VT 05672
    802-253-9671
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Organic Blueberries
    Sunshine Valley Berry Farm
    129 Ranger Rd, Rochester, VT 05767
    802-767-9385
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Cherries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Blueberries
    Valley Dream Farm
    5901 Pleasant Valley Rd, Cambridge, VT 05444
    802-644-6598
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – November
    Main Crops: Radishes, Squashes, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Strawberries, Cranberries, Spinach, Garlic, Kale, Peppers, Pumpkins, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables
    Wade’s Berry Farm
    223 Miller Pond Rd, Strafford, VT 05075
    802-333-4113
    Harvest Time: July – September
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries
    Wellwood Orchards
    529 Wellwood Orchard Rd, Springfield, VT 05156
    802-263-5200
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – October
    Main Crops: Peaches, Pumpkins, Blueberries, Strawberries, Syrup, Apples, Plums, and Other Organic Vegetables and Fruits
    West Swanton Orchards
    752 N River St, Swanton, VT 05488
    802-868-9100
    Harvest Time: May – December
    Main Crops: Pumpkins, Apples, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, and Other Organic Vegetables and Fruits
    Wildwood Farm
    2977 Mad Tom Rd, East Dorset, VT 05253
    802-362-4519
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: June – August
    Main Crops: Blueberries, Raspberries
    Willow Hill Farm
    313 Hardscrabble Rd, Milton, VT 05468
    802-893-2963
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: July – August
    Main Crops: Blueberries
    Woodman Hill Orchard
    175 Plank Rd, Vergennes, VT 05491
    802-989-2310
    Harvest Time: August – October
    Main Crops: Apples
    Wood’s Market Garden
    Rt 7, Brandon, VT 05733
    802-247-6630
    [email protected]
    Harvest Time: May – September
    Main Crops: Spinach, Strawberries, Squashes, Tomatoes, Zucchinis, Peppers, and Other Organic Fruits and Vegetables

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