The Ricchiuti family story begins with a voyage from Vincenzo Ricchiuti’s native Italy. Setting foot on fertile American soil in the year 1914, Vincenzo planted the seeds of a family business which would eventually grow for generations in the heart of California’s Central San Joaquin Valley. A vegetable grower by trade, he knew that diversification would be the key to long term success. With this in mind, Vincenzo planted the first family acreage with grapes and figs. Benefitted by his father’s wisdom, Pat Ricchiuti began his career as a grower, packer, and shipper after returning home from serving his country in 1946. With the help and support of his wife, Frances, they continued to diversify their business by planting plums and cotton. This proved to be the beginning of the expansion which Pat Ricchiuti envisioned. His goal for the newly founded P-R Farms, Inc. in 1956 was to bring forth growth while maintaining quality at every juncture. As the town started to expand to the north, so did the Ricchiuti holdings. In 1965, Pat and Frances were joined by their son Patrick, and together they advanced the family business into an international venture. The P-R Farms, Inc. label quickly became known worldwide for premium quality peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, citrus, grapes, almonds, and olives. Over the years, Ricchiuti Family Farms has remained steadfast in its pursuit to meet consumer demands. With this goal in mind, in 2008, Patrick Ricchiuti and his son, Vincent, entered the olive oil business. In 2011, the Ricchiuti’s ENZO Olive Oil Company milled their first harvested crop of organic olives. In ongoing industry research, the Ricchiuti family found that 98 percent of all olive oil consumed in the United States is imported. Further studies revealed that a high percentage of the imported olive oils on American supermarket shelves fail to meet the criteria for being officially classified as “extra virgin.” With a true desire to craft fine oil, the Ricchiutis adopted organic and kosher farming practices into their olive oil operation. ENZO organic extra virgin olive oil is 100% estate-grown, meaning from the planting of each and every tree, harvesting of the crop, milling of the fruit, and bottling of the oil, all steps are completed under the direction of Patrick and Vincent Ricchiuti on the ENZO property, which features meticulously manicured groves and a state-of-the-art mill on site. With the aid of an efficient mechanical harvester and Amenduni olive oil processing equipment, the Ricchiutis and ENZO millers carefully monitor the harvest and crush from start to finish. This hands-on approach is what it takes to produce fresh, premium, and flavorful oil.
ENZO Olive Oil Company is seeking a responsible, energetic, and personable individual who will engage with customers, provide product descriptions and handle all retail transactions at the ENZO Olive Oil booth at the Saturday Downtown Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. The position includes the set-up and take-down of displays (product, tents, tables, signs, etc.) as well as finalizing accounting, management of inventory via computer/iPad and the transportation of product to and from warehouse and specified venue.
Employees must also be able to safely lift thirty pound cases, possess a valid California Driver’s license and clean DMV record.
this position is PAID: hourly, $15/hr or more
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This job expired on November 19, 2018