Packaging Coordinator Hickory Hill Farms
- Date Posted January 31, 2020
- Location Carlton, GA
- Category Agriculture / Culinary
- Job type Full-Time
Hickory Hill Farm is a generational family farm owned by Garry and Susan Shaw and Josh and Jennifer Shaw Johns. The farm is a 204-tract of land located in Oglethorpe County in North East Georgia.
In 2009, the family made the decision to move the farm into an organic, sustainable, four season, vegetable and fruit operation and at that time Hickory Hill Farm was established. It has been a lot of work but worth every minute of it. Hickory Hill currently has nine and half acres under USDA Organic Certification and is growing fruit and vegetables year-round for the Freedom Farmers’ Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta and Athens Farmers Market Bishop Park and Creature Comforts in Athens, as well as, Collective Harvest CSA and Atlanta and Athens restaurants.
Garry, Susan, Josh, and Jennifer are attempting to recover a way of life for their family and save their generational heritage in farming. Garry and Susan are most excited to introduce their grandchildren to sustainable farming and land management. Josh and Jennifer now have three children, and their hope is to pass healthy, viable land on to them one day to own and manage their own farming endeavors.
We believe deeply in healthy local organic food, being a good steward of the land, educating consumers about their food, as well as, creating change in the “Food Movement” in our country.
“The land is important to us and how we treat it is what will determine if it can produce healthy food for generations to come.”Job description
If you are interested in organic, sustainable farming and love food this job is for you!
Benefits: Your grocery bill will be considerably less if you love veggies! As well as, the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a certified organic operation.
Job Description: Hickory Hill Farm is looking for a Packaging Coordinator. We package produce for Retail Markets, CSAs and Restaurants Monday thru Friday. We grow a wide range of produce and have specific guidelines for packaging. You would need to be able to handle several tasks at once. Including managing and determining importance of tasks to be done, as well as, managing other packaging employees. You will be responsible for maintaining quality standards and other quality controls. You will oversee and make sure harvesting, sales and inventory records are maintained correctly. You will be responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen and packaging area and containers.
This job requires:
- Organizational Skills
- Harvesting, Inventory and Sales Record Keeping
- Understanding Weights and Measurements
- Maintaining Quality Controls
- Ability to Handle Multiple Tasks at One Time
- A Self-Motivated Personality
- Ability to Work Well with Others and Different Cultures of People
- Ability to Take Direction and Move from Task to Task with Ease
- Ability to Lift up to 40lbs
- Ability to Work on Your Feet for 8 Hours a Day
- Ability to Do Light Field Work
this position is : hourly, under $15/hr
COMPENSATION this position is PAID: hourly $12 to $14 per hour 40 hours per week