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Earl’s Organic is Hiring Warehouse Support

Earl’s Organic Produce, Inc., a leading distributor of organic produce throughout Northern California, seeks a skilled and safe Inbound/Outbound Warehouse Support for our San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market headquarters.

Under the direction of the Inbound/Outbound Operations Manager, the Product Selector fills customers’ orders from stored merchandise in accordance with specifications on sales slips or order forms. Duties include completing order receipts, keeping records of out-going orders, requisitioning additional materials, supplies, cleaning work area and equipment.

Responsibilities will include:
• Read orders to ascertain quantities of merchandise
• Obtain merchandise from bins, shelves, and coolers
• Check order receipts
• Examine products to verify quality standards
• Count finished products to determine if product orders are complete
• Keep records of out-going orders
• Place merchandise on conveyors leading to wrapping areas
• Wrap the palletized merchandise
• Mark or tag identification on palletized merchandise
• Operate machinery used in the process, or assist machine operators
• Observe equipment operations so that malfunctions can be detected, and notify Management as necessary

Position requirements include:
• Forklift, End-Rider pallet jack, and electric pallet jack experience is required
• Ability to read and understand information presented in writing
• Ability to arrange things in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules
• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. on a regular basis
• Requires being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling obligations
• Requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
• Requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-nature
• Requires supporting other team members and provide service to others
• Requires knowledge of conducting inspections of products

Compensation: $20.00 per hour

The above is only a basic description of the position and it does not, nor is it intended to, outline all of the specifics of the responsibilities expected to be performed.

This position requires four (4) ten hour shifts, 4pm-2am, Sunday through Friday.

Earl’s Organic Produce provides a highly competitive compensation package, including medical, dental, vision, LTD and voluntary life, plus a company-sponsored retirement program and paid meal breaks. Earl’s Organic Produce is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We work to embrace diversity in all its forms and strive to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and three references via email or come directly to:

Earls Organic Produce
2101 Jerrold Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124

HR@earlsorganic.com

7 Secrets of Rainier Cherries

Peak of production moves from California to the Pacific Northwest after the Fourth of July. We expect ample supplies and excellent flavor along with lower prices for the next two weeks for both Dark Sweets and Rainiers in sizes 9.5 to 10.5 Row. The main Dark Sweet varieties will be Bing, Lapin and Skeena.

Don’t miss the 7 Secrets of Rainier Cherries by Stemilt 

Rainier Cherry 7 Secrets

Rainier Cherries

The name for this cherry comes from Washington State’s largest mountain, Mt. Rainier. Rainier cherries are large in size, so it’s fitting they were named after Washington state’s most mammoth mountain.

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La Granjita Organica or “Little Organic Farm”

Courtesy off Kiva.com

We are Victor Cortez and Veronica Ceja from Capulin, Michoacan Mexico. This is a small town that is 100% dependent on agriculture production. Corn, wheat, and vegetables are actually the staple crops of this area. Since we grew up eating these crops, they were the first that we learned to grow back home in Michoacán.

Victor Cortez La Granjita

Veronica Ceja and Victor Cortez and their children Noe, Emmanuel and Mariana

After 25 years in Mexico, we immigrated to Gonzales, California to form our family and in search of more opportunities to improve our livelihoods. Here in California, our three children, Noe, Emmanuel, and Mariana, were born.

Four years ago, while Veronica was working at a salon, one of her clients told her of ALBA and said that organic farming could provide us a living and bring a healthier lifestyle for our family and others. We can provide people an alternative to food with pesticide and chemicals that can detrimentally affect their health. Our children are our motivation to start and build our farm business.

Watermelon Gherkins

Watermelon Gherkins

Our farm name, La Granjita Organica, is quite appropriate for our farm and translates to “little organic farm.” We currently produce strawberries, mini cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and different types of jalapenos and chiles on just 4 acres. Our mini-cucumbers (Mexican Sour Gherkins) are a hit as many people have never seen them before. They are the size of haba beans, look like watermelons, but are sour on the inside.

Ten years ago working in Driscoll’s organic strawberry fields we learned the importance of pesticide free food. This is when we began to think of starting our own farm business. Five years ago, we found the Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) in Salinas, CA. ALBA offers a farm education and business incubator program for family farmers like us. We graduated from the course in 2013 and began farming on 1-acre on ALBA’s land. We have since grown to 4-acres and sell our crops to licensed distributors and farmers markets.

Our biggest challenge owing our own land and equipment; however, this is also our goal for the next two years. As a family-run business, we hope to feed and educate around organic agriculture. Our biggest hope is to help fight diseases caused by pesticide-use by providing quality organic produce to people and contributing to their healthier lifestyles.

La Granjita Watermelon Gherkins, Anaheim and Jalapeno Peppers, Sungold and Sweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes now available at Earl’s Organic!

Earl’s Organic Produce Buyer’s Notes July 8th

Fresno is looking at a 10+ day run of temperatures over 100 with nights only dipping into the 70’s.  Having no cool off at night could stress the trees and slow things down.  We will see…

Peaches at the beginning of the season are clingstone which means the fruit “clings” tightly to the pit. The bottom of the peach comes to a tapered point with a cling stone peach unlike a free stone peach that has a flat bottom.

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