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Archive for May, 2021

Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes May 30, 2021

California stone fruit is ramping up. Earl’s sells by the variety so make sure to check out the new peaches and nectarines arriving each week. Check your inbox for our Stone Fruit calendars this week !  Sweet Cantaloupe, Galia and Honeydew is in high demand as the warm weather heats up.  California watermelon will be coming on the first week of June.  California Cherries have moved into the Coral variety now available in clams and bags. California Avocados are still predicted to be in peak harvest from April to July.  California grape season starts the week of June 1st!  Dwelley out of Brentwood has started up with Zucchini and green beans will land end of the week. Dwelley corn is a few weeks away. Asparagus is still the star for another month when the season ends by July 4th. Earl’s visited Comanche Creek Farms this week. Did you know they grow over 390 varieties of  fruit and veg? Read the Comanche Creek Blog and watch the youtube interview with grower Sean Mindrum.

Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes May 23, 2021

California melons are here! Look for sweet Cantaloupe, Galia and Honeydew. Mexican Watermelon Bins have good volume in house to start the week on seeded and seedless. We should have good supply into Memorial Day. California watermelon will be coming on the first week of June.  California stone fruit is under way with Royal Hazel Cherries, sweet and juicy yellow peach Spring Blaze and Spring Princess from D.E. Boldt in Parlier, northwest of Reedley, Apriums from Burkart in Dinuba, SolCot Apricot from Fruit World in Reedley and the favorite white donut peach from Twin Girls in Dinuba. Keep an eye out for Earl’s stone fruit calendars in your inbox soon! Don’t forget the Rhubarb!  Avocadoes are now all California.  The market is strong and relief in price, most likely, will not come this season.  Keep an eye on the storage fruit transition to imports in the Apple and Pear commodities.  Notice the dance in growers, regions and labels as we enter into another bountiful Summer ahead.  California grape season starts the week of June 1st!


Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes May 16, 2021

A-maize-ing news, summer is right around the corner and Bi-Color Corn is in!  California stone fruit and strawberries shine this week and we say goodbye to California Kiwi for now. Download the full PDF here!


Earl’s Organic Buyer’s Notes May 9, 2021

This week we’re seeing more stone fruit starting to come in! Cherries, Apricots, Peaches! Oh My! Fava Beans are back in too, and we say goodbye to Cara Caras and cuties.  Download the full PDF here


Now Hiring Custodian

The Custodian oversees all cleaning duties throughout the warehouse and office facilities to maintain a high level of sanitary standards at all times.

Shift: 4pm – 12:30am


  • Sweep and mop office and warehouse  floors;
  • Gather and empty trash, recycling, and compost daily;
  • Service, clean, sanitize, and supply restrooms daily;
  • Clean kitchen and break rooms;
  • Clean windows and mirrors, using cleaners, sponges, and squeegees;
  • Dust furniture, walls, machines, and equipment;
  • Mix water and detergents prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications;
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures;
  • Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created;
  • Move heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks;
  • Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems;
  • Keep track of supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties. Request replacements when necessary;
  • Maintain detailed and accurate cleaning logs and records;
  • Perform all tasks in accordance with the company’s food safety policy;
  • Work closely with the other custodial staff on duty and the operations team;
  • Observe equipment operations so that malfunctions can be detected, and notify management as necessary;
  • Ensure work is performed safely at all times;
  • Wear proper safety equipment at all times;
  • Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance.

Perform other duties as directed, developed or assigned.




Education and/or Experience: Minimum High School degree preferred. Minimum one year of related work experience and preferably knowledge of produce varieties, or overall equivalent experience in a warehouse or logistics environment. Experience with shipping, receiving and storage, warehouse safety and meeting customer expectations. Previous work experience in a perishable products industry preferred.  Previous experience in warehouse sanitation related to food safety requirements.

Language Skills: Excellent Communication skills including reading, writing, and verbally communicating effectively and professionally with other business departments. Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism.  Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred.  

Reasoning Ability: Ability to think independently and to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of different situations without set guidelines. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, report or schedule form.

Equipment: Operate equipment such as, but not limited to, stand up pallet jack, electric pallet jack, copier, phone.

Other Skills & Abilities: Must be able to work variable hours, days, weekends and Holidays. Ability to multi task and prioritize in a time-pressured environment.  Excellent organizational skills. High accuracy in work with attention to detail.  Ability to complete projects in a timely manner. Ability to get along and work cooperatively with others.  Positive and professional attitude.  Ability to respond positively to constructive feedback.  Ability to manage a project from its initiation to completion with minimal supervision.  Solution-oriented attitude with willingness to proactively solve issues.



Stand and walk or sit alternatively depending on specific needs of day.  Estimate 80% of time is spent on feet and 20% sitting at desk.

Have constant need to perform the following physical activities: bending/stooping/squatting, climbing stairs, pushing, pulling, twisting, lifting and reaching above shoulders.

Have frequent need to perform standing and walking activities.

Consistent need to perform the following physical activities: writing/typing, grasping/turning, finger dexterity.

Lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. frequently and over 50 lbs. occasionally. 

Vision requirements: consistent need to complete forms, view computer screen.  Frequent need to see small detail.  Frequent need to see things clearly beyond arm’s reach.


The noise level in the work environment is generally moderate but may be high during certain times of the day due to business level.  This position is exposed to temperatures varying from 34 to over 70 degrees and humidity levels varying from 80 to 95%. 


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