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Upstate NY Farm announces Job Fair for Fall Season
SCHAGHTICOKE, NY (06/16/2011)(readMedia)– Amidst bad economic news on jobs, one local upstate farm announces Job Fair.
Liberty Ridge Farm has been a staple in the community for 12 years and in these times they are able to offer much needed jobs to the local community. “We all want to hear some good news right now and providing local jobs is good news, we couldn’t have done it without the communities support over these past years.” said Cynthia Gifford, Owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. “With all the early rain in the season we see our Blueberries and Raspberries ripening early, so we are in need of Berry pickers immediately, we see this as a good sign for the beginning of our 12th season.”
The Liberty Ridge Farm market has seen an increase in demand over the past few years it has grown from just berries into offering a larger selection of produce and vegetables. “We saw an increase in demand for more variety and we want to accommodate our customers” Said Cynthia Gifford.
Summer employment positions on the farm start on July 8th for Blueberry Pickers. A berry picker can make as much as they like based on how much they pick, typically up to $10 an hr. Liberty Ridge Farm encourages anyone who might be interested in employment to apply online at http://www.libertyridgefarmny.com/employment.html or download the PDF application from the web.
Liberty Ridge Farm Market offers Pick your own blueberries and raspberries along with the best in local fruit and vegetables! The Liberty Ridge Farm Market promotes sustainability and community through the commitment to local food and agriculture. Purchasing farm fresh in-season corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, zucchini and peppers offers families a great introduction to eating seasonally. Families can bring their own containers or use one of the farm’s to ‘pick-your-own’ fresh grown blueberries and raspberries by the pound, or buy fresh picked at the Farm Market counter. Local fresh produce will be available through the end of the growing season in late October. Blueberry picking starts mid- July and runs through August. Raspberry picking starts in August and goes until the first frost.
Liberty Ridge Farm announced a Job Fair scheduled for August 27 from 9am -2pm for Fall Employment opportunities. They have a positions including: Administrative Assistant, Bakery Service, Food Service, Attendants, Cashiers, Animal Care Giver, Haunt Actors, and General Maze and Farm Staff. The qualifications you need are a willingness to exceed customer’s expectations and the commitment to work during the short FALL season! Liberty Ridge Farm is an Agri-tourism experience, a place to use your special talents…a place to hold your first job or a place to earn extra holiday money. Every employee of Liberty Ridge Farm is a customer service promoter. “We’re building outrageous customer service, we want our employees and guests to have an outstanding farm experience.” said Cynthia Gifford.
Liberty Ridge Farm is an agricultural tourism destination and working farm on the Historic Hoosic River in upstate NY. The Gifford Family, owners of Liberty Ridge Farm are proud to announce collaboration between the Farm, NASA and Goddard Space Center to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. The 2011 Fall Festival will feature Brad’s Barnyard Adventure, The 20th Anniversary Hubble Telescope Corn Maze and some out of this world special events & shows. The Fall Season begins September 17th and runs through November 6th. The Farm is available for Educational Field Trips, Weddings, Company Picnics and Special Events.
Liberty Ridge Farm, LLC, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY.