Beak & Skiff orchard opens apple picking for the season, hiring multiple positions

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LAFAYETTE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The well-known orchard Beak & Skiff is officially open for apple picking, and they’re hiring. The orchard needs bakers, line cooks, and prep cooks for a busy season of fall tourism as families and apple enthusiasts pour in. 

The orchard said their starting wage is $18 an hour, with eligibility for a $500 bonus after six weeks and 24 hours per week. They also mention employee perks including free apples, cider, and a 25% employee discount on all purchases. 

If you’re looking to pick apples, do a tasting, or shop, their hours are listed below. 

  • Monday-Friday⁠:
    • Apple Picking goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.⁠
    • Apple Hill is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.⁠
  • Saturday-Sunday⁠:
    • Apple Picking goes from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.⁠
    • General Store, Bakery and Apple Barn are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Café, Tavern, and Tasting Room are open  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you’d like to work for Beak & Skiff, you can find an application here. There will be a job fair on Friday, August 27 at the Beak & Skiff Tavern on Apple Hill from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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