”We love the strawberry harvest, the movement and the adrenaline keeps us going. Our vision is to achieve a sustainable and successful business, which promotes healthy living, high quality standards, community support, environmental sustainability, hard work, fun and family.Hermes & Angela Caballero
Hermes farm is run by Hermes and Angela who have been farming for over a decade. Both raised in the Caboolture area and met at school. Hermes family grew strawberries and tobacco in the area, Hermes got a taste for strawberry farming whilst working for A & E Coco & Sons for seven years whilst at school.
A family operation Angela is in charge of the pack house, whilst Hermes looks after the pickers in the fields. They have three children and their eldest daughter has started helping out on the farm, you'll probably find her in the pack house doing QA.
When he's not busy on the farm you'll find Hermes on the basketball court playing and sponsoring a local Filipino basketball team.
Why Pick & Pack With Us?
What is it like to work with us?
worked at Hermes strawberries farm for a season. I couldn’t be more happy about the job, my colleagues and the owners! All were really friendly and always with a smile. Commitment and passion are two words to describe them. Thank you for these great months!!BelenWorker
I didn’t know what I wanted to do after high school and I didn’t want to spend my life repaying student loans for something I was so unsure about, so I decided to take a gap year working on my parent’s strawberry farm. Farming offers many opportunities and jobs that can be enjoyed by everyone.XantiaDaughter
So far, I have been learning to operate machinery in preparation for the season. My dad has also been teaching me about irrigation and watering which is very important to the health of our strawberry plants. I also work as a farm hand doing manual labour in the field, planting strawberries and when the season begins, picking and packing too.
Working here, I have met and connected with lots of interesting people and have already developed many life skills. Working on a farm is a great opportunity to experience rural agriculture, while earning. It’s work that is productive and rewarding that anyone can get into.
I learned so much work at Hermes. Not only the science, theory and secrets behind the strawberry industry, but more importantly how we should be responsible at work, honest to ourselves and kind to others.CatherineWorker
I'm so happy I came to work at Hermes Strawberries again. For me, your farm is a 5 star farm! You treat us like a family!YvonneWorker,
If you’re a picker you will start at 7am and we aim to finish mid afternoon but depending on the fruit and the size of the team we go on for longer if we need to.
Packing generally then starts at 8am and we pack what we have to that day, this can often mean long days in the pack house but a great opportunity to earn good money.
We will work 6 days a week and will try to be flexible with schedules to accomodate needs.
There is accommodation available on site if required. Reach out to us and ask us more
Own transport is a must,
For those living on site on at the farm who do not have transport, we can organise transport to work and to the shops. This is only available to those living on site.
We have a break area with lockers, a kettle etc. and even a basketball hoop.
Our season goes from May to October.