Potatoes the Irish love them, the Incans burned them all so the Spanish couldn’t eat them but we all still love them. Potatoes are a commonly harvested vegetable across Australia. Another way to get your second year visa on a working holiday.
Potato Picking Tips
When dug out by hand it’s important to be careful and not damage the potato as they can be quite soft. The key is to always keep learning on the job and enjoy yourself.
Things you’ll need when Potato picking
Work will be typically be in hot conditions so remember to stay cool and hydrated unless you’re working in a Greenhouse.
- Non slip sturdy footwear.
- Long Pants or Shorts
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Broad Brimmed Hat
Did you know?
The potato is about 80% water and 20% solids.
Pay Information for Potato Picking
Pay rates will differ from employer to employer, payment can be on an hourly, weekly or fortnightly basis. It is not uncommon for employers to also have a per piece pay agreement, pay will depend on how productive you are.