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Employment at Adams

The Culture

Adams Fairacre Farms is a major employer in the Hudson Valley and one of the best of its kind in retail sales. We have over 1,000 friendly, caring employees between our four stores. We are a family owned business with family values. We believe that each employee contributes directly to Adams’ growth and success. We have built an excellent staff that is committed and professional – a staff that has continued to expand their skills and grow with us. We have been doing some pretty exciting things, and we think after you have had a chance to become comfortable in your position you will discover how rewarding it is to work here. Our employees are the reason our customers say, “I love that store!”


  • How old do you have to be to work at Adams? Adams starts hiring at 16 years old. In some positions, due to required tools or equipment, you must be at least 18 years old. Please see which departments begin hiring at 16 years old and which departments begin hiring at 18 years old.
    • 16+ Departments:
      • Cashiers
      • Curbside Shopping
      • Grocery
      • Garden Center
      • Greenhouse
      • Maintenance
      • Nursery
      • Office
      • Café (Poughkeepsie Only)
      • Gift Shop (Poughkeepsie/Newburgh Only)
    • 18+ Only Departments:
      • Bakery
      • Candy
      • Cheese
      • Deli
      • Floral
      • Meat
      • Prepared Food
      • Produce
      • Seafood
      • Pizza (Newburgh Only)
      • Cheese Making (Newburgh Only)
  • What types of benefits are offered?
    Here are just some of the benefits offered:

    • Health Insurance (full-time employees)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • 20% employee discount
    • Paid holidays
    • Paid vacation
    • Paid sick (full-time employees)
    • Life insurance (full-time employees)
    • Short term disability
    • Voluntary benefits, including supplemental life, short-term disability, cancer coverage, accident coverage
  • Does Adams offer a retirement plan? We offer a 401(k) plan (pre-tax), Roth 401(k) (post tax) and company match.
  • Are there opportunities for career advancement? Absolutely! We have many employees who have started out as cashiers, deli clerks, etc. and are now department managers and store managers.
  • Does Adams offer paid vacation? Yes, Adams offers paid vacation to both full-time and part-time employees. After one year of service employees will earn vacation time. Full-time employees also earn personal/sick time after six months of service.
  • How much does Adams pay? It depends on the position and your level of experience. Our pay is competitive for the industry.

The Application Process

If you would like to work for our family friendly business, please follow the steps below to be considered for employment at Adams Fairacre Farms:

  1. Check our website or in store postings for basic descriptions and requirements for our open positions.
  2. You can submit your application online, or visit one of our four locations to pick up a paper application.
  3. For your application to be considered please make sure it is filled out completely. Make sure paper applications are signed and dated. Applications with missing information are not accepted.
  4. A tip: If you are interested in more than one position it is recommended you submit an application for each specific position.
  5. Due to the 1000’s of applications we receive, only applicants being considered will be contacted. Please do not call.
  6. All applications are reviewed by the hiring manager for the position or Human Resources.
  7. If a manager is interested in interviewing you, you should hear back within 2 weeks.
  8. Applications will be kept on file for one year.

Thank you for considering Adams Fairacre Farms.

The Technical Stuff

  • Adams is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are evaluated solely on their friendly positive attitude with their qualifications to perform the work required.
  • Adams participates in E-Verify. For more information, please visit the E-Verify site by clicking here.
  • All retail positions require Saturday or Sunday hours.
  • All drivers of Adams vehicles require an MVR, Drug Test, and participate in random drug testing.
  • Adams has a generous benefits package including matching 401K & 20% employee discount; and paid time off.


Carla: Office Manager

"I started in 2008 as a cashier. After 3 years, I was promoted to Front End Manager and 2 years later promoted again to Office Manager. I'm happy to be part of this amazing business!"

Suzanne: Flower Shop Manager

"I began my floral career in a locally owned family business in 1984. I found my home at Adams in 2009. Being part of Adams has been the most exciting and educational time of my career, and I continue to grow and learn everyday."

Jorge: Assistant Store Manager

"I have been working for Adams 28 years. Many of those years were spent working with Ralph Adams in the Produce Department. It was a pleasure to learn from such a hardworking man. I am grateful to be part of a company that cares for their employees, treats you like family and provides so many opportunities to grow."

Bob: Meat Manager

"My tenure at Adams began as a job, but along the way it became my life’s work. I am very proud of what our Meat Departments have done!"

Mike: Store Manager

Mike grew up working for his family's bakery business, which led him to be surrounded by food and retail his whole life. He really enjoys both.

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