Larkin Bros., Farm in New Glasgow & processing company in Crapaud
Jobs: General Labourers
Larkin Bros. is a poultry farm and processing company owned by brothers Paul and Harvey Larkin. They have been raising turkeys and chickens for 20 years. Their birds are grain fed without medication or antibiotics. In recent years, Larkin Bros has added many new products such as sausages, burgers, and meatballs.
The busy time of year is May to December, when staff numbers rise from five to 10 to 15. They sell about 1,500 turkeys for Thanksgiving and about 3,500 for Christmas. The slower winter months are spent caring for the poultry as they grow and planning for the busy times.
“The business grows a little bit each year and it seems to me people are more food conscious and want to buy local and eat healthy,” says Paul Larkin. “This has really helped our business grow.
“We are looking for labourers in both our farm and plant. We are looking for people who are very versatile and are willing to commit to working from May to December. We are willing to train.”
For more information, call 902-963-3185.
June 20, 2020
Larkins Bros. is an Island-owned poultry farm and processing business owned by brothers, Paul and Harvey Larkin. The business started in New Glasgow, and has now expanded to Crapaud, where they purchased an existing processing plant and opened a small retail shop.
They have raised turkeys and chickens for more than 20 years. Their birds are grain fed without medication or antibiotics. In recent years, Larkin Bros. has added many new value-added products such as sausages, burgers, meatballs, and poultry boxes.
The busy time of year is May to December, when staff numbers rise from five to 10 or 15.
“We have been busier than usual since COVID-19 began,” says Paul Larkin, co-owner. “It seems consumers are buying locally and avoiding large shopping centres because of the pandemic.
“Increased consumer demand has resulted in hiring three more employees during what should have been our slower season. This is a very uncertain time, and everything is changing rapidly. We are taking this pandemic seriously and safety is our first concern, serving customers in a safe and efficient manner.”
The retail store in Crapaud is presently not open to the public. However, customers may pre-order and pick up their orders curbside. At the Charlottetown Farmers’ Market, although it is closed to the public, the company sells from a refrigerated truck in the parking lot on Saturday mornings, and practices social distancing.
For more information about Larkin Bros., call 902-658-2781.
By Stella Shephard