Ref No. Job Reference No. - 24422
Grower job - Organic Vegetables - Wiltshire
Horticulture
UK
SP3
South West
Description

To assist with planting, weeding, irrigating, harvesting and packing a wide range of seasonal organic vegetables for retail and wholesale.

We are a 10ha organic vegetable farm growing quality produce for sale at the farm gate and three weekly markets, with some wholesale. We're a small but highly productive team who work hard and enjoy what we do. There's 2000m2 polytunnels with summer crops such as tomatoes, beans and cucumbers as well as salads and a range of field scale crops including brassicas, leeks, onions, carrots and squash. Seasonal tractor work, ploughing, power harrowing, driving the planter and mechanical weeding. An organic vegetable grower on a small unit needs to be an all-rounder, equally happy in the field, polytunnel, workshop, packing shed or at market. During the growing season from April to October there is a lot going on, so you need to be level-headed and enjoy a challenge. Between November to March we're harvesting for the farm shop, markets and wholesale, along with general farm work.

Much of our produce goes direct to the public, and we have a strong loyal customer base.

Like most farming, the work is physically demanding and you will do best with an ongoing interest in food production, an open minded, flexible approach to work and an understanding that there is always more to learn. Organic veg growing is agroecology in action, building soil fertility with minimal inputs, protecting crops without synthetic sprays and managing weeds without herbicides. Training will be given in organic methods.

The job starts early 2022 with inverviews arranged during November and December.

Job Length

Permanent

Dates

Start: 3/01/2022,
Finish: Not Specified

Pay

Not Specified

Hours

40

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Accommodation
Accommodation

Yes

Accommodation Type

Mobile home

Accommodation Price

some bills, Band A council tax, no rent

Other Accommodation Information

Comfortable 2 bedroom mobile home with LPG central heating and hot water. Small garden. Parking space for your vehicle. Partner by arrangement.

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

2

Smokers Accepted?

Yes

Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

Other Information

Experience with organic vegetables is not essential, as all further training will be given although it's good to be self-motivated and really want to get stuck in. Accommodation is on site and the farm is in scenic countryside in the Cranbourne Chase AONB.

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