Grower job in our organic, regenerative market garden
Full time position including weekend duties.
Hourly rate: £12
Application deadline: 15th February 2024
Start date: 1st April 2024
We are a 100 acre farm in Stroud, Cotswolds AONB; there are several enterprises on the farm including a market garden, an agroforestry project, a delightful beef herd, a tree nursery and guest accommodation. We are Organic (in conversion), Pasture for Life and B Corp. The market garden is about to enter its third season and still expanding; it currently has 4 polytunnels, 45 no-dig beds and about an acre of tilled plots.
We are looking for a grower to join full time in the market garden – there is scope for it to be a split role. Some prior veg growing experience, an eye for detail, consistency and the ability to manage your own time are vital as this is a busy commercial operation. We sell to local wholesalers, run a box scheme and have a stall at Stroud Farmers Market. Day-to-day duties will include all aspects of growing, from harvesting, packing, weeding, seeding, to maintenance and record keeping.
The role involves working on our stall at Stroud Farmers Market on Saturdays (the rest of the team will also contribute to allow for holidays).
The suggested timings will be 8am-4.30pm, Mon-Tues and Thurs-Sat, but we may be able to accommodate other timings. The role also includes occasionally being on the weekend farm duty rota (time to be taken back in lieu).
This position includes a contract of employment including statutory sick leave, paid holiday and a pension scheme, with an hourly rate of £12. Applicants must have a full UK drivers license. For more information or to share CV and cover letter, please email Athene.
If you are keen to work with us, let us know! Even if we don’t have an advert out, there might be work available, be it a discrete short-term project or something more long term. Get in touch with Eric.
There are often opportunities for volunteers on the farm. You might be considering a career change or wanting to spend some time out in the fresh air, but with a purpose. Bear in mind that we are a commercial operation and so do expect hard work in exchange for experience and learning. Please get in touch with a little bit about yourself and we will hopefully be able to find something that is helpful for us and beneficial for you.