This is a really good opportunity for a grower who wants to build on their experience in field scale organic vegetable production within a committed, friendly and engaging setting..
Stowey Rocks Farm is an 80 acre organic farm in Somerset. We grow approximately 30 acres of field vegetables each year and approaching half an acre of protected crops. We sell what we grow through our veg box scheme, farm shop and street market. We also grow wholesale vegetables for markets in Bristol and elsewhere.
Our aim is to supply all the vegetable needs of our retail customers within the locality and so to be largely self-reliant, year-round, across all crops. We work hard to achieve this and take pride in working efficiently and productively.
As assistant grower you will join our small, friendly team, to be involved in all aspects of crop production, protection and management from planning to harvest and packing. You will need a willingness to attend to non-growing activities when required. Overall the work has a good mix of tractor work and hand work. It is physically demanding but very rewarding.
We understand the need for individuals to experience development within their work and we are committed to providing an avenue for this through extra training and education. You will be given more responsibility as your role and skills develop.
We are open to applications from candidates with a range of experience of vegetable growing and acknowledge that this would necessitate different pay and conditions.
- Genuine commitment to organic vegetable growing
- Experience of field scale vegetable growing
- Ability to drive tractors and operate implements
- Basic workshop skills
- Good general practical skills and manual dexterity
- Ability to work hard in all weather
- Positive, good natured, productive and enthusiastic
- Open minded, flexible approach to learning more each year
- Able to work both in a team and alone
- A full driving license is essential
This is a permanent, full-time position. We are looking for someone to start immediately. The starting pay is £8/hour and accommodation in a mobile home on the farm is available.
Please apply, sending your CV and covering letter to Richard Plowright.
Email: to [email protected]
Post: Stowey Rocks Farm, Over Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 1JB.