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Seasonal Grower

Flourish Produce
Great Abington, Cambridge

Posted: 2 Nov 2021

Deadline: 6 Dec 2021

Compensation: Depends on experience

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Job description

Flourish Produce is looking for several Seasonal Growers to join us for 2022, our fifth season.

We are a 54 acre farm south of Cambridge that grows speciality crops for restaurants and wholesale. We prioritize looking after our soils and encouraging biodiversity through our farming techniques and are in transition to becoming biodynamically certified.

We grow vegetables, fruit, herbs, salads, and flowers at field scale and under protected cropping as well as farming heritage grains. We are establishing an agroforestry alley cropping system throughout our farm and rotations include extensive use of green manures and cover crops.

The Seasonal Grower positions will involve responsibility of specific crops along with a number of other managerial duties, with close communication with our Farm Manager and Calixta the Founder.

Hours fluctuate throughout the season and members of our team can expect to work longer hours in the summer and shorter hours during the winter months. We also share the responsibilities of a weekend rotation for farm chores and irrigation management in the summer months.

 We are a young, dynamic team who are extremely passionate about food and continuing to develop as a successful commercial farm. We share group lunches, host volunteers and chef visits, and run various events.

We are looking for someone as enthusiastic as us to join our team who enjoys working hard.

The role will start in April and run through until Dec 2022 as a minimum. For the right candidate on site accommodation will be provided.

The right applicant will have:

  • Minimum of one year of experience on a commercial farm
  • Be a good team player and also be self motivated when working alone
  • Excellent communication skills, reliable and honest
  • Understand the importance of looking after tools, being tidy and organized
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence (manual)
  • Mechanical and tractor experience would be preferred

Application information

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email Alice office@flourishproduce.co.uk with a cover letter and a CV. We are hoping to interview suitable candidates at the farm in person in Dec 2021. For more information about Flourish please visit our website www.flourishproduce.co.uk or Social Media @flourishproduce

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About Flourish Produce

Flourish is a 52 acre farm in Cambridgeshire which has been producing vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruit (and as of 2021, heritage grain and sheep) for the past 4 years. Whilst we usually work exclusively with chefs, we now grow supply produce boxes and shops in Cambridge and London.