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Assistant Grower

Fern Verrow
St. Margarets, Herefordshire

Posted: 29 Aug 2023

Deadline: 12 Oct 2023

Compensation: Depending on experience



Job description

Assistant-Grower needed at Fern Verrow….

Fern Verrow has been producing certified biodynamic vegetables, fruit and flowers for the past twenty-three years. We are situated on the Welsh/ Herefordshire borders, at the foothills of The Black Mountains. We are currently in a farm to table collaboration with Spring Restaurant in London and are growing a wide range of vegetables on approximately six acres. 

We are looking for an assistant grower to work full time from the beginning of October through to at least March and possibly into the new season. Winter hours are 8-4.30 Monday to Thursday. 

The work will mainly involve harvesting and winter plant work from October and into the spring with the production of fruit, vegetables, and flowers for sale; this will include the sowing of seeds, planting, weeding and cultivation. 

Applicants must have a serious approach to the growing of food, and be willing to work hard to achieve the very high standards that are required for our customers.

We are looking for someone who is sincerely interested in being part of a small business that is driven to produce food of the highest quality, in its taste, nutrition and integrity.  Physical fitness and a practical mind are important, taking pride in one’s work essential. Some experience would be helpful, but we are looking for someone that wants to do this work and is committed to learning to become a grower. 

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. 

Accommodation is available in a humble cabin with a wood burning stove.

Application information

If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a C.V and letter of introduction to Jane Scotter via email Successful applicants will be taken early October 

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About Fern Verrow

Biodynamic farm in Herefordshire