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Head Grower

The Free Company
Balerno, Edinburgh

Posted: 8 Nov 2023

Deadline: 23 Dec 2023

Compensation: ~£28,000 - £35,000

Paid Full-time Permanent


Job description

We are looking for a head grower to run our organic no-dig 5 acre site near the Pentland hills, just outside of Edinburgh. Since 2020 we provide 90+ veg boxes weekly (increasing steadily) as well as specialist produce to 15+ restaurants in Edinburgh and Glasgow and our own restaurant on site. As part of a larger regenerative farm with sheep, cattle and pigs there is scope to expand and lots of room to bring your own creativity to the project. We started growing flowers in 2023 and are about to establish an orchard and estblish a number of soft fruit plants in the market garden. 

An interest in teaching/knowledge sharing is esstential as we run educational days with schools, charitiesand open days for the general public.

Salary dependent on experience, small team plus some volunteers. Staff lunch and discounted veg box available. Tractor / Manitou experience a bonus. Average of 44 hrs per week with a bit more in the summer and less in the winter. 30 days holiday + plenty of other company benefits. 

Application information

Please apply by writing a cover letter and CV to there is no deadline for the application but looking for someone to start with us by February 2024 by the latest. 

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About The Free Company

Established in 2017, we are an organic, regenerative farm which grows the menu for our on farm restaurant. We run a 5 acre, no dig market garden, we have 80 rare breed pigs and we regeneratively graze our organic pastures with 350 heritage (Shetland) sheep and cattle (Dexter x Highland). Our restaurant opens seasonally and showcases the very best of the organic produce that we are growing and rearing on the farm at that time of year.