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Growing Opportunity – Cheshire/South Manchester

Red House Farm Market Garden
Red House Farm, Red House Lane, Dunham Massey, Cheshire WA14 5RL

Posted: 30/09/2020

Deadline: 13/11/2020

Compensation: Income share

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Job description

The organic market garden at Red House Farm is close to completing its first season. To take it to it to the next level more help is required. We are therefore looking for people to get involved as stakeholders in the project – from planning through propagation through to harvest. This is also an opportunity to shape the future direction of the market garden. Some previous vegetable growing experience – allotment, community growing, WOOFing – is highly desirable. You should be able to commit to at least 2 days per week and you will be entitled to a share of income (currently we sell to Manchester Veg People and a local farm shop but are looking to expand the range of outlets for next season).

Context: Red House Farm is a 155 acre, Soil Association certified organic farm on the outskirts of Greater Manchester. It primarily produces Manchester’s only organic eggs, as well as cereals and has a fledgling pork production unit. Family run for over 250 years, it is looking to develop and innovate into being the primary organic farming site in the Manchester region. It has recently been taken over by the latest generation of the Clare family, with the new incumbent having recently completed an MSc in Organic Farming. It is looking to be at the cutting edge of modern, environmentally sustainable, organic production entailing the highest animal welfare standards possible as well as a contemporary approach to distribution and marketing of its products combined with a desire to provide social goods for the wider community. The developing fruit and vegetable production unit forms part of this wider vision, with a box scheme incorporating the best of home produced and local organic produce next on the agenda.

Application information

Contact Lewis Clare (lewis@redhousefarm.co.uk) for more information.

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About Red House Farm Market Garden

We are a new organic market garden based at Red House Farm, Dunham Massey, Cheshire.