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Down Farm, Winkleigh EX19 8DN
Compensation: £10 per hour
Paid Part-time Flexible hours Fixed term / contract
Down Farm Seasonal Assistant Grower
About Down Farm
Down Farm is an organic market garden based just outside of Winkleigh, Devon. Olivia James and Henry Allison set up the business in 2016 on Henry’s family farm, using a quarter of an acre to grow veg and sell locally. Now we grow veg, salad, herbs and flowers (with help from part-time staff) on one acre and sell through our online shop, a veg box scheme, two farmers’ markets and to a few local restaurants. Down Farm grows a range of veg throughout the year outside and in polytunnels without big machinery. The growing system is designed in a way that will be the most beneficial to the ecosystem by using organic principles and minimum tillage. We enjoy being part of the wider agroecological growing community and are members of the Landworkers’ Alliance and Organic Growers Alliance.
We are looking for an assistant grower to join our small and friendly team helping us to grow our produce to sell in our community. Currently we are looking for seasonal parental cover, but for the right candidate, this may be an on-going longer-term position.
The role will be an opportunity for someone who wants to take the next step in their growing career. You will have the chance to work growing produce using no-dig and min-till styles, using hand tools and a BCS (walk behind tractor). The ideal candidate would want to get involved with the whole Down Farm operation including growing, propagation, harvesting, going to market, packing veg boxes, flower growing and more.
The role will be working in the market garden with the grower team:
The role does not have to be limited to the above tasks, and it can develop to suit skills and interests.
We hope to employ someone with the following:
Please send your CV (2 pages max) and a covering letter (2 pages max) or a short video (5 mins max) to Liv and Henry, firstname.lastname@example.org telling us about yourself, why you want to work at Down Farm, and what you could bring to the team.
Application deadline: 31st January 2021
However, the sooner the better as we are looking to secure someone for the role!
Please get in touch if you want to know more about us, the farm or have any other questions! Please visit our website for more info about us and the farm: www.down-farm.com.
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About Down Farm
Down Farm is are an organic market garden situated just outside of Winkleigh, North Devon. We grow vegetables, salads, herbs & flowers, using small-scale tools. Our aim is to grow produce that benefits us, our wildlife the soil and our community. Our food is for our community. All our produce is eaten within a 30 mile radius of the farm.