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Vacancy for growing season 2021

18/02/2021

Kensons Farm Organic Vegetables near Salisbury in Wiltshire has two vacancies for assistant growers, to join an existing team of 4 for the season in 2021. Hugh and Liz Collins have been growing at Kensons Farm since 2001, and hosted Soil Association Future Growers trainees for many years. The new opportunity for 2021 would suit growers wishing to build on previous experience, taking part in all aspects of growing quality organic vegetables for year-round production. The assistant grower position may not be suitable for new entrants, due to the knowledge and experience required. However, transferable skills can be applicable.

We grow a full range of Soil Association certified vegetables, sold through our three thriving weekly market stalls and farm shop, and to local box schemes including The Community Farm in Chew Magna. We have 2 acres of asparagus, 2000m2 of polytunnels, an acre of intensive cropping and 14 acres of field scale including fertility building breaks.

The main source of fertility is green manures as well as compost, some of which is made on farm. Cultivations are primarily made by plough and power harrow, and the farm has a good range of implements and equipment. The applicants must be practical minded and generally competent as well as physically fit and energetic.

The work will include planting, weed control, pest management, irrigation and harvesting. The assistant grower’s role is both demanding and rewarding, producing top quality organic veg for a very appreciative customer base.

The position is full time seasonal starting 5th April. The working week runs Monday to Friday 8am – 5:30pm with minimum wage @ £8.91 through PAYE, including holiday pay and pension contributions. Self-contained mobile home accommodation is available.

Please submit CV and covering letter addressed to Hugh, either by post or email to veg@kensonsfarm.co.uk.

February 2021

16/12/2020

We’ll be at the following markets

Shaftesbury Thursdays 08:00 – 13:00

Salisbury Saturdays 08:00 – 15:00

Salisbury Tuesdays 08:00 – 14:30

The Veg Shed at Kensons Farm

Wednesday and Friday 10 – 3 at the farm

During Tier 4 restrictions the veg is all displayed outside like at a market stall. You can select your produce, one person at a time, and then one of us will weigh everything up for you

30/07/2020

June veg 2020

12/05/2020

The asparagus season is over this year, it seems to have slipped by. So delicious this year!

The range of veg available in The Veg Shed and at market is growing weekly, a combination of the early April growing conditions and the rain in May/June have brought on some lovely veg.

I love that customers relish the seasonal veg that we offer but are also ready and excited for the next. Over the last few weeks the most asked for veg has been the humble POTATO! It is NOW officially ready.

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Veg availability 20th April until 25th April

20/04/2020

The Veg Shed will be open this week WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY 10a.m til 6pm and SATURDAY 10a.m til 1pm. The 10a.m opening is important to allow us to pick and let all the farm dogs out for a run. Thanks.

This week we will definitely have cauliflowers,spinach and salad. The purple sprouting is nearly over and low availability. We will have the watercress from Arlesford also, some Long Crichel bread fresh on Wednesday.

Flowers: the fantastic tulips are now over and i am just waiting for the Sweet Peas, Ammi, Larkspur, Orlaya etc to begin. I will have a few ranunculus posies this week.

ASPARAGUS….this is what we are waiting for! We are hoping that we’ll start to see some emerge this week and will keep you all posted IMMEDIATELY!

Thank you all for supporting Kensons Farm.

Availability note: we don’t use our website as much as social media, if you’d like more up to date info, follow us on INSTAGRAM the vegshedatkensonsfarm and kensonsfarm and kensonsfarmflowers. Also facebook Kensons Farm and Liz Barrah for flowers.