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We're looking for assistant growers for the 2023 season... could it be you?

Stonelynk Organics is a commercial market-garden, growing a wide range of organic fruit and annual and perennial vegetables on 2 acres, operated and managed by Stephen Atkinson and Hélène Maerschalck. We sell our vegetables directly to the public via our ‘Click-and-Collect’ system, we operate a small box scheme, and we supply local shops throughout the year.

We are looking for two seasonal part-time assistant growers (one starting in March, one in June) to help us run all the ins-and-outs of small-scale organic market-gardening.

The duties of the role include:

  • Seed sowing, potting up, planting, plant care and harvest.

  • Bed preparation: clearing residual crop, weeding, composting, fertility management, woodchip spreading.

  • Pest control and records.

  • Preparation of customers orders and customer service.

  • Harvest, fertility and sowing records.

  • General maintenance of an efficient and productive garden space.

The successful applicant(s) will:

  • Have some previous experience of vegetable-growing.

  • Be willing and eager to work as part of a diverse team of staff and volunteers.

  • Be content to work on their own from time to time.

  • Be physically fit and willing to work hard outdoors in all weather.

  • Be willing to start early (6-7am starts at the height of the season).

  • Be passionate to learn all aspects of organic market-gardening.

  • Have good communication skills.

  • Be able to come to Fairlight by their own means.


Aims and outcomes:

  • To help maintain and enhance the productivity of the market garden.

  • To gain the knowledge, skills and confidence required to run an organic market garden.

  • To share the pleasures of working in a team outdoors producing good food for the local community.


Terms: One role starts in early March, one in early June. One will run until the end of September, one until the end of November.

Days and Hours: Both roles will be two days a week (including occasional Saturdays), from 7am to 1pm (with the potential to increase hours during the peak of the summer).

The terms, days and hours stated above are provisional, and can be adjusted according to the needs of the successful applicant(s).

Wage: £10 an hour, 20% discount on fresh produce, statutory holiday pay, pension contribution (if applicable)

To Apply...

Please send an email to the email address below with a CV attached, and we will be in touch.

Application deadline: 31st January

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