Would you like to be a chef on an organic farm / cafe, with a small cottage available too?

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Would you like to be a chef on an organic farm?

Sinking into a bit of a depression about both the British and American situation this winter a wise friend kindly reminded me that these issues are merely a distraction from more important things in our everyday lives. Like living as lightly as possible on this fragile earth. Trying to feed ourselves locally, helping our fellow global human beings and reducing waste in all its forms. Of course the political situation of today might affect us all adversely at some point but today I celebrate the miracle of nature that turns the tiniest of seeds into a delicious vegetable and as the circle of the seasons keeps turning the anticipation of spring days and a full propagation tunnel are uppermost in my mind.

Thinking of vegetables, (which I do a lot of the time), we will this year start to reap the benefits of the asparagus patch just outside the café verandah that Andy planted in 2015. After 2 years left alone – highly tempting but not touched – when the weather warms up we will start picking from it so there should be piles of bunches in the shop in a few weeks time.

Just don’t tell the asparagus beetle.

This place has been created for people to relax, eat, and enjoy shopping in the knowledge that much of the food is from the farm, where the animals are respected and the soil nurtured.

The café at the organic farm shop is getting busier and busier. We started with just 4 little tables in 1999, and now we can serve 100 easily.  We are still a café, although we serve lots of hot food. Its vegetarian and vegan Tuesday to Saturday with one meat option from the farm on Sundays.  I have been a vegetarian for over 45 years now, and love the one option bit – I am sure this will resonate with many other vegetarians of old, tired of only having one veggie option every time we go out to eat.  We don’t really go out to eat anymore, as we are so spoilt here – organic always, fresh always, local mainly, and vegetarian.  So I come to the important thing in my mind at the moment.

The kitchen has 4 cooks/chefs and needs another one.  We would like to find someone as passionate about vegetables and local food as we are, someone who maybe has had enough of the chefing world and would like to settle down on an organic farm in the countryside with a lovely full time but only 40 hour job, no split shifts, no evenings unless you want to help with the odd pop up, and no shouting colleagues.

There is even a small cottage for the right applicant.

So if you know someone who might fit the bill, please check out our jobs page on our website http://www.theorganicfarmshop.co.uk/jobs/