Long-term biodynamic farming opportunity
Tablehurst Farm in Forest Row, East Sussex has been established as a biodynamic community farm for 25 years. The farm incorporates beef cattle, a small dairy herd, sheep, pigs, poultry, arable crops, a large vegetable garden and some woodland. The farm and garden together employ a team of around ten people. We sell most of our produce direct through our own farm shop.
We are currently looking for an experienced farmer to join the team and help to carry our initiative over the next decade or more. Our ideal candidate would have:
At least five years’ farming experience
Practical experience of regenerative farming
Experience of biodynamic farming, or at least a willingness to embrace this approach
The ability to carry one or more enterprises with minimal supervision
Farming is our core activity and purpose at Tablehurst, but we also run a busy farm shop, a café, a food processing operation and a small care home for three adults with learning disabilities. Engaging with our local community and teaching people about farming and food are really important to us, so we run a busy programme of community events, we engage a lot with volunteers, and we have an education programme for children at the farm. We are looking for farmers who would welcome the opportunity to be a part of all these things.
The majority of our farm team live on the farm, and accommodation is available on site for the right candidate. We also provide our farm staff with two meals a day.
If you are interested in these opportunities, please email Chris Marshall, our Managing Director, expressing your interest and providing some information about yourself and your experience. Please put "Farmer vacancy" in the subject line. We are looking for candidates who are available immediately, but would also be interested to hear from you if your timescale is any time up to the end of 2021.