We are a family run farm that has been growing its own produce for the past 38 years.

It was back in 1983 that we bought this small holding in Great Haywood and planted our first strawberries that spring. From the beginning we have provided soft summer fruits, kitchen vegetables and garden plants directly to businesses across the region, and also to the local community from our Farm Shop – one of Staffordshire’s first!

We have continued to grow and develop our offering to customers over the years, and have since: extended our Farm Shop (twice!); built a new Café alongside the historic Trent and Mersey Canal; developed our Pick Your Own experience to include Halloween pumpkins; established a seasonal Plant Centre in our main glasshouse; and created a programme of inspirational, educational events for all the family to enjoy.

We think we have created something special at Canalside, but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself!

Meet The Team






Canalside General


Head of Business

Current Job Opportunities

Cafe Cook

4 day or 5 day role available

Usual opening hours 9am-5pm. Weekend work will be required.

Our Café is an essential aspect of our Business’s overall Retail & Hospitality proposition - it provides customers with quality food & drink and exceptional customer service.

All our Café Colleagues engage with our customers and are required at all times to be friendly, professional, and knowledgeable to ensure the high level of customer service standards we expect. Our Colleagues must adhere to our strict food safety standards, our presentation and hygiene standards, as well as displaying the flexibility required to ensure a small but busy operation like ours continues to successfully operate.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of food to the standards outlined by the Head Cook, accurately, efficiently and with minimal waste;
  • Food preparation within the guidelines of the HACCP Manual and to a high standard of presentation;
  • Take part in conversations regarding seasonal menu changes;
  • Must be aware of allergen requirements & how to serve these foods safely;
  • Complete cleaning schedules;
  • Temperature checks;
  • Attending to customer queries and requests

If you would like to apply, please send your CV and covering email to recruitment@canalsidefarm.co.uk by Friday 22nd July.

Small farm shop of the Year 2020

It's official! We have been awarded Small Farm Shop of the Year at the FRA Awards! Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for your continued support!