We are a family run farm that has been growing its own produce for the past 36 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 (PYO) 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

Chris

Farmer &
Owner

Wendy

Plant Manager &
Owner

Geoff

Canalside General
Manager

Anna

Head of Business
Development

Current Job Opportunities

Apprentice Butcher

Full Time Role (with one day training at Reaseheath College)

The Butchery is an integral part of our retail proposition – the role includes providing high quality, locally sourced meat and meal options, as well as supplying meat to our busy onsite Café & Delicatessen.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in a career in Butchery. You will receive comprehensive first hand training with our team of expert Butchers and also achieve a Level 2 Apprenticeship through the Reaseheath College Training Scheme on their 2 year course.

Full details at the link: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-630891

If you would be interested in being considered for the role please email shop@canalsidefarm.co.uk 

Cafe Cook

Part Time Opportunity 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 ‘pot wash’ duties when required;
  • Complete cleaning schedules;
  • Temperature checks;
  • Attending to customer queries and requests; &
  • Any reasonable request by the Manager.

If you woud like to apply, please send your CV and covering email to cafe@canalsidefarm.co.uk

Closing Date for Applications is Sunday 18th July.

Front of House Team Member

Full Time & Part Time Opportunities 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 drinks and food (such as cakes) to the standards outlined by the Café Manager, accurately, efficiently and with minimal waste;
  • Take food orders out to tables;
  • Clear tables ensuring a clean space ready for the next customer quickly;
  • Complete ‘pot wash’ duties when required;
  • Operate the till quickly and accurately;
  • Attending to customer queries and requests;
  • Food preparation (such as cakes etc) within the guidelines of the HACCP Manual and to a high standard of presentation;
  • Clean surfaces, floors, tables;
  • Answer incoming phone calls;
  • Any reasonable request by the Manager.

If you woud like to apply, please send your CV and covering email to cafe@canalsidefarm.co.uk

Closing Date for Applications is Monday 14th June.

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!