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


Farmer &


Plant Manager &


Canalside General


Head of Business

Current Job Opportunities

Delicatessen Manager

At Canalside our Deli Counter is an integral part of our Farm Shop’s retail proposition and has been for over 10 years – it provides high quality products, a full range of cheese, in-house homemade products and meal ready options.

In 2020 we won ‘Small Farm Shop of the Year’ (UK) and we’re now looking for someone special to take us to the next level.

Our Deli Manager’s responsibilities will include:

  • Product selection & purchasing.
  • Batch production.
  • Exceptional customer service when serving over a counter.
  • Ensuring our high food safety standards are met.
  • Ensuring the profitable operation of the Deli department.
  • Managing and motivating direct & indirect employees.

The person we are looking for will need to have relevant experience so they can hit the ground running, be a self-starter, positive, and passionate about food.

The role will be 5 days per week (one of those days would be a weekend day)

Please send through your CV & covering letter to Emily at shop@canalsidefarm.co.uk

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!