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

Owner

Wendy

Owner

Geoff

Canalside General
Manager

Anna

Head of Business
Development

Current Job Opportunities

Head Baker

Full Time Role - 5 days per week, normal working day 5am-1pm. At least one day will be a weekend day.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Baker to join our well established Bakery Team and really drive this area of the business forward through new product ideas and collaboration with other departments. 

The Bakery is an integral part of our Farm Shop &  provides high quality products, a full range of breads, sweet treats made fresh daily, from scratch as well as supplying product when required to the Café & Delicatessen.

The Head Baker sets the standard for their team in terms of presentation, engaging with customers, product knowledge, and food safety. It is also the role of the Head Baker to introduce new product ideas and seasonal specials. The Head Baker is ultimately responsible for the profitable operation of the Bakery, purchasing, costing, and setting the retail prices. The Head Baker is also responsible for resourcing and motivating their team. 

Our Bakery is not a ‘serve over’ proposition, however our Bakers will be required to engage with our customers and at all times be professional, knowledgeable and friendly to ensure the high level of customer service standards we demand are met – our Bakers must also adhere to our strict food safety standards.

If you would be interested in applying for the role please send your CV & covering letter to recruitment@canalsidefarm.co.uk by Friday 24th September.

Baker

Full Time Role - 5 days per week, normal working day 5am-1pm. At least one day will be a weekend day.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our well established Bakery Team within our Farm Shop.

The Bakery is an integral part of our Farm Shop &  provides high quality products, a full range of breads, sweet treats made fresh daily, from scratch, as well as supplying product when required to the Café & Delicatessen.

Our Bakery is not a ‘serve over’ proposition, however our Bakers will be required to engage with our customers and at all times be professional, knowledgeable and friendly to ensure the high level of customer service standards we demand are met – our Bakers must also adhere to our strict food safety standards.

The Baker is to adhere to the high standards required in terms of presentation, engaging with customers, product knowledge, and food safety. The Baker is to also support the Head Baker with the profitable operation of the Bakery department, purchasing, costing, and setting the retail price.

If you would be interested in applying for the role please send your CV & covering letter to recruitment@canalsidefarm.co.uk by Friday 24th September.

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 recruitment@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!