Fruit picking.

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  1. xsparks

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    Has anybody experience of fruit picking whilst staying in their own motorhome. I thought this might be a way to finance a winter sun trip later in the year.
     
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    Are you thinking of doing this in Spain ? as its full of Morocans and Eastern Europeans doing this and i would be surprised if you could earn much even if you find employment . Maybe a free camping spot
     
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    I was thinking off this country perhaps apples, pears etc. Maybe too late for this year but perhaps in the future.
    I was thinking maybe to be able to camp on site and earn some cash.
     
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    There was a post a little while back from someone offering this. Will see if I can find it for you.
     
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    Read only last month while in Spain.. Some of the harvests, like Oranges are very poor due to lack of rain..
    The Spanish themselves are struggling, so you might be on a non starter there...

    As for UK.. Lots of Eastern Europeans already here and doing it..
     
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    even in the UK you will be competing against Romanians, and unless you are something special they will run rings around you, never seen ag. workers like it.

    Maybe try and learn something a bit more specialised like how to prune? (the Romanians will still be better at it, but the farmers might be more likely to give you the work)
     
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    Just found it put Orchard into the search faculty and it will come up for you.(y)
     
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    Round our way, Suffolk, season labour for crop picking is controlled by Gangmasters.. I doubt if you would get work on your own..and as said.. mostly if not all Eastern Europeans.. working for a pittance... they don't get paid by the hour .. but by how much they pick / pack..

    I've seen them working, out in all weathers, beavering away like ants.. lifting lettuce, etc ... not my idea of a summer job..
     
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    I had a customer (heat pump) who ran a lettuce farm and as I approached the farm I thought it was a caravan site, there were probably thirty static vans in a corner of the field, all hooked up with mains services and Calor bottles. They were, I found out, for the pickers. I went in winter and he had bussed them all to Portugal to another of his farms.
     
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    Thatchers Cider advert has a lot to answer for .... :LOL:

     
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    Much the same in cornwall too with gangs of often eastern European workers sticking together and moving from one crop to another.
     
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