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Farm pickers

Jun 8, 2019
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Try Kent Orchards nr Faversham various fruit and veggies. So you won’t have a boring diet and there is a site nearby if they are allowed to open if not I am sure you can park in one of the hundreds of orchards. Good luck
 
Sep 11, 2014
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Article in Daily Mail Online about this very thing, don't know how to share link. Article titled Who will dig for Victory and a campaign to recruit workers

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Nov 25, 2013
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There are Strawberries now in Sussex, I know that because I bought some from Aldi! All early fruit is in Pollytunnels , where you spot lots of tunnels will be a demand for pickers. Luckily all the strawberries are in waist high troughs these days , no more bending double . Late April May and June is Asparagus. Lincs, Cambs and Vale of Evesham. Also soft fruit there.
Cherries late June, everything else from then on .

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Feb 25, 2009
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You need to be able to speak Polish, other wise you will not know ( when you know that they are talking about you) that there saying look at that slow old Fart😄

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May 23, 2012
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If there is a flood of labour I don’t think that the bonus will be that great. There will be hauliers scraping over the work that is available and the rate will drop . Container drivers for instance will not be doing a lot at the moment, tippers will not be doing much if the sites are shut.

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Jul 9, 2017
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I'm a newbie
Here you go.
Applicants can apply through the Concordia, HOPS and Fruitful Alliance’s Ethical Labour website.

Workers will be at least paid minimum wage and many farms pay National Living Wage or more, depending on how much fruit and/or vegetables they harvest.

To date, more than 14,000 applications from people all over the UK have been sent in – with 50% of those coming from people who have lost their livelihoods due to coronavirus.
 
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mojo
May 1, 2009
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On reflection I think we will leave this to younger generations. The idea came from getting free of lockdown but some months away for main season.

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Feb 25, 2009
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Having done cabbage cutting when I was younger, I know full well I am not fit enough to do that now.
Cabbage cutting was a doddle ,hoeing and weeding twelve acres gave you the guts ache Maiden Castle Farm Dorchester 1954 summer holidays, I was saveing up for my first motorbike a three fifty Airel Red Hunter 🥵🥵
 
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Aug 22, 2017
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You need to be able to speak Polish, other wise you will not know ( when you know that they are talking about you) that there saying look at that slow old Fart😄
Uspokajać !!

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Now there's a blend of cultures for you.
 
May 23, 2012
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Cabbage cutting was a doddle ,hoeing and weeding twelve acres gave you the guts ache Maiden Castle Farm Dorchester 1954 summer holidays, I was saveing up for my first motorbike a three fifty Airel Red Hunter 🥵🥵
I got on better weeding, rouging and hoeing. It was the being bent over cutting that got me

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Riverbankannie

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Mar 11, 2016
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Strawberry farmer on TV today says they will be looking for pickers soon in Hereford. They are raised beds under cover so not too backbreaking. There are a lot of fruit farms in the 3 counties area, Hereford, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.
 
May 23, 2012
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I guess it depends where you live or if you have your own accommodation as you would not get much social distances in the normal farm accommodation

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