Want to be an organic farm apprentice?

The Soil Association is currently recruiting apprentices for the 2010-12 organic apprenticeship scheme with a number of exciting organic farm/growing vacancies on offer including:

· Abbey Home Farm, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

· Hankam Organics, East Sussex

cow and calf

Working as an SA apprentice, you will be paid at least the national minimum wage, working full time at the farm, whilst also attending 16 seminars across the 2 years in the Autumn and Winter months which are run by expert growers and farmers. The course fee is £1,600 per year though there is now of a number of funding opportunities to help support apprentices fund this.

Have a look on the SA website for more info or on the SA’s Organic Market Place where all the current vacancies are advertised, or get in touch with Lisa Nunn for more (email: LNunn@soilassociation.org, tel: 0117 914 2453).

Galileo Organic Farm

Galileo Farm On The Hil, Fosse Way, Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire, CV35 9DF.
Local Products Available (<40 miles from B1 1AA): Organic Pork, Lamb, Mutton, Beef, Chicken, Duck, Turkey, Geese and Eggs, all produced and reared to full Soil Association standards at Galileo Farm.
Tel: 07967 698532 Email: sales@fossewayorganics.co.uk Web: www.fossewayorganics.co.uk
Distance by road from B1 1AA: 30 miles
Stockists in Birmingham and Solihull: Rossiters Organic Butchers. Other sales are farm gate or mail-order only.

Akiki Organic Farm

Akiki Organics, Elms Farm, North Piddle, Worcestershire, WR7 4PU
Local Products Available (<40 miles from B1 1AA):
Wide range of fruits and vegetables and eggs available, grown to biodynamic standards on this fantastic smallholding.
Tel : 01905 381420 Email: charbel@akiki.co.uk Web: www.akiki.co.uk
Distance by Road from B1 1AA: 27 miles
Stockists in Birmingham or Solihull: Moseley Farmers Market

Augernik Fruit Farm

Augernik Fruit Farm, Hopton Wafers, Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster, Shropshire, DY14 0HH
Local Products Available (<40miles from B1 1AA):
Soft fruit and nuts when in season
Tel: 01299 272 870 Email: update your listing Web: update your listing
Distance by road from B1 1AA: 32 miles
Stockists in Birmingham or Solihull:
Kings Norton Farmers Market, Moseley Farmers Market


Brock Hall Farm Goats Cheese

Brock Hall Farm, Chelmarsh, Bridgnorth, WV16 6QA.
Local Products Available (<40 miles from B1 1AA):
Artisan feta-type and soft fresh goats cheese made fresh on the farm using milk from own free range herd of pure saanen goats.
Tel: 07968 081691 Email: sarah@brockhallfarm.com Web: www.brockhallfarm.com
Distance from B1 1AA by road: 32 Miles
Stockists in Birmingham or Solihull:
update your listing

Log Home Farm (and farm shop)

Log Home Farm, Oldwich Lane West, Chadwick End, Solihull, B93 0BJ.
Local Products Available (&lt40 miles from B1 1AA)
Beef, Lamb, Eggs
Tel: 01564 782244 Email: Update your listing Web: www.loghomefarm.co.uk
Distance from B1 1AA by road: 14 miles
Stockists in Birmingham or Solihull:
Farm Fresh Organics