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The Strawberry Farm

Welcome to the Original Pick-your-Own Strawberry Farm near Hartbeespoort Dam

Need to contact us?

Give us a call on 012 207 1116

Send us an email: info@thestrawberryfarm.co.za

Our office hours are 8:00 to 16:30 

New Year, New Opportunities

January 16, 2018

Firstly, Happy New Year - yes, I know it's a little late, the farm and it's craziness have been keeping us off the streets, and out of mischief.

The new year brings with it loads of new opportunities. The farming is growing, with a few extra experimental projects on the go - if all comes to fruition, we will have some exciting news in about 4 years or so. 

As it is, we are planting seeds profusely to ensure we have some good veggies on the go, and the strawberry planting will commence once our tractor has been reassembled after some serious repairs have been carried out on it.

The beginning of 2018 brings with it a new search for staff, please spread the word. 

We are in search of new kitchen staff, a Commis chef or a Chef de Partie, but we will consider a recently qualified chef to join our little team. Please forward appropriate C.V.s to info@thestrawberryfarm.co.za.

A sound ability to communicate verbally and in writing, in English, is a prerequisite, being computer literate, holding a valid drivers license, be a South African citizen or be in possession of a valid work permit are also required.

The position is a live-in position, and is suited to single persons.
Please note that all unintelligible C.V.s and covering letters will be deleted. We do not accept "chat type spelling".
We will contact selected applicants for interviews, and as such, if you do not hear from us, please consider that your application has not been successful.

On that note, applicants that are selected for interviews will be required to take part in a practical interview. A solid foundation in the kitchen is a must, as is an ability to follow instructions, and have a general understanding of food, along with an actual ability to cook. We aren't looking for the next Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Marco Pierre White or Jaimie Oliver, but we are looking for a good chef, that can produce great food consistently.

So, if you fit the description, send us your C.V.

On a different note, our strawberry season was fantastic this last year, the best one yet! The fields have grown and the bounty of those delicious red berries delighted more visitors than before. A lot of people commented about how amazing it is out here in the country, and what a different kind of life it is from the drudge of their everyday lifestyle. The peace and quiet, the different pace, along with no traffic and having the fresh country air. Several people mentioned how, when they were growing up, they visited a family members' farm, and the amazing memories that went with it, as well as how their visit to our farm brought back those incredible memories. This got us to thinking, how many of you out there would give up the hustle and bustle of your everyday city life, and settle for the fresh country air? Would you move to the countryside? Would you buy a share of a farm, or a whole farm itself? If you're serious about it, let us know, or maybe even make an offer...

I'll leave you with those thoughts....

Have an awesome week.      

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