The 'ONLY' Independent Internet Forum for Argyle Fans
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

 

 Fruit farm picking

Go down 
AuthorMessage
harvetheslayer

harvetheslayer

Posts : 6017
Join date : 2015-04-02
Age : 104
Location : Wormwood Scrubs awaiting the imminent arrival of Johnson..

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptyThu Apr 02, 2020 12:41 pm

My 2nd oldest lad is returning from Nottingham Uni....he's got some dispensation to travel back to here (Gawd knows how I wont ask) but he and his friends actually saw the article on GMB this morning about farmers desperate for labour to pick fruit because of loss of most of the Eastern Europeans

Any idea of an agency or direct contact that they can try ?? Theres 4 of them wanting to do it if they can ??
Back to top Go down
Earwegoagain

Earwegoagain

Posts : 7061
Join date : 2017-09-09

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptyThu Apr 02, 2020 1:09 pm

I think it's more Cabbages and Caulis this time of year until the strawberries start. A lot of it goes on from Weighbridge down to Penzance. I'd look for a horticultural trade magazine or web page.
Back to top Go down
Elias

Elias

Posts : 5639
Join date : 2011-12-05
Location : brent out

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptyThu Apr 02, 2020 1:32 pm

All those in full time education who are currently sat on their backsides doing nothing should be pressed into service.
Back to top Go down
harvetheslayer

harvetheslayer

Posts : 6017
Join date : 2015-04-02
Age : 104
Location : Wormwood Scrubs awaiting the imminent arrival of Johnson..

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptyThu Apr 02, 2020 1:54 pm

Earwegoagain wrote:
I think it's more Cabbages and Caulis this time of year until the strawberries start. A lot of it goes on from Weighbridge down to Penzance. I'd look for a horticultural trade magazine or web page.

Ok thanks good idea
Back to top Go down
harvetheslayer

harvetheslayer

Posts : 6017
Join date : 2015-04-02
Age : 104
Location : Wormwood Scrubs awaiting the imminent arrival of Johnson..

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptyThu Apr 02, 2020 1:59 pm

Elias wrote:
All those in full time education who are currently sat on their backsides doing nothing  should be pressed into service.

He was working for Screwfix 16 hours weekly (I think it was) plus delivery for Indian takeaway before
He only does 11 hours a week at Uni or did lol
Next year its just 9 hours weekly !

Combining the standard Uni Grant they all get plus a special financial bursary award he got for 3 years and adding screwfix plus takeaway he was on in excess of £510 a week. Just unreal !
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptyThu Apr 02, 2020 8:36 pm

Elias wrote:
All those in full time education who are currently sat on their backsides doing nothing  should be pressed into service.

In case you hadn’t noticed the country is currently on lockdown with many workers being furloughed. What are you talking Enforced labour?
Back to top Go down
Earwegoagain

Earwegoagain

Posts : 7061
Join date : 2017-09-09

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptyFri Apr 03, 2020 7:19 am

I've seen ads in the local Cornish papers when down that way, Cornish Times?
Back to top Go down
Earwegoagain

Earwegoagain

Posts : 7061
Join date : 2017-09-09

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptySat Apr 04, 2020 2:59 pm

Last nights Spotlight hada piece on the new land army that's turned up to pick all the veg. River ford organics were on there as well.
Back to top Go down
Graiser

Graiser

Posts : 361
Join date : 2020-03-25

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptySat Apr 04, 2020 9:18 pm

Plenty of labour in the prisons
Back to top Go down
Elias

Elias

Posts : 5639
Join date : 2011-12-05
Location : brent out

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptySat Apr 04, 2020 10:51 pm

Hugh Watt wrote:
Elias wrote:
All those in full time education who are currently sat on their backsides doing nothing  should be pressed into service.

In case you hadn’t noticed the country is currently on lockdown with many workers being furloughed. What are you talking Enforced labour?

If there is food to be picked it needs getting, you want to starve Hugh?
Back to top Go down
Earwegoagain

Earwegoagain

Posts : 7061
Join date : 2017-09-09

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptySun Apr 05, 2020 10:11 am

Elias wrote:
Hugh Watt wrote:
Elias wrote:
All those in full time education who are currently sat on their backsides doing nothing  should be pressed into service.

In case you hadn’t noticed the country is currently on lockdown with many workers being furloughed. What are you talking Enforced labour?

If there is food to be picked it needs getting, you want to starve Hugh?

Hugh's problem after years of getting brainwashed is that he genuinely thinks only EU citizens are willing or able to pick veg.
Back to top Go down
hippo



Posts : 1383
Join date : 2012-02-14
Location : A small enclosure on the Iberian peninsula.

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptySun Apr 05, 2020 6:53 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Perhaps this might help.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
harvetheslayer

harvetheslayer

Posts : 6017
Join date : 2015-04-02
Age : 104
Location : Wormwood Scrubs awaiting the imminent arrival of Johnson..

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptyMon Apr 06, 2020 8:32 am

hippo wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Perhaps this might help.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Thanks indeed have passed that on as well. That was a good link because the farms are nationwide not just south west
Thanks again...
Back to top Go down
Elias

Elias

Posts : 5639
Join date : 2011-12-05
Location : brent out

Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking EmptyWed Apr 08, 2020 10:16 pm

Dig for victory!
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Fruit farm picking Empty
PostSubject: Re: Fruit farm picking   Fruit farm picking Empty

Back to top Go down
 
Fruit farm picking
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Home Park :: Half Time-
Jump to: