The farm, in Chartham near Canterbury, celebrated the completion of its state-of-the-art facility with a champagne reception "preview" event held earlier this month, ahead of the official opening ceremony planned for this autumn when the packhouse is fully operational.
Business owner Paul Mansfield said: "As a result of this further expansion of our business at Nickle Farm, we will be able to offer more than 60 new full-time jobs to local people."
Mansfield's decision to keep his existing packhouse — as opposed to replacing it with the new one as he had initially planned — has made the new job openings possible as he now needs twice as many staff members.
For more on this story see Grower, 28 August.
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