Your chance to become Farmers Weekly’s ‘farm chef’

Could you be Farmers Weekly’s new cookery correspondent?

We’re on the hunt for someone to help us with our plans for expanded food coverage – someone who can rustle up accessible, delicious recipes, whether they’re old favourites with a twist or new ones.

We want someone who has a strong affinity with agriculture (although living on a farm isn’t compulsory), who understands what rural families want to see on their plates and who makes the most of seasonal British produce.

Maybe your skills are currently only known to your family and friends and you’re ready to take the next step, or perhaps they’re already more widely recognised?

You might have a food-related qualification, be involved in retail or even teach/demonstrate cookery, but these certainly aren’t essential – what we want is someone who can communicate their love of food in simple, inspiring ways to Farmers Weekly readers.

You may be an experienced writer or you may never have had a recipe published – our main criteria is that you understand the connection between farming and food and can find and devise recipes that will send Farmers Weekly readers rushing to their kitchens!

The successful person will receive a fee, so we’re looking for someone who can write well, meet deadlines and is full of ideas on how Farmers Weekly can develop its food coverage, both in the magazine and online.

If you’re someone who enjoys traditional food but likes to experiment, who keeps abreast of what’s happening in the food world and has opinions about the food chain, this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you.

What the role involves

  • Supplying recipes and a short commentary once a month
  • Making yourself available to cook your dishes for Farmers Weekly photography shoots
  • Providing additional commentary/articles on an ad hoc basis on food issues affecting farmers
  • Featuring in occasional Farmers Weekly videos

Your skills

  • You’ll have an in-depth understanding of seasonal food
  • You’ll love cooking with “Best of British” ingredients
  • You’ll be able to consistently cook up a variety of interesting and appealing recipes (sweet and savoury, modern and traditional, drinks, snacks and more)
  • Confident being the face of Farmers Weekly’s food content

How to enter

  • Devise a recipe that you would want to see in an August issue of Farmers Weekly, along with 300 words explaining to readers the background and context for this recipe
  • Tell us why you’d be perfect for the role
  • Outline briefly three ways in which you think Farmers Weekly should be developing the food coverage on our website
  • Email your entry to
  • The closing date is 6 September 2013

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