Britons have responded to calls for a new land army to help pick fruit and vegetables as harvest season nears.
Farmers in the UK, along with those on the continent, have been left scrambling to find enough workers in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Crops typically harvested by workers from eastern Europe will now have to be picked by British workers, who usually account for less than 1pc of the workforce, or left to rot.
But after reports of a 70,000 shortfall, many have flocked to websites to search for jobs. Applications are up 83pc in the past month,