Vegetable Grower

Homefront Farmers

Job Description

About Homefront Farmers:

Homefront Farmers (Homefrontfarmers.com) is a family-owned business, founded in 2011. Our core business focuses on helping bring all the benefits of an edible organic garden to people’s lives. We design, build and maintain custom at-home gardens with the goal of helping people produce their own food organically. We design beautiful, functional raised bed gardens that are built to last, season after season, and provide our clients with all the guidance and help they need to maintain it all season long. We also offer our clients other homesteading services, including beekeeping, maple syrup services, fruit trees, and more.

Homefront Farmers has a staff of 15 organic gardening professionals (Homestead Managers) who are passionate about what we do for our 200+ clients and consider it a labor of love to serve our clients and provide them with the joy of growing! We are based on a beautiful 11-acre farm in Redding Connecticut. This farm features the post-beam farmhouse (that was raised and built by the family and crew), all our growing spaces including multi-acre fields, our 96-foot greenhouse, maple sugar shack, mushroom fruiting room, chickens, full woodshop and Diana, the resident cat. (Want to get a feel for who we are and what we do? Learn more here.)

Job Description

As a member of our gardening team (“Homestead Manager”), you will plant and maintain several home-based vegetable gardens. We will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure your assigned gardens are productive, healthy, and beautiful. Days can be long and challenging. However, we have a supportive, collaborative work environment and like to have fun, too!

Qualifications

  • Professional experience in farming, gardening, or landscaping (1 year preferred- however, we will train right candidates)
  • A passion for organic gardening and sustainability
  • A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and willingness to learn
  • A commitment to Homefront’s Core Values
  • The ability to perform physical labor, including lifting up to 40lbs
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • A willingness to work as part of a team, or independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Compensation

This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position, with entry level pay of $36,000 in addition to benefits including two weeks paid vacation, optional health insurance, 401-k, and plenty of veggies from our farm in Redding.

Homefront Farmers is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Homefront Farmers makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Interested?

If you are interested in applying for this position, please provide:

  • A cover letter, outlining why the job interests you and why you feel you qualify for this job;
  • Your up-to-date résumé;
  • Two professional references – direct supervisor (names, position/company, your role in relation to this person while you worked with them, email, phone number).
  • Anything else you’d like us to know/read/see!

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Homefront Farmers. Core Values

Fire in the Belly

HFF staff are highly self-motivated, hard-working, reliable, and focused on quality at all levels of the job. We are independent self-starters who don’t want to just satisfy clients, but to delight them and bring them joy. We strive for excellence in all that we do.

Save the Planet

We believe above all else, that everyone has the ability to contribute to the health of the planet. We are experts in sustainable horticulture, and we are committed to bringing that knowledge to everyone we meet. Our passion for environmental stewardship is unyielding!

Positive Team Player

We are good, kind, authentic people, united by a love of nature and healthy living, a positive attitude, and a disdain for pretentiousness and drama. We always assume good intent and we thrive in an even-keeled work environment where honesty, integrity and teamwork carry the day.

Be Contagious!

Homefront Farmers brings joy to people by helping them experience the magic of homesteading. Our contagious enthusiasm drives our efforts to educate clients and cater our services to their particular homesteading needs. We won’t rest until each and every client experiences awe at the grasping tendrils of a snap pea and deep gratitude for a bountiful harvest.

Bootstrap Innovation

We love trying new things, from a new variety of tomato to growing gourmet or medicinal mushrooms. We see our business as an adventure and believe in the power of creativity, invention, and a can-do attitude to change the world.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $36,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
As the majority of our work is done outdoors, we are not requiring masks during employee time in gardens. For some indoor meetings, masks may be required.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Redding, CT 06896: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • We communicate with all our garden clients via email each week. How would you describe your writing skills? (Please include a cover letter with your resume!). Thank you!

Experience:

  • Farming: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: One location

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