We're now hiring for 2021! Open positions are listed below.

WORK WITH US!

Honey Field Farm offers a supportive, fun, and stimulating work environment for anyone who loves  to farm, garden, be outside, and work with their hands. We strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere for people to learn, solve problems, and work as a team to sustainably grow food and flowers for the community. 

 

Farm owners Valerie and Eli learned from working on a dozen diverse farms across the country, and commit to practices that they found empowering and motivating, like:

  • Ensuring all team members feel confident and clear in training and instructions

  • Identifying employees’ special interests, skills, and opportunities to grow

  • Talking about the “why” behind farm practices to share ideas and connect with the bigger picture

  • Prioritizing team building to create a cohesive, fun, and supportive work environment

 

Each day starts with a quick team meeting to prepare for the day. Every shift includes a paid 15 minute coffee/tea break, and full shifts have a 30 minute lunch break. We strive to give ample opportunity for team members to give input on our systems, receive feedback on their work, and talk about skills/experiences they want more of.

 

Honey Field Farm is an equal opportunity employer and values diverse representation in Vermont's farm community. We encourage BIPOC, women-identified, queer and trans folx to apply. 

Farming During COVID

We enter the 2021 farm season knowing that COVID will continue to impact our daily lives. We commit to following all Vermont state guidelines to keep our staff and customers safe. We expect our crew to do the same on and off the farm. 

 

FIELD PRODUCTION LEADER

40 hours per week
April - October

Job Overview:

This position trains and leads a small crew in planting, cultivating, and packing 15 acres of certified organic veggies. Primary responsibilities are managing efficient transitions between tasks and supporting the crew to maintain quality control and pace in the field. 

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Work closely with farm owners to implement the season's field plan

  • Train and lead crew to transplant, cultivate, harvest and wash/pack veggies

  • Supervise field crew to ensure consistent practices, quality standards, and pace

  • Delegate tasks within field crew to enable efficient transitions between projects

  • Understand time standards for each project, set the pace and keep the crew on track

  • Assist in fertilizing, field seeding, pest and disease management, and irrigation

  • Coordinate with wash/pack leader to harvest appropriate quantities for orders

Qualifications:

  • Two years of vegetable production required

  • Crew leading/management experience preferred

  • Experience operating tractors and driving standard transmission vehicles preferred

  • Positive attitude, good sense of humor, patience, and determination

  • Ability to work on a team and on independent projects 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Ready to ask for help and clarification as needed

  • Able to lift 45 pounds, do physically demanding work and repetitive tasks while standing and kneeling for 8 hours per day

  • Willingness to work outdoors and in greenhouses in any weather 

  • Valid ID and dependable transportation

 

Compensation & Perks:

  • Compensation is based on skill and experience level, starting at $14.50/hr

  • 5 paid sick days and 5 unpaid personal days; after 1 full season personal time starts to be compensated

  • As many fresh, organic vegetables as you can eat!

  • Discount and staff-seconds on non-veg items at farm stand (including flowers, hot sauces, pickles, relishes, salsas, and more!)

 
 

FIELD CREW

40 hours per week
March - October

Job Overview:

 

The field crew is a small, energetic team that supports every aspect of organic vegetable production, from seed to harvest to wash, pack and delivery. We value work-life balance, clear communication, and a work environment that is safe, supportive, and welcoming. If you are interested in learning about lean wholesale vegetable production, and community-focused sustainable agriculture, please apply!

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Support vegetable production in all aspects of the farm, including seeding, transplanting, weeding, hoeing, harvest, washing, packing, and more

  • Be an active member of a small team to take on projects, solve problems, and work together

  • Harvest, wash and pack orders for 25+ local and regional wholesale partners

  • Cross-train and support other aspects of the farm

Qualifications:

  • Experience in farming, landscaping or other production work preferred

  • Strong time management skills

  • Positive attitude, good sense of humor, patience, and determination

  • Ability to primarily independently and join a team when needed

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ready to ask for help and clarification when needed

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Able to lift 45 pounds, do physically demanding work and repetitive tasks while standing and kneeling for 8 hours per day 

  • Willingness to work in greenhouses and outdoors in any weather

  • Valid ID and dependable transportation

 

Compensation & Perks:

  • Compensation is based on skill and experience level, starting at $13/hr

  • 5 paid sick days and 5 unpaid personal days; after 1 full season personal time starts to be compensated

  • As many fresh, organic vegetables as you can eat!

  • Discount and staff-seconds on non-veg items at farm stand (including flowers, hot sauces, pickles, relishes, salsas, and more!)

 

GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION & RETAIL

24 hours per week

March - June

Job Overview:

From March - April, the greenhouse production crew assists in seeding, transplanting and maintaining annual and perennial bedding plants. Starting in May, this crew becomes the friendly face of our farm stand, providing helpful customer service, assisting in sales, restocking, and maintaining a clean, welcoming environment.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Transplant flower and herb starts into packs, pots, and containers

  • Seed flowers

  • Plant maintenance, watering, pruning, and scouting for disease/pests

  • Perform sales and manage cash register

  • Provide outstanding customer service, answer questions about annual, perennial, and vegetable growing, assist customers in finding products that meet their needs

  • Restock farm stand and sales houses 

  • Clean sales areas, and perform maintenance when needed

  • Assist in other duties, including directing parking, carrying customers purchases to the car, etc.

Qualifications:

  • One year of greenhouse or farming experience preferred

  • One year of customer service preferred, interest in local food and flowers required

  • Comfort with handling cash, credit, and debit sales

  • Ability to maintain positive demeanor with customers throughout interactions

  • Positive attitude, good sense of humor, patience, and determination

  • Ability to work on a team and on independent projects

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ready to ask for help and clarification as needed

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds, do physically demanding work and repetitive tasks while standing and kneeling for 8 hours per day 

  • Willingness to work outdoors/in greenhouses in any weather 

  • Valid ID and dependable transportation

 

Compensation & Perks:

  • Compensation is based on skill and experience level, starting at $13/hr

  • 3 paid sick days and 3 unpaid personal days; after 1 full season personal time starts to be compensated

  • As many fresh, organic vegetables as you can eat!

  • Discount and staff-seconds on non-veg items at farm stand (including flowers, hot sauces, pickles, relishes, salsas, and more!)