We're now hiring for 2022! Open positions are listed below.

WORK WITH US!

Honey Field Farm offers a supportive, fun, and stimulating work environment for someone 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

  • Treating everyone with respect, trusting them with responsibility, and giving opportunities to collaborate and provide input on the farm

 

Each day starts with a quick team meeting to prepare for the day. Typical work days are 8am - 4pm though some shifts vary. Every shift includes a paid 15 minute coffee/tea break, and full shifts have a paid 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. Twice a month we hold an hour-long team meeting to check in, brainstorm ideas, provide training and feedback, and plan upcoming projects, though we encourage employees to check in with us individually whenever needed. 

 

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 2022 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. 

 

Honey Field Farm requires all employees and visitors to the farm to wear masks regardless of vaccination status when indoors and enclosed spaces with others, including barns, vehicles, closed greenhouses, etc. and unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask at all times. We also require employees to get tested before returning to work if they’ve been exposed to COVID.

 

FIELD PRODUCTION MANAGER/LEADER

40 hours per week
March - November

Job Overview:

This position leads a small crew in planting, cultivating, and packing 15 acres of certified organic veggies for primarily wholesale, as well as retail markets. Primary responsibilities are managing efficient transitions between tasks and supporting the crew to maintain quality control and pace in the field. The Field Manager position takes a more active role in the following duties and requires more experience, while the Field Leader role supports the roles starred below.

Responsibilities & Duties:

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

  • Assist in training the crew and provide assistance to help crew members improve speed and efficiency. 

  • 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 and limit lag time*

  • 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 quality/quantities for orders*

Qualifications:

  • Three years of vegetable production required; wholesale vegetable production experience required for manager role

  • Crew leading/management experience preferred

  • Experience operating tractors and driving standard transmission vehicles preferred

  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to retain detailed instructions

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

  • Ability to work on a team and on independent projects 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Comfortable delegating tasks to streamline projects

  • Ready to ask for help and clarification 

  • Reliable attendance and performance

  • 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; leader position starting at $14/hr, manager position starting at $15/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
April - November

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 work primarily with a team, as well as independently when needed

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ready to ask for help and clarification

  • Detail-oriented and able to retain instructions

  • Reliable attendance and performance

  • 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!)