Why Choose Agriculture?
The career opportunities available in greenhouse farming are endless! A greenhouse farming operation is also a business, which means it needs a strong team of professionals including Growers, Accountants, Salespeople, IT Technicians, Shippers, Maintenance Technicians, Office Staff, and everything in-between to run smoothly. Many people think the job opportunities available at a farm only involve working with plants, but greenhouse farms today are seeking professionals, general laborers, and skilled laborers with a wide range of skills to join their ranks.
Along with the variety of job opportunities available, working in agriculture is also purposeful. There’s something special about knowing your work impacts millions of people’s lives in a positive way! People will always need to eat, so helping to fulfill that basic need gives a career in greenhouse farming a special and meaningful purpose.
On a farm, no two days are the same, and that’s what also makes a career in greenhouse farming so exciting! When you’re working with perishable food, every single day on the job brings new challenges and opportunities to learn. As plants grow and change, the rest of the business changes with them–so no matter what your job is at the farm, the entire team is always pulling in the same direction.
We hope you’re as excited as we are about all the incredible career opportunities that exist in agriculture! Now, let’s take a look at why you should consider pursuing a career in greenhouse farming at Nature Fresh Farms.
Why Choose Nature Fresh Farms?
We are proud to employ over 1,000 team members across North America! There are many reasons why our company has grown so quickly and found people so eager to join our ranks: the benefits, culture, opportunities for growth, and passion you find at Nature Fresh Farms make us truly unique.
While our employee benefits in Canada and the US are different from one another, they both focus on giving our team members and their families support and security.
Based on the position, some of the following employee benefits are available to our Canadian team members:
- Health and Dental Benefits
- Extended Health Savings Account
- Voluntary Group Retirement Savings Plan
- Voluntary Lunch Program – You can learn more about our lunch program here!
- Access to our Employee Assistance Program
Our US-based team members may receive the following employee benefits, based on their position:
- Health, Dental, and Vision Benefits
- Life Insurance
- 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
- Vacation Pay
Our team’s overall health and wellbeing have always been a top priority for our company. And knowing that you have that level of support from your employer is always reassuring!
The workplace culture at Nature Fresh Farms is special, to say the least. Our Vice President John Ketler said it best: our company is different because our team looks out for each other’s best interest and we hold each other up. We attract likeminded people who go to work every day not just to make a living, but to make an impact. And many people look at our company as their extended family!
We could talk endlessly about what makes our company culture so unique, but we would rather you hear it straight from our team! Here’s what some of our incredible Grow-To People have shared about their experiences with the culture at Nature Fresh Farms.
Steph S., Director of Marketing
“The culture here is incredible. Everything from how the company has been set up, to the onboarding of diverse people with unique strengths, has reinforced this company’s excellent reputation. There is an entrepreneurial feel to the Nature Fresh Farms culture where no one is complacent, and everyone is ready to take things to the next level.”
Riley H., Purchasing
“Nature Fresh Farms is a company where, when they see a need, they ask the question ‘What can we do?’, and then they do it. I love being involved in a company with those types of values.”
Sandeep S., ERP Manager
“I feel lucky to be working with people who are so friendly and helpful, especially since interacting with all the employees here is a significant part of my job. It is amazing how everyone, especially people in management roles, give you an equal opportunity to express your ideas and value your thoughts.”
Joe W., Quality Assurance Manager
“Nature Fresh Farms is a family-oriented business that cares about their employees. Everyone interacts really well here–it is a great place to work and it was a really positive job change for me.”
Daniela T., Greenhouse Labor Manager
“This company means a lot to me–I love the fact that they see potential in their employees and they give us all opportunities to grow. I see a future here.”
At Nature Fresh Farms, our leaders are passionate about growing both produce and people, which is why there are always opportunities for professional growth and development at our company! Prioritizing our team’s professional growth demonstrates the value that our leaders place on our people, but also ensures our team continues to learn and master skills that ultimately help them excel within their roles.
From taking a course, to attending a conference, to learning a second language, there is always something new to learn! And if that new skill or piece of knowledge benefits both our team members and our company, our leaders are all ears.
A True Passion for Fresh Produce
The passion that our team brings to their work is nothing short of inspiring. At Nature Fresh Farms, our Grow-To People have incredible dedication and drive that stems from their true passion for fresh produce. And whether you’ve always worked with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Cucumbers, or it’s your first time considering a career path in the greenhouse farming industry, it doesn’t take long for that passion to grow.
If you’re considering a career in the fresh produce space, here’s what some of our team members have said about switching career paths and finding their passion in produce!
Daniel P., Logistics Coordinator
Daniel went through extensive training to become a Customs Specialist, and now he uses those skills every day while working with fresh produce.
“While working at the customs broker, I completed the Certified Customs Specialist exam through the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers. This taught me how to properly classify goods and educated me on customs rules and regulations. But through all the different positions I have held, I’ve learned a lot about how the fresh produce business flows and operates.”
Tania P., Procurement Administrator
Before starting her career in greenhouse farming, Tania worked in heavy oil and natural gas engineering.
“Nature Fresh Farms was a great fit because they allowed me to bring my experience with agriculture and engineering, as well as my insight of business in Mexico, Canada, and the USA, into a growing company with great culture and people.”
Jason W., Tool Crib Attendant
Jason gained a lot of great communication experience during his time working in the hospitality industry.
“When the farm expands, so does the Tool Crib. That means keeping tools and parts in their proper areas is important or it’ll be chaos. I believe working in the hospitality industry has also helped me work with people. This comes in handy when someone calls, texts, emails, or comes into the Tool Crib looking for something. I try my best to help and treat them the way I would want to be treated.”
John W., DC Warehouse Manager
After 19 years of working in the automotive industry, John decided he needed a career change—and that’s when he found Nature Fresh Farms!
“When I started working at Nature Fresh Farms, it was a completely new setting for me, basically a 180 from my last job. The biggest difference that I noticed was the people–I work with such a diverse mix of people here!”
Phyllis R., Trial Development
Originally from Canada’s east coast, Phyllis worked in fish factories before moving to southwestern Ontario where she worked at a local fishery. But when the fishery closed, Phyllis found a job at our farm and hasn’t looked back since!
“I first started as a Crop Worker, pruning plants and picking Peppers. After a while I started doing a little bit of work here and there with some different trial varieties (back when we didn’t have the Discovery Center). I also was a Greenhouse Supervisor for a year!”
Join Our Team!
Nature Fresh Farms is a growing company that is full of opportunities. Everyone on the team plays an important part in our success and is highly valued.
And being a growing company means we continuously have new positions becoming available! Interested in joining our ranks? Check out our available positions by visiting our Careers page.