Hampden Farms is a woman-veteran owned suburban medicinal herb and lavender farm located in Denver Colorado; offering sustainable farming solutions, organic production and small-batch lavender artisanal products made from natural ingredients lovingly grown and conscientiously sourced.
Hampden Farms collaborates and partners with under-represented farmers and diverse under-supported small business owners to convert locally-grown, unsold farm produce into value-added retail products in the Denver Metro Area into value-added retail products.
These funds will be used to secure subject matter experts and talent for the 2021 harvest season. Hampden Farms is committed to hiring from the same underserved communities where we operate in. This year we are expanding the on-site medicinal herb and flower farm and will need to hire a farm manager to oversee crop planning, expanded infrastructure, planting and harvesting. Additionally we are looking for a lavender and herb harvester for one of our partner organizations that is off-site. Finally we are expanding our offerings, which requires an additional product manager/maker.
There is an immediate need for the funds to guarantee the positions and to reach out. Even though the growing season does not officially start until spring, most of the “heavy lifting” is done in the second half of winter.
The pandemic and civil unrest has exposed the vulnerability in our food delivery system and the fragility of the local business. Hampden Farms is committed to strengthening and fortifying the business that continue to provide needed products and jobs for our local community. We focus on marketing and distributing their products so they can focus on their mission and goals.
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Zephrine Hanson spent 8 years as a Air Force photojournalist and has a 20 year background in media communications and public relations. Medically retired in 2004, she began a healing journey, along the way she welcomed 3 neurodiverse children to her already atypical life. In 2016, Zephrine, her husband, and children moved to Denver to continue the healing journey. After completing a life changing therapeutic horticulture farm program for veterans, Zephrine pivoted into the agricultural community focusing on food security and entrepreneurship for underserved communities in the Denver metro area. She is active in several organizations in Colorado that focus on mental health and wellness, food equity, security and sovereignty.
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