Of seasonal field grown fruits and vegetables. Grown and packed to meet your needs.
Hanmei Hoffman, who started this endeavor in 2014 with 3 acres, with the idea of selling at the local farmers markets. It has since grown to over a 100 acres, now specializing in Institutional and Wholesale markets.
Without sacrificing health, nutrition, and sustainability.
welcome to Hoffman Farms
A Story of two 3rd generation farmers…
In 2011 when Hanmei and Derrick first met, little did they know where they would be 10 years later. Hanmei had the idea of taking their family garden that resided on 3 acres in north Greeley and making it into an urban farm in 2014. By 2016 they were rapidly growing to meet the needs of the local food system. Now, they farm over a 100 acres and have grown to meet the challenges of institutional procurement and wholesale markets.
Hanmei was born and raised in southern China. Her family had a history of farming in the Fujian Province, raising ducks, growing mangos, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens like bok choi. Despite her rural up bringing as a 3rd generation farmer in China, she never thought it would be her career after immigrating to America. She takes great pride in the quality of produce Hoffman Farms grows, and takes extreme care making each of deliveries to our customer base.
Derrick was born and raised in Loveland, Colorado. His family being immigrants of German from Russia decent, coming to Colorado in 1903 to work the Sugar Beet industry. Derrick grew up farming commodity crops with his Grandfather, and Father, until his father retired in 2002. Derrick being a 3rd generation farmer, didn’t follow that path initially. He spent over 22 years in Education before working along side Hanmei to grow their operation into what it is today. You will find Derrick in a tractor or in the field, ensuring everything is ready each season.
As we head into our 9th season of production, we are ever more excited to be growing and delivering to our customers. But we don’t only grow, but we advocate for a healthy food system here in Colorado, and this year we are dedicating more time for this cause. Not only being members of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association [CFVGA – CLICK HERE to LEARN MORE] and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union [RMFU – CLICK HERE to LEARN MORE], but Hanmei and Derrick take part in other organizations.
Hanmei current serves on the Farmer Equity Office Coalition, as well as the Board for LCFM’s Elderly Food Care Program.
Derrick is serving his 2nd year on the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council, appointed by Governor Polis in 2022. (COFSAC) [COFSAC – CLICK HERE to LEARN MORE]
Hanmei and Derrick are strong supporters for Education, Early Childhood, Food Pantries, and serving low income and food deserts in Northern Colorado.
2023 Employment Opportunities
We may not have any current openings, but do not let that stop you from contacting us. We are always open and supportive of anyone seeking a career in farming, or looking for an Agricultural Internship. Feel free to email us your information and we will get back to you.