Square Roots is the technology leader in urban indoor farming.
Its mission is to bring local, fresh, real food to people in cities around the world - setting new standards for transparency and responsibility while empowering the next generation of leaders in agriculture.
Founded by serial entrepreneurs, Kimbal Musk and Tobias Peggs, its range of fresh produce is available in more than 200 retail locations around the country including Whole Foods Market, Fresh Thyme Market, SpartanNash, and FreshDirect.
Square Roots' strategic partnership with Gordon Food Service reinforces a larger shared ambition to build commercial scale, climate controlled indoor farms together across the continent - enabling local food at a global scale, year round.
The Apprentice Grower role is the first step in a career path in indoor farming at Square Roots.
Apprentices join as full-time employees from day one, and start by learning indoor farming and production fundamentals before growing increasingly autonomous and becoming eligible, based on performance, to move into a permanent Associate Grower position on our farm team.
You will then work under close supervision by experienced farmers, and then gradually more independently.
As a full-time employee, you will also be eligible for 100% covered medical, dental, and vision benefits and equity in Square Roots.
Participate in an intensive indoor farming training ramp-up period while also plugging into basic farm tasks around your onboarding schedule.
Perform the work of growing food, to include seeding, transplanting, harvesting, and packaging, adhering to production schedule, all while maintaining Square Roots' strict food safety and quality control standards, and adhering to COVID safety protocols.
Benefits and perks, of course.
New employees are required to be fully vaccinated prior to their start date.
The definition of fully vaccinated includes a booster for those that are eligible.
In accordance with EEOC guidance, if you are not vaccinated or do not intend to be due to medical reasons or deeply held religious beliefs, you may make an accommodation request and Square Roots will make a reasonable effort to accommodate you, subject to the requirements of the role you are applying for.