Who We Are

Home Front Gardens is both a garden maintenance service and a flower growing operation. With over ten years of commercial growing experience, I focus on healthy soil to grow exceptional flowers and shrubs, whether in a client’s gardenscape or in my own organic fields.

Farmer Genica foraging for foliage on the “South Side” of our farm

I am proud to work alongside my husband Ryan Z. Demarest, owner of Naked Acre Farm, who has grown certified organic vegetables for restaurants, grocers, CSA, and the Stowe Farmers Market for the past seven years. We met in 2016, and it’s been a whirlwind since that very first date. In 2017, we married and moved Ryan’s operations northward from Waterbury to our own land in Hyde Park, Vermont.

post nuptials at the Village Tavern (no joke!) from our “first” wedding

We are pleased to grow some of the finest vegetables and flowers this side of Mount Mansfield. Why grow up by the highest peak in the state of Vermont? For the simple reason that the mountains offer endless inspirations: wild places to ski and ride; intricate ecologies of flora and fauna; and a rich history of settlement and land-based economies. In farming here, we take our place in our community and benefit from all these mountains have to offer.