Jennifer Villa is a lifetime CT resident and has resided in Farmington CT since 1999. She has always had a passion for plants and gardening. She began her career as a retail garden center manager and continued on to create her own landscape design company, Thyme to Plant, in 2009. Thyme to Plant continues to operate in the Farmington Valley creating beautiful, sustainable residential landscape design and unique container plantings. www.thymetoplant.com
In 2017 Jennifer started her second business, Farmington Farm Truck. The concept was developed with a goal of getting more people to regularly enjoy the wonderful locally grown farm foods that she knew and loved. Jennifer also always felt drawn to classic vehicles, especially farm trucks. The love for locally grown and classic trucks came together beautifully and Farmington Farm Truck mobile farmer's market was born.
In 2020 Farmington Farm Truck expanded with a permanent farmstand and growing field at Hein Farm in Farmington, CT. On October 30th, 2020 (on what would have been her grandmother's 100th birthday) Jennifer officially purchased Hein Farm. There are many plans ahead to keep growing and continue the 200 year farming legacy on this beautiful property.
"The agriculture industry in CT is changing and evolving. Farming is on a rise and it's wonderful to see the community supporting local farms. More people are beginning to understand the value and all the benefits of eating food grown in their backyard that is so fresh, delicious and healthy." - Jennifer Villa