Organic Vegetable Gardener Homefront Farmers
- Date Posted September 23, 2022
- Location Redding, CT
- Category Agriculture
- Job type Full-Time
Homefront Farmers is a family-owned business, founded in 2011. Our core business focuses on helping bring all the benefits of an edible organic garden to people’s lives. We design, build and maintain custom at-home gardens with the goal of helping people produce their own food organically. We design beautiful, functional raised bed gardens that are built to last, season after season, and provide our clients with all the guidance and help they need to maintain it all season long. We also offer our clients other homesteading services, including beekeeping, maple syrup services, fruit trees, and more.
Homefront Farmers has a staff of 15 organic gardening professionals (Homestead Managers) who are passionate about what we do for our 200+ clients and consider it a labor of love to serve our clients and provide them with the joy of growing! We are based on a beautiful 11-acre farm in Redding Connecticut. This farm features the post-beam farm-house (that was raised and built by the family and crew), all our growing spaces including multi-acre fields, our 96-foot greenhouse, maple sugar shack, mushroom fruiting room, chickens, full woodshop and Diana, the resident cat.Job description
As a member of our gardening team (“Homestead Manager”), you will plant and maintain a number of home vegetable gardens. We will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure your assigned gardens are productive, healthy, and beautiful. Days can be long and challenging. However, we have a supportive, collaborative work environment and like to have fun, too.
--Professional experience in farming, gardening, or landscaping (1 year preferred- however, we will train right candidates)
--A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and willingness to learn
--The ability to perform physical labor, including lifting up to 40lbs
--A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Employees will use their personal vehicles to haul plants and supplies to gardens (mileage will be reimbursed)
--A willingness to work as part of a team, or independently
--Excellent written and verbal communication skills
--Excellent customer service skills
--A passion for organic gardening and sustainability
This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position, with entry level pay of $36,000. Benefits include two weeks paid vacation, optional health insurance, 401K, and plenty of veggies from our farm in Redding.
Homefront Farmers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Compensation this position is : salaried, 35,568* - 50k Application instructions