Are you looking to get your hands dirty? Want to contribute to a local food system? Can you see yourself working outside, surrounded by delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers?
The coming years are exciting ones for us here at Star Light. We have just expanded to twice the farm-able acreage with the intention of transitioning to a more regenerative approach to organic farming. We are seeking multiple full time crew members to help us in the 2022 season.
Star Light Gardens will be 23 next year and was on the frontier of Season Extension in CT. We have 14 high tunnels that we grow in to help us reach our goal of year round production. We sell at 3 farmers’ markets, to local restaurants, and have a CSA. Whether you are agro-curious or you are planning on starting your own farm some day, this is an exciting opportunity. In 2022 we will be focusing heavily on building up the ecosystem and soil life at the new spot, while restoring soil health and maintaining the business of the original farmland.
Farm Crew Position starts in March and goes through November, with potential for some hours in the winter as well. Our ideal crew members are; open-minded and willing to learn by doing, have a passion for good food, able to work independently and as a team member, is dependable and has reliable transportation. Work weeks are 40 hrs and pay rate is dependent on experience. Experience and willingness to work farmers’ markets is preferred but not required.
- Help with farm tasks, including but not limited to: weeding, transplanting, bed prep, harvesting, washing and packing.
- Must be willing the work through all the weather elements. Hot, cold, wet, dry and everything in between.
- Ability to lift 50 lbs and spend the work day on feet and bending.
- Comply with CDC Vaccine Recommendations
Tell us about yourself, why you want to farm, and what you hope to learn by working at Star Light Gardens.