May 21, 2012 - 10:54
Jennifer Kurtz



Job Title

Sales, Marketing & Brand Manager


Kurtz Farms, Cheshire, Conn.


Created Urban Gardener program that provides unique products to help busy consumers get into gardening “As easy as 1-2-3”; Adeptly juggles demands of big box customers, IGCs and retail florists for wholesale growing company while continuing to grow Urban Gardener brand; Donates portion of the Urban Gardener profits to the Tommy Fund ( to help fight childhood cancer.


“Mini extreme couponer” for local food pantry. Each week, Jen and her son, Christian, shop for items that are donated to the pantry. Can’t live without: Dunkin’ Donuts coffee with her dad. “I’ve been going to the same DD for almost 17 years.”

Fun Fact

Not many people know: Jen’s family survived the second largest hotel fire in American history in Puerto Rico in 1986.