Owner & CEO of Alyson’s Orchard
Susan founded Alyson’s Orchard with her husband, Bob, in the 1980s. She used her experience as a trained chef in Boston to establish the Wedding and Event component of the business. Since Bob’s death 2008, Susan has assumed the role of CEO and President of the Orchard. She oversees the staff and financial operations.
Farm Stand Manager and Marketing
Since 2008, Fran assisted couples with their weddings and others hosting special events at Alyson’s Orchard. She has an extensive resume in event planning. She has now passed this position on to Carolee LeRoy and has taken on the role of Farm Stand Manager. She also handles Advertising and Marketing for the Orchard. Fran was the manager of Berlin Orchards in Berlin, MA for 8 years, and she spent 10 years of her career working for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society as the Show Coordinator of the New England Spring Flower Show in Boston, MA.
Homer is a skilled and passionate orchardist who has dedicated his entire life to growing wholesome apples. He managed a pruning crew for Allen Bros. starting when he was 20, and subsequently ran his own crew throughout New England. In 1982 he planted his own family apple orchard in Vermont, and came to Alyson’s in 2003. Homer proudly oversees the cultivation and harvesting of Alyson’s fruit.
Manager of Events & Lodging