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.
Manager of Events & Lodging
Since 2008, Fran has been assisting couples with their weddings and hosting special events at Alyson’s Orchard. She has an extensive resume in event planning. 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.