Farnum Hill People

Stephen M. Wood and Louisa D. Spencer, Proprietors

Brenda Bailey, Ryan Bishop, Fitzgerald Campbell, Nicole LeGrand Leibon, Wanda Loynds, Jacques Tourville, Jeff Williams, Corrie Wolosin.

These people do the writing on our website, unless otherwise noted:

Louisa D. Spencer (LDS) is Ma PovCorp, and has been trying to get Farnum Hill Ciders noticed since 2000 when we bravely came down the hill and started pouring and explaining real cider. Thousands of sips and millions of words later, the job has grown bigger and more fun.

Stephen M. Wood (SMW) is Pa PovCorp, a great apple grower, bug and fungus expert, cider fermenter, blender, and advocate to fellow-orchardists. The phone is his favorite information technology, but he’s learning to write for the site.

Corrie Wolosin (CW) became Farnum Hill Ciders’ Director of Sales and Market Strategy back in Summer 2007. She left the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth looking for a challenge, and continues moving Farnum Hill Ciders into Northeastern markets we only dreamed of back in the early days.

Brenda Bailey (BLB) is PovCorp Central Command. She first came up here to pack McIntosh back in the 1970’s. Now Brenda runs the office, the retail stand, the raspberry field, monitors cider-cyber-space, and takes more and more of our best photos (a partial list.)

These people keep the orchard and cider production going. So far they are too busy for website work.

Nicole LeGrand Leibon was one of the first hired full-time here to specialize in cidermaking.  Her extraordinary nose, palate, and imagination moved our ciders a long way in good directions. Two children later she has cut back her cider-room hours, but the Nicole Effect is as strong as ever. Her descriptions appear in many Dooryard listings, signed NLL.

Wanda Loynds  for years was a “Jill-of-all-trades,” at the orchard, behind the scenes, on local deliveries and in the retail tent, Wanda’s been full time in the Cider Room since 2012.

Ryan Bishop comes to us from his family’s orchards in CT and has been at Poverty Lane since Harvest 2012. 

Fitzgerald Campbell leads field operations, pruning, and harvest crews, not to mention pressing huge amounts of cider. Back in 1993 Fitz first came here with the picking crew. Soon we understood the importance of persuading him to stay year-round. The Poverty Lane pruning video gives some idea why.

Jeff Williams grew up in Lebanon, and started working here back in the ’80’s. He does too many jobs to list, outside and inside, in all four seasons.

Jacques Tourville does every field job that the year presents, and fixes whatever breaks down.  He joined us in 2005.

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