It takes a lot of work and amazing people to keep the farm going. Here are most of the permanent staff, and each year more people work there seasonally.
Owner and creator, she is on the path to learn how to encourage and support the others who work hard here on the farm. Of course, she has to meddle and do the work herself, too.
We have been fans of Norma’s for years. She now processes our lavender, makes our beautiful bundles, and does most of our sewn products. She keeps us all in line making sure we keep things neat and well done. We accuse her of trying to fatten us up when she brings us delicious treats to share at lunch.
Our brilliant sales manager has brought years of retail expertise, along with two other careers (that I know of) in the airline and software industries. She keeps the rest of the staff in order, and is our prime contact for any wholesale sales.
Works in our gift shop part time and is one of the most cheerful people around. People come to the shop just to visit with MJ. In addition to being a cheerful face on the farm, she is artistic.
Margaret is probably the most cheerful and friendly person in our whole group. She has a huge smile for everyone, especially the little kids who come into the store with their parents or grand parents. Margaret created our children’s activity at our festival and has brought out the inner child in many grown ups who wanted to do the activities, too.
Brennan Callahan and Amy Pisa
These two are our ace field hands. Between them they’d only need a little extra help to harvest all our lavender. Amy doubles up by taking care of our nursery plants and the gardens at the shop in town. They are breaking in our farm manager this year (2016) and doing a great job!
Our brand new farm manager is a graduate of the Greenbank Farm School. She is the youngest farm manager we’ve had, but no one beats her for willingness and thinking ahead. She pays attention! We expect she will grow into an incredible farmer in the next few years, she’s well on her way.
Our Pastry Chef. She brings formal training and experience to our bakery. While it’s humbling for Sarah, it’s awesome for our customers because our baked goods are getting better every day. She is super fun and can frost a muffin in seconds.
Our bookkeeper without whom the ship would sink. She brings a cheery smile to us every time she waltzes in to work. The only picture we have so far of her is when she and her husband came to our dead lavender plant bonfire, sad to lose all those plants, but we all had a great party.
Our chief mechanic and Equipment Inventor works with his loyal helper Olive. Don has been a friend of the farm since it was only a twinkle in Sarah’s eye. Now the farm couldn’t work without his amazing skills of keeping machinery going always with a huge smile on his face. He invents lavender processing machines and built the platform for our newest huge still.
…and all the others who worked here and are now off to other things