Meet the Farmers
As George and Vivian's oldest daughter, Sue grew up working on the family's dairy farm. She attended college in Boston and returned home to work for the Farm Credit Agency until her children were born. These days, Sue is the farm manager and the hardest working lady around. She plants and cares for 5 acres of pumpkins to make sure everyone gets a perfect jack-o-lantern in October. She is continually coming up with new ideas for the farm and enjoys working with her family to make them happen.
Ed met Sue during high school in their local 4-H club. He served in the Air Force after high school and upon returning in 1981, took over running the commercial dairy operations at Harris Hill Farm. Today, Ed handles the day-to-day operations of the farm. His mechanical and agricultural know-how and general supervisory skills keep the farm running in top condition. Ed produces the hay for our cows to eat during the winter and runs the farm equipment that gets our fields ready to plant pumpkins and vegetables.
Sarah is the oldest daughter of Sue & Ed and the oldest grandchild of George & Vivian. She grew up helping her grandfather do barn chores and enjoyed raising all sorts of farm animals. Sarah was involved in Litchfield County 4-H from the age of 7 and served as their President during her last year in 2006. After attending college and getting a job in the corporate world, Sarah couldn't ignore the lure of agriculture and became more involved in making plans for the farm with her mother. She is currently our web coordinator and chief day-dreamer.
Jennifer is Sue & Ed’s youngest daughter and one of the middle grandchildren of George & Vivian. Jennifer grew up following George around the barnyard and sharing his love of animals. After attending college in Manhattan Jennifer called the city home, though she frequently weekends in Connecticut to not miss an opportunity to hold a baby animal. Jennifer is our social media director
Chris is George O.'s youngest son and also the youngest grandchild of George and Vivian. So while the opposite of Sarah in age, he is the most similar of the cousins in interests! Chris has immersed himself in everything farm-related. He is our #1 baby-animal-raiser and willing to help with any task (or haybale) that we throw at him.
And we can't leave out the rest of the family! We are lucky to have talented family members that lend their skills (and often their muscle) to make the farm so successful.