Meet the Apex Team
Tim has been with the orchard for 36 years and is the current owner/operator. Read more below...
Courtney began working for the orchard in 2010 while pursuing a degree in Social Read more below...
Lloyd has been a part of Apex for 42 years now and in that time has become one, Read more below...
In 1956, Dorothy returned to her family farm with her husband, Mike Smith. Read more below...
Jill of All Trades
Sam has been with the farm for 5 seasons and she is a jill of all trades Read more below...
Lloyd Williams - RETIRED!
Lloyd has been working for Apex for 34 years. Lloyd also comes from Darliston, Read more...
Bobby, Orville, Delroy, Lascelle, Godfrey, Lensford
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Tim has been with the orchard for 36 years and is the current owner/operator. In addition to managing and working the orchard, Tim is also a beekeeper. He has many hives that produce honey that we sell in our store. The bees also provide great pollination for the all of the apple blossoms. In his spare time, when he has any, Tim enjoys cooking, fishing and traveling.
In 1956, Dorothy returned to her family farm with her husband, Mike Smith. She had been farming here ever since! Although she didn't take an active role in orchard work later in life, she still kept track of what we were doing on a daily basis. Dorothy was very interested in the new store and asked constantly when we will begin serving her favorite treat, ice cream! Dorothy passed away on March 12th 2019.
Courtney began working for the orchard in 2010 while pursuing a degree in Social Science at Greenfield Community College. She later completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from WSU. A native of Conway, she felt right at home working here in the foothills of Western MA. Courtney was able to expand her skillset as a farmer with guidance, and lots of patience, from Tim. In 2015, she stepped into the role of Manager and currently manages our Farm Store, local Farmers Markets and operations on the Farm. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling and hanging out with her family and three dogs, Roxi, Blaze and Beau.
Sam has been with the farm for 5 seasons and she is a Jill of All Trades! She helps in our warehouse with packing fruit, she is a friendly face at the local farmer's market's, she operates tractors and forklifts, she partakes in pruning and other critical orchard work, she ensures wholesale customers receive orders....She. Does. It. All! Sam studied sustainable food and farming at GCC which has helped her grow here on the farm. She has always had a love for the outdoors and feels right at home living in the hilltowns of Western MA. In her spare time she enjoys being outside, spending time with friends and family and kayaking.
Lloyd has been a part of Apex for 42 years now and in that time has become one of our key employees. Not only has he performed every job here on the farm but he is also well known in the community, making him a great asset to Apex. Many of our regular customers know Lloyd as a familiar and friendly face who is always smiling. Lloyd is from a town called Darliston in Westmoreland Jamaica. When home, Lloyd farms a variety of crops including Irish potatoes, corn, pumpkins and zucchini. When Lloyd isn’t farming, he enjoys spending time with his wife, 5 children and 10 grandchildren.
Lloyd has retired from working at Apex after 34 years and we feel so very fortunate to have had him as art of our team for so many years. Lloyd also comes from Darliston in Westmoreland Jamaica, and is a neighbor of Lloyd Coke. He and his wife run a small bar in Jamaica. He is also a farmer and produces crops of banana, sweet potato and Irish potatoes. Lloyd also raises goats and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Bobby has been working at the orchard since 1996 and celebrates his 20th year here. Bobby can most often be found driving a tractor or other piece of equipment. During our busy fall picking season he transports all the bins of apples from the picking crew to our storage facility. Bobby also lives and farms in the Green Pond district in Manchester, Jamaica. He raises crops such as yams, oranges and sugar cane.
Orville has been with us for 20 plus years and he manages the picking crew during the harvest season. He is also a tractor operator here at the orchard. He comes from Westmoreland, Jamaica neighboring the Lloyds.
Delroy has been with us since 1994. With vast knowledge and experience he is a jack of all trades here at the orchard as he can do almost any task. Delroy is a skilled carpenter and mason worker. Delroy also lives in the Green Pond District in Manchester, Jamaica. Delroy also farms a variety of crops including oranges and coffee.
Godfrey has been with us for over 20 years and assists in our fall picking later in the season. He comes from Clarendon Jamaica and is also a farmer.
Lynford has been working at the orchard since 1997 and also comes for our fall picking season. Similar to the Lloyd’s, he comes from Westmoreland, Jamaica.