STAFF AND EMPLOYMENT
Sidney Kuhn (Owner/Operator) & Anthony Herring (Production Manager)
Sidney is David and Mary Margaret Kuhn’s oldest daughter. After acquiring a degree in Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University, Sidney returned home in 2001. For five years she worked as the Land Conservation Coordinator for the local nonprofit land trust, helping to protect thousands of acres of farmland and open space. In May of 2008, Sidney returned full time to the operation and in 2012 transitioned into the role of Owner and General Manager of the family business.
Sidney has served on the Board of Directors for the State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania, as the chair of the Mid-Atlantic Young Growers Alliance and as chair of the Scott Brown Memorial Scholarship Committee for students pursuing careers in the fruit industry.
Sidney oversees all aspects of the farm business and markets. She is a familiar face at many markets, but typically attends the Palisades farmers market.
Anthony has been working in the production and labor side of the fruit industry since graduating from high school. He brings lots of practical expertise to growing fruits and vegetables. He enjoys spending time outside, whether he is pruning, planting, repairing equipment or hunting and fishing!
Sidney and Anthony were married on the farm in the Gold Rush trellis in April 2013.
David Kuhn (Management Advisor)
David grew up on Kuhn Orchards ground. In 1973 he graduated with a degree in Horticulture from North Carolina State University. After marrying Mary Margaret Barnes, the daughter of a North Carolina tobacco farmer, David moved back home with his new wife. In 1976, David and his father entered into partnership to operate the farm as “Kuhn Orchards.” After helping to manage the farm for many years, David transitioned into ownership of the farm in the 1990s.
David and Mary Margaret transitioned the ownership of the farm operations to their daughter, Sidney, in 2012. David is still involved in all aspects of the farm and operations, especially in the cold storage operation, packinghouse operation, quality control wholesale sales and winter tree pruning. He enjoys going to the Lorton Farmers Market.
Mary Margaret Kuhn (Office Assistant and Master Flower Arranger)
Mary Margaret grew up in Wilson County, North Carolina on a tobacco farm. While attending school at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she met David. Upon her graduation with a teaching degree, she and David married and moved to the orchard in Pennsylvania. For many years Mary Margaret worked as a part-time or substitute teacher, raising her two daughters, Sidney and Rachel, and helping out at the orchard in her “free time.” Upon the death of David’s mother in 1984, Mary Margaret took a more active role in the business as the Office Manager and has brought her experiences of growing and arranging cut flowers and raising vegetables in North Carolina to the diversification of the operation.
Katy Clowney (Markets Manager)
Katy started working at the farm full-time in May of 2011 as the coordinator of all our farmer’s markets efforts. She graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in Environmental Studies in 2005. After graduating, she worked for Penn State Cooperative Extension, serving the fruit industry. While working for Penn State she also attended markets for Kuhn Orchards at the Vienna and 14th & U Street Farmers Markets.
Sandy Lombardi (Markets Assistant)
Sandy has been with Kuhn Orchards as first a part-time and now a full-time employee since 1993. She has performed a wide array of jobs for the operation, but most importantly she helps prepare for and attends our farmers markets! Sandy has an Associates Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the Institute of Applied Agriculture in College Park, MD.
Sandy attends the Crystal City, Wakefield and Fairfax Farmers Markets.
Diane Miller (Office Manager)
Diane has worked for Kuhn Orchards for a number of years attending markets. In 2014 she started working full-time as the Office Manager and Bookkeeper.
Diane attends the Vienna and OakMarr Farmers Markets.
Steve Donaldson, Caleb Wagner, Jamie Sease (Production Assistants)
Steve has worked for Kuhn Orchards since 2010. He helps to manage and supervise the workforce and vegetable plantings. He also monitors the complex irrigation system.
Caleb started attending the Lorton Farmers Market in 2011 and working in the packing house in the summer-time. In 2013 he began a full-time job at Kuhn Orchards as an equipment operator and tending to the health of the orchard.
Jamie started working for Kuhn Orchards in the spring of 2016. He has years of experience in tree fruit production, but is learning how to grow vegetables and monitor for insects in the orchard.
Farmers Market Sales Team Members
Every summer we look to hire individuals interested in becoming Sales Team Members for the farmers markets we attend in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Ideal applications are able to attend market on a weekly basis from the spring through the fall months.
This Spring, we are looking to hire a Farmers Market Team Leader to attend our Saturday, 14th & U Farmers Market. The hired individual will also have the option of attending additional farmers markets throughout the week if they so desire.
Please click on this link for a job description and application for the 14th & U Farmers Market Team Leader position.
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Please note: These are weekend positions. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email to email@example.com or drop it off at our office located at:
1041 Old Route 30
Cashtown, PA 17310