Staff

Staff Members
Bill Syme

Bill always knew he wanted to be a farmer.  He grew up in a farming family, participating in 4H and FFA. He got his B.S. degree in Horticulture and his M.S. degree in Agronomy from the University of Connecticut.  He is the brains behind our Christmas trees, head greenhouse builder and willingly heads up all of the big jobs on the farm requiring machinery. He works off the farm as Manager of our local Nutrien Ag Services.  He volunteers his time with Tolland County Farm Bureau, Hartford County 4H as a 4H Club Leader, The Connecticut Christmas Tree Growers Association and also sits on the East Windsor Board of Finance.

Jennifer Syme

Jennifer Syme also grew up in a farming family and participated in 4H in her youth.  She received her B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Connecticut.  She puts her degree to use in her position as head grower of Syme Family Farm, growing all the greenhouse plants, cut flowers and potted plants. She is the face that you will see at Farmers markets and our Cut Flower CSA.  Growing is her passion, but raising chickens is a close second!  She is also a 4H Club leader and busy mom.

Becca Syme

Becca has always shown more interest in the animals, rather than the plants, although she does help her father in the Christmas Trees. She recently became interested in and is the Chief Watermelon Grower. She feeds and cares for her ever growing herd of beef cows here on the farm. She is President of the Hartford County 4H Fair Association where she has beef and dairy 4H projects.  She enjoys showing her animals at local fairs and the Big E. She is very active at her High School where she is a class officer and in the National Honor Society.  She hopes to major in Natural Resources in college.

Emily Syme

Emily enjoys working with both the plants and animals on the farm. She is a huge help in the greenhouse and with the Cut Flowers. She is currently a student at the University of Connecticut majoring in Plant Science with a minor in Ag Resource Economics. She is Treasurer of the Hartford County 4H Fair Association and the website manager for the Connecticut Christmas Tree Growers Association.  She has a small herd of Holstein cattle that she breeds and shows all over New England.