A Farmer's Life
Notes from Terhune Orchards

by Gary Mount

published by Sweetgrass Books

  • In 1975 Gary and Pam Mount bought Terhune Orchards, a 55-acre farm near Princeton, New Jersey, determined to create a prosperous working farm and retail operation. Now with 250 acres and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, the farm is celebrated through the articles Gary published in Terhune Orchard’s newsletter—now collected in this book, illustrated with color and black and white photographs.

176 pages, 6 x 9 , 17 color photos, Perfect Bound

ISBN 10: 1591523055
ISBN 13: 9781591523055


    - A collection of newsletters from a national award-winning apple grower and farmer.

    - How to's and tips including the best and most innovative farming techniques.





A Farmer's Life
Notes from Terhune Orchards

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Gary Mount, was born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey; and is now an accomplished business owner and farmer. He graduated Princeton University in 1966, married high school sweetheart Pam Hasenzahl, and they served in the US Peace Corps for three years. He and Pam have raised three children, two of whom have also joined the farm business. Having grown up on a Princeton fruit farm, being a full-time fruit grower has been Gary's life's delight for almost 50 years.

Gary’s new book, A Farmer’s Life, shares his interest and joy in farming with all readers from` reminiscences of boyhood on the farm to stories of Gary's growth of farming and using modern technology. In his many years of farming and growing fruit, Mount has made it a mission to serve his community. Beginning as a member of the New Jersey State Board of Agriculture from 1983-87—at the time the youngest member ever, to serving two terms on the State Agricultural Development Committee, which administers farmland preservation efforts, he also served 11 years on the board of directors (the longest of any member) for the International Fruit Tree Association and continued as chair of the association’s research committee (over 20 years).

Through out Gary's accomplished farming career he has earned several awards including being named the 2005 Apple Grower of the Year by American/Western Fruit Grower magazine. In 2008 he was recognized for Distinguished Service to New Jersey Agriculture, and in 2012 was inducted into the International Fruit Tree Association Hall of Fame.

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