The Mount Family
Today, Terhune Orchards is a thriving diverse agriculture operation and a popular tourist destination, proudly run by Gary and Pam, along with their daughters Reuwai and Tannwen. Their son, Mark, is a U.S. Army sergeant who has served three tours of duty in Afghanistan and is now stationed in Georgia with his family. The Mount grandchildren are familiar faces at the farm and participate in many of the activities that make up daily farm life.
Farming has always been a part of Gary’s life. He grew up on a large apple farm, Mount Farms, on Route 1 in West Windsor, which his family sold in the early 1960s. Ironically, Pam grew up on Terhune Road in Princeton. She and Gary started dating while attending Princeton High School. Pam went to college in Ohio, studying art and education. Gary went to Princeton University. They were married in 1967, just prior to serving three years in Micronesia while in the Peace Corps.
Their first daughter, Reuwai, was three years old and Tannwen was on the way when they moved to Terhune Orchards. Their son, Mark, arrived in 1978.
Tannwen works full-time at the farm and lives in the farmhouse on Van Kirk Road with her husband, Jim, and their children, Becket, Clayton and Hadley. Tannwen focuses on the retail side of Terhune operations, managing the Apple Corps staff, events and marketing as well as developing education programs. Jim is a teacher at Montgomery High School. Reuwai, her husband, Mike, and their daughters, Maya, Sasha and Tess, live across from the farm on Van Kirk Road. Reuwai’s background is in science, and after working as a science teacher, she returned to the farm full-time. She concentrates on the growing side of Terhune operations, improving our sustainability in the orchards and fields and managing over 50 different crops. Mike teaches at the Lawrenceville School. Son Mark is a staff sergeant in the Army currently stationed in Ft. Benning, Georgia, with his wife, Vicky, and children, Madison and Wyatt.