CRIST BROS TEAM
Crist Bros employs approximately 70 people year-round and a crew of 150 at harvest. We're grateful for the hard-working employees - office, packing house, shipping, maintenance, field - that keep things running smoothly and at top standard. The business is currently managed by the 4th and 5th generations.
JEFFREY D. CRIST
Jeff returned to the family farm, joining his father Ed Crist and his uncle Roscoe Crist after graduating from Cornell. He has grown the farm significantly and positioned it well for the future. Jeff is active in the community. He is on the board of the Orange County Industrial Development Agency and is Vice Chairman of Walden Savings Bank.
JOY D. CRIST
Joy grew up in New Paltz at her family's orchard, Dressel Farms. She then joined Jeff at Crist Bros when they married in 1980, soon after receiving a degree in Horticulture from Cornell. She oversaw the packing operations including a large expansion in 2010. Joy serves on the New York Apple Assn Board and is part of the NYS Apple Research and Development Program.
JENNY CRIST KOHN
Jenny studied business at Dartmouth College before spending 3 years working for Farm Credit in CT. She returned to the farm in 2010 and can be found both in the office and the orchard. Jenny is a LEAD NY grad and has served on the boards for Orange County Cornell Cooperative Extension, ARDP, and the Geneva Advisory Council.
Joel studied ag business and strategy at Cornell. He spent a few years after college working for a food marketing company and has been back at the farm since 2014, overseeing packing, shipping, and sales, and managing farm operations. Joel is chair of Crunch Time Apple Growers and on the board for NYS Horticultural Society and Premier Apple Cooperative.