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Meet Our Staff

Meet Amber!

I’d like to introduce to you the newest member of our production team, Amber. She spends her time in our finishing room tying bows, sponging gourds, gluing on heads and making sure our gourds look their best before they head to quality control and on to their new homes. Amber was born in Carlisle, PA […]

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Travis Tennant

I met Travis Tennant almost a year ago. He was helping to price oops gourds for our big Fall Oops Sale. He was quiet, worked quickly and had a very nice smile. Who would have thought that a year later, he would be working full-time at Meadowbrooke Gourds. He was born in Morgantown, WV and […]

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Mara and Lauren our Store Clerks

If you have ever been to the store at one of our Create Your Owns or just to shop in the store, more than likely you have met Mara and Lauren. These two ladies have been working regularly in our retail store for a little over a year. Mara will be a senior this year […]

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Luke Paris

I would like to introduce you to our newest member of the Meadowbrooke Gourds team, Luke Paris. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and is the youngest of the Paris children. He has an older sister, Karli, and brother, Jake. He lived there until around the 6th grade and then moved to central PA when his […]

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New Wholesale Crew

A little note from Darren: I have spent over half my life working at Meadowbrooke Gourds. I started in the mid-’90s like a strawberry picker and worked my way to lead our sales team for the past 16 years. When you go on a job interview and tell them that you have been working with […]

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Meet Ashley Bear, Our Next Gourd Farmer In Training.

For the entirety of her life, Ashley “Sweet Pea” Bear, has watched her father and mother run the family business of Meadowbrooke Gourds. She was born just as the business began, and from the day she was old enough to pick up a gourd, she has been working in some capacity in the family business. […]

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Get to Know our Expert Shipper, Nathan

It may seem at this point that everyone at Meadowbrooke has been here since their infancy, and yes, Nathan “Gustavo” Bear is no exception. He was literally born into the world of Meadowbrooke Gourds by having the good fortune of being Ben and Denise’s second child. From the age of three, Nathan went to “work” […]

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The Vivacious Dori Heller

​It’s now time to introduce one of the lovely ladies who works here at Meadowbrooke, and a no better place to start would be with the vivacious Doreen Heller. Dori has been with Meadowbrooke since the very beginning, even more so, if you consider she is the sister of Denise Bear. She began doing the […]

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Meet Kenny, Our Multi-talented Finisher

Kenneth “Jolio” Kerstetter the III was born in a strawberry patch, or so the story goes. Well, perhaps that is a bit of an embellishment, but Kenny has been around a very long time, his career with Meadowbrooke starting almost twenty years ago. Kenny started working for Ben at the tender age of twelve picking […]

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Meet Roger, Our Lead Gourd Washer

Roger “Mungo” Morrison III Esquire is a man of many talents, various interests, and curious notions. He has worked here at Meadowbrooke for thirteen years now and has been the leader of the washing department for some time. Roger was originally hired for the floating position, which suited him for a time. He eventually ended […]

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