Available From

July 1st - August 2nd

THis Month, We Pay HOMAGE TO…

K&J Orchards

Owned By:

Wife-and-husband team Kalayada Ammatya
and James Beutel (“K” and “J”)


104 acres in Winters, about 67 miles from Homage

Working the Land:

Kalayada Ammatya and her two daughters, Aomboon (“Boonie”) and Onanong (“Ona”), along with 12 full-time
and 30-40 seasonal workers. Aomboon’s husband,
Tim, also works on the farm and farmers markets.

More on the Farm:

Wife-and-husband team Kalayda and James started farming in 1982. James was a professor of pomology, the branch of horticulture that is concerned with the study and cultivation of fruit. Kalayada was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, and is a registered nurse. K&J is a year round farm that offers a variety of produce. They usually begin their harvest season in May with cherries then apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots. As the summer continues we also have apples, pears, persimmons, nuts and citrus fruits