We are currently farming over 200 acres. Pears are our number one crop with about 100 acres of pear trees. We have 40 acres of apples, 10 acres of cherries and blueberries, peaches and other fruits.
We grow over 100 varieties of apples alone, along with a dozen varieties of European pear and a dozen varieties of Asian pears, 10 varieties of cherries, peaches, blueberries, and other fruits and vegetables.
Kiyokawa Family Orchards produces conventionally-grown fruit as well as certified organic apples, cherries, pears, and peaches.
We do spray the apples, pears, cherries, and peaches in both our organic and conventional blocks.  When an ‘input’ (product) is certified through the National Organic Standards (NOS), it can be applied on both organic and conventional crops.  But if a fertilizer or pesticide does not have NOS or Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) approval, it cannot be used on organic produce and still be considered organic.  For conventional fruit, we utilize much of the same organic practices; however, conventional methods (e.g., synthetic fertilizers, insecticides or fungicides) are also used only when necessary.
We monitor our pest and weather conditions in order to detect a potential problem.  For pests and diseases, our first option is always to do nothing to allow natural predators to do their job.  If the risk is high enough to do major damage, we weigh the methods of control and use the “softest” approach possible.  Our “soft” approach does not use a broad-spectrum insecticide that kills everything it contacts.  A softer pesticide targets a specific insect/disease and allows the beneficial to live (such as ladybugs, lacewings, praying mantises, etc.).  Pheromone disruption, promoting a healthy environment of beneficial insects, and choosing varieties less susceptible to disease are just a few of the proactive tools we use on our farm.  Another advantage to our location is its 2,100-foot elevation.  The cooler climate limits the number of generations an insect cycles through in a year, thus limiting the time and damage it can have on the fruit.
Kiyokawa Family Orchards uses best management practices with a diligent focus on growing high quality and healthy fruits for its customers and ourselves.
Thank you for your interest.
It’s always a good idea to rinse fruit, whether it comes from right off the tree or from our fruit stand.
We do not currently offer any shipping options.

Apple prices range from $0.69 - $1.99/lb at the fruit stand. Organic apples are $2.99/lb. *Note: these are the prices for the Fruit Stand only! Farmer's Market prices vary.
We now have two ways to receive our brochure. New to our website is a downloadable .pdf version here of our brochure that you can print out. You can request to be put on our e-mail list to be notified each year as the new one becomes available on-line, or you can request to be put on our regular mailing list to have one mailed to you.
It depends on your taste buds. We always recommend blending apples, using two or three varieties whether cooking applesauce, making cider, or baking. Depending on your taste, you may want to blend apple(s) that are sweet, tart, and tangy flavors. That’s where our fruit stand or farmer’s market can help you choose apples to your liking. While Gravensteins are the classic old-fashioned favorite, their season is short. Some wonderful choices for pies are Newtown Pippin, Elstar, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, and Spitzenberg. Depending upon what is available, the staff at our fruit stand can help you pick the perfect blend of apples for your pie filling.
Generally, you will need about four pounds of fruit for one pie (8 – 12 apples).
A general guideline is one pound of fruit per pint of sauce.
A calcium deficiency that occurs in certain varieties of apples.

This varies depending on the variety of apple.
Bartletts are the classic favorite for canning, but Cascades are also a great alternative.

The best pears for drying are ones that are not too ripe and juicy and that hold their shape well. Some examples are Bosc and Cascade.
Special requests must be received by phone or e-mail no later than the Wednesday preceding the weekend market day.  A minimum order for a special request is 20 pounds and if the fruit has not been picked yet, it will depend on the availability.
Each market sets their own prices but most farmers markets are selling common varieties of apples between $1.50 – $2.99/lb.  At our fruit stand, we are selling them for $.59 – $1.99/lb.

Yes, you may.  The fruit must be paid for upon ordering, there will be a $5 handling fee and we cannot hold fruit for more than two weeks.
We give guided one-hour tours for $200. Please call ahead to make arrangements. Otherwise, we welcome visitors to take the self-guided tour through the orchards.
Yes – however, we recommend that you contact us in advance of your arrival so that we may have enough staff on hand to accommodate your group.  There is nearby off-site parking available for buses.
Our Fruit Stand is wheelchair accessible and we have handicap parking right in front.

The fruit can either be picked up at the farm, or boxed and delivered for an additional fee. More information regarding the cost of boxing and delivery can be found on our fundraiser page.
We only deliver boxed fruit.  If your group doesn’t have the time or desire to box the fruit we can do it at the farm for a fee.
It’s best to set a date that you want to have your fruit delivered and let us know in advance which day that is.  From that date, we need about 7 days notice of exactly what you need in terms of box count of each variety so we can be prepared to have your order filled.
We have noticed that the success of a groups’ effort is closely tied to the coordination of each club, school, or business.  The excitement and energy that is projected by each of the people selling the apples will determine the scope of how far-reaching you can get fruit sold. A willingness to call friends, family and neighbors are also crucial to increase box sales.

More information about fundraisers here!