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Our Story

Amanda and Matt Gajdzik both have a passion for agriculture. Matt is a first generation farmer, and Amanda comes from multiple generations of family farms in Shelby County. They started farming cattle together when they were dating and continued to expand after they got married. They now farm corn, soybeans, cattle, apples, peaches, vegetables, and pumpkins, all while operating the market and kitchen.

In early 2010, the Gajdziks planted over 3,000 apple and peach trees with the desire to sell quality, local produce to their surrounding communities. The orchard currently has 17 varieties of peaches and 23 varieties of apples. With that many varieties you are bound to find a favorite!

Apple trees specific for U-pick were planted in 2016 for us to be able to add this as an option in the future. We were able to begin offering the U-pick apple experience to the public in the start of the 2020 season, and we love being able to share this part of the farm with customers!

Our apples and peaches are also available at seasonal farmers markets locally and distributed to local school systems. 

Peaches are usually available July through August. Apples are usually available late August through October.  There are also a variety of berries and fresh vegetables available throughout the season.

Our on-site farm market has a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, and honey, as well as other Kentucky Proud products. Our open season begins around Late May, through Early November. Come out to the farm for the day to experience all we have to offer!


Many children, and adults alike, are more detached from agriculture than ever before. Matt and Amanda hope not only to provide fresh produce to customers, but also to give the community an opportunity to see the crops growing, to learn about life on our farm, and to experience where your food comes from. They hope that the orchard brings enjoyment and education to all who visit. 

Matt and Amanda look forward to the trees in the orchard growing and maturing, just as they look forward to all the farm activities and experiences they can offer. The opportunity for fun memories and learning experiences are endless and ever changing here at Mulberry Orchard. 

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