Matt and Amanda Gajdzik planted over 3,000 apple and peach trees in early 2010 with the desire to sell quality, local produce to their surrounding communities. Many children, and adults alike, are more detached from agriculture than ever before. Matt and Amanda hope not only provide fresh produce to customers, but also the opportunity to see the crops growing, to learn about life on a farm, and to experience where your food really comes from. They hope that the orchard brings enjoyment and education to their customers.
Matt and Amanda both have a passion for agriculture and look forward to seeing the trees in the orchard grow and mature, just as they look forward to watching their family do the same. They started farming cattle together in 2002 while just dating, and now have corn, soybeans, hay, burley tobacco, and beef cattle. While Matt is a first generation farmer, Amanda comes from many generations of farm families. Both are graduates of University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Matt with a degree in Plant and Soil Science and Amanda with a degree in Agriculture Economics and a minor in Business. They are both very active in the community serving on Shelby County Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors as well as the Shelby County Fair Board. Matt also serves on the Shelby County Cattleman’s Association Board, Phase One Board, State Horticulture Board and KY Farm Bureau Horticulture Advisory Committee. Amanda is also active with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.