We place orders with vendors days ahead of pick up so that they can plan their production, reduce waste, and give staff time to make their amazing products. This also allows us to limit our environmental impact and reduce delivery fees for you.
Formerly known as Guru Ram Das Orchards, Orchard X is the new name for the same farm under new management of Joanna Normoyle and Abbie Davies. Abbie and Joanna both grew up in agricultural communities — in St. Helena and Modesto, respectively — and are now continuing their families' agricultural traditions in novel ways. Abbie’s background is in winemaking and he is always pushing for better quality, more complex flavors, and growing practices that draw out the unique characteristics of the fruit. Joanna's family were ranchers and orchardists. Thus, she's oriented towards precise, efficient, and manageable systems that deliver great experiences to customers and create a resilient growing environment in the orchards. Together, they are deeply committed to learning from the orchard and their customers. The farm is certified organic; in the field, Abbie and Joanna think about ecology first and yields second. In the market, they think about flavor first and size/appearance second. As a business, they're committed to a zero-waste model for the farm and are transitioning to 100% compostable/ biodegradable packaging. They love connecting with chefs and amateur cooks who are using the fruit in creative ways, and also with fellow farmers in their region.