Our Family

Kauffman's "Family Orchard" products have been recognized and enjoyed since the early 1900's. Founder Amos L. Kauffman planted the first fruit trees in 1911, and today the 3rd, 4th, & 5th generations own & operate the business.

Our warehouse and country market are located in the heart of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country, along Rt. 340 between the villages of Bird-In-Hand and Intercourse (directions). Our nearby orchards produce over 135 varieties of tree fruits on 100 acres and are managed with a visionary focus that watches changing consumer needs and national market conditions.

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Dave Kauffman

Dave is our grocery department and deli manager and serves on the board of directors. He is our longest continuously-employed worker, having been active here since 1973 when he returned from serving at a mission in Washington, D.C. Dave's wife Mary sometimes helps out with driving for wholesale sales delivery runs, and three of their five sons (Glenn, Mike, and Tony) work here full time. Dave & Mary are blessed with 14 grandchildren.


Ken Kauffman

As outgoing orchard manager, Ken's duties for the past twenty years have included oversight of our 100 acres of prime orchard land - including all facets of fruit production and harvest - plus serving as Corporate Secretary. Now, as assistant orchard manager advising his son Clair, he continues his involvement in day-to-day orchard activities and continues serving on our board of directors. Ken and his wife Ellen have 6 children and 22 grandchildren. Helpful Hint: Dave and Ken are brothers and Nancy, our secretary, is their sister.


Sam Kauffman

Sam works in orchard management and serves on the board of directors. He owns the Kauffman's market stand in Lancaster City's Central Market, which was originally started by Kauffman's Fruit Farm and still sells Kauffman products. Sam's son Daniel and daughter Miriam are full-time employees at Kauffman's. Helpful hint: Sam is a cousin of Dave and Ken, and they are grandsons of A. L. Kauffman, the founder of our company.


Clair Kauffman

Previously our assistant wholesale manager, Clair has now taken on the role of orchard manager. Additionally, he is director of human resources, the peeled apple department manager, and the fruit butter department manager. Clair and his wife, Anna, have four young children. Clair, Carl, and Tony are part of several four-generation lines of family members who have worked on our fruit farm since A. L. Kauffman founded the business in 1911. Helpful Hint: Clair is a son of Ken.


Lonnie Kauffman

Lonnie is our computer network manager (Systems Administrator) plus manages our website sales, a rapidly-growing sales department that also features our Kauffman-branded products on Amazon.com and Ebay.com. Lonnie serves as Board Secretary on the board of directors. He and his wife, Shannon, have two boys, ages 4 and 2. Lonnie is a 5th-generation fruit-growing Kauffman, as calculated from when A. L. Kauffman planted those first fruit trees in 1911.