Producer Profiles

What really makes Honest Weight so special?  The amazing people and places that grow and make our local food!

Klein's Kill Fruit Farms

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In 1921, early in their marriage, Antonio and Jesse Bartolotta purchased the land in Germantown, NY, that would become Klein's Kill Fruit Farms. What began as a 225 acre farm that grew six varieties of apples became, over the course of 25 years, a business covering 600 acres of orchards. After Antonio's death in 1956, Jesse and her six sons carried on the work and saw the farm flourish. Today, 90 years after its foundation, Klein's Kill Fruit Farm Corporation continues to be run by 3 of the Bartolotta sons - Russell, Alfred and Robert - and one of the grandsons, Russell, Jr.


Now at Klein's Kill, they grow 19 apples varieties, 3 types of pears, and abundant cherries, peaches and plums. This conventionally grown fruit is currently sold at Honest Weight and is also delivered to businesses in 30 states from New York to California.  The Bartolottas assure their customers that they "rely on the knowledge of experienced horticulturists to implement the best growing practices." 

When you're at Honest Weight, see what is available now from this producer, and as the summer progresses, look for Klein's Kill seasonal fruit.