Gardener's Orchard & Bakery is owned by the Gradinariu family. The Gradinariu family has owned and operated the orchard since 2013. Previously the orchard was owned by the Plaster family.
The Gradinariu family immigrated to the United States from Romania in 1990. They initially settled in Southern California and in the fall of 2004 the family decided to relocate to Southwest Missouri. This is where the life long dream of owning and operating a farm became a reality. The family owned and operated commercial turkey farms for 10 years before they took over the orchard in 2013. In 2015 the family decided to focus only on the orchard and sold the turkey operations. The orchard is truly an answered prayer for the Gradinariu family and they are blessed to be able to live their dream every single day.