Hamada Farm is situated in Kingsburg, California, a quiet hamlet just south of Fresno. First established by Cliff’s great-grandfather Shotaro Hamada in 1921, this family run farm now produces a bountiful selection of year round fruits.
We visited the farm at the height of citrus season just before the new year to pick out the perfect blend of oranges for our brew. Cliff proudly displayed his wares as they came in from the field, and showed us around much of his beautiful 180 acre plot.
A highlight of our day was Cliff’s tour of his Buddha’s hand trees. Buddha’s hands are a citrus with a sweet pith, aromatic zest and long octopus-looking fingers. Cliff showed us how to select good ones (no black or white soft spots) and handed us a pair of clippers to pick our own case.
Dotted with retired vintage cars and trucks, the long legacy of the Hamada family working this land is plain to see, and evident in the bountiful fruit they grow.