Ayako Yoshikawa-Gordon

Ayako Yoshikawa-Gordon was a floral designer and the founder of Seattle-based jam company Ayako & Family. The artisan jam producer is known for its distinctive heritage and heirloom plum flavors made with fruit exclusively sourced from the certified organic Mair Farm-Taki in Yakima, Washington.


Seattle floral designer Ayako Yoshikawa-Gordon's friendship with fellow Japanese immigrant Katsumi Taki was nourished with food and fueled by nostalgia. They shared a love of cooking food that reminded them of their cultural heritage and using conscientiously farmed produce. She always saw past the blemishes and found the intrinsic beauty in food well-grown, aware that she didn't need pristine fruit to make great jam. Her jams and potstickers were a reflection of Ayako's belief in building community through soulful, handcrafted goods. Ayako's daughter Alessandra took over running Ayako & Family after her mother passed away in 2019.

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