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Almond Day

Today’s the day! It’s Almond Day!

From health benefits, bee pollination partners, sustainability focused, zero waste, and best crop for the drop, there are so many things to celebrate about almonds.



Almonds are heart healthy and a great source of protein with 23 almonds per serving.

Dependent on bees to make a crop, growers are stewards to ensure bees have the best nutritious food as they come out of winter and swarm almond orchards throughout California.

We are committed to keep our farms sustainable and prosperous into the next generation by using our whole orchard recycling programs and incorporating prunings back into the soil to ensure healthy soils.

Almonds are a true zero waste product. In a world of increasing food waste and trying to stay focused on using everything we grow, almonds are a great snack to consider. The hull is used for food at dairies and beef feed lots. The shell is used for animal and landscape bedding. The kernel is course the nut we eat.

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Grieving through the holidays

The holidays are a joyous time. A time filled with cheer, sweets and smiling faces. It is a time where friends and family gather and celebrate being together. There is gift giving, cheerful songs and lots of eating. There always seems to be get togethers and gatherings with friends and family and catching up on the year.

The holidays just aren't the same though, when you are grieving. There is always someone missing from the holiday gathering, someone you want to share a holiday moment with or send a Christmas card to. And if that person has passed away, you are left with sadness from not being able to share that holiday together.

My sister in law passed away at the beginning of December, after a three year battle with cancer. Even when you know a loved one is losing their battle, you don't know what the days ahead will bring. We are so grateful we were able to spend the final days together as a family, but even then we didn't know those final days would be the end.  Now, …