We had the pleasure of visiting our favorite organic almond farmer Brian last week to witness the almond bloom nature magic! The trees blossoming and being pollinated by bees furiously over the course of the approximately ten-day bloom are responsible for creating the delicious almonds that we alchemize into sprouted almond butter. The beauty of this act of life surging abundantly in spring inspired our logo. Check out what we saw:
All of this magic relies on water, however, and with the worst drought in recorded history in California, almond crops across the state are imperiled this year. Brian is lucky that his well hasn’t run dry yet! Other farmers are not so lucky. Please read this East Bay Express article on California’s Thirsty Almonds to get a sense of just how serious the drought is and what we can do to make almond agriculture more sustainable.