Few people know that almonds can be dry-farmed. Even fewer people know that this was the way almonds were grown originally in California, dating back to at least the 1890’s when the trees were first brought in by the Spanish missionaries, and that this is still the way almonds are farmed in Spain.
In fact, all the almonds in our products are unpasteurized almonds from Spain which have been dry farmed! For this reason, we are considering ourselves to be the first drought-conscious almond butter company.
However, we don’t want to stop there. We are working to revive the practice of dry farming in the Capay Valley, where almond agriculture originated in California. Upworthy just posted a nice story about our efforts. With some luck, we can create a model to transform almond agriculture in California!
We are looking for farmers and researchers to help us implement and study the practice of dry farming and other regenerative techniques like carbon farming and holistic management on an experimental orchard in the Capay Valley. Contact us if you or anyone you know may be interested.