Blog Category: In the Orchard

Looking Back at the Sights and Sounds of #AlmondHarvest 2019

Get a behind the scenes look at this year’s almond harvest from the point of view of our farmers and community! Check out all of the work done to bring your favorite nut from orchard to pantry, straight from the source.    … Read more

From Orchard to Pantry: The Almond Harvest Story, Part 2

Picking up where we left off, here’s the second phase of how 80% of the world’s almonds are harvested from California’s orchards. After shaking, sunning, and sweeping, it’s time to make some moves! Once the almonds have finished drying in… Read more

Shake, Sun, and Sweep: The Almond Harvest Story, Part 1

It’s harvest time! For the California almond community, harvest – which occurs between August and October – is the busiest and one of the most exciting times of the year. Using specialized equipment and several steps, each nutritious1… Read more

Zero Waste: Putting Almond Coproducts to Optimal Use on Earth Day and Every Day

Reduce, reuse, recycle are particularly meaningful words on Earth Day, but for almond farmers they’re top of mind all year round. Did you know almond trees grow more than just the nutritious almonds we eat? Our favorite nut grows in a… Read more

Farmers are Doing the Mummy Shake to Prepare for Next Year’s Almond Crop

Halloween may be long gone, but mummies could be lurking in almond orchards – mummy nuts, that is! Mummy nuts are what almond farmers call the nuts that remain on the trees after harvest. The normally fuzzy, green outer hull darkens and… Read more

The Sights and Sounds of #AlmondHarvest 2018

Throughout this year’s almond harvest, our farmers and community have been posting on social media to take you behind the scenes to see the work being done to bring your favorite nut from orchard to table! Take a look…    … Read more

National Farmer’s Day: Celebrating California’s Almond Farmers

Today is National Farmer’s Day – a time to honor and thank farmers for all of their hard work year round growing the healthy, delicious foods we need and love! This day is celebrated in October at the end of harvest season, when… Read more

Good for You, Good for California

California is uniquely suited to growing almonds, and its farmers produce 80% of the world’s supply, supporting healthy, diverse diets – full of protein, fiber, and good fat – across the globe. While good for you, almonds are also good… Read more

From Orchard to Table: The California Almond Harvest Story

It’s the most wonderful – and the busiest – time of the year for the California Almond community! In a short window of time – mid-August to October – 80% of the world’s almonds are shook from the trees, swept into rows, picked up, and… Read more

The Almond Lifecycle: From Bloom to Snack Time

Almonds and the trees that grow them go through many stages in their annual lifecycle including dormancy during winter, the stunning bloom in February and March, “growing up” through the spring, and “cracking open” in summer. The year… Read more