Blog Archives for: February 2015

Esquire Magazine Covers Multi-generational Farmers in the Central Valley

Esquire is a publication known for red-carpet fashion, but this week the magazine traded tuxedos and wingtips for plaid shirts and work boots with a fascinating look at the ins and outs of growing California almonds. Esquire recently met… Read more

How Sustainability is Shaping the Food and Nutrition Conversation

The way we define “healthy eating” appears to be changing. In late February, the nutrition world was abuzz with the release of the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Making global headlines was the fact… Read more

Buds, Bees and Bloom- Part 3: Bloom

This post was written by Kern County almond grower Jenny Holtermann and originally appeared on her blog, You Say All-mend, I Say Am-end. This is the third in a series of guest posts from Jenny about the pollination process.  The final and… Read more

Buds, Bees and Bloom- Part 2: Bees

This post was written by Kern County almond grower Jenny Holtermann and originally appeared on her blog, You Say All-mend, I Say Am-end. This is the second in a series of guest posts from Jenny about the pollination process. Our almond… Read more

Report: Bee Supply to Meet Almond Pollination Demand

With almond bloom upon us, the Western Farm press has good news about honey bees. According to an article by Greg Northcutt, bee supply is “expected to meet demand for almond pollination” this year. That’s a report we welcome, because –… Read more

No, Almonds Don't Use 10 Percent of California's Water

The author of the article addressed in this post has since revisited his numbers and made some important correction. Click here for more information about that correction. Do almonds use 10 percent of California’s total water supply? The… Read more

Buds, Bees and Bloom- Part 1: Buds

This post was written by Kern County almond grower Jenny Holtermann and originally appeared on her blog, You Say All-mend, I Say Am-end. This is the first in a series of guest posts from Jenny about the pollination process. Buds, Bees and… Read more

The Buzz on Bees

Spring comes early to California’s Central Valley, and farmers and beekeepers alike are already focused on the start of almond bloom. Almonds are the first of the many crops in California pollinated by commercial honeybees, and the… Read more