How Almond Growers Help the Local Economy

Almonds Cracking Open in July and August

Did you know that 80% of the world’s almonds are grown right here in California? California also supplies 100% of the almonds sold in the United States. In 2016 that amounted to 2.15 billion pounds of nut meat (shelled nuts) valued at $5.2 billion in worth and $21 billion in economic revenue when products made […]

Posted on June 11th, 2019

Almond Farming is a Family Affair

Hurtado Family

Did you know that according to the 2012 USDA Agricultural Census, there are around 6,800 almond farms in California? Almost 75% of those farms are just 100 acres or less—most are under 50 acres. And even though California produces 100% of the U.S. almond supply and more than 70% of the almonds produced worldwide, 91% […]

Posted on April 4th, 2019

Almond Apricot Sauce for Fish or Meat

Almond Apricot Sauce on Pork Medallions

Looking for a way to liven up broiled meat or fish? I have been! I eat WAY too many stir fries and other sauteéd dishes. I also want to eat more fish but don’t really like it unadorned. Today’s recipe is a delightful combination of almonds, apricot, scallions, lime, and ginger. It’s so easy and […]

Posted on March 28th, 2019

The Artistry of Almond Blossom Season

Gathering Almond Blossoms by John W. Waterhouse

It’s Bloom season here in Chico. It’s been raining more this year than most, but our bees did find a break in the weather to help pollinate the trees. Time will tell how well they were able to do. In the meantime, it is always glorious to see the almond trees burst into bloom. Locals […]

Posted on March 5th, 2019

California Almonds Help Feed the World

Flags of the World Globe

Did you know that 70% of the almonds grown in California are exported all over the world? Not only that, California almonds represent 80% of the almonds eaten in the world as a whole! Germany is the biggest importer of almonds followed by Japan and the Netherlands. Here is just a short list of how almonds fit into the […]

Posted on August 14th, 2018