We grow about 40 acres of almonds, a mix of young and old orchards, and a mix of varieties, the majority being nonpareil. We harvest in early fall, using a shaker to get the nuts off the trees. Almonds are a big deal in the Capay Valley – each year the entire Valley celebrates the Almond Festival in February, complete with a competition to crown crown an Almond Queen, corresponding with the time of year when the almond trees are in bloom.

If you have not tried our almond butter, make sure to get your hands on some this season. (But beware, it is so good that you may become addicted!) Almond butter should be refrigerated once opened but can be stored in the pantry until opening. Almonds are best stored in the refrigerator or freezer to avoid going rancid. If they last that long!