You may have heard some rumors about how much water is wasted in almond farming. Well, almonds have received a bad rap, but it’s not all untrue either. There are many farmers that utilize a flooding technique to water their almonds, which does in fact waste a ridiculous amount of water. BUT THESE ARE NOT THOSE ALMONDS. Trust us, we wouldn’t be cool with that.
Instead, we use HAPPY ALMONDS. We source our almonds directly from the farmer, Alldrin Almonds— a hand-picked, third-generation, almond farming family based in the rolling hills of Modesto, CA. Because we’re pals, they even let us come check out the farm first-hand and see what it was all about… here’s what we learned:
These almonds are grown with on-site water wells that were dug specifically for these almond groves. This means that they are sourcing water as direct as possible, thus preventing water waste.
Alldrin Almond farms utilize a “dual drip line” watering system… it’s basically a fancy way of saying that they have hoses lining each row of almond trees, which serve the perfect amount of water directly to the root of each tree, giving it exactly what it needs to thrive and grow our yummy little almonds. How cool is that?!