This Week's Featured Product is Almonds

Almonds are California's largest tree nut crop in total dollar-value and acreage. One million beehives, nearly half of the commercial beehives in the US, are trucked into California during the month of February to help pollinate California's almond orchards, as California is the only state that produces almonds commercially.

There are two types of almond trees: bitter and sweet. Bitter almonds are processed into oil and used mostly for cooking and aromatherapy. Sweet almonds are the varieties that we consume, as a nutrient-dense snack, topping, or filling. Due to recent federal regulations, unpasteurized, raw almonds are now only available at farmers' markets and farm stands.

You can purchase almonds from Stackhouse Brothers or another of the local farmers selling almonds.

Stackhouse Farms has 250 acres and grows nectarines, peaches, apricots, and almonds.

Once you get your purchases home, check out our delicious recipes using almonds.

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