Our Demeter® Certified Biodynamic® Almonds are grown in California and are the Nonpareil variety. Our farmer of these exquisite almonds is the third generation of her family to farm their land. In the 1980’s when she worked as an export commodity trader, she traveled often to the Pacific Rim. On one trip to Australia and New Zealand, she learned about Biodynamic agriculture and was so impressed that she returned to the states, set up her own company in 1990 and began to transition from the business world to farming, eventually going full-time as a land steward and Biodynamic farmer. Her farm is in the San Joaquin Valley, California, is the only Biodynamic almond farm in North America.
The requirements for a biodynamic farm are much stricter than organic farming, emphasizing water conservation, biodiversity, and crop fertility. This is particularly important for almonds which are a very water-intensive crop.
Pasteurization of almonds is required by law, so we choose to use the Flash Pasteurization Method. This method only allows the steam to touch the almonds for three seconds, thus preserving the energetic life force. Our almonds have a complex and unique flavor profile and have a superior shelf life. The Nonpareil Almond is mild and savory and is commonly used in baking. These are great as snacks on their own.
Almonds are one of just a few nuts that are alkaline. They are delicious and nutritious in trail mix, almond brittle, nut milk, and any recipe calling for raw almonds.
According to NCAT (National Center for Appropriate Technology): A basic ecological principle of biodynamics is to conceive of the farm as an organism, a self-contained entity. A farm is said to have its own individuality. Emphasis is placed on the integration of crops and livestock, recycling of nutrients, maintenance of soil, and the health and well-being of crops and animals; the farmer too is part of the whole.
- Origin: California
- Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in the refrigerator for longer shelf life
- Shelf life: Best if used within 6 months of Julian date
- Ingredients: Biodynamic® Almonds
- Allergens: Almonds