Meet Our Growers

Throughout California, Arizona and New Mexico, there are families who grow pistachios. Their livelihoods depend on Mother Nature and their ability to work with her. They’re involved in their communities and work diligently toward a sustainable future in farming. With a constant eye on the weather and another on the crop, these folks all have one thing in common—they love what they do.

Check in occasionally as we add growers to our American Pistachio Growers photo album, and welcome to the farm!

 

Our Growers

  • The Gupta Family - Tulare County, CA

    The Gupta family originated in India where Dr. Gupta and Dr. Kumar farmed with their maternal grandparents. Now in their fifth generation of farming, Anil Gupta oversees their pistachio orchards in Tulare County, where the family lives.

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  • The Robinson Family - Fresno County, CA

    Farming and agriculture flow through Gary Robinson’s veins. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Hanford, California, Gary decided to go beyond just experience and delve into the business side of agriculture, so off to college he went. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business from Fresno State University, and a Master of Science degree in agricultural science and management from UC Davis.

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  • The Schmiederer Family - Mendota, CA

    “I have been farming since 1990,” Jeff said. “0ver the last 25 years I have seen big changes in the types of crops being grown as well as in environmental challenges. As farmers, we adapt. As for pistachios, they seem to take on the challenges we face. Pistachios handle poorer water quality from our wells better than other crops, and they can get by with less water than other tree crops. I have also seen the pistachio industry grow from a predominately domestic market to a worldwide market.”

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  • The Salehi Family - Visalia, CA

    Vahid Salehi credits his family with the work ethic and dedication he follows to ensure the success of Pistacia Global, the Visalia-based company he founded in 2006.

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