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

  • Thom and Dottie Dille - Lincoln, CA

    Thom Dille has been in the pistachio business as a grower and processors for over 10 years. Today, he is general manager for David and Dolly Fiddyment of Fiddyment Farms, which includes over 600 acres of pistachios in Kern County and a boutique pistachio processing operation near Sacramento.

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  • The Wylie Family - Madera, CA

    The Wylie brothers, Craig and Chris, have farmed pistachios since the 1970s, in Madera. Their sons, Justin, Chase and Ryan have spent the past ten-plus years carrying on the family business. Each son has memories of his father working the harvest from sun up to sun down.

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  • The Schweers Family - New Mexico

    The Schweers have 85 acres of pistachios and a vineyard of 24,000 vines located between Alamogordo and Tularosa, New Mexico. All three children help with the business in some fashion.

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  • 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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