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 Blackwell Family - Northeast Kern County, CA

    Three generations of Blackwells farm pistachios in an area called Little Creek, where the foothills of the Sierra Nevada roll down to the San Joaquin Valley floor. Brian began working at Pioneer Nursery in his teens, where pistachio rootstock is developed for the industry.

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  • Jim Graham - Cochise, Arizona

    Ruth and Jim Graham are second-generation pistachio growers in the historic part of Arizona known for being the home of the great Apache leader, Cochise.

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  • The Burcham Family - Firebaugh, CA

    In 2000, the family grew with the marriage of their daughter Klytia to Steve Burcham. Steve immediately became actively involved on the farm and worked side by side with Larry, learning all about how to grow pistachios.

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  • The Wilkinson Family - Delano, CA

    Larry Wilkinson’s grandmother, Janie Poonian, began farming in the mid-1980’s in Delano. She taught him to farm and he carried on their family pistachio tradition. He now farms with his wife, Lorie and their five children (soon to be six).

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