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 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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  • 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 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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  • The Fiddyment Family - Northeast Kern County, CA

    David Fiddyment was a pioneer in the American pistachio industry, with his first orchard in Roseville, California. For many years pistachio growers used processing technology that was invented by him.

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