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 Lowder Family - Madera, California

    Larry and Janice Lowder farm cooperatively with other family members who own farms. The family’s been farming for two generations.

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  • The Wilkinson Family - Delano, California

    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 Cook Family - Southeast Arizona

    Jim Cook’s family has ranched and farmed in Arizona since the 1880’s. In 1973, he began farming pistachios, a new crop in the area.

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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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