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 Kusmak Family - Tularosa, New Mexico

    When Adam Kusmak’s parents relocated to New Mexico in 1986, they decided to dabble in pistachio farming as a business investment. They purchased land in Tularosa, New Mexico, located in Otero County in the southern part of the state.

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  • The Lowder Family - Madera, CA

    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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  • Alan Robbs - Willcox, Arizona

    Alan, his wife Kathy and his three sons Nick, Zach and Joram, farm pistachios along with other crops, such as lettuce and pumpkins, much of which is sold at regional farmer’s markets. Alan is a second-generation farmer, so they are a four-generation family farm.

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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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