Meet Our Grower Judy Falk

A managing partner with North Bowie Farming, in Arizona, which farms pistachios along with alfalfa and pecans, Judy has been in the pistachio business as a grower for seven years. As a young girl she spent many days at her grandfather’s apple farm. She says, “I remember playing from sunrise to sunset in the orchard. Many years later I found myself raising a family in and around New York City and, needless to say, any connection to farming was a distant memory.”

But farming was in her blood. At a friend’s urging, Judy met Dr. G. Barton Heuler, who was looking for a partner to help grow his pistachio farm. He convinced Judy to travel to the Southwest to learn more about pistachio farming. Judy says she immediately fell in love with the rugged yet elegant pistachio tree, and she realized that joining the team of North Bowie Farming would be the perfect fit for her.

Since then, Judy has become very involved in all aspects of her farming endeavors, including farming several thousand acres of pistachios in Cochise County, Arizona. In 2017 she graduated from American Pistachio Growers’ leadership program, LeadOn, which further cemented her relationship with the pistachio industry. Judy lives with her husband Jay in New York City and rural Hunterdon County New Jersey, keeping a watchful eye on the business from afar in between visits.

Judy Falk

Judy with American Pistachio