Almonds

Almonds

Nearly all the almonds grown in the US are farmed in California. Almonds are California’s third leading agricultural product and were its top agricultural export in 2008.

Almonds can be found in the farmers market all year round. They are harvested in the early fall.

In Season

August, September, October, November

Recipes with Almonds

Strawberry Soup with Burrata and Fried Almonds

Isaac Miller, Maven

Roasted Radishes and Brussels Sprouts

Elianna Friedman, CUESA Market Chef

Grilled Peach, Quinoa, and Arugula Salad

Erica Holland-Toll, Prather Ranch Meat Co. American Eatery

Purslane Salad with Cherries and Honey Almonds

Elianna Friedman, CUESA’s Market Chef

Articles about Almonds

October 18, 2013

Trail Mix: A Tour of Fruit and Nut Orchards

Get an up-close look at Capay Canyon Ranch and K&J Orchards during the fall fruit and nut harvest.

March 04, 2011

The Stone Fruit Gamble

Bad weather can damage fruit blossoms, leading to lower yields or lost crops.

September 18, 2009

Almonds and Olives Farm Tour Slideshow

Quintessential California crops - almonds and olives - are highlighted on this farm tour.

August 24, 2007

Riskier Than Raw?

New legislation regarding the sale of raw, unpasteurized almonds meets opposition over safety, as well as threats to small producers.

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn More »