Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Hi-Tech Farmer

Nut farming has changed radically in the past 70 years with the implementation of technology. In the 1940’s and 50’s a small farm of about 20 acres of walnuts used to be worked by about 15 people for about 2 … Continue reading

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Interview: Farmer Al

Here is an interesting interview with a local farmer from Modesto, Al Spina, in which we talk about everything walnuts. This interview can be heard by clicking the following hyperlinked text, then clicking “view in store”, and finally by clicking … Continue reading

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A Farmer’s Exotic Car Collection

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve never seen or heard of a farm with a barn full of Ferraris…”. That’s because a farmer’s exotic car collection does not consist of rare luxury, terrifyingly quick¬†motored machines but of something that … Continue reading

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The Life of a Nut

This week we’ll be talking about the life and death of a walnut tree. Walnut trees can be grown by simply planting a walnut in the ground. However, walnuts grown for commercial sale are planted as saplings to increase the … Continue reading

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Life on the Ranch

I’ve lived on a walnut ranch my whole life. Life on a ranch is¬†different than you might think. My family and I don’t sit around all day listening to country music, chewing on straw, watching the crop grow. We are … Continue reading

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