Our Organic Raw Almonds are grown in the California central valley and blended by our good friends at Once Again. As a democratically operated employee-owned company they share our value system of people before profit and they limit wage differences internally to 4:1. To improve the wages of their farmers, over the past 12 years, they have worked with sesame growers in Nicaragua to develop more than 11 cooperatives including over 2000 farms. Their company motto is “We spread integrity” and we are proud to support their work. When our Almonds are harvested in September, the hard outer husks are removed eliminating nearly all enzyme inhibitors and phytates. The nuts are tested to make sure they’ll sprout and then the soft flesh is mashed until it is sticky. This is what holds a CORE Meal together!