Burroughs Family Farm

After growing almonds for years, the Burroughs family wanted to certify their orchards as organic, but between the high costs of certification and the instability of market pricing, the Burroughs couldn’t make the switch on their own. Equal Exchange supported the Burroughs, buying their transitional almonds at above-market prices, even when they couldn’t be retailed as an organic product. Now, the Burroughs acreage is fully certified organic. Located in the heart of San Joaquin Valley where pesticides rule supreme, the choices the Burroughs family are making are risky but quite rewarding. They’re setting an example for all of us to lead with our hearts and move boldly together into the future.