Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Almonds for you, Almonds for me

Across the street, this almond farmer is sweeping his harvest into windrows to be picked up and taken to the huller. One more dirty job in the name of bringing yummy goodness to the table!
When almonds are harvested, the entire tree is shaken by its trunk and the nuts fall to the ground. Once on the ground, they dry for several days before they are swept.

Farmers are, and always have been, active recyclers. We are always looking for ways to reduce or minimize our waste and find productive uses for by-products generated during food processing.
Can you name 2 almond industry by-products that will be used on many dairy farms, including ours?

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