Fat Uncle Farms
At Fat Uncle Farms, nuts are more than their business, they’re a way to change the world, “one almond at a time.” Alan Townsend planted his first almond orchard in 1963 in Wasco, CA. Though now retired, you may still find Alan doing what he loves, working his orchard. Alan and his family are part of a thriving almond industry in California, producing almost 80% of the world’s almond supply. Fat Uncle Farms almonds are harvested just as the previous generations of farmers did, hand-picked right off the low-hanging fruits.
Alan’s daughter, Bekki Siemens, and her husband Nate operate the company’s kitchen in Santa Barbara. The kitchen turns the farm’s Nonpareil and Avalon almonds into a range of almond products - from almond butter and blistered almonds to marzipan and almond milk. You can find a variety of their blistered almonds here in our store.
The company that began selling their almonds to large cooperatives now sells their products at Southern California farmers markets and online. Each weekend, you can find customers lined up at markets in and around the Santa Monica area for their can’t-resist almonds and almond products. Fans can find recipes filled with almonds on the Fat Uncle Farms website. The company has been featured in the LA Times, Westside Magazine, LA Weekly and more.
Fat Uncle Farms, “Goin’ nuts since 1963” and supplying us with delectable, sensible snacks daily!