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  • I ordered all three varieties of raw almonds (NonPareil, Monterey, and Fritz) in 2019!!! and put them in a big freezer, and just found the last box of them in the back that I had missed. I thawed them out and ate some fresh, made almond milk with the rest, made muffins with the leftover almond meal, and enjoyed them tremendously. What is even more amazing is that they tasted as fresh as when I got them, even though we've moved twice, had to thaw them out a couple of times in moving from one place to another, and then threw them back in the freezer (I ordered a LOT of them so I couldn't use them up fast enough to keep them in the fridge). I also ordered the smoked almonds, which got eaten up in a few days, of course, being smoked and salted...they are so tasty. I have bought almonds at the grocery store and am always disappointed with them by comparison to Capay Hills Orchard -- yours are the best in the world. Recommend buying a lot and freezing them for later. Yum.

Cate, Springfield, OR  Dec 2023

  • May as well have the best! I have been a customer of Capay Hills Orchard for more than 6 years, and tried all almond products except the half shells. My favorites are the smoked, but all the almond varieties are without peer. Ordering is easy, shipping is always fast and everything's extremely well packaged. Eating these almonds is a revelation! Bravo Brian and family!!Charles, Bethesda, Maryland March 2023

• I am a brand new customer and I have traveled all over the world and tasted many almonds and these almonds are the best I have ever had !!!! So fresh so delicious!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy that I found Capay hills Orchards !!!!!

Deborah, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA Nov 2022

• Thank you so much for the information, Brian! Your almonds are absolutely delicious! I have tried so many different almond brands, companies and farms over the years and yours is by far the best!

  • Regina, Roseville, CA May 2022


• I am grateful for farmers like you, who grow organic foods and care about the Earth and human health! When I sampled some of the almonds, they were extraordinary in flavor and taste. I could immediately tell the difference between store purchased organic pasteurized almonds, and Capay Hills Orchard unpasteurized almonds! The rich flavors are remarkable!
Greg, Colorado Mar 2022

• Capay Hills produces excellent products. I add their almond butter and some golden raisins to my hot cereal in the morning - it's yummy and keeps me going until noon and beyond. My daughter is big on health stuff and she gave a thumbs-up for the glass jars that the almond butter is packaged in. I recently tried some of the Paddock family's smoked almonds - after snacking on them for a few days I ordered another 8 lbs - they are delicious.
Bryan, San Diego, CA Sep 2021

• As you probably know, we've been buying bulk almonds from you for a number of years now, with no regrets.
When my coop offered "truly raw" almonds imported from Spain in a 5lb bag at around the same price as 30lbs from you, I thought we'd try them, as $300 is a lot of money at once!
The almost were NOTHING like yours! NOTHING!! I can't emphasis enough how much better your almonds are. Theirs had bits of hull (I've never seen hull in yours), dried up withered bad tasting almonds (extremely rare in yours), and the good ones just didn't taste anywhere near as good as yours. So I just placed another order for 30lbs from you for the best almonds I've ever eaten. THANK YOU for making the effort to do this and fighting the good fight to make them available to the public directly. Bless you,
Charles, Aug 2021

• The way Almonds should taste - flavorful, fresh and natural.
Tess, Lanexa, VA Jun 2021

• I wanted to let you know that I am very satisfied with the raw, unpasteurized almonds I received. They are delicious. They arrived so quickly, and in perfect condition! I soak them and add them to my spirulina smoothies. I have been without almonds because I won’t buy pasteurized. Then I researched and found out I can purchase unpasteurized California almonds directly from your orchard! Oh, Happy Day!
Patricia, Ranchos de Taos, NM, Apr 2021

• I must say that they are phenomenal! Really the best that I have ever had. Great flavor and really fresh. Keep up the great work on delivering such a fantastic product.
Jeff, Santa Barbara, CA Mar 2021

• Capay Hill's almonds are superb! I've tried almonds from several CA orchards, and yours are the best. Every time I soak and then sprout or dehydrate them, I find myself remarking out loud about how beautiful and good-looking your almonds are in comparison. They are delicious, and I love that I can get a variety from you of the Nonpareil, Monterey, and Fritz. We use these for raw eating and baked goods. I'm so glad I finally tried your almonds to see what outstanding, lovingly produced almonds should taste like. They remind me of the quality almonds I used to eat growing up. Happy to support another direct to consumer family farm and orchard!
Divay, Virginia, Aug 2020

• This family had the best almonds. Especially the smoked ones !!
Mary, Colorado, Aug 2020

• Thank you for all you do to provide this product for our food choices. As a doctor, I don't understand how we can discuss health care improvements and not discuss food quality. We cannot fix the broken healthcare system we have without changing the food we eat!! We either pay the doctor or pay the farmer. Capay Hills Orchard is a leader in health care reform!
Dr. Karen, Gold River, CA March 2020

• Thanks, and thanks for the awesome almonds!  Now that I've eaten real raw almonds, the store ones are disgusting!
Charles, Feb 2020

• We just had to get a pound of organic almonds from the grocery to hold us over from the last shipment - what a let down they were, now that we know what real almonds taste like- we are totally spoiled by Capay! We really appreciate all the effort you put in as it surely pays off in the quality and taste. Thanks,
Kenneth & Alyssa Kansas City, MO Sep 2019

• The almonds are SO GOOD!! Wow, so good :) Am so happy, excited, impressed, and grateful for amazing almonds and the great experience all around! Thank you! Lindsay These are unsolicited comments from customers about our almonds Thank you so much for your beautiful almonds! They are all so delicious and so very different! I appreciate all the work this must be!
Aidan Putney VT, Jul 2019

• Your almond butter is amazing!!! Who knew that almond butter could actually taste like almonds!! Thanks for making a great product. I’ve placed my order!
Nadia Delaware, Jun 2019

• These Almonds are the best Almonds I've ever had. So very fresh! Quick pleasant communication and shipped quick. Beautiful experience.
Kalani Indiana, June 2019

• I just wanted to send you an email saying that I got my order and.... OMG they are extraordinary!!!!! I am heading back to New York for the 4th, to visit family and I will be making room in my suitcase and bringing these with me to share...thus ordering more for sure!!!! Thank you so much!!!! So happy that I found you on my google search. Have an awesome weekend and again, I am SO excited about these! They are delish!!!! Keep up the awesome work!
Kimberly California, Jun 2019

• I’ve been meaning to write you for a while now and I just wanted to say thanks for such a wonderful product, specifically your almonds. Several years ago I started a search for raw, organic, unpasteurized almonds. At that time I discovered some pretty unsavory ones, the quality of which were nothing compared to yours. I tried almonds from Spain and found low flavor and even quite a few that were rotten. I have to say, though, that you do have some pretty decent competition in your neck of the woods, but overall, I think you all have the best! I really appreciate how good you are at communicating to make sure I get the best value and that I’m satisfied. And I love the newsletter and the family ethic incorporated into your business. A while back I began eating organic raw almonds first thing in the morning as a dietary regiment and still do to this day (a way to set my stomach ph to neutral for the day and because I just love almost sprouted almonds). The process I employ is I take a number of almonds from the freezer, where we keep them, soak them over night in water with a pinch of sea salt, drain them and store 'em in the frig. Then each morning I eat approximately one for every 10 pounds that I weigh. Additionally, I make almond butter from the same process of soaking them first. Then I air dry them and grind them in a food processor. Flourless almond butter cookies are another favorite. These things I have been doing for years and I’m able to because of your farm! So, thanks and keep up the good work!
Steve Walpole Maine, Jun 2019

• I just placed my second 15 pound half and half order of NonPareil and Monterey almonds. Thank you so much for providing this safe and quality product. I make almond milk for my grandchildren as well as myself and my husband, so I am very grateful to have found your farm and products that help us achieve our goal of healthy, clean eating.
Cyndi California, Jun 2019

• I received my order last night and WOW, I am in heaven. I never knew a smoked almond could taste so good. Almond butter was heavenly in oatmeal this morning. Thank you so much for the great work you do and phenomenal almonds you grow! I will be a repeat customer!
Jennifer Brooklyn NY, Feb 2019

• I have received the almonds :) thank you so much they taste amazing!!! Actually one of the best flavor I've had in almonds ! The almonds came Very fast. They were packaged nicely, incredibly fresh taste along with the amazing service your company provides I hope to purchase more in the future.
Jessica BC Canada, Nov 2018

• Got the almonds today.  Love the fritz raw almond and your smoked almonds are addictive, their so good.  Thanks for everything!
Kermit Boulder CO, Oct 2018

• We all love the almonds! I made Tuscan almond macaroons with the Fritz and they were fantastic! We will be ordering again in the fall. Thank you so much,
Charlotte Amesville, OH Jul 2018

• Your smoke almonds are ridiculously good! Many thanks,
Ed Salem, SC May 2018

• Fantastic almonds and Almond Butter!
Laura Los Angeles, CA Apr 2018

• It's so great talking to the farmer himself! Best service ever.
Square Feedback Mar 2018

• Great family business; I have been buying from them for years always the best almonds. Brian the owner and his family are the best. A great family business who really puts love and dedication into their business this is what America is all about. Will always support the family owned business.
Harold Huntington Beach, CA Feb 2018

• Thanks Brian - I just made a fresh batch of almond milk with the Monterey variety and oh my goodness can I taste the difference! Your almonds are absolutely delicious!!! Thank you, thank you! I'm looking forward to trying more of your products
Gwen Belmont, CA Oct 2017

• Woe...the nuts are so delicious. They taste so different than the pasteurized store brought. Thx so very much
Bonnie Washington, Oct 2017

• I received my first order from you yesterday. Wow! What a complete surprise. Prior to this order, I wondered just how good an almond could really be – did it really matter? Oh, yes!!! I had absolutely no idea what I was missing. Your almonds are amazing! You have a customer for life now, and I’m going to spread the word. Thank you for doing what you do!
Pat Allen, TX Oct 2017

• I received your products a few days ago. Both varieties of almonds are outstanding. Becasue I love almond milk so much, I immediately soaked the Monterey almond and made almond milk. It was smooth and creamy. It is the best almonds to make almond milk! I am enjoying it more than my daily coffee.
Fanny San Francisco, CA Oct 2017

• Just received the almonds and they are incredible! Thank you and your family for all the hard work. Will order more soon.
Frank Atlanta, GA Sep 2017

• Without question your almonds are the BEST ever. I choose your almonds above all others because of superior quality and flavor as well as your attention to responsible stewardship of the land. THANK YOU
Jean Oklahoma Sep 2017

• I'm a new customer (found you recently on google search) and I was going to email feedback anyway just to say how pleased I am to have found such a wonderful family business, growing almonds the best way possible. I ordered nuts & almond butter last week which you sent right away and they are the most delicious I've ever had. It's a delight looking over the photos on your website and reading how you do everything, and I've been reading your archived newsletters too.
Lisa, Freedom, NH Mar 2017

• Thank you for providing such an amazing product and impeccable customer service. I look forward to my first taste of the 2017 crop in September! Eric, Chichester NH Mar 2017

• I just received your almonds and I have to say these are the most delicious almonds I have ever eaten. Thank you so much for your diligent hard work producing such an excellent product I really appreciate it. All the best
Dominic, British Columbia, Canada Feb 2017

• It is a pleasure to deal with an ethical, honest businessman who goes out his way to provide good service.
Square Customer Feedback Jan 2017

• I just wanted to thank you guys for the wonderful almonds! I ordered 10 lbs a couple weeks ago and have been enjoying munching on them ever since. It's great to have a source for truly raw, organic almonds here in the US. I hope for the best in your growing and selling! Thank you,
Martin, Nelsonville, OH December 2016

• I received my first order of your almonds today. Simply amazing would be an understatement! Apparently, I have been consuming almonds for decades that more closely resemble a cardboard/compressed sawdust consistency and taste. Thank you for your dedication to providing a product that nature intended. The order process was seamless and your communication and shipping was flawless. The only minor issue worth mention is the quality of the zip bag that product was packaged in. I found the bag material a bit thin and difficult to reseal. Keep up the exceptional work! I look forward to my next order.
Eric, Chichester, NH, Dec 2016

• Quality clean raw organic almonds. Repeat customer and always kind prompt service and fresh almonds.
Square Customer Feedback Nov 2016

• It was great to speak to you for placing the order. We received almonds yesterday, and what a treat! They really are delicious and so very different from commercial stores! I soaked few almonds last night, and this morning removed skin and enjoyed them enormously. Thank you for the speedy delivery and growing organically.
Chhaya, New York City Nov 2016

• Just wanted to thank you again for talking with me the other day, it was lovely ta speak to a human being. The almonds arrived Saturday, and they’re gorgeous!! Smoked almonds smelled good before we even opened the box. And I’m glad we talked about the Monterey variety - the Nonpareils are really good, but I think I’ve found a new fave in the Montereys. Thanks a million, Holly, Connecticut Nov 2016

• Your almond butter is exceptional, second to none. My search for authentic raw almond butter is over. Thank you for taking such care to grow and prepare our food. Lori, New York City Nov 2016

• Thank you so much Brian and your family for working so hard to provide us the superb quality and healthy almonds! I have been buying raw unpasteurized almonds from US for many years, before it was through a group until now. Two years ago, I found your web page and started to check your web page regularly. Recently I started to check your Facebook as well. With all carefully studies, eventually I decided to buy the almonds from your farm this year. I am so glad that I did. Almonds were delivered 7 days after the order was made (international shipping). They are sweet, crunch and fresh. They are the best almonds we have had so far. I am so lucky to find your farm. My husband said we may need place another order soon since they are so delicious :-) Thanks Brian for your generously and patiently answering my questions and trying to find the best shipping method to save money for us! All the best and regards!
Sue and family, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

• The smoked almonds are absolutely amazing!! Thank you!!
Kate, Bend OR Oct 2016

• My search is over for a good almond supplier; and I've tried several. Capay Hills almonds are so crispy, I actually thought they might have been roasted; but they are not. And I love the fact that they are truly unpasteurized. Other vendors try to confuse the consumer with words such as "raw". Finally, and intending no disrespect to, I like the fact that I am buying directly from the grower. I know the almond variety. I know when it was harvested. And I know how it was harvested. Yes, indeed, Capay Hills almonds are the real deal.
Robert, Colorado Oct 2016

• I received the almonds yesterday and they are the absolute best I have ever eaten!!!! I have a hard time only eating a few at a time :) ;) Thank you for growing these wonderful almonds and your farming techniques and for the speedy order / delivery!
Carol, Fremont, CA Sep 2016

• My wife and I are really enjoying the raw almonds we purchased from Capay Hills Orchard. We soak/sprout them and then dehydrate and notice with your almonds it gives them a sweet taste. We are very happy with Capay Hills organic almonds and your great customer service. You have our business.
John, Oxford, NC 2016

• Received the almond order yesterday. We are impressed with the high quality and sweetness of the nonpareil almonds. The almond butter is by far the best I have ever had. So glad I happened across your website.... Best regards!
Rose, Fairfield, WA 2016

• Awesome customer service attention to detail and great almonds!!
-Square 2016

• Excellent and efficient friendly service when ordering. The best is that they are organic.
-Square 2016

• Eating all these almonds has helped me in several ways and I’m very happy to have found you. They are superbly delicious. The almond butter is amazing. I have never had one that tasted so sweet and whipped. I will definitely be ordering that one again.
Joe, Massachusetts

• That Almond butter is awesome. The almonds are definitely the best tasting we've had.
Ken, Illinois

• We are totally hooked!!!!! I am sooooo grateful that I found you after an incredibly lengthy and exhausting internet search for healthy smoked almonds. Had to get the hubby off of those nasty MSG-laden mass-produced-without-love smoked almonds. We cannot believe how amazing yours taste - they are absolutely the BEST. Thanks! Love your website and reading about your farming practices.
Mikelle (and hubby), Arizona

• Look and taste amazing. So glad I found you! Your son had the right idea with the internet. It really takes the local farm so much farther. And, even though I do much of my shopping online, small and family-owned is what I prefer! :)
PJ, Florida

• I can’t stop eating them and I would like to order more please. The smoked ones are sooo good you are right, totally addictive, and the raw ones are so sweet and delicious and crispy. Joe, Massachusetts

• I love your almonds - they're just simply the best
Jarrett, New Mexico

• WooHoo! Yours are the best almonds I've ever had! I soaked them in salt water overnight and dried them in my dehydrator. DAYUM good! :) EXCELLENT almonds
Tim, Georgia

• We are really scarfing your wonderful almonds. The almond oil in them is quite tasty! We gobbled up the almonds---they have become our staple (excellent for almond milk and smoothies.). Your almonds have become the mainstay of our diet! Everyone who has tasted your almonds wants to know where I got them! They are wonderful! Unlike the food co-op's almonds, you can taste the essential almond oil in them and they are plump and fresh. We are going to sprout them.
Julie, Wisconsin

• We're so pleased with the freshness and quality of your almonds, they're truly crisp and delicious!
Charlene, Cayman Islands

• Your unprocessed almonds are awesome
Ron, Colorado

• The almond butter is terrific, and the consistency is exactly the way I like it,….Like is understating it. Perfect is the word. :)
Paul, California

• Hey, just got the almonds and almond butter, so fast!! My husband and I both think this is the best almond butter we've tried. ……okay, hold the phone, just tried the almonds.... ummm, almonds are crunchy? holy crap, that's amazing!!! Seriously, so happy I found your website and please keep up the good work, I can't buy this at the store!
Anne, Illinois

• I chose you over all the other organic family farms because:
1-You harvest on tarps - no additional dirt being smothered on almonds and possibly ending up in one’s mouth
2-Nice small family ‘farm’ - I like supporting these, and I love the pictures of your family and friends at work on the farm.
3-The slow-smoked almonds…truly natural and unique. I cannot wait to try!
4-Your prices - very good!
5-Your willingness to assist in every way possible; even going as far as to help your customers save on postage.
6-RAW ALMONDS! - I know I can trust from your family that the almonds I receive from you are truly raw. Thank you for your tireless support in making truly healthful food available to others. You have won a long-term customer.
Kael, Florida

• I just finished up the almonds from my last order. They make a perfect snack when I get home from work. I am just blown away by the quality of the almond butter, and the almonds.
Bill, Florida

• I'm so happy that I found your farm and your wonderful almonds! Brian is so helpful and ordering from Capay Hills Orchard is so easy...great customer service. Will definitely be a repeat customer!
Karen, Florida

• Thanks for the quick shipment on the almonds! They're delicious! I had ordered from a different organic almond grower last year and yours are much better. I'll definitely be ordering from you all again.
Janice, Indiana

• These are the most DELICIOUS almonds I have ever eaten. They are fresh, crunchy and SWEET, a quality I never knew could be associated with almonds. I have eaten organic almonds for over 30 years and did not know what I was missing. This is the first time I have ordered directly from an orchard and was truly amazed at the difference. I compared these to organic almonds available at our local health food store, and the flavor, texture and freshness of the Capay Hills almonds was far superior. I soak all my almonds in salt water (to remove the enzyme inhibitors) and then dehydrate for 24hrs and these were even more delicious and crunchy. I will be ordering these for years to come, and have already told friends. Thankyou!
Erika - Durango, Colorado

• The almonds are delicious - both the raw and the smoked. The almond butter is the best we have ever purchased and we have tried a number of brands. We will be ordering again.
Alicia - Columbus, OH

• Thanx for the almonds. They were so fresh and yummy. I grew up with an almond tree, and it took me right back.”
Jim – Newbury Park, CA 2016

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