A Heritage of Pistachio Farming
Who is ARO? Adam R. Orandi (ARO) is a dedicated pistachio nut farmer and pistachio nut processor. Taught by generations of pistachio grower expertise, his ancestry originates from ancient Persia and saplings from that region flourished into the Orandi Ranch orchards. As CEO, Adam believes you deserve nut-thing less than the finest pistachio nuts: natural, California, jumbo, colossal USDA fancy grade, gourmet grower reserve.
NATURAL COLOSSAL NON-GMO VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE KOSHER
Mission & Philosophy
At ARO Pistachios, A Heritage of Pistachio Farming™️, we continue building on the knowledge of generations of pistachio farming passed down to us while integrating the science and technology of modern farming and food processing standards. Combining old world craftsmanship with state of the art equipment and methodology, our mission is farming the finest pistachios. We look toward the future for healthy growth and responsible land stewardship.
As my father says, "Those before us farmed for us, and we farm for those to follow."~CEO Adam Orandi
Generations of Expertise
CEO Adam Orandi studied Business Administration at the University of Minnesota and Pistachio Cultivation at the University of California, Davis. He completed the first American Pistachio Growers’ Leadership Program and was elected by the organization to serve as a board member 2013--2020. Additionally, he serves as 2019--2021 President of California Pistachio Export Council (CPEC). During high school and college summers his desire to learn the industry apprenticing with his father, Dr. Mehdi Orandi, launched a career learning all aspects of both pistachio processing and farming. Today Adam farms this legacy with his wife Pamela Orandi and their sons.
Orandi Ranch Orchards
Our first pistachio trees were planted in 1971 by Dr. Mehdi Orandi, a pistachio farming trailblazer. These trees thrive and flourish in the Orandi Ranch orchards growing three pistachio varieties in Terra Bella, California. These Arya, Kalegoochi, and Kerman varieties are the largest and most flavorful pistachio nuts.
Dr. Mehdi Orandi brought the Orandi clan to California to plant pistachios which have developed into a multi-family legacy. Varying in age from the oldest most mature trees to newer developing orchards, today the land, trees, and crops are nurtured and maintained by CEO Adam Orandi working alongside his father Mehdi.
Nut-hing replaces teaching like that of a father–son business, forging ahead with innovative crop development and harvesting methods.