I love supporting small, family-owned businesses. Maybe I’m just a sucker for the sentimental aspect of it, but you can’t deny that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you order something from a family farm or shop. At least I can’t. Recently, I had the pleasure of ordering from one such place…
It was during my search for truly raw, unpasteurized almonds that I came across a link to Briden Wilson Farm. According to their website (www.homegrownalmonds.com), they are “a family owned and operated almond farm in the north-central valley of California.” The real deal-breaker, however, was the price. Get this: the raw almonds are about $8 per pound—and right now you can get free shipping on all orders over $20! That is really, really good for raw, unpasteurized almonds. In fact, it’s the best I could find anywhere. And, no, they did not pay me or bribe me to do this review. It’s just one shopper to another. : )
I don’t do a lot of business over the Internet (except from Amazon and bigger retailers like that) so I was a little nervous that they would just run away with the credit card number or something—you know, all those hoaxes you hear about. Thankfully, no such thing happened. I promptly received an order confirmation and not to long after—yesterday, in fact—my box of lovely almonds came in the mail complete with a handwritten note.
But that’s not all! Today I received a lovely Christmas e-card from them, which included a picture of their five adorable kids. This was part of the message:
What did I say? I’m a sucker for the sentimental little touches! Cool, too, that they are Christians.
I think I just found my favorite place to buy almonds!!!