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Taking Our Place in History

California’s agricultural footprint is of critical importance to the United States, and the world. The vast majority of the fruits and nuts produced here are grown on small to mid-sized orchards. Pomona Farming is working to change the way farming is done by leveraging our resources to bring responsible farming practices to the forefront of all we do.

We have scaled our operations to become one of the world’s leading almond growers and have expanded our portfolio of clean foods grown in both California and Hawaii. We continue to grow through vertical integration by building processing facilities for our major crops, developing a global distribution strategy for our foods, and investing in brands that connect us to the consumer.

California Produces:

  • 80% of the world’s almonds
  • 60% of the world’s pistachios
  • 50% of the world’s walnuts
  • Over a third of the country’s vegetables and two thirds of the country’s fruits

Big Vision Leads To Great Growth

2017

Pomona

Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) buys the majority stake in a 10-year old Oakdale-based almond portfolio and farming company. Keeping management and operations in place, Pomona Farming (Pomona) is created to invest in additional agricultural lands on behalf of PSP Investments, both in almonds and other crop types.

2017

California Almonds

Pomona joins the California Almond Sustainability Program and achieves its highest gold-level rating for the farming methods practiced on all of its almond orchards.

2018

Pollinator Partnership

Pomona’s outstanding commitment to wildlife conservation and bee health is recognized by The Pollinator Partnership.

2018

Three Trees

Pomona invests in its first ‘brand partner’, growing the key ingredient, organic almonds, for its signature products.

2019

Mahi Pono

PSP Investments, in partnership with Pomona, closes an epic land purchase on Maui, creating Mahi Pono to repurpose 41,000 acres (16,592 ha) of abandoned sugar cane into diversified agriculture, serving the islands of Hawai’i and beyond.

2019

Maui Harvest

Mahi Pono creates the Maui Harvest brand for its own locally grown produce, now available in island grocery stores.

2020

Shaka Tea

Mahi Pono invests in Shaka Tea, expanding commercial mamaki tea farming from the Big Island to Maui.

2020

Malk

Pomona invests in a second clean almond beverage company, not only growing the key ingredients but also partnering on new product development.

2021

Pomona

Pomona adds pistachios, wine grapes, and walnuts to the California portfolio, which already includes raisins, olives, and organic and conventional almonds.

2021

Flagstone Foods

Flagstone Foods, North America’s leader in private label snack nuts and mixes, announces the partnership with Pomona in its mission to source all of its almonds from bee-friendly farms by 2025.

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