Tierra Farm is a certified-organic manufacturer and distributor of nuts and dried fruits, located 20 miles south of Albany, New York.
Tierra Farm started as a diversified organic vegetable farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The organic nuts and dried fruit portion of the business started in 1999 as a way to generate income in the slower winter months. That portion of the business continued to thrive into what it has become today, and they still maintain their original farm.
One of their core values has been to cultivate strong relationships with the best organic farmers in the world. Every year, they purchase an increasing amount of their nuts, seeds and dried fruit directly from the farms, some of which they have worked with for over a decade. Their level of knowledge and communication with their farmers allows them to preserve their organic integrity and ensure fair business practices throughout the supply chain.
Their products are made without added oils or refined sugars in their peanut-free facility. They dry roast and flavor nuts and seeds, blend trail mixes, grind butter, cover nuts and fruits in chocolate and roast fair-trade coffee. Everything is made in small, hand-crafted batches for freshness. All products are gluten-free, peanut-free, and kosher. Their chocolate and coffee are certified fair trade.
Tierra Farm handles only certified-organic products which are grown without synthetic pesticides, genetically modified organisms or chemical fertilizers. This sustains biodiversity, conserves fresh water, and enhances the soil. They generate over 70% of their electricity from solar panels and recycle over 60% of their waste. Their boxes are made from recycled cardboard and their deli cup containers are made from over 50% recycled material—both are recyclable after use.