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 and added the organic nuts and dried fruit portion of the business started in 1999. That portion of the business continued to thrive into what it has become today, and they still maintain the original farm. One of Tierra Farm's core values has been to cultivate strong relationships with the best organic farmers in the world, which allows them to preserve their organic integrity and ensure fair business practices throughout the supply chain. Tierra Farm offers customers exceptional value through unbeatable quality at prices that are fair both to the consumer and to the farmer. Everything is made in small, hand-crafted batches for freshness. All products are gluten-free, peanut-free, and kosher. The 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. The farm generates 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. They are continuously looking for better ways to protect the planet. The company is also committed to community. They embrace opportunities to support local charities and help them continue to do great work and serve others. Tierra Farm makes more than 60 donations annually, both financially and in terms of our time. In addition, every single Tierra Farm employee makes a living wage of at $15 per hour, and enjoys a comprehensive health benefits program, as well as a retirement plan and onsite lunch.