Here at Sunbird Farms, we grow an heirloom variety of Persian walnuts, the Ashley. Genetically identical to the Payne, they are an early producing cultivar. Our orchard has been in production for nearly four generations and continues to be at the heart of Sunbird Farms.
Walnuts are one of the least appreciated superfoods, having a unique combination of “amino and fatty acids…fiber and protein.” This makes them incredibly important for brain, heart, liver, skin and eye health. They are a supremely strong source of antioxidants, and can even benefit reproductive health. What more do you need to know? We not only eat them on salads, in cakes, and in our fudge, but we feed them to our chickens as well, which an essential part of why our poultry and eggs are so nutritious. Here’s a great article on the health benefits of walnuts. Take a look, and pick up some walnuts today, or grab our eggs at Enjoy the Store in Visalia.