What We Do
Gold Leaf Farming owns and operates almond, pistachio and date farms in California and Arizona. We aim to acquire best-in-class orchards, farm them sustainably, responsibly and profitably, and by doing so earn excellent long-term returns.
Our Strategy and Focus
For Gold Leaf to achieve long-term success, we will need to live
our values and follow a clear strategy. As we grow, we will prioritize:
Depth vs. Breadth
We focus exclusively on farming almonds, pistachios and dates in the western US. We often see other opportunities where Gold Leaf could expand – other crops, other growing regions, marketing/processing, etc. – but we choose to prioritize depth and expertise farming our 3 core crops vs. breadth across many different businesses.
We don’t buy farms unless we’d be happy to own them forever. We are not “flippers” and hope to farm each property we buy for many decades.
We are owner-operators who farm every property that we own. We prioritize agronomy and long-term farm health, even if it means operational complexity, upfront investment, or other short-term pain. We strive to be experts in our crops, to leverage the latest agronomic research, and to know our farms inside out.
Values & Culture
Gold Leaf was founded with specific values in mind. We believe values should not just be written down, they should be lived every day. This means we incorporate our values into the way we run Gold Leaf and the way we behave with each other (our culture). We will not always be perfect, but we strive to act according to our values.
Our guiding principle is:
Leaving the world better than we found it.
This journey will lead to:
Farms, families, and a future we're proud of.
Act Like Owners
What we mean: Every employee thinks and behaves like they own the farm - because they do.
How we act: We grant equity to every team member. We share responsibility for challenges and credit for successes.
Put Family First
What we mean: We treat everyone at Gold Leaf like they're family.
How we act: We treat each other with compassion and respect. Together, we form an environment where great people love to work.
What we mean: Be real – open, honest and transparent – We build trust by saying what we mean and meaning what we say.
How we act: We are 100% open with each other, our partners, our vendors, and our neighbors and community.
Lead by Example
What we mean: We are the change we want to see in the world.
How we act: We want our neighborhoods and planet to flourish, so we lead the charge by growing healthy crops, farming sustainably, and giving back to our communities.
Interested in joining our team?
Gold Leaf is growing quickly and we are always looking for talented people to join our team. We strive to create an environment where great people love to work by offering competitive pay, equity ownership in our farms, and benefits (e.g., healthcare, 401k, paternity/maternity leave, etc.) to our entire team and staying true to our values.