Anthony Vollelunga - Founded Valley Long Farms in Lakeport and Kelseyville, California 1975. Anthony filed the orchards as a member of Certified CCOF Organic in 2004.
Alex Vollelunga - Farm manger since 2017 and creator of The Bearded Nut™️ fine walnut products founded in 2018. He quit his teaching and coaching careers and moved his family from Texas to California to save the family farms and take care of Anthony. Valley Long Farms products start with hand picked, hand cracked and cold pressed organic premium walnut oil. Alex developed the first of its kind CBD walnut oil tincture with Texas based company RxTracts in 2019. He enjoys home brewing and dreams of having a beer bar/brewery some day.
Today we own 6 organic walnut orchards, totaling 57 acres. We farm an additional 18 acre organic walnut orchard adjacent to our home property which had been abandoned for 10+ yrs until Alex negotiated a deal and cleaned up the orchard. In total our operations cover 75 acres of heritage walnuts. Each season we hand pick well over 1,000 walnut trees. The trees in our orchards are planted as far as 60ft apart and we’re aloud to grow very large. Our home orchard is located on Highland Springs Rd in Lakeport and the Kelseyville orchards are 1 mile up Mt. Konocti. The Konocti orchards were planted as early as 1916 and the home orchard was planted in 1926 by Poe/Hendricks. The orchards have been dry farmed for nearly 100 yrs. All hand picked and certified organic by CCOF, we farm one of the last remaining Poe walnut orchards on earth.