Almond Board goes nuts at NFM

Jessica Goldberg, owner of The Fountain of Juice at the Nashville Farmers’ Market, tells members of the California Almond Board about how she uses almonds while doling out samples.

Jessica Goldberg, owner of The Fountain of Juice at the Nashville Farmers’ Market, tells members of the California Almond Board about how she uses almonds while doling out samples.

Members of the Almond Board of California visited the Nashville Farmers’ Market last week as part of a comprehensive tour of all things almond in Nashville.

Every year, the board identifies a burgeoning U.S. food city and organizes a food trends tour for top members of the trade and industry media (former cities include Brooklyn, Charleston, Oakland, Denver/Boulder, and Los Angeles). This year the group visited Nashville, and the Nashville Farmers’ Market was on their map.

Their stop at the Market began at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, where they sampled various flavors with almonds, followed by a presentation at The Fountain of Juice. Other almond-related stops included Batch and Neta’s Naturals.

Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, California, the nonprofit Almond Board of California administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

David Gonnerman