Three generations and counting! Westside Farming, LLC is a family owned services company providing bookkeeping, farm management, real estate, water management, and other business operations services to agricultural clients based in the San Joaquin Valley.
Since its inception in 1994, Westside Farming has had tremendous success in acquiring, planting and managing almond and pistachio orchards despite a litany of challenges facing the agricultural industry in California. California’s agricultural industry has suffered numerous setbacks over the past two decades including water shortages, price spikes, and environmental litigation. However, in an effort to mitigate the risks associated with water uncertainty, the Company has been proactive managing its most costly and precious resource. We are proudly 100% drip irrigation and believe being a good steward to the land is a necessity for future generations. Being a good steward to us means to waste less, eat local, support farmers, advocate, invest, learn, and pray for rain!
In addition to implementing drip irrigation organization wide, in 2006 the Company co-founded and invested in a groundwater banking project which allows members to deposit excess water in underground aquifers during wet years and extract water in dry years to account for any shortfalls in water availability. As the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) comes into effect, banking projects like this will allow farmers to better manage their water supplies without the need of overdrafting the basin in which they rely.