The main processing and production facility at Setton Pistachio is situated in Terra Bella, California on a 50 acre site.
This plant operates year-round 24 hours a day to ensure we offer the freshest, highest quality products to our customers.
In addition to the main Terra Bella facility, Setton Pistachio operates a satellite facility just 7 miles away on a 20 acre site. Between the two facilities, Setton has the capacity to process, store, package and ship more than 80 million pounds of pistachios annually, with room for further expansion.
During the 6 to 8 week long pistachio harvest season in September and October we can process over 3,000 truckloads of pistachios directly from our orchards and others’. Within 24 hours of arriving at Setton, 100% of the pistachios are hulled, cleaned, dried and placed into large storage silos. The pistachios are protected from insects, moisture and damage once inside the silos and can be stored safely for a year or more.
Setton Pistachio maximizes unique opportunities during the harvest period to practice sustainable and responsible business practices. We routinely recycle virtually all agricultural waste water back into recharge zones or as agricultural irrigation water for our pistachio trees within our orchards, saving approximately 100 millions gallons of water each year.
Annually, Setton Pistachio also recycles more than 200 million pounds of protein and nutrient-rich agricultural hull bio-matter as cattle feed. This effort not only avoids generating large amounts of agricultural waste but provides feed for as many as 500 head of cattle for 3 months, reducing huge amounts of CO2 emissions.
Setton Pistachio employs over 300,000 square feet of packaging and production space and offers a full range of pistachio manufacturing and processing capabilities. We utilize pistachio sizing machinery, pin-pickers to separate naturally opened pistachios from closed ones, dry roasters, sorting machinery, fully automated packaging lines, flavoring production lines, salt brining systems, dozens of metal detection systems, and we have vacuum-packaging capability as well as R&D development services.
Representing the state-of-the-art in streamlined, automated, safe pistachio production, the Setton Pistachio plant allows us to offer a wide range of pack sizes to meet the needs of our diverse customer base including customized co-pack arrangements, flexible intermediate bulk containers, cartons, kraft bags, film packaging and other formats. Setton is able to deliver our wholesome and nutritious pistachios to customers globally through our national and international distribution networks.
Producing wholesome pistachio nuts starts with the moment a seed is planted. We invite you to take a look into the process that makes Setton's pistachios America's best tasting pistachios.
Get up close and personal with Setton Farms and "America's Best Tasting Pistachios" at one of our upcoming trade shows.