Old Dog Ranch is a 5th generation family farm located along the Calaveras River in Northern California. They use sustainable farming practices and are certified organic. Old Dog Ranch, named for the Sitkin family’s two long-lived canine companions (Mollie Dog and Poppy), is located in Linden in the San Joaquin Valley. The land has seen many transformations since it was purchased in 1912.
Apple trees gave way to walnut orchards, which thrived in the area’s deep, well-drained soil and low winter temperatures. Old Dog Ranch grows Chandler walnuts, a cultivar prized for its flavor, golden color, and abundant yield. The trees are highly disease resistant, requiring less pest management.