May 25, 2022
On the drive north from Kerman City to Yazd, we stop for lunch where we meet a group of pistachio farmers. (Rafsanjan is known as the largest producer of pistachios in the world.) Ali invites us to visit his farm. How can we refuse?
After a leisurely snack and drink, Ali introduces us to his foreman and the Afghani workers. In Iran, Afghanis are a highly respected group. They arrive on time, put in a full day’s work, and are scrupulously honest. (Apparently in Iran there are now four million Afghanistan immigrants/exiles/refugees.)
Ali takes us on a tour of his farm including the production and storage areas. He is quite proud. And like everyone else I meet in Iran, overly generous.