Blue Diamond® Growers
Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Blue Diamond® Growers is the world's largest almond processing and marketing company. Founded in 1910, the cooperative is owned by half of the state's almond growers who produce over 80 percent of the world almond supply. Blue Diamond® led the development of California's almond industry from a minor domestic specialty crop to the world leader in almond production and marketing.
Blue Diamond®, the world's leading almond brand,continues to build markets and create new products, new uses, and new opportunities for global consumers. In 2013, we doubled our capacity by opening the first phase of a new plant in Turlock, California, designed to create more value-added global products using state-of-the art technology. We have also expanded our research and development capabilities with our Almond innovation Center, a one-of-a-kind facility dedicated to new almond products.
The California almond crop is marketed to all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries, making almonds California's largest food export, the sixth largest U.S. food export and the #1 specialty crop in America.
FacilitiesIndustry’s Most Advanced Technology & Processing Methods
What began with a small receiving and packaging plant in 1914 is now the largest nut processing plant in the world, covering 33 city blocks on 90 acres. In addition to the Sacramento facility, Blue Diamond® Growers operate a smaller processing plant in Salida, California and several receiving stations that gather grower’s nuts together for shipping to the Sacramento and Salida processing plants.
Over 2,000 product tests are conducted a year to assure customers to the safest, cleanest, freshest almond shipments.
While people were growing and hand shelling almonds for hundreds of years before Blue Diamond, little technology existed for commercially processing almonds when the cooperative formed in 1910. The savvy growers understood that their future was tied closely to finding the best, most efficient systems to create the quality, flavor and cleanliness they demanded of products bearing the Blue Diamond Almonds logo. From its earliest days, the cooperative invested in developing the processing equipment it needed and could not find elsewhere. Today millions of pounds pass through the plant each year, going through a series of processes, including several that use equipment invented and patented by the cooperative.
Blue Diamond's Charitable Contribution Program and Good Neighbor Policy reflects our four core values: Partnership, Quality, Innovation and Integrity. It is our policy to build meaningful relationships with neighboring organizations in the communities in which we do business - Sacramento, Salida and Turlock, California. Of primary importance to Blue Diamond is the development and investment in these regions by supporting those community organizations that most benefit the quality of life of youth in each of these communities.
|To request funding, please download and complete the form at the bottom of this page and return it to Blue Diamond any time between April and June. All requests are reviewed in July and notifications are emailed out in late August. Please note that funding is distributed during the following fiscal year from when applications are received (fiscal years run from September 1 through August 31). We fully allocate all funds, so mid-year requests are considered the following fiscal year.|
To maximize our impact on our target audience, Blue Diamond no longer provides free product or gift baskets to organizations for raffles, door prizes or other purposes.
“At Blue Diamond, we’re always looking for new, talented passionate people to join our team. We believe that healthy organizations continue to change and grow. And our values of integrity, partnership, innovation and quality make Blue Diamond a great place to grow your career.”
— Mark Jansen, President & CEO
here’s good in everything we do. But it’s more than a slogan – good is in every level of our company. Blue Diamond Growers was founded on the basis of strong collaborative relationships with our growers, many of which go back more than a century. We support green and sustainable agricultural practices. And we’re proud to market a product that’s both healthy and delicious.
Many of our employees have been with us for decades. Our collaborative culture infuses every level of our organization, and good work is valued and rewarded. With passion and hard work, you will have an opportunity to grow your career with us.
We are always interested in finding new talent to add to our team-based work environment. Many of our positions provide great opportunities for growth. We offer both full-time and seasonal employment, with competitive salary and benefits packages.
Get your good going and grow your career with Blue Diamond Growers.
Blue Diamond Growers is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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In 1910 a cooperative of 230 California almond growers formed with the following core values: •To build strong relationships among growers and with their customers; •To communicate directly and honestly; and •To work as a team to realize the best return on their investment. Over a century later, Blue Diamond Growers still adheres to these values at every ...
Mission: Delivering the benefits of almonds to the world, maximizing the returns of each grower who entrusts Blue Diamond with their almonds.