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Our Mission

Direct from us to you

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Our company was built on a desire to produce and sell premium quality walnuts using the most efficient methods possible. Our goal is to provide cost-efficient processing and superior service to both growers and customers, and help manage operations from the orchard to the marketplace. This concept is the foundation of our company and hence our name . . . Grower Direct Nut Company.

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As a family owned business we strive to be good stewards and strong leaders in the agricultural industry and our community. Our vision is to maintain our family values of building relationships, honesty, respect, work ethic, and passion throughout all aspects of our company. With these values, we will promote employee development, good communication, community involvement, continuous improvement, and excellent products and services that are trusted throughout the industry.

  • COMMITMENT

  • INTEGRITY

  • EFFICIENCY

  • QUALITY

  • TEAMWORK

Quality & Efficiency 

Efficiency, quality, food safety and traceability are at the foundation of our plant design. Located in Hughson, California, the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, our plant includes approximately 490,000 square feet of walnut processing and storage facilities, including 200,000 square feet of temperature and humidity controlled cold storage.

We are one of the larger walnut processors in the state housing one of the most modern shelling units in the industry, sophisticated laser sorters and x-ray machinery for the removal of shell and foreign material. In addition to shelling and cleaning operations we sort and screen products for size, color and grade. Our cutting lines are capable of producing diced product and walnut meal to meet any customer’s specification.