Our Growers

In California, we’ve been putting our heart and soul into almond growing for over a century. In fact, we’re the only almond milk that grows its own almonds – so yes, you could say we’re nuts about them! To find out more about some of us and our love for almond growing, just hover over our pics below.

  • Galen Miyamoto

    My family have been growing Blue Diamond Almonds for over 90 years

  • Dan Clendenin

    I'm delighted to be a second generation Blue Diamond Almonds grower

  • Christine Gemperle

    Just like my dad, I'm proud to be a Blue Diamond Almonds grower

  • Dan Bays

    I'm honoured to be a third generation Blue Diamond Almonds grower

3,000+
Is the number of people that make up our co-operative
4
Is the number of generations some of our families have been almond growers
105
Is the number of years we've been growing our almonds

Everything Blue Diamond does revolves around four brand pillars: CARING, CREATING, GROWING & INNOVATION.
These values have helped us grow and harvest the finest California almonds for over a century. Watch the videos below to find out more.

With Michael’s third generation almond growing experience, he knows that with care comes the finest California almonds.

By using our quality Almond Breeze® products private chef Mathew can create the stand out food he’s renowned for.

Being the only almond milk that grows its own almonds gives us huge pride in our work and allows us to work together to continue to grow as a company.

Growing the finest California almonds takes a lot of tender loving care. It also requires innovative ways to sustain our land and crops for the future.

The Blue Diamond story over the generations.

1850
1914
1910
1915
1931
1931
1949
1980
1986
2010
2013
2013
Today
1850

1850

California pioneers find an ideal Mediterranean climate in the soils of Sacramento, Monterey and Los Angeles, where they plant their first almonds, giving birth to an industry.
1914

1914

The Exchange opens a new receiving and packaging plant, which would later become the largest nut processing plant in the world, covering 33 city blocks on 90 acres.
1910

1910

The California Almond Growers Exchange is founded, leading development of California's almond industry from a minor domestic specialty crop to the world leader in almond production and marketing.
1915

1915

The Exchange adopts the blue diamond — the rarest in the world — as the symbol on its label, representing high quality and distinguishing it from Spanish and Italian imports.
1931

1931

20 million pounds of almonds are delivered by four thousand almond growers.
1931

1931

The Exchange innovates grading, shelling and other processes to increase market share. Mechanical test grading for quality is introduced.
1949

1949

The 6-ounce can of Blue Diamond Smokehouse® almonds is first introduced.
1980

1980

The Exchange oficially becomes known as Blue Diamond Growers.
1986

1986

Blue Diamond launches A Can A Week ad campaign, in which real almond growers made the pitch "A can a week, that's all we ask."
2010

2010

Over 1.5 billion pounds of crops delivered to keep up with record-breaking global demand.
2013

2013

Blue Diamond doubles capacity by opening a new plant in Turlock, California, designed to create more value-added global products using state of the art technology.
2013

2013

The Blue Diamond Almond Innovation Center opens, becoming the world's first and only research center dedicated to almond product innovation.
Today

Today

Working with a new generation of growers, Blue Diamond continues its legacy of bringing the benefits of almonds to the world.