The world’s largest and most respected almond processing and marketing powerhouse.Headquartered in Sacramento, California, Blue Diamond Growers is the world's largest almond processing and marketing company. Founded in 1910, the 102 year-old 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 May, 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. Plans also include expanding our research and development capabilities as global demand continues to increase 10 percent annually.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. The California crop is currently valued at over $6 billion dollars.GrowersThe Almond People will celebrate 100 years of innovative vision, determination and leadership led by the people who were and are Blue Diamond Growers. The venerable cooperative grew from a vulnerable association of 230 almond growers to become the world’s largest and most respected almond processing and marketing powerhouse. It made the perilous journey on the backs of visionary leaders committed to the idea that only through cooperative marketing could family farmers compete in the rough and tumble markets of the world. That vision translated into more equitable returns for grower/members, a guaranteed home for their crops and an ever-expanding market for their products. Almost single-handedly it created an industry out of a loose collection of growers and shippers, an industry that swept from being a minor player in the world market to its current status as a global leader in growing, processing and marketing almonds. Today the California almond industry produces over 80 percent of the world supply and leads the state as the largest food export!