Global Reach from Local Roots.

The Almond Company is at the center of an expanding collection of companies, each focused on quality, customer satisfaction, and value growth. From a modest beginning in the late eighties, the almond handling and processing operation for Harris Family Enterprises now processes more than 100 million pounds of almonds for distribution domestically and around the globe.

We process and market almonds for hundreds of growers in California’s fertile central valley. Growers choose us because of our record of success, innovative practices, and attention to efficiency in every aspect of production makes the Almond Company growers’ first choice. Our seasoned team brings experience and dedication to our partners, which makes The Almond Company a leader in an expansive industry.

The Almond Company is a quality processor and marketer of California almonds.

We buy and sell almonds. We are the conduit between the farmers and the customers, adding value and providing services that enable growers to take their crops from farm to fork.

The Almond Company is a registered almond handler pursuant to the Marketing Order administered by the Almond Board of California. As one of the industry’s leading almond processors, we size, sort, grade, and bulk-package our throughput. Quality and efficiency are keys to ensuring that buyers worldwide achieve their goals.

Growers and buyers rely on our talented teams and proven methods to make their businesses successful, sustainable, and profitable.

Grower & Buyer Focus

Grower Focus: Partnering with growers to market their products worldwide.

We purchase almonds from hundreds of growers that successfully manage orchards stretching from San Joaquin County to Kern County in Central California. Our grower partners are innovative, eco-conscious farmers and good stewards of the land. The Almond Company and our sister organizations—The Nursery Company and The Hulling Company—help farmers employ sustainable techniques, including tree selection, soil care, pest management, water conservation, and waste management. Forward-focused, these farmers embrace a balanced stewardship of resources to maximize profits while minimizing environmental impact.

Almonds are graded and sized with advanced electronics that utilize the latest in infrared- and laser-sorting technologies. We also hand-sort, ensuring that we deliver quality and attention our growers appreciate. After sizing and grading, the almonds are typically packed in 50-lb. cartons or metric ton fiber bins.

Global sales affiliate in London

Year-round we ship from Madera, California to corners of the world as varied as the Middle East, Africa, India, China, South America, and Germany. We work with buyers throughout Europe, Asia, and India in real-time through our London affiliate. Our growers are represented by a multilingual sales force that conducts business in real-time throughout Europe and Asia. This unique affiliate relationship in Europe sets us apart in terms of customer satisfaction, risk management, maximizing returns, and expanding sales for our growers.

Custom technology, transparency, access to information, continuous quality improvement in our plant, and real-time data enable our grower partners to be fully informed and satisfied with our services.

As a handler for our growers we effectively work on their behalf to sell and pay them for their crops. Marketing can be done by allocating their production to the Seasonal Pool Marketing (we market and issue progress payments throughout the year) or the Call Pool Marketing. (The grower markets their own product based on market updates and market conditions).

Successful methods developed over many years

The Almond Company can store up to 81.5 million pounds of almonds in bins. We can pack, size, and ship one million pounds per day. And we can load a million pounds, unload a million pounds and fumigate a million pounds a day. Our facility is the world’s largest brown skin almond plant under one roof.

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Buyer Focus: Supplying demand for quality almonds around the world.

Several aspects of the way we serve our buyers make us your first choice for quality almonds.

London sales affiliate gives us presence in Europe

With our affiliate’s boots on the ground overseas, as well as presence in our growers’ fields, we provide buyers a direct link to the products they want.

Long-term partnerships

The Almond Company prefers relationships to transactions. Our culture consistently develops lasting connections that produce reliability, high levels of customer satisfaction, and consistent quality. We do not see ourselves as commodity traders.

Our quality supports your quality.

For buyers to innovate and sell outstanding products we must deliver almonds of the highest quality. We focus on techniques and equipment that enable us to produce safe, reliable almonds. Whether to meet confectionary standards for piece size or standard USDA regulations, unannounced quarterly audits, quality control staff in our plant, and a fulltime quality assurance director ensure our success.

Shelled Almonds

We pack kernels according to the contracted variety, USDA grade, custom specifications, and size. We meet stringent quality specifications, including Guide to California Almonds. The sales and production teams work efficiently to ensure customer specifications are met and expectations exceeded.

In-Shell Almonds

We pay careful attention to moisture, dissimilar product, foreign material, loose meat, and insect damage levels. Our goal is to exceed our customers’ quality expectations. Learn more about our grading parameters.

The Almond Company is fully invested in the Almond Sustainability Ecosystem, which informs us of best practices and continual improvement of processes that place us at the forefront of the movement to make almonds an economically, environmentally and socially responsible crop for California.

Position Reports

Each month, Almond Board of California publishes a position report, which contains the most recent almond trade statistics. Reference these reports to get the latest shipment information and understand the trends impacting the almond industry. The reports follow the Almond Board’s crop year (August 1 to July 31) which aligns with the almond crop production cycle. August, the beginning of harvest, marks the beginning of each new crop year and the following July position report rounds out the final shipment numbers for each year.