Growers now contracting new growers

Crain Walnut Shelling, Inc. and C.R. Crain and Sons combined are one of the largest processors of walnuts in California. Our fifty-one years and three generations in the walnut business makes us one of the oldest and best established processors and marketers in the industry. The Crain family is also a major grower of English walnuts with orchards in the Northern Sacramento valley; they understand the importance of investing with a solid company to process and market the finished product.

The Crain Family of companies compliment each other in their capacity to process the entire spectrum of walnut products. Many growers who produce a mix of varieties benefit from this diversity, assuring that their crop will be packed and marketed to its highest potential. We offer objective third party quality grade analysis on site from DFA of California. The majority of the current grower base has been delivering to the family operations for many years. Our growers are among the highest quality, best informed and environmentally sensitive producers in the industry.

We welcome the opportunity to put our expertise to work for you! We are currently offering three and five year purchase agreements for both bearing and non-bearing walnut crops. In an agricultural industry that is rapidly growing, we have expanded our storage and receiving facilities to accommodate your crop this harvest and provide a home for your future walnut crops.

Field Representatives

Talk to Our Representatives in the Field

Our Grower Services Department is available to answer any questions you may have about contracting, harvesting or logistics.

Jerry Sneed

Mobile: (530) 870-1278
Representing: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Merced, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties

Ryan Soden

Mobile: (530) 682-6507
Representing: Colusa, Glenn, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter and Yolo Counties

Russ Harman

Mobile: (530) 624-4937
Representing: Butte, Glenn, and Tehama Counties

Jeff Rachal

Mobile: (559) 805-6350
Representing: Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Tulare Counties

Mike DeRuosi III

Mobile: (209) 985-9322
Representing: San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties

Contact Us

Main Office

(530) 529-1585

Patti Martinez

Grower Accounting Manager
Office: (530) 529-1585 ext. #2024

Linda Pritchett

Grower Services Administrative Coordinator
Office: (530) 529-1585 ext. #2709

Erin Thomas

Grower Relations Director
(530) 529-1585 ext. 2042