Crain Walnut Shelling, Inc.

Growers

Contact Our Field Representatives

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

Jerry Sneed
(530) 870-1278
Representing: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, and Yuba Counties

Brian Mori
(530) 526-4864
Representing: Butte, Glenn and Tehama Counties

Mike DeRuosi III
(209) 985-9322
Representing: Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Counties

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

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

Ryan Soden
(530) 682-6507
Representing: Colusa, Glenn, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter and Yolo Counties

Partner with
Tradition, Commitment and Quality

The Crain family is one of the largest growers of English Walnuts in California, and their involvement in the industry dates back to 1961 with the purchase of their first orchard in the Northern Sacramento Valley. With over fifty years and three generations in the walnut business, the Crain family is one of the oldest and best established processors and marketers in the industry.

The Crain family understands that quality begins at the orchard level, and is heavily involved in keeping our field representatives well-informed and available to lend support through every step of the growing process. In addition to our field representatives, we have experienced staff available to consult on:

  • Food Safety Standards
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Industry Changes (including the latest information on FSMA requirements)
  • Market Perspective

We pride ourselves in having some the best-informed, quality driven and environmentally sensitive producers in the industry.

We understand the importance of partnering with a solid company to process and market your product. Through strategic planning and self-financed investments, we are expanding our storage and receiving facilities to meet the demands of the growing industry. Please contact the field representative in your area to learn more about partnering with the Crain Family of Companies. We look forward to putting our expertise to work for you.


Clean, safe, traceable handling and storage for a quality finished product

Objective third party sample grade analysis of your walnut deliveries

Efficient and accurate receiving staff reduces unloading times

Building for the future with multiple storage options

Join the Crain Family of Companies’ Elite Group of Growers

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