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About us

GROWER OWNED

Sacramento Valley Walnut Growers, LLC. is a grower owned processor and marketer of California walnuts.  SVWG was founded by a small group of growers that wanted to take their family farming traditions to the next level - to directly market a healthy food to consumers, to enrich the fabric of our local communities and create a legacy for future generations.  With this as our foundation, we work to present you with the highest quality walnuts.

Our commitment to you begins in the field with the quality of walnuts coming from our own orchards. We fulfill the growing demand for our brand by combining forces with like-minded growers to ensure quality from the orchard to the table. We serve inshell and kernel customers in the retail, re-bagging, food service and industrial sectors. Sac Valley walnuts are distributed throughout the world, spreading heart health.

Our full vertical integration streamlines the supply chain making supplier verification simple while also connecting our customers to those who grow their food.

We're continuously investing in the best growing, processing and packaging technology to ensure the safety and quality of our walnuts. We work to improve efficiencies and ensure the sustainability of the land and our communities.

Establishing a walnut orchard takes time and nurturing. We apply the same approach to develop lasting customer relationships. Our growers are committed for the long-term and so is SVWG.

DEDICATED EMPLOYEES

The sense of family extends to the experienced management team and dedicated employees that produce consistent, high-quality products each day. Working together, we seek efficiencies to create value for customers and growers, alike. Whether it's grower services, operations, sales or logistics - our aim is to provide excellent service and flexibility to meet your needs.

Today's food safety environment requires collaboration throughout the supply chain. Our team stands ready to partner with you.

GFSI ACCREDITED THROUGH BRC GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY STANDARD

Our state of the art facility is located in one of the largest walnut producing areas in California. We are located in the Sacramento Valley, just south of Yuba City.

State of the art equipment to operate with maximum efficiency.


Stringent shell and fiber specifications are achieved by constantly investing in the latest technology and validating our systems.


Equipped with ample temperature-controlled warehousing capacity to maintain optimum quality and maximize shelf life.


Ability to naturally pasteurize walnuts to meet a minimum 5-log reduction of Salmonella while preserving product appearance, taste, texture and shelf life.


Peanut free facility. Our specific focus on walnuts minimizes cross contamination and allergen issues.


A fully equipped laboratory allows for timely chemical and microbiological testing of finished product before shipment and supports a robust environmental monitoring program.



 

Interested in our capabilities? Need pasteurization services? Give us a call to discuss your needs.

OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY BEGINS IN THE ORCHARD AND EXTENDS THROUGHOUT PROCESSING

SVWG has successfully been accredited to meet the standards of the Global Food Safety Initiative through BRC certification. In 2016, our team was proud to be recognized as the Pinnacle Club Plant of the Year by the DFA of California. The prestigious honor highlights commitment to food safety, continuous improvement and investment in facilities.

In 2017, we enhanced our high-quality product offerings by investing in Log5TM continuous process pasteurization technology to treat all product sizes with an all-natural method. Protecting our customers? brands is part of our commitment.

Product traceability is tracked at each stage of processing. Our tight controls and product monitoring ensure consistent quality and adherence to customer specifications.

High spec products with low foreign material allowances are achieved through use of the latest laser sorting technology. Our dual laser and optical sorting capabilities are followed by x ray sorting to allow us to sort for color and removal of shell to meet your quality specifications and shipment timeframes.

Our food safety programs encompass full GMP and HAACP programs that includes sanitation, pest control and third-party audits. A certificate of analysis or pasteurization certificate can be provided for shipments. Our aim is to be on the forefront when it comes to food safety programs and share our expertise with our customers.

You can source your walnuts from Sacramento Valley Walnut Growers with confidence.