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Almond Facts

To celebrate our centennial year, a special series has appeared in our bi-monthly magazine, Almond Facts. Broken down by decades, the centennial series highlights the major accomplishments of the California Almond Growers Exchange, now Blue Diamond Growers. All the photos and more information than what is included in the series can be found in The Almond People, the only history book written about the California almond industry and the Blue Diamond cooperative and its brand.


1910-1928
1910-1928

How difficult was it to form a cooperative and to create a brand at the turn of the century? Click here to find out...
1928-1940
1928-1940

What was it like to be a new company trying to formulate a place in the world marketplace during the world's greatest depression years? Click here to find out...
1947-1964
1947-1964

What happened after a world war and hard economic times that stimulated almond production and made consumers want to buy more California almonds? Click here to find out...
1965-1982
1965-1982

How did Blue Diamond create a world market large enough to make almonds California's largest food export and the top exported food in America? Click here to find out...
1983-2000
1983-2000

After 90 years of working daily for over half of California's almond growers who by now owned one of the most successful cooperatives in America, what more was there to do? Click here to find out...

2000-2010 and beyond
What factors drove the future for Blue Diamond almond growers over the last decade and what's next for the brand. Stay tuned, we will tell you soon!