250,000+ sq ft of NEW Processing Capacity —
More Space, Volume, Speed & Efficiencies
September 2022 marked a significant milestone for Carriere Family Farms walnut processing capacity. We opened our new 277,520 square foot facility, transforming our capacity and offering our growers and customers new opportunities as we look to the future.
Watch a quick video with highlights of our new facility:
Back in 2000, Carriere Family Farms made the transition from grower to processor and marketer of California walnuts, and we’ve continued to expand our capabilities and synchronize our controls and consistency. Over the last 20 years we have added inshell and kernel packing capabilities to our business—and have continuously increased the volume of inshell walnuts we process, pack, and ship. We are more focused than ever on quality and consistency—on an even greater scale with our 277,520 square feet of new processing operations.
Inshell and Shelling Lines
Our shelling lines complement our walnut processing operations. And with the inshell market focused on speed and getting walnuts packed and shipped before November 1 to meet the inshell market needs in Europe, we are now more than ready to achieve these goals. The shelling market, however, requires a steady flow of goods, which keeps us shelling and packing most of the year. With a significant increase in cold storage facilities, we can now ensure the highest quality as we receive and store products. Having an inshell and shelling plant has made Carriere Family Farms a one-stop shop when it comes to fulfilling walnut customer orders. We ship year-round and can handle sales up to multiple truckloads.
Food Safety and Quality Assurance
We are dedicated to food safety here at Carriere Family Farms. Implementing proven technologies like Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and the Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC) system throughout all of our facilities ensures our adherence to food safety regulations every single day. Our talented, diligent team takes pride in understanding the needs and expectations of the market and our customers. When it comes to the ongoing demands of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), we maintain a safe and clean production environment day and night.
Achieving Global Certification
We are proud to be an SQF Level II certified facility. The Safe Quality Food Institute is recognized worldwide by retailers and foodservice providers who require a rigorous, credible, food safety management system. Using the SQF certification program streamlines assessment and improves the consistency of assessment standards. Additionally, the SQF Program is recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Learn more at the SQF Institute website.