Our Growers

When you buy Diamond of California nuts, you’re not just purchasing the best-tasting nuts on grocery store shelves; you’re supporting a collective of farmers who have proudly grown them for generations. And while nut farming may have changed a bit in the past century, our commitment to our growers – and their commitment to cultivating the highest-quality nuts – hasn’t.

Farmed with pride

Henry Eilers Sr.’s family’s farm has been in business for more than 144 years! He generated his first allowance, and simultaneously cultivated a lasting love for farming, when his father gifted him a row of walnut trees as a young boy.

Family-owned farms

Trees aren’t the only things with roots out here. The hard but fulfilling work of walnut farming is a labor of love for Henry Metzler and his wife, Mitsy. Three generations of Metzlers can be found can be found getting their hands dirty, enjoying the country life on their family-owned and operated farm.

Behind every Diamond of California nut is a farmer

Of California’s 4,000+ walnut farms, over 96% are family-owned. Brothers Eric and David Miller and their father, Richard, are just one family who grew up with farming in their blood – still building on experience today that was gained as early as five years old.

non-gmo-logoDiamond of California® Walnut varieties are now verified by the Non-GMO Project, and we are committed to seeking Non-GMO Project Verified for all our culinary nut products. Check out the most up-to-date list of verified items here.