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Monte Vista Farming Company, LLC

Description

In 1985, Monte Vista Farming Company entered the almond handling business. At that time Jim Crecelius saw a better, more secure way to handle the almonds that growers were going to deliver to his processing facility. His vision was for growers to participate in the marketing of their crop while maintaining crop ownership until the sale was complete. This system provided the safety that growers lacked when pooling their crops with other handlers. This system, now known as the Grower Select Marketing System provides growers with an added degree of safety and confidence for the value of their annual farming effort and is the original grower controlled almond marketing system.
Packaged and marketed under the California Royale brand, almonds that are grown by the Monte Vista Farming Company and its independent growers are proudly sold in more than 20 countries worldwide. The success of the brand is a credit to the growers and the management of the company, and the vision of its founder, Mr. Crecelius, supported by a staff of talented individuals dedicated to the maintenance of the highest quality standards and work ethic and mentions that “Our business model is still sustaining us today. We have not deviated from our model, which is now embraced by not only our customers but also our growers.”

Contact Information

  • Contact Name: Jeffrey Rodacy
  • Phone: 209-874-1866
  • Fax: 209-874-2024
  • Email:
  • Address: 5043 N. Montpelier Rd. , Denair, STANISLAUS, California 95316, US

CCOF Programs

  • Certification: USDA NOP
    Status: Certified
    Date: April 28, 2015
  • Certification: Handling
    Status: Certified
    Date: April 28, 2015
  • Certification: US/Canada Equivalence
    Status: Compliant
    Date: May 1, 2015
  • Certification: EU & UK Equivalence
    Status: Compliant
    Date: May 1, 2015
  • Certification: Japan Equivalence
    Status: Compliant
    Date: May 1, 2015

Client Code

pr1379