Our Story


Del Rio Nut Company

Family Owned

In 1917, Arakelian Farms was established in Merced County, growing raisins and other dried fruits. In the late 1970’s production moved to almonds and it became clear that the next step into marketing was a natural evolution.

In 1987, Del Rio Nut Company was incorporated as the marketing arm of Arakelian Farms’ almond production. As neighboring farmers became aware of the opportunities Del Rio could provide, the business grew to include small and large growers alike.

Today, Del Rio Nut Company is a vertically integrated ‘mid-sized’ brown skin almond handler working with over 200 almond growers throughout California’s Central Valley to bring the world versatile and healthy almonds.