Primex Farms, LLC.


Committed to the highest standards in flavor, food safety and quality.

Our state-of-the-art Pistachio processing facility, Primex Farms, LLC. covers 80 acres in Kern County and processes millions of pounds of nuts each year. Overseen by our experienced management team, our plant meets the highest standards of safety and efficiency. It was built with the newest modular and stream lined concepts in plant design, allowing ample room for expansion.  It started operations at 15 million pounds in 2002 and has expanded currently to process up to maximum of 60 million pounds. We were the first in the industry to incorporate an environmentally "green" concept of recycling solid and waste water, making it efficient, clean and environmentally friendly. In 2010, Primex Farms became the first pistachio processor to go Solar, generating 1.7 Megawatt annually covering 65% of our needs. In 2014, Primex Farms has implemented a new ERP inventory system. We have established an onsite HACCP program certification, attained USDA accreditation for Aflatoxin Analysis in Pistachios and Almonds and ISO 17025 alongside other quality control programs. We have an onsite independent laboratory providing service to other tree nut processing plants. In 2015, we were awarded with the 2014-2015 Pinnacle Club Plant of the Year by DFA of California, recognizing our commitment to food safety and overall excellence.

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Mark Sherrell

Plant Manager

    • Employees managed, both seasonal and permanent: 450
    • Largest almond processing plant in the world, manager: 5th
    • Annual budget, developed and executed: $25M
    • Increase in productivity under his management: 23%
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    Tiffany Weldin

    Quality System Director

      • Years in Quality Management: 16+
      • Member of the Association of Analytical Communities: AOAC
      • Member of the American Oil Chemists’ Society: AOCS
      • Member of the American Society for Microbiology: ASM
      • SQF Level 2 GFSI Food Safety Accreditation: 2014

      Brian Brown

      Grower Relations Represantative

        • Bachelor of Science - Agriculture & Environmental Plant Science, Crop Science.
        • He manages over 2000 acres of corn & wheat, and 460 acres of Walnuts.
        • He facilitated the development of walnuts, almonds and citrus orchards.
        • He creates fertilizer and irrigation plans for orchards and row crops, as well as servicing and maintaining large equipments.
        • Brian is a great fit for Primex, as he stays up to date on commodity prices to make planting and harvest decisions. He is commited to providing the best customer service and returns possible to our growers.