GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Ep. 3: The Co-Op Story and Advantage w/ CEO Mark Jansen, Mel Machado & Michael Coe

December 8th, 2021

Grown in California: The Blue Diamond Almond Podcast

The Co-Op Story and Advantage:
Sustainability and Ethics

On the third episode of Grown in California: The Blue Diamond Almond Podcast, our guests discuss Blue Diamond Almond’s cooperative structure, including key points like:

  • Consumer insights and trends
  • Why Blue Diamond is structured as a co-op, and what that means to local farmers and your business
  • How the industry as a whole is moving to prioritize sustainability and ethical business practices.

In this informative program, Blue Diamond’s CJ McClellan and Elyse Stines are joined by:

  • Mark Jansen, CEO, Blue Diamond Growers
  • Mel Machado, Member Relations Vice President, Blue Diamond Growers
  • Michael Coe, Sales Director, Blue Diamond Growers

Listen now below:


Stay up to date on current trends as well as the future of almonds and almond ingredients. CJ McClellan, Senior Manager of Strategic Marketing, and Elyse Stines, Go-to-Market Strategy Manager, interview industry experts and Blue Diamond thought leaders to bring you applied almond expertise and valuable insights you won't find anywhere else.