Advancing the interests of dried fruit & tree nut processors

Who We Are

DFA of California is a service-first organization. We’re the commodity supervisors you’ve built relationships with, the scientists on call, and the team ready to advocate for our members. Over the last 113 years, we’ve continued to harness the collective power of multiple commodity groups to ensure market access, invest in industry-defining research, and ensure our member’s products are of the highest quality.

We aren’t just a group of faceless corporations. We are a local organization owned by local companies, We’re people with stories, values, and a heritage we share with you. 


Solution-oriented cutting-edge research to advance the dried fruit and tree nut industry

Commodity inspection

Inbound and outbound quality inspection and certification based on USDA and custom standards to keep your customers happy

Member Service

Straight-forward member services designed to keep members happy with like inspection, free training, and special events


Diamond Foods

Diamond Foods has gone above and beyond in all areas of food safety, making them a shining example for others in the industry. This year, they exemplified impeccable food safety standards, an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, and a dedication to excellence.  Our food safety team was particularly impressed by their commitment to fostering an on-site food safety culture through their creative, and comprehensive, training programs that empower every employee to be a food safety leader. 

We want to congratulate Diamond Foods – the winner of this year’s DFA Pinnacle Club Plant of the Year!

With the DFA, You're Never On Your Own

Membership is the heart of DFA. Our early leaders recognized industry issues could be addressed more effectively by working together rather than working individually. They established the DFA to harness its collective strength, tackle the big issues of the day, and bring greater value to the products grown, packed, and marketed by its members. 

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