About Farmers Investment Co
The Green Valley Pecan Company is the largest irrigated/integrated pecan orchard in the world, located in approximately 7,000 acres in the Santa Cruz River Valley in southern Arizona, not far from Tucson. The orchards produce the crop from which Green Valley manufactures shelled, unshelled, halves or pieces natural pecans. Green Valley Pecan grows two main varieties: Wichitas and Western Schley. Vertically integrated, the company raises, harvests, processes, packages, and ships its crop. Established in 1948 by the late Keith Walden on a ranch that in the early 1900s grew guayule plants for rubber, Green Valley Pecan is today owned and operated by Keith's son, Richard.
The company's farm, processing plant, retail store and office is located in its administration office in Sahuarita, Arizona.
Sales and Marketing
The company provides the highest quality and fresh pecans to its market, which include wholesalers, confectioners, bakers, supermarket suppliers and retail chains.
The land on which the Green Valley Pecan Company began boasts a history as deep and rich as the soil that produces some of the finest pecans in the world. This expanse of fertile land in the Santa Cruz Valley, just south of Tucson, Arizona, belonged to captains of industry and crowned heads of state before being acquired by R. Keith Walden in 1948. The farm remains in the Walden family to this day. The Waldens began converting more than 7,000 acres from primarily cotton to the largest irrigated pecan orchard in the world in 1965.
1625 E Sahuarita Rd
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Phone: 1 (520) 791-2852
Employer Type: Privately Owned
President: Richard S. Walden
Quality Assurance Supervisor: Paul Yearley
Employees (This Location): 180
Employees (All Locations): 200