Barbara Bair, President of Alta California Foods, Inc. (view bio)
Born and raised on a farm in Northern California Barbara has over fifteen years of experience trading nuts and dried fruits. She takes personal pride in sourcing quality products at a reasonable price. Over the years, Barbara has developed strong, close relationships with growers and processors throughout California to maintain a steady, reliable supply of almonds, walnuts and other California nuts and dried fruits.

“I watch the crops develop from bloom to harvest, providing you with the best insight into when to make your purchases. We work hard to ensure that your transaction is smooth and you are satisfied with your product. I believe trust is earned with honesty and integrity and we will always do our best to give you excellent service with a hands-on approach and attention to detail.”

The rich agricultural valleys of California make up a unique growing region of the world, well suited to the production of high quality almonds and walnuts. We are perfectly positioned to watch over the entire process to ensure you receive exactly what you are expecting. We meet the growing demands of a global marketplace through our well-developed supply networks and expertise in export management. We arrange for the shipment and proper documentation of nuts and dried fruits to anywhere in the world.

Brad Jelavich
Brad Jelavich joined Alta California Foods in early 2014 to expand both our supplier base and to reach new customers worldwide.  His background and experience in the walnut industry have proven themselves to be a valuable asset to our customers. (view bio)

Industry Memberships and Achievements

INC Award




Alta California Foods, Inc. president Barbara Bair attending the INC Monaco in 2009 with her husband Lewis. Alta California Foods, Inc. is a proud member of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council.


In 2002, on behalf of the United States Department of Commerce, U.S. Congressman Wally Herger presented Alta California Foods, Inc. with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Export Achievement Certificate for Recent Accomplishments in the Global Marketplace.





Logo for letterheadSince 2011, Barbara Bair has served as an alternate committee member
on the Almond Board of California’s Emerging Markets Subcommittee.