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1956
Outgrew turkey plant in Newman and bought a much larger processing plant in Modesto, CA.
1960
Raising 100,000 turkeys a year and 100,000 chickens, and operating one of the largest turkey processing plants in California.
1977
Farming approximately 500 acres of almonds. Made decision to build an Almond Huller.
1997
Romain Stewart passed away. In the fall, the Plant 2 Huller/Sheller was built.
2000
Lee Jasper passed away. Newman Company Store opened its doors in Newman, CA at our headquarters.
2003
Stewart & Jasper was featured on the Food Network’s Unwrapped episode featuring our famous Cinnamon Glazed Almonds.
2008
Monterey Company Store opened on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA
2011
After being a pop-up seasonal store for many years, our Modesto Company Store found it's permanent location in the McHenry Village in Modesto, CA
2014
New Plant 1 Huller was built.
1948
Lee Jasper and Romain Stewart became partners raising turkeys and running a small Turkey processing plant located in Newman, CA.
1957
Planted first almond orchard, 100 acres.
1967
Exited out of the poultry business, and sold the processing plant. Jim Jasper returned from college and the farming business started to expand.
1990
Started processing and marketing Stewart & Jasper and its neighbors’ almonds. Farming almonds had grown to 2,000 acres and walnuts to 500 acres.
1998
Jim’s son Jason returned to the family business after college and brought his passion for adding value to almonds. By this time, Stewart & Jasper was handling about 2% of California’s almond production.
2003
Retail Warehouse was built.
2006
Patterson Company Store opened in the Del Lago Plaza in Patterson, CA.
2010
1 Megawatt Solar Panel Tracker System was built.
2013
0.77 Megawatt Fixed Tilt Solar Panel was built.
  • Currently Stewart & Jasper is farming in excess of 2,000 acres of almonds.
  • Still hulling/shelling and processing/marketing about 2% of the almonds in California (approximately 50 million pounds).
  • Have about 150 growers (totaling over 20,000 acres) who are using Stewart & Jasper’s facilities.
  • Stewart & Jasper has two facilities producing value added almond products, as well as four retail stores in California (Newman, Modesto, Patterson and Monterey).
  • Stewart & Jasper has approximately 175 full-time and seasonal employees.