Family Council Member, Carriere Family Farms
Jeni Carriere-LaDuke is the youngest daughter of Dick and Nina Carriere. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology from UC-Davis in 2001. In 2003, Jeni pursued her interest in culinary arts and received a degree from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore. She returned to Glenn County in 2006 to join the family business. She recently began a new position as a walnut grower representative after working for five years in the Carriere Farms processing facility.
Officially established in 1893 by Albini Carriere, Carriere Family Farms is now in its fifth generation of family operation. Albini’s son Wilfred A. Carriere was instrumental in launching the business. During the Depression, he worked diligently to develop rice land being sold by the bank. Since then, Carriere Farms has been through many transformations and challenges that come with the agriculture industry.
Today, three generations of family employees represent the business. Carriere Family Farms owns and manages approximately 4,000 acres of rice, walnut and olive crops collectively. With the recent addition of a walnut processing plant, the enterprise has established itself as a worldwide marketer of agriculture products. Through continued hard work and a strong faith, Carriere Family Farms looks forward to facing future challenges head-on while passing on the legacy to the next generation.