Grower Direct Nut Co. Game of the Week

We’re all about high school football in The 209, and Black Hat Football covers the sport 12 months a year. But there’s nothing better than covering the region’s big game every Friday night — as well as some Saturday nights!

Each week during this season, we’ll spotlight the Grower Direct Nut Co. Game of the Week, picking a marquee matchup to feature with comprehensive live coverage. From the season opener through the Sac-Joaquin Section championship games, we’ll be at the biggest events.

That’s 15 weeks of fun, and each Friday night we’ll pick a Player of the Game. We’ll make our announcement on the spot, moments after the final gun. We’ll interview the winning player on video – busting it out on Twitter moments later  – and then present a gift card as a reward!

Like Black Hat Football, the Grower Direct Nut Co. is a local company, run by local folks and working with local ranchers.

Grower Direct was founded in 2004 by the Martella family, which includes patriarch Ron Martella. The family has been farming in The 209 for four decades. Their walnut shelling and processing facility is near Hughson, and Grower Direct markets nuts from its own family orchards as well as the crops for other quality walnut growers throughout the Central Valley.

We’re thrilled to have Grower Direct Nut Co. in the Black Hat Family!