Gold Country Distributors is a Grass Valley independently owned and operated wholesale food distributor serving the Sierra foothills and Sacramento Valley. Started 20 years ago as a Crystal Cream & Butter facility the business was purchased in 2006 by Rob Angell and Chuck Callahan.
Rob and Chuck have worked together as partners for almost 30 years in the distribution business. They previously owned Model Specialty, Inc., which was the largest volume model kit distributor in the west until they sold that business in 2001.
Utilizing their marketing and distribution skills, they expanded Gold Country into a complete food wholesaler providing dairy, ice and foodservice products throughout Nevada County area.
In 2007 the business expanded to start serving the Auburn area.
In 2010 the business expanded again with the addition of the YoCream frozen yogurt line.
In 2011 the business expanded into the complete lines of yogurt and ice cream toppings from TR Toppers, Lyons Magnus and others.
Today, Gold Country is one of Crystal Dairy’s largest volume distributors and we now deliver to all parts of the Sacramento Valley and foothills. We also deliver to Northern Nevada. Our customers include schools, hospitals, convalescent homes, restaurants, jails, campgrounds, convenience stores, gas stations, ice cream shops, coffee shops and frozen yogurt shops. We are also the prime supplier to the Nevada County Fair’s “Treat Street”.
In 2012, Gold Country introduced it’s website and on-line ordering capabilities. Customers can access their account online, check their statement, place their orders, research products, and use their own personal Order Guides at their leisure. Of course we still take orders the old fashioned ways including telephone, fax and email.
We continue to offer free delivery of all products with our own trucks in Grass Valley and Auburn, still offer a will-call service, still have low minimum order requirements, and we’re open Monday through Friday. We are interested in introducing our capabilities to you. We still treat each customer as one of our family and we personally meet with each new customer to find out how we can best serve them.
We can find most products in the marketplace in three days and we import some of our own paper products. We recently opened a second warehouse facility to increase our purchasing power to negotiate lower prices from manufacturers. Our staff is knowledgeable, helpful and available to assist you in your ordering process.
You will experience the difference in working with an American small business rather than the big conglomerates that have forgotten Customer Service.