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Black Walnut harvest offers historic price

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

STOCKTON, Missouri. It's time to start picking up Black Walnuts--and a little incremental income. Starting October 1, Black Walnuts are worth an all-time-high price of $13 per hundred pounds (after hulling) for enterprising individuals who sell them at nearly 200 hulling sites in 12 states across the Midwest.

This year, Hammons Products Company is offering the top price ever for those who harvest and turn in Black Walnuts at the company's network of local purchasing stations. A complete list of hullers can be accessed at www.black-walnuts.com or 1-888-4BW-NUTS. Black Walnuts are an American tradition, for both the annual fall harvest and the bold-flavored nutmeats. The nuts grow wild across the Midwest and are hand-foraged before being bagged for Hammons Products Company of Stockton, Missouri. October is National Black Walnut Month in celebration of the harvest and the array of foods enhanced by the rich flavor--from traditional desserts and baked goods to savory fare and chef-inspired creations. Unlike regular walnuts, the American Black Walnut is a highly sustainable wild crop, grown free of orchards or chemicals. For recipes, visit www.blackwalnutrecipes.com

Harvesting, processing, distribution, and marketing of Black Walnuts is performed primarily by Hammons Products Company of Stockton, Missouri. The company is in its 66th year of operation.


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