We have just finished our harvest for this season and the nuts are looking great.
When we harvest we do several passes through our 1,500-tree orchard with our little harvester, collecting the nuts that have fallen naturally to the ground.
We then wash the nuts, remove any green husks that are still attached, do a quality check and then put them in drying bins. Once dry, they are ready to grade then store or sell in-shell. We’ll crack them as needed throughout the year for maximum freshness.
Once the leaves start falling from the deciduous walnut trees, it gets a bit more difficult for our harvesting equipment to pick up the nuts, so … over to you! That’s when we hold our annual open weekend for people to visit the orchard and collect their own walnuts.