October 23, 2014
The Black Walnut Harvest continues, nearing peak activity!
For the past week, beautiful fall weather in Missouri and the 11 state buying region has led thousands of people to get out and pick up wild Black Walnuts. Over 10 million pounds have been delivered at 215 hulling stations through October 22nd. Heaviest activity is around the Springfield, MO area. With most nuts down off the trees and continued nice weather this weekend, we expect harvest activity to continue at a strong pace.
Thousands of people will be out in yards and pastures, picking up the "cash" lying on the ground and sharing the experiences with friends and relatives. Many will participate in the Black Walnut Harvest for the first time, while others will continue a tradition. All will build lasting memories!
We still expect that the Harvest will total around 20 million pounds. It could be a little more as buying continues through November 3rd. That will be enough to assure customers continued availability through 2015 of bold-flavored Black Walnut nutmeats, and also ground nut shells for industrial uses.
Stay tuned for weekly crop updates throughout October as Black Walnut Harvest 2014 continues!