Brian Hammons, president of the Stockton-based company, the world's leading commercial processor of black walnuts, told the News Leader Thursday that the company expects to buy around 15 million pounds this year. Between 20,000 and 40,000 pounds of that amount can come from deliberately planted orchards, but Hammons Products depends on the general public to harvest the rest of nature. While Hammons Products will have more than 200 husking sites in 11 states this fall, 65 percent of the harvest generally comes from Missouri, and Springfield and the surrounding area is No. A harvest of 15 million pounds would be below the annual average of approximately 24 million pounds.
The western portion of the region on which Hammons Products is based is expected to perform slightly less than last year, while the eastern portion is likely to have a slightly better year compared, Hammons said. The company is quite well positioned compared to previous years' harvests. You'll want to make as few trips as possible and take as many black walnuts as you can on a trip. Stations are open on their own schedule, so call before you go for details of hours and if they work during rainy days.
If they don't have a cover, the machine gets wet and slips. Collecting your black walnuts is the first job you need to do before going to the black walnut shelling station. You can pick up nuts by hand, Nut Wizard tools or Bag A Nut tools. The three best ways to store your nuts are vans with beds, trailers with sides, or buckets.
The big difference is that you will have to shovel, (take your own), the nuts loose in the machine if they are loose. The advantage is quantity and ease. Can fit more loose nuts in a truck than in buckets. Shoveling is more difficult than emptying buckets.
Bagging black nuts and putting them in the truck or trailer also works. Bags (depending on their weight) may be easier to unload than loose black nuts and the truck may contain more in bags than in buckets. TOLEDO - There's money in the yards and a lot of people don't even know it. Hammons said collecting and selling nuts is an excellent fundraiser.
Families also consider it a good way to earn some extra money. Werner said he has some customers who buy his Christmas presents and school clothes with nuts that they would be picking up anyway. If you have the time and know-how, you can harvest, process, package and sell your nuts on your own. Attend farmers' markets or go to local and organic food stores to offer your products to.
You can also sell to restaurants and bakeries. Black walnuts are one of the few crops that are still harvested by hand today. The harvest occurs each fall when the wild crop of black walnut is shelled, packaged and sold to a network of buying stations, or “debarkers,” for Hammons Products Company. Every year, millions of pounds of nuts are purchased at approximately 215 points of purchase in the United States.
From start to finish, planting, harvesting and final processing Black walnuts are a practical product, making them completely natural and fully sustainable. As the popularity of this tremendously complex nut continues to grow, so does the demand for pickers to go out and harvest the fallen harvest. He also said that there is a value to the walnut shell that trappers use, since the strong scent typical of black walnut tends to mask any human scent that may be present in a trap. This year's wild black walnut harvest seems to be good across the Midwest region, where trees grow naturally.
Nuts are more than just snacks, so you can increase your profits by selling both outside and inside. As wild black walnuts fall from trees, local people could literally have “money lying on the ground,” according to nut processor and retailer Hammons Black Walnuts from Stockton, Missouri. For those with a lot of nuts who want to speed up the harvest and make it easier, there are trawling machines that will pick up the nuts from the ground. Some people who sell black nuts on a larger scale may place advertisements in local newspapers and online media sites offering to buy their reward.
As previously reported, Stapleton told The Times-Gazette that nothing of the nut is wasted, and that after shipping from its shelling station, Hammons' main processing plant in Stockton removes the walnut meat, and whatever remains can be used for eco-friendly sandblasting. Living in an area that has black walnut trees can be a gold mine, as they normally produce nuts until late summer and early fall and are tasty. Todd Derifield, a forester for the city of Waterloo, said there are a few thousand walnut trees in the city limits and thousands more in the county. Hammons Products also sells ground shell for use in abrasive cleaning and filtration applications; dark meats or walnut meal that are unfit for human consumption are sold for animal feed or used to create black walnut oil.
However, you can sell your cases to companies that process them for resale, such as Hammons Products. Air-dried black walnut wood has green, gold and bronze veins, in addition to the usual browns and purples that dominate kiln-dried wood. For people with smaller quantities of nuts that may not be worth selling, Black Hawk County Conservation Board's Vern Fish urges people to donate them. .