Hammons 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted December 6, 2019

Treat friends, family, coworkers and neighbors with the gift of Black Walnuts this holiday season. From a bag of recipe ready Black Walnuts to an essential Harvester tool, there is a Black Walnut gift for everyone. Here’s our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Black Walnut lovers in your life. 1. Hammons Recipe Ready Black […]

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Crop Update: December 3, 2019

Posted December 4, 2019

The annual Black Walnut Harvest is complete, with a total of over 12 million pounds of wild nuts picked up by thousands of people in 13 states. The pace for the first 3 weeks was slow, as most nuts stayed on the trees. Then it picked up a bit with nice weather in early November. […]

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Crop Update: November 4th, 2019

Posted November 4, 2019

           The annual Black Walnut Harvest has been going on across the Midwest since October 1. The pace for the first three weeks was slow, as most nuts stayed on the trees.  But last week, with strong winds, cold air and some nice days, the pace has increased — through November 1, our harvest total […]

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Hammons Celebrates National Nut Day

Posted October 21, 2019

Happy National Walnut Day!  This day in 1958 marked the first National Walnut Day in history.  Each year on this day both varieties of walnuts (English and Black) are promoted for their benefits and differences. Black Walnuts have been around longer than nearly every other American food.  As a matter of fact, cooking with Black […]

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Crop Update: October 16th, 2019

Posted October 16, 2019

Two weeks into the Black Walnut harvest season, and things are really just now beginning.  All 230 hulling stations in 13 states are now open, where folks can deliver their hand-harvested wild Black Walnuts The weather has been fairly good – not too hot or rainy, with some nice cool days.  Unfortunately, many of the […]

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Crop Update: Opening Day!

Posted October 9, 2019

We’ve been watching the trees closely since April, as they sprang to life with leaves and new growth while adding nut “flowers” that were pollinated and developed into nuts.

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Black Walnuts contain heart-healthy nutrients that can stave off obesity and cardiovascular disease, MU study finds

Posted January 22, 2019

Phytosterols harvested from the tree nut have a wide range of other potential uses, including cosmetics and nutritional supplements Story Contact: Austin Fitzgerald, fitzgeraldac@missouri.edu, 573-882-6217 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Black walnuts are a major industry in the Midwest, with about 23 million pounds processed annually in Missouri alone, and they are a ubiquitous presence on lawns in […]

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