The Black Walnut Harvest is still going!
The first weeks of the season were a little slow, as nuts stayed on trees and rain dampened the Midwest harvest area, but strong winds and cold air in late October brought down a lot of nuts so pickers have been more active lately. With several cool, nice fall days ahead, thousands of people will continue to pick up the wild nuts all over Missouri and 10 other Midwestern states.
Through November 6th, over 16 million pounds of Black Walnuts have been purchased. Most hulling stations will continue through Monday, November 15, so we still expect about 22-24 million pounds once the nuts are all in. That would be the most since 2017.
The high opening price is still in effect — $20 per hundred pounds (after hulling), and $18 per hundred pounds in areas east of the Mississippi River.
As wild Black Walnuts have dropped from the trees, local people have “money on the ground” – literally. We hope and pray that the weather cooperates and stays nice.
Folks can find the nearest hulling station on our website, www.black-walnuts.com/harvest, or by calling us at 1-888-4BW-NUTS.
So get out, enjoy the fall tradition, make a little money, and help this unique harvest finish strong!