Black Walnut Crop Update: December 3rd, 2021

Posted December 6, 2021

The annual Black Walnut Harvest is complete, with a total of over 20 million pounds of wild nuts picked up by thousands of people in 12 states. The pace for the first two weeks was slow, as most nuts stayed on the trees. Then it picked up, even with a little rain in October, but with […]

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Black Walnuts: The Healthy Comfort Food

Posted October 8, 2021

“Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense, but the past perfect.” – Owens Lee Pomeroy No question that 2021 is a year of tension—and anxiety, uncertainty, and stress. So it’s no wonder people are turning to nostalgia laced comfort foods to find peace and pleasure. In the right measure, nostalgia has […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Health Benefits of Black Walnuts

Posted January 6, 2020

American Black Walnuts not only provide a rich, earthy flavor, but this unique nut offers many health benefits too.  You can easily boost the nutritional profile by adding Black Walnuts to yogurt, oatmeal and salads, or even recipes like fish, chicken or energy bars.  Toasted Black Walnuts are a perfect addition to trail mixes or […]

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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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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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Black Walnuts are Heart Healthy

Posted February 9, 2017

February is American Heart Month. It’s a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can drastically improve your heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. It’s a silent killer. Did you know it is also very preventable? Making […]

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10 of Our Favorite Christmas Recipes

Posted December 21, 2016

From appetizers to entrees to desserts, we have delicious recipes to help you make an impressive meal. Black Walnuts add a bold, robust flavor and are perfect for your holiday dishes. Black Walnut Cheese Ball Black Walnut Sweet Potato Casserole Black Walnut Wild Rice Cranberry-Orange Relish with Black Walnuts Pork Loin with Black Walnuts Black […]

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Near Average Harvest in 2016

Posted November 22, 2016

The 2016 Black Walnut Harvest is complete. Buying at most locations ended on November 7, and some hullers continued for a few more days as harvesters brought in any remaining nuts they had picked up. While a few nuts are still coming in to the plant, it looks like we’ll end up with about 21 […]

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7 Amazing Recipes You’ll Want to Make for Thanksgiving

Posted November 18, 2016

A little less than one week until Thanksgiving, the biggest food holiday of the year! Are you still searching the internet for some inspiration? Well, the search is over! We have some fantastic recipes you are going to love. Before we dive into our recipes, let’s take a minute to share a little info about […]

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An American Tradition – Wild Black Walnuts

Posted October 7, 2016

October is National Black Walnut Month in celebration of the annual harvest and the array of foods enhanced by the rich, bold flavor – from ice cream and baked goods to savory fare and chef-inspired creations. The American Black Walnut is native to 32 states and finds its home in the Ozarks as the official […]

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