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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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: 2019 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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CROP UPDATE: November 7th, 2017.

Posted November 8, 2017

The 2017 Harvest of wild Black Walnuts is just about over. Most of the 238 hulling locations in 14 states finished yesterday. However, a few locations remain open for folks to bring in the last of their harvest – most of them in the eastern areas of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky where the harvest has […]

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CROP UPDATE: November 1st, 2017.

Posted November 1, 2017

Harvest of wild Black Walnuts is still going, with 5 days to go.   The crop so far has been very good – over 21 million pounds purchased, well on the way toward our goal of 25-30 million pounds.  Southern Missouri has produced well but the pace has slowed, while central Missouri and eastern states […]

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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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