• News Story

    Ice Cream Sales Climb on Indulgence and Healthy Inclusions

    Posted July 21, 2021

    More than any other comfort food, ice cream creates emotion, memories, and good feelings. And as the U.S. continues to open up after a long Covid hibernation, sales show no signs of slowing. Especially premium ice creams and nostalgic flavors like Black Walnut, one of Baskin-Robbins’ original 31, and a perennial top 10 flavor in […]

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    Crop Update: October 29, 2020

    Posted October 29, 2020

    The Black Walnut Harvest is still going! The past week has seen a pause as rain continued to put a “damper” on nut picking. But that’s about to change, with clear days and nice fall weather for the next week or so. So we’re hoping for a big surge of activity at hulling stations this weekend […]

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    Crop Update: October 22, 2020

    Posted October 22, 2020

    The Black Walnut Harvest is still going strong!  The weather has changed a little in the past week, with some rain and cooler days, then warmer before a cold snap. Most Missouri hulling stations still report steady activity, with nicer days a little stronger. At this point, nearly six million pounds of wild Black Walnuts […]

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    Crop Update: October 13, 2020

    Posted October 13, 2020

    The Black Walnut Harvest is in full swing!  With beautiful weather for the first two weeks of October, hulling stations report good activity. At this point, nearly two-million pounds of wild Black Walnuts have been turned in, which is a much stronger pace than last year.  With most nuts down now, operators expect the pace to […]

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    Crop Update: September 30, 2020

    Posted October 1, 2020

    The Black Walnut Harvest is here! Beginning tomorrow, October 1, over 200 hulling stations throughout Missouri and 10 other Midwestern states will open to buy freshly-fallen Black Walnuts harvested by hand from thousands of people in rural areas. The opening price is the highest ever — $16 per hundred pounds (after hulling), and $15 per […]