Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pecan Harvest


Got pecans? You can get them cracked at Holley's Farm and Garden Center in downtown Selma. Here is my batch...loaded in cardboard boxes and an onion sack. The pecans weighed 76 pounds minus a bit for box weight. I paid 25 cents per pound for the cracking and could have sold them to the store for 30 cents per pound. The machines they use crack a pound of pecans per minute.
During these days of the pecan harvest, the place is crowded with folks bringing in and taking out these tasty nuts, which I will finish shelling with the help of my family and freeze for future pecan pies, orange pecan pralines, toasted nuts and as ingredients in sweet potato cake and brownies. Some just might become Christmas gifts.

8 comments:

smilnsigh said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Your plans sound mighty tasty!!! :-)

Mari-Nanci

Annie said...

Ummmmmm, yummmmmm, I love pecans.

Will you share you orange pecan praline recipe with me?

Skitty Cat is definitely feral, not friendly up close although he doesn't mind watching me come with food for him (her?)

Jim said...

Pretty neat. We have two large pecan trees in our yard.

julia said...

Pecans are so nice, you are fortunate and that service is a great idea, would be very approprite for macadamias here, they are really unbreakable!

Jilly said...

I read somewhere that pecans are very good for you - so I bought some the other day! Maybe they are from your part of the world...just says USA on the packet.

Lovely to read y'all take them to be cracked.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Nice pic--I wanted pecans after looking at it.

must settle for peanut butter. sigh.

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Keropok Man said...

that's a lot of pecans

yummy!!