Wed. Feb 8th, 2023
Lake Area farmers are excited for the annual walnut season due to a better than expected crop.
Farmer Mike Jackson tells KY 3 TV the extra walnuts can help bring in anywhere between $1,000 to $2,000 dollars for the farm.
That’s because the walnuts usually sell for around $16 for 100 pounds and there’s going to be plenty to pick this year, despite a lack of rain in the summer.
VP of Hammonds Walnuts Jacob Basecke says the trees and nuts are healthy thanks to the rains over the springtime.
Basecke says the Hammonds Facility in Springfield will start accepting Missouri’s black walnuts in their facility around October 1st.
Walnut trees work on a cycle, where for a few years they will not produce many nuts, but then they come back with bountiful harvests.