October is time to sell black walnuts

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October is Black Walnut Month, and now is the time to start picking them up and turning them into cash.

Area groups and individuals can earn a record high price -- $13 per hundred pounds after hulling -- at over 260 sites across the midwest, including one hulling station in Cassville. Lonnie Yarnall will once again be hulling walnuts at 84 S. Main by his storage buildings.

Other hulling stations in Barry County include:

* Farm Pro on Highway 37 in Monett.

* Seligman Auto Parts at the intersection of Highways 37, 112 and DD in Seligman.

Unlike traditional English walnuts, black walnuts are wild and highly sustainable.

Each fall, thousands of people participate in the black walnut harvest, earning extra money for non-profit groups, Christmas gifts or bonus income. Black walnuts grow wild across the midwest and are harvested by hand before being bagged for Hammons Products Company, of Stockton.

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