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22842 Hwy 24
Brunswick, Missouri 65236

How do I order pecans if I can’t travel to your farm to pick up my own pecans?

To place an order, we must have your name, mailing address, and a phone number as well as the type and amount of pecans you would like. We will be glad to quote you the current prices if you call our shop at 660-548-3972 or e-mail us. Normal business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, as well as Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. during the busiest pecan season of mid-October to Thanksgiving (we are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) and through most of the first half of December. We welcome messages left on the answering machine outside of our regular business hours and will try to contact you if you missed us. If you are familiar with our products, it helps if you have a list of what you would like to have shipped.

If you are not familiar, we will be happy to explain the differences among our pecan products:

  • Cracked
  • Cracked and Blown
  • Kernels

When you order pecans to be shipped, be prepared to leave your name and street address (no post office boxes, please), town or city, state and zip code. In order to ensure a back-up contact and quick delivery in case there are questions, we ask for a phone number, also. You will be billed separately. At this time we do not accept credit cards. We ship pecans for what the U.S. Post Office charges, an average of $12 to $13, or perhaps up to $20 when you ship 25 or 30 lbs. of cracked pecans to a Mid-western state, but this will vary according to your zip code and the size and weight of your order. (e.g. an order of over 70" in girth, must be split in two smaller packages, no more than 50 lbs., for sure). There is a small handling fee starting at $2-but the S&H charges depend mostly on what we are billed by the Post Office for your order - we want your primary investment to be in the pecans you buy from us.

How many pecans are in a pound of kernels or in a 5 lb. bag of cracked pecans?

A 5 lb. bag of cracked pecans yields about 2 to 2-1/4 lbs. of kernels. That equals about 9 to 10 cups or more of pecan kernels* after they are picked out. A 1 lb. package of kernels yields about 4-1/2 to 5 cups of kernels* for baking.

*NOTE: A dry measure is not as accurate as measuring by weight, which is how the Missouri Department of Agriculture requires that our pecans be labeled. For baking purposes, depending on whether you are measuring them as whole kernels or chopped pieces, the amount will vary slightly and these estimates are designed to help calculate your needs.

When will the 'new crop' pecans be ready?

New crop pecans are usually ready by the third week of October. Harvest date can vary about one week either way. There is at least a one-week lag time from when the pecans are harvested to when they are processed and ready to sell.

Since 'new crop' pecans are best, how can I be assured of receiving a quality product year-round?

New crop pecans are the best, but pecans can be kept fresh if stored whole. We crack our pecans only as needed. To ensure quality we store are pecans whole at 0°F.

How did the pecan trees get here in the first place?

Since some of the pecan trees are very old some of this is speculation. It is believed that Indians carried pecans this far north through trade on the Missouri River. Once a tree is established, the pecans are easily spread by wildlife and water. These are the most likely reason they are so bountiful in this area as we are near the confluence of three major rivers (Missouri, Grand and Chariton rivers.)

If you have any questions, feel more than welcome to contact us.

If you need more information, here are list of additional links:

The Brunswick Chamber of Commerce
Information on other businesses in the area.

The Keytesville Chamber of Commerce
Information on other businesses in the area.

Savage Equipment
Health and nutrition information about pecans.

Information about Missouri businesses that use products grown or raised in Missouri.