NEW CROP FALL 2019 PECANS: Because our pecans are SO good, and in such demand in the fall, we have already started taking pre-orders for them. In the fall, this helps us to know who is coming for large amounts, it enables us to pick up more pecans when they are first starting to be available, it keeps our shelves from being wiped out, and it also secures them for you, so you have them when you need them. Pecan season in the fall is an exciting time and very busy!
NEW CROP PECANS generally become available on the shelf around the 2nd weekend of October. They are almost always the PAWNEE variety as it is the early variety. They are a large, meaty, tasty (papershell) pecan with a good oil content and they are one of the top favorites! During the season, we will switch to other varietals, one at a time, after the Pawnee is gone. Though size occasionally varies, they are all chosen for taste & freshness.
If you pre-order pecans for SHIPPING, we will START our shipping October 15th, 2019. We will pull the orders for pickup/ship the orders in the order they are received. If you want them early, please order early. We get VERY busy and once the season kicks in, shipping times will take a bit longer because of demand.
A note on ordering: we have worked hard to try to make ordering easier and have fair shipping rates. When ordering pecans you will have several options. #1: If ordering PECANS for pickup, use the product item that says PICKUP, if ordering PECANS to be SHIPPED, use the product item that says SHIPPING. There IS an item for those wanting both PECAN HALVES & PIECES. # 2: If ordering for SHIPPING, when do you want them? Are you ordering for ASAP? Are they being ordered now but as a gift for Thanksgiving or Christmas? #3: If you are ordering multiple bags of pecans for shipping (as a lot of our customers do), PLEASE USE the DROP DOWN MENU. You will be charged for the additional bags with a little extra added for shipping as opposed to having a flat rate shipping fee doubled because you doubled your order. Also, order them in the size bags you would like. If you want your order to come in all 1 lb. bags, please order them that way. It is the same price to get them in 1 Lb. Bags and it often makes them easier to store/find room in the freezer.
Ordering and Pre-ordering (of FALL pecans, for pickup or shipping) can be done anytime.
Last year was our first year to offer tamales. They are a very big part of holiday traditions here in Texas and we thought they would go hand in hand with our products and all the holiday entertaining that happens. They were VERY well received & those who ordered, came back from more. The tamales we will carry again this fall are made by the good folks at Delicious Tamales in San Antonio, Texas. They ARE delicious and are made fresh daily. We will carry 7 different kinds, they sold by the dozen and they will come vacuum packed. They can be readily eaten or frozen for later use .
We will have (6) tamale pickup weekends between October & the end of December to cover the holidays . The first one will be on NEW CROP PECAN PICKUP WEEKEND (Oct 11-13th). Pre-ordering is suggested and I will pick up accordingly. Closer to Thanksgiving and through Christmas, I hope to be able to stock them at our store location/pickup place as well. There is a drop down menu for your variety choice as well as what weekend you would like to pick up. I do ask though that if you request them for a certain weekend, that you do actually pick them up. Our storage space will be limited.
TAMALE VARIETIES: The varieties available are: Regular Pork (traditional, made with red chili masa), Jalapeno-Pork (mildly spicy, white masa), Regular Chicken, Jalapeno-Chicken (mildy spicy), Jalapeno & Cheese (not vegetarian because of the lard used), Bean & Jalapeno (not vegetarian because of the lard used), and Southwest Vegetarian (vegetarian, made with canola oil, black beans, bell peppers, cilantro & spices.)
The tamales shown in the above picture are chicken & jalapeno. YUMM!
TAMALE PICKUP! I thank those who ordered tamales from our summer tamale pickup this past month. It was a big success. Our next pick up will start in October and we hope to have them in stock at our store/pickup location. During the holidays, they are in big demand and they go quick. Pre-ordering will secure them for you.
Chocolate and candy-coated pecans make a GREAT, easy to give, lovely-to receive holiday gifts. They can be handed out at the office, they made awesome teacher & hostess gifts, and they are great to have on hand. Though we are not the maker of these candies, they are a big seller. Because they make such good gifts, they are often bought in large amounts and and it is hard to keep our shelves full. We offer the pre-order option on these so you can make sure you have them when you need them. When candy is in, we will pull your candies and set them aside. It is always helpful to us to know that someone is coming for 25 bags of chocolate pecans. With a pre-order, we can have them ready for you as well and it won't wipe out the shelves.
Candy coated pecans can be ordered for IN-STORE PICKUP or for SHIPPING. They will be available for pickup/shipping starting the LAST WEEKEND in October (25-27th.) Anything pre-ordered now for pickup will be an order for pickup THAT weekend or after. You will be called when your order is ready.
OUR DIFFERENT FLAVORS/SIZES
These all have PECANS INSIDE. Chocolate coatings include: Milk chocolate, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Chocolate-Amaretto, & Sugar-free Milk Chocolate. Sugared/Candied coatings include: Praline (Top Seller), Cinnamon, Honey Toasted and we also carry a Roasted & Salted Pecan.
They are in festive flat bottom stand up bags with bows and come in 3 sizes: 4oz., 8oz. & 16oz.
MIXED "ZEBRA" CHOCOLATE PECANS:
These are festive Gift Bags with 3 layers of Milk chocolate, White Chocolate & Dark Chocolate covered Pecans. They come in (2) sizes: 1 1/2Lb. (24oz.) or 3/4 Lb. They make ideal gifts for an office or a family.
One of the most frequent and sweet things we hear from our customers who give these as gifts, it that once people get them, don't bother sending anything else. One customer told me that her family was very excited that she was coming home for Christmas, but please "do NOT come home without the Chocolate Amaretto Pecans!"