American Grown Fresh Chestnuts From Our Family Farm to You

"American Grown Fresh Chestnuts From Our Family Farm to You"

Our harvest of the 2022 crop of Italian Marroni chestnuts began on September 26th and we started taking orders on October 6th.  Because of some extremely hot weather (up to 118.9F one day, according to our weather station) and because of effects of the continuing drought, our crop yields were down this year and we sold out on October 21st.

A special message to our customers: 
We have many long-time customers.  Some will be very disappointed this year as they will be unable to order chestnuts from us.  Some messages we have already received are disturbing to us so I ask you to consider that we are a small family farm doing the best we can.  Many people have ideas on how we should change the way we take orders but have no firsthand knowledge of what we are working with.  To put it simply, demand is much greater than supply, particularly this year when our yields are down considerably.  We've raised prices as our expenses keep going up but this won't compensate for the lower yields.  With nut sizes running smaller this year, our harvest labor is costing us about twice as much but income will be down by half.  We are getting older and still working seven days a week and long hours and doing the best we can.  Our one full-time employee tragically died in May at the age of 36 from an aneurysm.  We were finally able to hire a full-time replacement who we are still training in irrigation, harvest, shipping, etc. but this has also created more work for us.  We have had some tough challenges this year but aren't going to give up and will hope for better success next year.  We have become friends with many of our long-time customers and try to treat everyone with courtesy.  We ask that customers also try to be courteous and understanding, especially during this difficult year.

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Italian Marroni, We are the only online source for these fine chestnuts which have become immensely popular with our customers since being introduced in 2005.  Flavor and texture of the three sizes offered are the same.  Roasting of the Medium size is faster while Large and Extra Large sizes involve less peeling to achieve the same net weight of kernels for enjoyment.  Note: Each and every chestnut passes over up to three dozen holes in our sorter to accurately sort our chestnuts in the sizes indicated below.

Medium Size - 1.125 to 1.25 inches in diameter, averaging 34 nuts per pound.  $8.00 per pound.  Sold out
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Large Size - 1.25 to 1.375 inches in diameter, averaging 24 nuts per pound.  $9.50 per pound. Sold out.

Extra Large Size - 1.375 or more inches in diameter, averaging 19 nuts per pound.  Sorry, not available this year due to drought and extreme hot weather in early September.

   
   

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Online orders will be processed through a third party secure site where you can pay with your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card as well as bank account transfers.  You may adjust quantities when you get to the shopping cart page or return to this ordering page to add other items.

Unless prior arrangements have been made, orders are shipped via United States Postal Service Priority Mail. We have found this to be the most economical means to ship your chestnuts to you in a timely manner. With the USPS Flat Rate program we are able to ship up to 10 pounds of chestnuts anywhere in the United States for $16.00 and orders of 11 to 18 pounds can be shipped for $22.00. Note:  We do not accept orders for more than 36 pounds.

Mail Orders - We apologize, but we no longer accept orders sent to us by mail.  This requires more work for us and our very busy schedule does not allow us the spare time to handle this process.

If you have any questions at all, please e-mail us at harvey@chestnuts.us .  Please understand that responses may not be very prompt when we are in our peak days of harvesting and shipping.

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