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Black Walnuts Gathering - Gather 'em to take home

  • Oct 25, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • Rabbit Hole Hollow

We are skating on fallen sizable green balls of black walnuts out here! Way more than we can harvest!

Bring your stomping boots* peach basket, 5 gallon bucket, what have you to gather in, and gloves to keep the walnut stain off your hands. Take your harvest  home to your nice warm well lit dwelling to bust open with a hammer. A trick to getting the nut meat out more easily is to break the nut open and leave to dry overnight. This will shrink the nut meat. You will still need a nut pick and maybe some cutting pliers to cut the inner chambers. Imagine baking holiday (or Halloween) treats with  newly harvested black walnuts pieces you gathered and processed yourself! The nut pieces will store in any glass jar with a tight lid. Freezing is recommended to keep fresher. Of course you will use them before they  rancid.

Nut meat pieces can be baked into cookies and pies, sprinkled on top of cereal, added to rice dishes, or on top of a bowl of granola. 


*The stomping boots are to stomp the green - turning - black husks off the nuts. Driving over them with cars is not recommended, as some nuts make suffer fracture allowing mold to get in and yuck out the nut meat.

Some of the trees we will be gathering from are facing the loggers chainsaw soon as we select log our land for wood for the post fire rebuild and to generate some building funds.

As of today, Friday's weather forecast is for  sunny and chilly weather . Dress more warmly for out here than in town. Think.. Smokey Mountains. If enough people show up and are interested, we can do a short plant class - on sunny portions of the land. (most of the walnut trees are in the shade this time of year from a hill).

A donation of $15 is requested for this event. If you would like to help us out by a larger donation to aid us during this very rough time and contribute to our rebuild fund.. that it greatly appreciated. Thankyou, members of this meetup who have made generous donations the past few meetups! 


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  • Linda R.

    I'm looking foward to meeting new people and learning more about edible plants. I have studied with an amish herbalist and iridologist. See you all soon!

    October 21, 2013

  • Jean Ann P.

    I'm not able to come. I will be out of town. Plus I have a bowl with walnuts that I harvested last year. Got as far as drying them out and had them ready to break open and that is a far as I got. We have several walnut trees in or yard.

    Jean Ann

    October 21, 2013

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    Event Host
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