Drop off nuts at any time. Visits by appointment only.
Register for the 2020 season using this form. Bring nuts into the Nuttery through the season and we'll pay you out in cash or store credit at the end of the season. If you choose store credit, we'll add a 10% bonus on the total amount you earned over the season. Additional info can be found on the linked registration form and below.
2020 NUT PRICES:
Oil nuts: Bitternut Hickories and Black Oaks (minimum 50 lbs across season)
$0.50/lb 50 lbs to 100 lbs
$0.75/lb 101 lbs and up
(for example: bring in a total of 90 lbs over the season and you'll be paid $45 [90 x $0.50]. Bring in 190 lb total over the season and payout is $142.50 [190 x $0.75])
Flour and milk nuts: All other species of Oak (Red, Pin, White, Chestnut, Sawtooth, etc) and all other species of Hickory (Shagbark, Pignut, Mockernut, etc.) (minimum 50 lbs)
$0.35/lb 50 lbs to 100 lbs
$0.45/lb 101 lbs and up
Deliver hickories without hulls (except for pignut and bitternut)
$0.35/lb 50 lbs to 100 lbs
$0.50/lb 101 lbs and up
Deliver chestnuts without burrs
Black Walnuts (minimum 100 lbs)
$.20/lb 100 to 500 lbs
$.25/lbs 501 lbs and up
Trade value: forager receives back 40% of the mostly-processed nuts (cleaned, cured, cracked, sifted, ready for easy sorting of nut meats from shell)
Deliver walnuts in the hull (we have a machine for removing the hull)
All nuts that come in will be assessed for quality before a forager’s account is credited. Nuts will be sorted into grades, with lower grades being valued at lower rates. Grades will be determined by the Nuttery staff person doing the receiving of the delivery. Please get acquainted with Grade A nuts to get the most for your effort and make the sorting and processing easy for us.
Grade A nuts: no mixing of different species within a container; clean of leaf litter and any other other ‘trash’; nuts not sprouting or moldy; low percentage of squirrel chew marks, grub exit holes, or other pest damage. Grade A nuts will be credited at 100% of the weigh-in total.
Grade B nuts: no mixing of species; some small amount of organic trash; some small amount of sprouting but no mold; some small amount of pest damage. Grade B at a rate that's less than 100%, depending on the quality, determined by Nuttery staff at weigh-in.
Grade C nuts: if there is a high percentage of nuts that are sprouting, moldy, pest damaged, mixed, or otherwise compromised, we won't be able to accept them.
DELIVERY and OTHER INFO:
Deliver the nuts to the designated drop-off areas. Black walnuts: deliver to the hulling area in front of the greenhouses above the driveway to the Nuttery. Drive up the gravel driveway before the asphalt driveway to the Nuttery. Place all nuts into crates and label each crate with your name. All other nuts: place in crates in the greenhouse area at the Nuttery and label.
Access is at 151 Cedar Hill Rd., Asheville, NC 28806. You’ll enter through a gate and stay straight/bare right. As you start going downhill, you’ll see a driveway going up to the left toward the lower level of a house. We’re in the garage of that building.
At the end of the season, we’ll calculate your totals. You must meet the minimum weight for each species in order to be paid out. You decide whether you want money for your deposits, ‘store credit’ (you'll receive 10% bonus on your cash value if choose store credit instead of cash) or some combination of money and credit. If you do not make the minimum for any species, we’ll consider your deposits a donation to the project.
We will mail you a check and/or store credit certificate. We will send communications via email to let you know your season totals and confirm how you would like to be paid out.
If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Justin at 828-545-6198