KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Looking to make a few extra dollars ahead of the holiday season? Harvesting black walnuts might be your answer. But you better hurry, there’s only one more week in the harvest season.
Each October, Midwestern families partake in the tradition of combing wooded areas for the small treasure. Missouri is a leader in black walnut production. Though a portion of the crop is grown in orchards, black walnuts can be found locally in your own backyard.
Black walnuts can be sold to Hammons Products Company out of Stockton, Mo. Since 1946, the company has specialized in using black walnuts in all sorts of products, from raw shelled nuts to using the husks in soaps and cosmetics.