Coop Walnut Secret Released
A short musing by Joe Holtz
Conventionally grown Walnuts in the shell often have an almost bitter harsh taste. We suspect that this sad state is a result of premature harvesting in order to reduce crop loss and perhaps have the nuts in a state where they can successfully withstand the processing nedded to remove the soft outer husks that we city folks never see, and also to turn them into a uniform bleached looking commodity. We suspect a harch process here.
But our Organic Walnuts in the shell from Ferrari Farm in California taste rich full bodied and often sweet. we suspect that they are truly ripened on the tree We further suspect the process for removing the outer husk is far less harsh, resulting in a non-uniform darkish look. We are lucky to get these. We have purchased the final 1000lbs at reduced price. Don't tell these secrets because our sales of 100lbs a week could skyrocket and make them go away until next November.
*Attributed to General Anthony Clement McAuliffe upon his defeat Battle of Bastogne, Belgium - December 1944