In 2012, the family decided to expand the pecan orchards. They cleared the land in 2013 and planted 880 pecan trees in several varieties the next year, adding more in subsequent years. Jenks Jr, who oversees the pecans, and his brothers are very proud of their pecans. According to the Peachburg website, “Compared to the pecans sold in grocery stores, our extraordinary pecans are golden in color, buttery in texture, and rich in taste. Most folks don’t realize the nutritional density of pecans. According to the American Pecan Council, ‘The unique mix of unsaturated fats, plant sterols, fiber and flavonoids all add up to make pecans a superfood for your heart.’ When you start with fertile soil, lots of sunshine, nutrient-rich irrigation water, you get an extraordinary nut.”
Jenks is more than happy to deliver your online purchases to your door, or you can arrange a pick-up. Prices are $10 a pound for pecan pieces and $14 a pound for halves, making them very reasonable. They can also be purchased at the Market on the Mountain, and once you taste them, you will see that they are outstanding. The family is also busy working on other pecan products that all sound delicious. (Rumor has it that the pecan butter is to die for!) The mission of this family is to produce a pecan second to none: a nut that tastes like it was harvested and shelled the week before - no matter the season.” I can assure they have!
by Gwin Tugman