Organic Hartley Walnuts from the Capay Valley
Dateline Monday, 11 December 2012-- Once again, my sincerest apologies about being so late to update this page-- I'm still the procrastinator-in-chief. I'm sorry to announce that we are completely SOLD OUT for our 2012 crop. We ceased to do a commercial harvest, with an expensive crew of harvesters and machinery, this year. The cost was just too high for our diminishing productivity. We did do a manual harvest and picked about a ton of in-hull walnuts from beneath our few productive trees. This was with the help of our choral group the Woodland Chamber Singers. They needed a fund raiser for their 2014 invited tour to Carnegie Hall-- we agreed to split whatever they could harvest by hand. The WCS finally got about 150 lbs of walnut meats and we a like amount. Both the chorus and ourselves quickly sold these 300 lbs of nuts for $10 each-- if you are a past customer you received our email letter in November. The response to the letter was overwhelming. The chorus netted over $1000 toward their 2014 tour and Winter Creek Ranch paid the irrigation electricity bill to PG&E, plus a few tractor parts and some chicken feed. Thanks much for your patronage, this year and years past. Not sure what will happen with walnut availability in 2013, but email us if you'd like to stay on our mailing list.
Have a great Holiday, a prosperous and fulfilling New Year and we hope to be in touch with you again next year.
P.S. We recommend you contact our friend and neighbor Jim Haag at Haag Farm for your walnut needs.
and Caroline Bledsoe
Winter Creek Ranch
18080 County Road 70
Brooks, CA 95606
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