November 18, 2022
We are sold out of our chestnuts this season but you can still get a taste (or pick up a supply for your Thanksgiving stuffing) at the following locations:
Limestone Pizza Kitchen Bar--yes, a pizza place with amazing food in our hometown of Lawrence, KS. Limestone has the brilliant idea of roasting chestnuts in their wood fired pizza oven. Try a serving with a rye Manhattan as I did. Perfect. They will also be serving up some other appetizers with chestnuts.
Paros Estiatorio in Leawood, KS has an amazing menu, with or without chestnuts! Everything we've tried, we loved. They are featuring a chestnut sage dressing on their Thanksgiving take out menu. If you hurry in soon, you might find some chestnut bisque or another fantastic chestnut based mezé.
Whole Foods in Kansas City and in the Rocky Mountain region (Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico & Utah) have our chestnuts on hand right now. Don't hesitate, they sell out quickly.
In Lawrence, The Community Mercantile and Checkers grocery carry our chestnuts. The Community Mercantile also has our freshly gathered organic pecans. Our in-shell pecans are mixed northern and native varieties, grown and selected with the same care alongside our organic chestnuts. Our pecans are heart-healthy and good for cracking and eating out-of-hand; their kernels are golden colored, buttery flavored.
If you are getting chestnuts for your Thanksgiving feast (or any other holiday recipe) we recommend that you roast and peel them now and freeze the kernels. That way the work is done and there is no worry about the nuts drying out. If you are roasting them, be sure to refrigerate and watch the roasting time this late in the season.
Please remember that chestnuts must be refrigerated. Do this at home and make sure your local grocery has them in the refrigerated section, as well.
See you next season!
Debbie & Charlie
Charlie started planting chestnut trees on the 20-acre field in 1995, following organic practices from the beginning. Chestnut Charlie’s has been certified organic since 1998. Being organic is Charlie’s uncompromising condition to farming—that he contribute no synthetic chemicals to the environment. The tree project is surrounded by conventional corn/soybean farms so we planted and maintain a buffer/shelterbelt of mixed tree species around the perimeter boundary. Our tree project now has approximately 1500 nut trees under organic culture within the protective buffer.Our Tree Project