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Thoughts on the Past Year and the Upcoming Harvest Season

Harvest Season Visitors
From left to right: Bob and Jo Sullins, Alex Willson, Ruth and Ken Boysworth

As we begin a new harvest seasonI think it’s a great time to take a look back at the previous year and examine all that has occurred here at Sunnyland Farms. We had a great year and that would not be possible without our wonderful customers and friends, and for that I’d like to personally thank you. You keep us motivated to provide the best pecans, mixed nuts, dried fruits, cakes and candies we can and we are constantly trying to improve in order to exceed your expectations.

This past year was both challenging and rewarding for us at Sunnyland. Mother Nature provided significant challenges, with two tornadoes in Albany, GA in January that devastated large sections of our home town. Many of our employees had significant damage to their homes but thankfully we all came out of the storms safely. Continue reading Thoughts on the Past Year and the Upcoming Harvest Season

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Pan Seared Summer Squash

Pan Seared Summer Squash

One of my favorite summer vegetables is squash!! We can’t get enough of it at my house. So, today I want to share with you one of my favorite ways to have squash using our Sunnyland Pecan Meal and Oil. I call it, Pan Seared Summer Squash. It is a super easy recipe and only has THREE ingredients! Continue reading Pan Seared Summer Squash

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Sunnyland Farms visits the James Beard House

James Beard House Dinner

Well it has been a while since we’ve posted an update and I can’t think of a better reason to get back to it than a visit to the James Beard House in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. And we will certainly get to that but I also want to let you know that going forward we are going to be making many more updates to the Pecan Post. We’ll of course keep you up to date with everything going on here at Sunnyland as well as taking an in depth look at some of our employees and their roles. Additionally, we’re going to take a look some industry news, spotlight some products and provide some new recipes. So more to come but for now, back to the James Beard House! Continue reading Sunnyland Farms visits the James Beard House

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Grandma’s Easter Ham

Easter Ham
                          Grandma’s Peach Pecan Easter Ham

There’s just something about Spring that makes me nostalgic: lacey white frocks, pretty pastels, crisp white linen tablecloths, big platters of ice cold deviled eggs, freshly waxed lemon scented dining room tables with big pitchers of sticky sweet ice tea… Ahhh….welcome back Springtime, you darlin’ thing you! Continue reading Grandma’s Easter Ham

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Summer Recipe- Mandarin Pecan Slaw

Mandarin Pecan Slaw
Mandarin Pecan Slaw

My passion for all things culinary happened by accident, as do many good things. Working professionally in both the restaurant and catering industries gave me the background but I was the people person; customer relations was my forte. It wasn’t until I began cooking in my own kitchen, free to experiment, taste and create that I fell in love with the art of cooking. I think cooking is a lot like creating art, you can’t be afraid to fail and often will. However, the few successes that come along the way are oh so worth it. Plus you get to share these victories with your family and friends! On that note, here is a summer recipe I think you will love! Continue reading Summer Recipe- Mandarin Pecan Slaw

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Congratulations to our Summer Giveaway Winner!!!

YETI winner Lucy Filler

We are thrilled to announce that Lucy Filler of Sacramento, California is the winner of our YETI cooler filled with Sunnyland treats!

When learning that she won she said this was a really nice EARLY 91st birthday surprise. We are happy to be part of her celebration.
CONGRATULATIONS from all your friends at Sunnyland Farms!!

Be sure to check in on the blog and  follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sunnylandfarms for future exciting promotions!

 

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A Trip to China With US Pecans

Alex Shanghai
The Bund – Shanghai

I recently traveled to China with US Pecans, an industry effort to market pecans grown in the United States. The trip was broken into two parts, the SIAL Food Show in Shanghai followed by a visit to several pecan roasters in Lin’an in Zhejiang province. The experience was memorable both professionally as well as personally in a number of ways and I thought it would be great to share the highlights.  Continue reading A Trip to China With US Pecans

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Want to take just a minute to say Thank You to all the nice folks who made our recent stay in New York so special. Alex and I represented Sunnyland at our first trip to the International Restaurant and Food Service Show.

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We had a great time sharing our excellent Sunnyland Pecans with visitors to the show, many who were trying Pecans for the first time. An unexpected treat were the folks who stopped by the booth who already knew us. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet some of our customers in person.  Continue reading

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How Cool is Hedging!?!

How cool is this machine! This is a Hedger trimming the limbs and tops of some of the older, larger trees in the Willson Farming Co. orchard. The trees you see here were planted in 1984 and have grown virtually untamed since then. While they make for a beautiful canopy they also hog the natural sunlight that other trees need to grow and bear fruit.

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