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jackietreehorn Oct 26, 2007 08:10 PM

Does anyone know of a business near Austin that will shell pecans by the pound?

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    johnm Oct 27, 2007 07:56 AM

    Take them to the Shoal Crest Senior Citizens Activity Center and they have volunteers and machines there that do it for 25 cents per pound; it's one of their biggest fund-raising projects.

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      rudeboy Oct 29, 2007 07:15 AM

      Thanks johnm for that information - I'm picking up pecans from my yard today. I will call them and report back.

      My grandmother used to have this horizontal piston-type cracker. She always had a million pecans (E Texas). I can't find one of those in town, although I haven't tried very hard. If anyone knows where I can buy one.....

      1. re: rudeboy
        robbie6805 Oct 29, 2007 09:41 AM

        Try this place, found it online.


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      bullsi1911 Oct 29, 2007 05:08 AM

      Navidad Farms Pecans used to do so, but I have not been there in a few years:


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        robbie6805 Oct 29, 2007 09:45 AM

        Does anyone know who has good prices on meaty papershell type peacans? I usually get them from this place out past the Airport. If I recall a 10lb bag runs about $40.00. I take them back home for the holidays.

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          jackietreehorn Oct 29, 2007 10:10 AM

          OK, here's the scoop. Pecan shell cracking starts November 5th at the Senior Activity Center. Hours will be from 9-330 and the price is still 25 cents a pound.

          Thanks again for the recommendation johnm.

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