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Welcome to NY Nut Growers!

Our Purpose

The New York Nut Growers Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes nut tree growing in New York state. Our mission is to educate people on the benefits of nut trees and to provide cultural information to assist in growing nut trees for crops and timber.

Current Events:

Of Note...

Fall Meeting

NYNGA Fall program at the Otto and Grace Farnham Homestead, 148 Farnham Road, Conklin, NY, 13748...Saturday, October 15, 2016. The program will focus on the harvesting and processing of the nuts of NYS, particularly black walnuts , butternuts, hazelnuts, and chestnuts and their preparation for food use and for use as seed nuts for growing nut tree seedlings in 2017.

8:30 Arrival snack and schmooze

9:00 Introduction to the Farnham Homestead...Otto and Grace Farnham

9:15 Butternuts in NYS...National Forest Service Butternut Conservation program...FLNF Staff

9:45 The NYNGA English Walnut Project....Carl Albers/Steve Lisbin and other NYNGA members

10:15 Break

10:30 “Foragers”: Who they are and what they do!....Jerry Henkin

11:00 Tour of the Farnham property and nut tree plantings...Otto Farnham and Other NYNGA Members

11:30 Staggered Lunch and Dehulling , washing, drying, storing, curing of nuts for eating and stratifying nuts for spring planting......demo and hands-on....Otto Farnham and Other NYNGA Members

1:00 NYNGA Business Meeting

1:30 Hazelnuts in NY up-date...Jeff Zarnowski/Tom Potts/Peter Haarmann

2:00 “To your nut crackers”... presentation of various hard nut crackers and nut cracking time trials. NYNGA Members

2:45 Walnut “dessert” and departure

Registration: Please complete this registration form and send it to: John Wertis, 8144 Searsburg Road , Trumansbsurg, NY. 14886. (607-387-4331) (<bwwfarmtoday@aol.com>)There is a $10.00 charge to cover a sandwich platter lunch plus , drinks, snacks and nut materials provided for hands-on experience and take home use. Please make checks or money orders payable to “NYNGA”.

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