It is a gentle reminder that pecan season is here when you begin to see the “We Buy Pecans” signs grace the front of many local businesses here in the Deep South. Typically the signs appear in front of small town feed stores, convenient shops or lumber yards. And typically it is the same businesses year-after-year who do the buying.
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One of the main reasons our pecan company has flourished over the past few decades is due in large part to our supportive community here in Acadiana and specifically our home town of New Iberia, Louisiana. We cannot begin to tell you how many of our customers are local and loyal and work as brand ambassadors for our products and services.
My family has been in the pecan industry for the past 45 years and never have we seen the escalating pecan prices that we have seen during the last few. Pecan prices are at an historic high. There have many national stories from Forbes to The Wall Street Journal that have covered the bewildering high pecan prices and how this will affect the common consumer. I feel compelled to weigh in and give my perspective since it is my livelihood.
I have memories of being cold – really cold – on Cane River. A large portion of our orchards in Natchitoches Parish, La., was located on a beautiful stretch of this scenic river, which is actually a lake due to dams built in the early 20th century. It meanders through a part of Louisiana that is graced with historic plantation homes, huge stately oaks, occasional cotton fields and beautiful pecan orchards.
I wanted to start with “my pecan story” so our readers will know who they are dealing with here. Our blog name, as you can see, is called “What’s Crackin’?.” I have to give my cousin Ward credit for the title. He is an aspiring singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN and cleverly came up with the name when asked for an idea.
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Intrigued by the book Cane River, recently featured in Oprah’s Book Club, and want to learn more about this area and its traditions? Read on!