Sorry, I’ve been neglectful on getting a new blog up!!!! We’ve been a little busy getting ready for the new season, as I’m sure everyone else has been also!!! We are expecting a record crop at our big orchard in West TX, the pecans local to us around Santo are going to be pretty good!! Whatever is in the trees now are going to make and be filled out good, we just lost some to a fungus the trees sometimes get when we get a rain in June/July. But overall we are expecting a good crop.
As you would expect (like everything else) prices may be a little higher. Gilbert Pecan Co. will keep them as close to current prices as we can. All commercial shellers are starting the season off with no pecans in cold storage, this is usually not the case, but China last year became a buyer in the pecan market and has bought everything U.S. shellers had in storage. This puts the market in a little bit of a panic, and causes the supply and demand to be a little skewed. So for awhile until we can see what the market is going to do prices may be a little high at first (November) and then level off around mid- December.
With all that said, we are looking forward to a great season!! Our wholesale business has doubled since last year, this is causes our busy time to start earlier in the year, which is exciting. Gilbert Pecan Co. has a display and booth at the Dallas Market Center, this is one thing we have done to increase our wholesale customer base, which has allowed us to get our product in other retailers in TX, and all over the U.S. You can also find our product right now at the TX State Fair in Dallas, we are located in the “Go Texan” pavillion on row 7 bottom shelf. Kristy and I will be there this Friday sampling our product, we will also have a special promotional ticket you can only receive at the fair!!!!! Come by to find out what it is??????
Our fall pumpkins our back at the store, come by to pick up yours!!! Limited quantity, we didn’t get as many as we had last year, they will sell out!!!!
Again, we would love to hear from all (new or existing) customers any and all feedback is helpful. We will have pecan pies, pecan candy, and pecans to send out for Thanksgiving, and of course all of your Christmas gifts can be taken care of by a quick call to the store or order from our website. Our toll free # is 888-769-4501 or go to www.gilbertpecan.com and you can ask for Rhea. All corporate orders need to call the store and ask for Rhea. God Bless and have a wonderful fall!!