FAQ

What does "PRE-ORDER" mean?

Our convenient pre-order service is available so you may reserve as many pounds of CORKY'S NUTS from our upcoming 2017 seasonal harvest as your heart desires. Come December, once your walnuts have been harvested, cracked, and hand packed with care, we ship directly to you. We can't wait either!

Our organic walnut oil is pressed in small batches and released in limited quantities throughout the year. Our next pressing is scheduled for May 2017. 

99% of all walnuts grown in the US are grown here in California. Our organic walnuts are harvested every fall from September through October. This is important to know as we are committed to you having access to the freshest walnuts you can buy. Once our walnuts are harvested, we ship them directly to you!

 

Can I purchase more of CORKY'S NUTS organic walnuts during the year or when I run out? 

Unfortunately, when we sell out, that's it. We ship our organic walnuts seasonally and right after harvest so you are able to experience fresh, smooth, buttery tasting walnuts. 

We recommend getting enough to last you and your family for the year. Just like the squirrels do! "Ration Mode" is no fun.

 

Do you sell gift cards?

YES, we do! You can buy in any amount and they can be purchased HERE.

 

How will I know when my organic walnuts or cold pressed oil has shipped?

You will receive an email notification of shipment with tracking info once we have processed and packaged your order.  

 

What is the difference between a HARTLEY and a CHANDLER walnut?

The Hartley is Corky's favorite. Mainly because it has a rich, nutty walnut flavor profile. Their color can be a little darker and they crack out in smaller pieces.  

The Chandler variety is lighter than the Hartley and crack out in larger pieces and halves. They have a milder flavor and are great for a walnut first-timer. 

Both varieties are great for decoration on pastries, cakes, or just eating straight out of the bag! Our fresh organic walnuts have a smooth finish and essentially melt in your mouth. We're really not kidding. 

 

Why is there a deadline for ordering CORKY'S NUTS?

We are committed to providing our customers with fresh, organic walnuts. In order to do this, we ship our nuts directly to you within weeks of our annual fall harvest. 

A walnut eaten just after harvest tastes entirely different from most walnuts you're familiar with. Store-bought walnuts can be anywhere from up to 1, to even 3 years old at the time of purchase. This greatly affects the fragile oils and flavor finish of a walnut, which can result in a tart, bitter aftertaste. Organic walnuts, when fresh off the trees, are creamy, buttery and smooth. Yes, our mouths are watering as well. 

 

What's the best way to store CORKY'S NUTS?

Our raw organic walnuts should be kept sealed and in cold storage as the oils are fragile. Sunlight and warm temperatures will alter the oils, which can quickly affect the taste and quality of the meat. Walnuts can also be placed in the fridge for up to 6 months and freezer for up to a year. 

To maintain the freshness and quality of your nuts, be sure to always keep them sealed and at a temperature between 33 and 41F. 

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Allergen info:

We process and press only certified organic walnuts. There are NO peanut, soy, wheat, dairy, or other food-based allergens in our processing equipment.