FAQ's

CORKY'S NUTS is: 

 Certified Organic - CCOF / USDA

Raw . Vegan . Gluten-Free

NON-GMO

Unpasteurized

Sugar-Free & Salt-Free

 Lovingly grown & hand-crafted in California, USA

A Female & Black-Owned Family Business

 

What season/harvest of Raw Organic Walnuts are you currently shipping?

As of July 2020, our most recent annual Fall harvest (October 2019) is still available. We're about to sell out soon, maybe by August, and will be launching "pre-orders" for our upcoming October 2020 harvest in the coming months. 

Once our 2020 Fall Harvest sales are open, you'll be able to "pre-order" whatever quantities of our delicious, seasonal Raw Organic Walnuts you'd like and they'll ship beginning in December. 

As we do sell out every year, consider ordering enough to last you for a few months, or the entire year!

 

Why do I have to "pre-order" CORKY'S NUTS upcoming 2020 Harvest of Raw Organic Walnuts?

Our Raw Organic Walnuts are grown in Northern California and harvested every Fall during the month of October. By offering our harvest through a "pre-order" method, you're able to reserve your desired bounty as it's growing on the trees. Think of it like a "walnut Kickstarter". Pretty fun, right?

Our mission is for you to have access to FRESH, AMAZING tasting organic walnuts. Come December, once your walnuts have been harvested, cracked out, and hand-packed with love, we ship these beauties directly to you. We can't wait either!

 

Can I purchase more CORKY'S NUTS Raw Organic Walnuts during the year or when I run out? 

When our current 2019 annual harvest sells out, that's it. We recommend getting enough to last you and your family until we begin shipping our upcoming 2020 Harvest / Season in December. 

By offering our crop seasonally, you are able to experience a most delicious walnut fresh off the tree!

 

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 CORKY'S NUTS order has shipped?

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

If you have a "pre-order" item with a release date posted, your order will ship based on the date it was placed. You should expect to receive shipping notification within 1-2 weeks from the "estimated release date" noted on your invoice. 

If no release date is posted, your order will ship within 1-3 business days, unless otherwise noted.  

Also please be aware that if you're ordering a "pre-order" item along with a non-preorder item, everything will ship at the same time after the release date. It is advised that you place a separate order for anything that is needed right away. 

 

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

The Hartley variety is Corky's favorite. Mainly because it has a richer and nuttier walnut flavor profile. Visually, the Hartley can be a little darker in color and will have an assortment of smaller pieces in each bag.

The Chandler variety is lighter than the Hartley and cracks out in larger pieces and halves. They have a slightly 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! All of our fresh, Raw Organic Walnuts have a smooth, buttery finish and flavor profie. 

 

How long are your Raw Organic Pecans available for? 

We're currently shipping our 2020 Harvest/Season. We're not sure when we'll sell out, though we're hoping to have them available into the fall and winter months of 2020. 

 

Why do you only ship CORKY'S NUTS Raw Organic Walnuts seasonally and not year-round?

We are committed to providing you with fresh, delicious organic walnuts. In order to do this, we ship our nuts directly to you within weeks of our annual Fall harvest and continue to ship these gems until we sell out.

UPDATE - we're almost sold out of our 2019 Harvest as of July 2020. 

A walnut enjoyed straight off the tree tastes entirely different from most walnuts you may be familiar with. Many walnuts you may currently have access to can be anywhere from up to 1, to even 3 years old at the time of purchase. This length of time greatly affects the fragile oils in a walnut and the result is a tart, bitter aftertaste.

Yes, that's what you're tasting, an old walnut and we know it's no fun. It's also why our family created a way for you to have access to the same, fresh organic bounty that we do. 

Gone are the days where you have to worry about biting into a yucky walnut. Our organic walnuts are creamy, buttery, and smooth. No bitterness, just goodness. 

 

Which CORKY'S NUTS provisions are offered year-round? 

  • Cold Pressed Organic Walnut Oil
  • Raw Organic Walnut Butter
  • Raw Organic Walnut Meal

 

Which CORKY'S NUTS provisions are offered seasonally? 

  • Raw Organic Walnuts (2019 Harvest is available for purchase)
  • Organic Pomegranates (November 2020)
  • Organic Green Walnuts (June 2021)
  • Hass & Lamb Hass Avocados (March - August 2020)

 

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

Our seasonal, 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. 

Our Cold Pressed Organic Walnut Oil, Raw Organic Walnut Butter & Raw Organic Walnut Meal should ALWAYS be kept sealed and in the fridge to maintain freshness at all times. If you are enjoying these products quite quickly (within 2 weeks), they can be left out. 

For more information, please click HERE

 

Allergen info:

We process certified organic walnuts and certified organic pecans on designated equipment for each nut/meat at separate times.

There are NO peanut, soy, wheat, dairy, egg, or other food-based allergens in our processing equipment.