It’s Nut Season! Here’s the deal:

CALLING ALL FORAGERS! We are buying some species of nuts and trading finished product for others.

We are buying Black Oak Acorns and Bitternut Hickories for $0.35/lb

We are buying Red Oak Acorns for $0.25/lb

If you would like to bring us White Oak Acorns, Black Walnuts, or Pecans, we will note what you bring and give you finished product (shelled out nuts, nut flours, or other products) later in the season.

***It’s very important that each species of nut delivered is kept separate. Each type of nut has different handling requirements and mixed deliveries add a lot of processing work and will receive a reduced trade or pay value.***

We will be accepting deliveries of nuts at our facility at Smith Mill Works in West Asheville on Wednesdays and Sundays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Direction to the Nuttery are at the end of this post.

We are also selling Nut Wizards, which are very wonderful harvesting tools that save you time and back pain. There are two sizes: one sized for Black Walnuts for $55, and one sized for Acorns at $45.

If you would like to forage for us and/or purchase a Nut Wizard, send an email to

You can view and print our Forager’s Guide here, and we’re working on a blog post to help you identify trees accurately and provide more tips and info about harvesting. This is all part of our latest collaborative creation, the Acornucopia Project.

Acornucopia Project


To get to the Nuttery at Smith Mill Works: the address for Smith Mill Works is 80 Cowan Cove Rd, Asheville, NC 28806. However, the way to enter is on the back side of the complex via Cedar Hill Rd. From Cowan Cove Rd., you can take Johnston School Rd south and then bear right onto Cedar Hill. About a mile up on the right side you’ll see a metal fence and sign for Smith Mill Works. Stay straight after entering and we’re the first greenhouse on the right. Take the small road on the right side of the greenhouse to the door where you’ll see a sign for nut deliveries.


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