Nut Season 2018!

The Nuttery at Smith Mill Works in launching this Sunday, 9/16 at noon! Our hours will be: 12pm – 3pm on Sundays 5:30pm to 7pm on Wednesday Read all about how to get nuts with us here, on our page dedicated to the project. It’s likely Hurricane Florence is going to cause lots of windfall […]


The Nutty Buddy Collective is proud to support the Acornucopia Project, a multi-state, multi-branched effort to make the world more nuts. As part of the AP, the NBC helped launch the Asheville Nuttery, which has grown its own roots and is growing as cooperatively owned processing facility where growers and gatherers can bring nuts and […]

Black Walnut

Uses Oil, fresh meats; hulls are used for dye, fertilizer, and medicine Where you’ll find them Stream banks, moist forests. They’re all over French Broad River watershed. Identification Smooth green hull, blackens with age, hulls will stain your hands during harvest Leaf has many leaflets Grey bark Distinctive smell Large nuts >1” Here’s a downloadable […]

A weekend of doing a whole lotta nuttin’ Brainstorming workshops on the next steps we can take  to develop a new culture of small regional nut processing facilities together. The Quaker Oaks Tree Crop conference  is going to be held in  Blacksburg, Va September 14-16th Come join the Acornucopia I-81 nut parade as we gather in Blacksburg for a camp out weekend […]

Seeking a new space

The Acornucopia/Nutty Buddy Collective are looking for a new space to set up our processing facility. Here’s what we’re looking for: within 10-15 of downtown Asheville short or longer-term rental/lease options existing commercial kitchen space is ideal, will consider a space that could be developed as a kitchen ample parking lot/driveway for taking deliveries from […]

Updates for Spring 2018

We’ve got a handful of events in the coming months. These are opportunities to purchase nut oils, learn about native nuts, and find out how you can join in the fun.   Organic Grower’s School, March 10 & 11, Asheville, NC. We’ll have a vendor booth and Bill will be presenting on Native Nuts May Day in the […]

End of Nut Season, Nov. 19th

November 19 is the final day for deliveries to the Nuttery at Smith Mill Works. We will still be accepting deliveries of sizable quantities of acorn, hickory, and pecan by appointment only. Send an email to to set up an appointment. We’re grateful for all the foragers who participated this season. We will be in […]


Pyrus species We’re currently offering trees of the varieties listed below. We offer grafting services of a great many more varieties. If you don’t see what you’d like to grow here, contact us to discuss our custom grafting services: We two sizes of pear tree: $25 for branchless ‘whips’ and $40 for branched trees over […]