NY Nut Growers Association Fall Program

  • Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

The program will focus on the harvesting and processing of the nuts of NYS, particularly black walnuts , butternuts, hazelnuts, and chestnuts and their preparation for food use and for use as seed nuts for growing nut tree seedlings in 2017.

8:30 Arrival snack and schmooze

9;00 Introduction to the Farnham Homestead...Otto and Grace Farnham

9:15 Butternuts in NYS...National Forest Service Butternut Conservation program...FLNF Staff

9:45 The NYNGA English Walnut Project....Carl Albers/Steve Lisbin and other NYNGA members

10:15 Break

10:30 “Foragers”: Who they are and what they do!....Jerry Henkin

11:00 Tour of the Farnham property and nut tree plantings...Otto Farnham and Other NYNGA Members

11:30 Staggered Lunch and Dehulling , washing, drying, storing, curing of nuts for eating and stratifying nuts for spring planting......demo and hands-on....Otto Farnham and Other NYNGA Members

1:00 NYNGA Business Meeting

1:30 Hazelnuts in NY up-date...Jeff Zarnowski/Tom Potts/Peter Haarmann

2:00 “To your nut crackers”... presentation of various hard nut crackers and nut cracking time trials.

2:45 Walnut “dessert” and departure

Registration: Please complete this registration form and send it to: John Wertis, 8144 Searsburg Road , Trumansbsurg, NY. 14886. 607-387-4331 or email bwwfarmtoday@aol.com. There is a $10.00 charge to cover a sandwich platter lunch plus drinks, snacks and nut materials provided for hands-on experience and take home use. Please make checks or money orders payable to “NYNGA”.

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John Wertis



Otto and Grace Farnham Homestead
148 Farnham Rd
Conklin, NY 13748