Green Valley Pecan Company boasts a rich history not only in harvesting this nutrient-rich nut, but also in cultivating a healthy, active community.
The Orchard Series—three races and fun runs that takes runners through Green Valley Pecan Company’s iconic orchards—has become a staple in the region, offering participants of all ages the opportunity to be active in a unique setting.
Green Valley Pecan Company works with Tagg Running Events to host the series; which benefits local non-profit organizations and student groups.
As you know, we cancelled the 2019 Pecan Festival because of global economic conditions affecting the pecan market. Unfortunately, the ongoing uncertainty in the global pecan market will preclude us from hosting Pecan Festival in 2020. We are hopeful for 2021.
We are actively exploring partnerships that would enable FICO to once again host the Sahuarita Pecan Festival.At the time, FICO indicated that it is exploring other means in which we can share with the public the FICO/Green Valley Pecan story on a smaller scale. As a result, we are conducting regularly scheduled farms tours which are very popular.
The Sahuarita Pecan Festival is a Southern Arizona tradition. With delicious foods from across the Santa Cruz River Valley and lots of great activities, it’s an event for the whole family.
In 2009, Farmers Investment Co/The Green Valley Pecan Company and the Walden family began hosting this annual event as a way to give back to the community and provide an affordable family outing for their neighbors and friends. Since its creation, the Sahuarita Pecan Festival has raised over $117,000, almost 7,000 pounds of food for local charities and averaged over 20,000 attendees each year.
Based on information from our federal and local health authorities, and to protect our customers and employees from COVID19, tours are canceled until further notice.
The tour will begin outside the Pecan Store where you will receive a bottle of water and a snack to start the ride. From there, our partners from the Sahuarita Unified School District will take us to the place where the trees start, the Nursery. An authentic farm tractor and wagon will be waiting to take us through the orchard. This will be the perfect opportunity for seeing the stages of the pecans annual growing process and snap a few pictures under the trees.
The ride will take approximately one hour during which you will be guided by one of our company experts. The wagon will bring us back to the waiting bus which will then shuttle us back to the store. Here you will enjoy a delicious pecan sampling experience.
This is a unique opportunity to see what happens in the orchard. Since it is an active farm, tours are limited to 25 people and only for a certain time of the year. Weather and ongoing farm activity may affect the orchard tour schedule.
Tickets are sold online ONLY.
Tickets are non-refundable unless we cancel due to weather or other elements out of our control.
There will be some steps to climb and the ground is uneven, it is not wheelchair or walker accessible.
Please wear closed toe shoes, a hat, sunscreen and dress accordingly to the weather.
Due to food safety regulations, pets are not allowed.
While children are welcome, this is an adult-oriented tour.
Due to the current state of COVID 19 in Arizona, we will not be opening the wood lot this year!
After the harvest, during the months of January and February, we prune the trees. As a result we have nice logs that we accumulate in the wood lot on the side Sahuarita Rd.
From this time until September, we allowed the wood to dry so it is not smoky when it is burned. The pieces could reach up to 15" long and 4" - 6" in diameter.
Please note that you must load your own wood.