FAQ

 

FOOD SAFETY

Are your pecans free of GMOs?

How do I know your pecans are gluten-free?

A family member is extremely allergic to peanuts. Are any of peanuts or other allergens processed in your facility?

Am I at risk of ingesting pesticides from your pecans?

How do you keep the pesticides from blowing on the organic pecans on a windy day?

 

 

GENERAL

Where can I find Green Valley Pecan Company pecans near me?

Do you allow people to come pick their own pecans from your orchard?

Does Green Valley Pecan Company sell any of the wood you produce from orchard pruning each year?

Can I buy a pecan tree from your orchard?

Do you sell the empty pecan shell? How does that work?

I’m a small pecan grower, do you offer shelling services?

 

DONATIONS AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

I am part of a community service organization and we’re sponsoring an event. How can I ask for a donation from Green Valley Pecan Company?

How may I come for a tour of the orchard/facility?

You have such lovely trees, can I rent part of the orchard for my wedding, or other event? Do you offer anywhere that I could take pictures for my event?

Can I land on your private airstrip?

Is your work seasonal, do you only work during harvest?

 

WATER COMPANY

How do I sign up for water service?

How do I make online bill payments?

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD SAFETY

Q: Are your pecans free of GMOs?

 A: Our raw in-shell or shelled pecans are comprised of 100% shelled pecans. The leading pecan crop breeding expert working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture advises that no pecan trees in their orchards or labs contain GMOs. The genetic engineering of pecans is not a strategy being used in the development of pecan cultivars.

While our natural pecans are GMO free, some products sold in our Pecan Store may contain other ingredients, please review the label of each product for additional information.

 

Q: How do I know your pecans are gluten-free?

A: Pecans are naturally gluten-free. Our raw in-shell or shelled pecans are comprised of 100% shelled pecans, and our facility only processes pecans.
While our natural pecans are gluten-free, some products sold in our Pecan Store may contain other ingredients, please review the label of each product for additional information.

 

Q: A family member is extremely allergic to peanuts. Are any of peanuts or other allergens processed in your facility?

A: Two-Part Answer:
Part 1: If you are purchasing or have purchased our natural pecan halves or pieces  ( 8 oz, 6 oz, 16 oz retail pack) our pecans are free from any allergens other than pecans.
Part 2: If you are, however, thinking of purchasing any of our candied varieties through our store website, those are processed at a facility where allergens may be present.

 

Q: Am I at risk of ingesting pesticides from your pecans?

A: This depends on the type of product. Organic = no pesticides are used, natural pest management in the form of green lacewing beneficial insects are utilized to control the aphid population. Watch Video. As an assurance, all our conventional pecans are thoroughly tested for pesticide residues and they fall within specification (i.e. no residues are detected)

 

Q: How do you keep the pesticides from blowing on the organic pecans on a windy day?

A: As stewards of the land, we keep the sake of the environment and surrounding community at the forefront of our consideration for all aspects of farming. Wind and other climate conditions are factored into all application plans when any form of chemical is involved. We respect buffer zones to mitigate drift from one field onto another. And only apply when and what is necessary to promote a healthy orchard.

 

GENERAL

Q: Where can I find Green Valley Pecan Company pecans near me?

A:f you are in Southern Arizona, and would like to visit our retail store, please visit us at 1625 E. Sahuarita Rd., Sahuarita, AZ 85629.
Please check here for current hours of business, as hours are subject to seasonal change.

DUE TO COVID19 IN AZ OUR STORE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR IN-STORE TRAFFIC, BUT CURBSIDE PICKUP IS AVAILABLE

In Arizona, your local Bashas’ store will carry our pecans.

 

Q: Do you allow people to come pick their own pecans from your orchard?

A: No, due to food safety and public liability concerns our orchards are private property and the public is not able to access the orchard.

The exception to this rule is our annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival, where we offer a tour of part of the orchard close to the festivities during our hayride. This enables the public to get fully immersed in the trees, while learning about our harvest process.  Get in line early as this is our most popular festival event.

 

Q: Does Green Valley Pecan Company sell any of the wood you produce from orchard pruning each year?

PLEASE NOTE THAT WOOD SALES WILL NOT BE HAPPENING IN 2020.

A: Yes, we collect the wood into a yard located just West of our Administration office at 1525 E. Sahuarita Rd. and allow it to dry and age until early September of each year.


We begin wood sales on Labor Day Weekend and it continues until the wood supply is exhausted. The lot is open each Saturday and Sunday between 7AM – 3PM (closed holidays). Cash and check only accepted. Please call for current pricing @ 520-791-2852.


The wood is loaded by you, the lot attendee will measure it by cubic foot, and charge accordingly. Remember to bring a set of gloves and a strong back. Once the weather turns cold, traffic increases, so please come early in the season for the best selection. Watch video

 

Q: Can I buy a pecan tree from your orchard?

A: Our seedlings are grown solely to replace and expand our orchards, we don’t sell them to the public.

 

Q: Do you sell the empty pecan shell? How does that work?

A: Our shell is available for sale to the local community for a nominal fee, please call for current pricing, based on availability and the quantity. Please be aware that you’ll be loading it, so bring a shovel, and maybe a friend. You’ll begin the process at our Administration office at 1525 E. Sahuarita Rd. we accept cash or check only. Watch video

 

Q: I’m a small pecan grower, do you offer shelling services?

A: Due to food safety regulations we no longer provide this service. However, if you contact our customer service line, they can offer information regarding who to contact for your shelling needs.

 

 

DONATIONS AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Q: I am part of a community service organization and we’re sponsoring an event. How can I ask for a donation from Green Valley Pecan Company?

A: We focus on local community projects and events with the core emphasis on agriculture, local history and community enrichment. If this model fits your event or organization, please submit a letter about the event and your non-profit information to the following email address for consideration: donations@greenvalleypecan.com

You will receive a reply once the presentation has been made, and the committee has issued a ruling.

 

Q: How may I come for a tour of the orchard/facility?

A: Currently, public tours are not being offered. If you would like to be informed, please visit https://www.greenvalleypecan.com/orchard-tours/

 

Q: You have such lovely trees, can I rent part of the orchard for my wedding, or other event? Do you offer anywhere that I could take pictures for my event?

A: As referenced above we don’t have any areas of the orchard generally open to the public. At this time, for liablily concerns we do not allow commercial or personal photo or video sessions in the orchard. We appreciate your understanding.

 

Q: Can I land on your private airstrip?

A: No, it is private, and public access is not allowed.

 

Q: Is your work seasonal, do you only work during harvest?

A: No, we process pecans year-round. On average our processing facility processed 29 M lbs. / year.

 

 

WATER COMPANY

Q: How do I sign up for water service?

A: To begin water service with Farmers Water Company, you simply click the following link: https://www.farmerswaterco.com/quick-links/start-service/

 

Q: How do I make online bill payments?

A: Please click this link: https://ww2.e-billexpress.com/ebpp/FarmersWater/

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CONTACT US

Pecan Store
1625 E. Sahuarita Rd.
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
(520) 791-2062
(800) 327-3226
pecanstore@greenvalleypecan.com