Kentucky Nut Corporation

The setting for Kentucky Nut is a "vintage" building on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and the natural harbor in Hickman, Kentucky.   This building  has housed the business for over 70 years. 

From January to October it's kind of quiet at "The Nut House" - as the locals usually refer to the business.  Visitors are always welcome and will greeted by one of the owners or a member of the congenial staff.  Never tasted a wild seedling pecan?  How about a roasted and salted Munchin' Pecan?  No problem - you can have a sample.  Many days in the fall and winter you will find Southern Pecan coffee perked and ready to share.   Someone will be happy to give you a plant tour and provide information about the role of pecans in the area.   If you are really lucky and visit on roasting day you can have mouth watering taste of warm cashews, almonds or the signature product - Munchin' Pecans.  November and December bring lots of visitors to the retail shop as people make purchases for holiday baking and gifting. It really does become "The Nut House" as thousands of pounds of nuts are processed and shipped out.  

As a small business, the folks at Kentucky Nut focus on customer service.  This is easy to see as relationships have been built with people who return year after year for the quality products and the personalized service.  Customers appreciate that their names and preferences are are remembered and that they get to talk to a real, live person when they call.

 

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Latitude: 36.556819 Longitude: -89.246808 Elevation: 315 ft
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Seasons Open

Kentucky Nut is open year round but the busy season is during November & December.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Kentucky Nut Corporation was formerly Roper Pecan.  Roper Pecan was established by a group of local businessmen just after the Great Depression and became a significant pecan shelling operation employing about 200 people at its peak.  After Roper Pecan was bought by an out-of-state company, three of the former Roper employees re-incorporated as Kentucky Nut Corporation and managed to retain the Kentucky Kernel logo and name.  With essentially nothing except a desire to continue the strong pecan history in their community and a lot of knowledge about the pecan business, the founders of Kentucky Nut Corporation started over in 1982 when Roper Pecan was closed.  The doors of the plant were shuttered for only about 4 months as these determined employees set out to acquire equipment and re-build a customer base.   Thirty-four years later Kentucky Nut  continues to build the company by offering the highest quality wild seedling pecans (and other nut products) and superior customer service.

Accessibility Notes

Retail area is accessible and has no mobility impairments.

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals are welcome at Kentucky Nut.

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