Nevada Single Leaf Pinyon

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Nevada Single Leaf PinyonAs a tree with much historical significance, the Single Leaf Pinyon is the appropriate choice for the official state tree of Nevada. Bearing nuts with extremely large shells, the edible component of this US native is about the size of an olive pit. The nuts have a rich fruity flavor, which is bolder than most pine nuts found in stores. Single Leaf Pinyons grow on the dry mountain slopes of Nevada, eastern California, and Utah, and are characteristic of mid-elevation habitats in the Great Basin Desert.

The Pinyon pine nut is of great cultural and gastronomic importance to the American Indians of the Great Basin region. Originally, the harvest of the Pinyon began in late summer or early fall. An elongated harvesting pole was used to knock the green pine cones off of the trees; the cones were then tapped upon a small flat anvil stone to release the seeds. The nuts are edible in their raw form, but for easier storage were mostly ground into a mush or gruel and eaten like oatmeal. When mixed with cold water, the meal would turn into a cold soup. During extremely cold times of the year, the pinyon mixture was frozen outside an eaten like ice cream. Pinyon nuts played a very important role in the Southwest American Indian diet, as the nuts are both high in fats and carbohydrates (a rarity among most seeds and fruits).

Nevada Single Leaf PinyonUnfortunately, today the preparation and harvesting traditions of the Pinyon pine nut are narrow.

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The Farmers Table at Girlfarm

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A small adaptive multi specie farm where emphasis is on heirloom produce, ancient grains, and heritage animals. Our meats are USDA Pastured Berkshire pork, Irish Dexter Beef,Jacob sheep, heritage turkey, chicken, and rabbit. We also have Coturnix Quail. We have lard, herbals for making your own preparations,as well as our own teas. (more...)

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Pine Nut USA (Mount Wilson Grown)

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NanaDew Herb Farm

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Goods From The Woods - A Wild Crops Farm

  Salem, MO

Wild crops - pinyon pine nuts, kernels, seasonis, hickory nuts, witch hazel hydrosol and distillate, elderflower water, yarrow hydrosol, passion flower, new jersey tea and other native botanicals natural and organic farm direct for health and beauty. witch hazel freshly harvested and quickly steam distilled . (more...)

Goods From The Woods

  Salem , MO

Goods From The Woods is a producer of the American Pinyon Pine Nut.(more...)