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Extension Education Association pecan, peanut sale in progress

Sept. 25, 2012 at 4:25 a.m.

Victoria Extension Education Association is hosting its annual nut sale. Clockwise, from left, are Spiced Nuts, Pecan Streusel Cake, Cherry Cheese Danish and Cranberry-Nut Bread Minis

Victoria Extension Education Association is hosting its annual nut sale. Clockwise, from left, are Spiced Nuts, Pecan Streusel Cake, Cherry Cheese Danish and Cranberry-Nut Bread Minis

Fresh shelled pecans and peanuts are on sale through the Victoria County Extension Education Association.

The pecans and peanuts will arrive just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday cooking or gift giving.

Proceeds from this fundraiser are used to provide scholarships for local youth, 4-H support with contests and special projects, Agri-Life Extension program at the South Texas Farm and Ranch Show, leadership training and educational programs for members as well as financial support to other organizations in Victoria County.

The shelled pecans are sold in five-pound boxes for $50 each. The raw Spanish peanuts come in three-pound cloth bags for $11 each.

Send order to Ruby Sellers, 112 Acorn Drive, Victoria, TX 77905. Make checks payable to Victoria Extension Education Association. Include your telephone number on the check and the amount and type of nuts being ordered. Customers from the surrounding counties should also include a self-addressed stamped envelop for a pick-up date reminder to be mailed.

The deadline for ordering is 5 p.m. Oct. 16.

The pick-up date is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Victoria Electric Cooperative Auditorium, 102 S. Ben Jordan St.

Pecans are used as pecan meal to thicken meat stews, they are roasted, toasted, chopped, used in vegetable dishes, eaten as snacks and in sweet desserts. They can be spiced, sugared, salted, placed in dips, sauces and made into syrups.

Try these recipes provided by the The Extension Education Association.

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