Time to buy pecans, peanuts from Victoria County Extension Education Association

Sept. 24, 2013 at 4:24 a.m.

The Victoria County Extension Education Association pecan and peanut sale.

The Victoria County Extension Education Association pecan and peanut sale.

The Victoria County Extension Education Association is selling its fresh 2013 shelled pecans and peanuts, which will arrive just in time for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday cooking, gift-giving or personal enjoyment.

This is the association's only fundraiser, and it provides funding for scholarships for local youth, 4-H support with contests and special projects, AgriLife 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.

Orders are being accepted for fresh-shelled pecan halves and fresh-shelled raw Spanish peanuts. Pecans are $50 for a 5-pound box of pecan halves, and peanuts are $12 each in a 3-pound cloth bag.

Send orders to Ruby Sellers, 112 Acorn Drive, Victoria, TX 77905. Make checks payable to Victoria Extension Education Association. Include your telephone number on your check and the amount of nuts that you are ordering.

Customers from the surrounding counties should also include, in addition to the above information, a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sellers if you would like a reminder on pick-up date.

The deadline for ordering is 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

The pick-up date for orders is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 22 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 are especially good in sweet desserts. They can be spiced, sugared, salted, placed in dips, sauces and made into syrups.

Pecans are a good source of protein and unsaturated fats. They are rich in omega-6 fatty acids. Freezing retains the freshness and flavor of the nuts.

If more information is needed, please call Ruby Sellers at 361-575-3100, Carrol Davig at 361-575-7947 or Josie Martinez at 361-573-9643.

We are sharing some of our favorite recipes as you bake with your fresh Texas pecans and peanuts.



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