October 25, 2023

Nuts Around My Farm

Here in the Northeast, autumn is a wonderful time to enjoy the changing foliage, but it's also a good opportunity to appreciate the many nuts that grow on the trees and fall this time of year.

Tree nuts grow on trees. These include almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts. There are also acorns, or oak nuts, which are the nuts of oaks and their close relatives. The great ginkgo tree also drops nuts - housed inside those soft, fleshy, strong-smelling yellow-brown fruits. Many birds and small animals rely on nuts, even deer and black bears feed on them. Nuts provide protein, carbohydrates, fats, and other crucial nutrients that help wildlife thrive especially when other natural food sources are nonexistent.

Here's a look at some of the different nuts that can be found right here at my Cantitoe Corners Farm, enjoy.