Sold Out of fresh chestnuts
but we've got dried, chips and flour

Take me to the order page.


.. . and if you're local we're now offering U-PICK at the farm, Saturdays, 9:00 to dusk,  through October.  Click here for a map and more information..


Check out our fall harvest and processing videos.  You'll see how your chestnuts got from us to you.



Need a Truly Unique Chestnut Gift That
Doesn't Have to Be Refrigerated?

If you need a gift for someone who is "new" to chestnuts, consider our Basics Gift Pak.  And yes, we also have a gluten free sampler box.  If you would like to share a recipe with us it would be greatly appreciated.  We're always looking for new and creative ways to use this truly unique food.
 


We have a licensed commercial kitchen here at the farm and  in addition to our fresh nuts in season, dried chestnuts, chestnut flour and our gluten free chestnut pancake mix.   

 


LOW IN FAT - HIGH IN FIBER - GLUTEN FREE

Chestnuts are the ultimate in a healthy gourmet food.  Did you know that 3 of our chestnut buttermilk pancakes contain more fiber than a serving of oatmeal?

Learn more about fiber in chestnuts


Food Safety at Allen Creek Farm

Food safety is important at Allen Creek Farm.  We're picky here about how things are done.  Remember, we eat our products too.  You've probably read about salmonella being found in some nuts, though so far it's not been found in chestnuts in the U.S.  So how do we prevent the problem of contamination?

First, we have deer fencing around the entire orchard and our dogs have their own fenced yard.  This minimizes the possibility of animal contamination of the nuts.  During harvest we sweep the orchard floor clean of nuts nearly every other day.  The nuts are taken to the processing barn and sorted and sized within 24 hours.  From there they go to the commercial refrigerator where they wait for shipment.

The day they are shipped the nuts are sanitized with a USDA-recommended chlorine bleach solution (200 ppm) that disinfects them and kills Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli, should they exist.

So you ask, what do you do about the nuts you dry?  As you know, we dry only the small nuts -- those that are 1 1/8" in diameter or smaller.  When they go through the sizer they fall through the holes and go into a "tote" box.  The receptacle for the small nuts is a specially-constructed aluminum tote.  When it's about half full it is taken to a stock tank that contains the recommended bleach solution and dipped for a few minutes.  Those nuts are then placed on the dryer where they will remain until dry.

As to our commercial kitchen, items used there are washed, rinsed and sanitized with the recommended bleach solution and then air dried.  The counters are cleaned and sanitized prior to each use.

We're proud that since we established the orchard in 1999 there has never been a problem with food safety from our nuts.  We care about the products we ship to you.



We're proud to be members of Chestnut Growers of America, Inc.

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  Why Buy From Allen Creek Farm?

Quality -- The best chestnuts are sold directly from the orchard, not in the market.  Our chestnuts are grown and processed under the strict regulations of the Department of Agriculture. Our licensed commercial kitchen guarantees that all our processed products meet strict Washington state standards.  You cannot buy a healthier chestnut.

Freshness -- Our fresh chestnuts are harvested nearly every day and refrigerated immediately to assure freshness.  Our commercial fridge has a volume of 1536 cu. ft.  We maintain temperatures of 33 deg. F and humidity levels exceeding 90%.

Value -- No middle man.  You're dealing directly with the growers.

Personal touch -- At Allen Creek Farm we expect to provide you with a quality product.


Authentic Recipes from Tuscany

If you're looking for authentic Italian recipes using chestnuts, dried chestnuts and chestnut flour make sure you take a look at our "Recipes from Tuscany" under our "Cooking" section on the menu.