Today is Sept. 29. In a normal year we would have nuts on
the ground today, but this is not a normal year.
Now taking orders for fresh
Unlike much of the country
the Pacific Northwest has been plagued by an abnormally cool
Spring and Summer which will delay harvest. As a result we
anticipate beginning shipping mid-October. We'll beginning
shipping as soon as harvest begins.
If you're in Ridgefield
Saturday or Sunday Oct. 8 or 9 visit us at
downtown where everyone turns out to welcome fall and the return of
wildlife that make the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge their winter home.
We'll have our dried
products available there, fresh chestnuts (if there are any by
then), and our unique chestnut woodturning. In honor of the
event we've even got chestnut
duck calls. No duck can turn
DEALING WITH MULTIPLE ALLERGIES?
Many of our
customers deal with gluten intolerance or food allergies on a daily
basis and are thrilled when they discover chestnuts including fresh,
dried and flour. If you have these problems you may want to take a look
at a blog we've discovered that could be helpful in managing your diet.
It's the MFAA Interchange.
HIGH IN FIBER -
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
Welcome to your
one-stop on-line resource for chestnuts, whether it be the chestnuts themselves, or
information about them including some of our best chestnut recipes.
the grower and know that the chestnuts and chestnut products you order will be of superior quality to
anything you might buy in a supermarket.
fresh nuts anywhere in the US and dried, flour and our mixes anywhere in
the US, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand.
a gift for a group of special employees, good clients, your girlfriend's
folks? Nothing says quality more than a custom gift box of fresh
chestnuts from Allen Creek Farm. We have corporate gift packs
available or can custom tailor one to your specifications.
discover a whole new dimension to gourmet food when you start preparing
the many recipes that feature the chestnut. From chestnuts roasted
over an open fire to chestnut cheesecake, to chestnut biscotti, to all the
others ... there's nothing like cooking with chestnuts. And if
you're on a gluten free diet nothing adds a touch of class like cooking
with our chestnut flour. To make things even easier for you we have
a gluten free chestnut bread mix for your bread machine and a gluten free
chestnut pancake mix. And for a mouth watering breakfast treat you've got
to try our new Chestnut Buttery Biscuits.
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.
Why Buy From
Allen Creek Farm?
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.
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%.
-- No middle man. You're dealing directly with the growers.
touch -- At Allen Creek Farm we expect to provide you with a
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 chestnut mixes -- chestnut bisque, chestnut 'n honey cornbread, gluten free chestnut bread mix,
gluten free chestnut pancake mix and gluten free chestnut buttery
are available. They're really tasty and aren't available at any supermarket.
We've also put together a combination of our chestnut bisque and
chestnut 'n honey cornbread that makes a nice "chestnut supper" gift
box -- a great hostess gift that's truly unique.
If you need a
gift for someone who is "new" to chestnuts, consider our sampler box.
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.