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Old 12-08-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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We usually buy shelled pecans (halves) from B&B Pecan. This year they are $11.50 per pound. Anyone found any cheaper? If so, where and how much a pound?
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: NW Cary
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Food Lion had a 16oz bag on sale the week of Thanksgiving for $9.99....but I too, noticed that they, as well as everything else is more expensive.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Try Perry Lowe Orchards at the Raleigh Farmers Market. I know they had them Thanksgiving week, and they seemed expensive to me, but my husband said they were less expensive than at Sam's Club. Sorry I don't remember how much they were. The vendor is the first one on the left as you enter the farmer's market closest to the road, near the bakery vendors.

After I asked the price, I said, "Wow, that's expensive!" and the farmer replied, "It takes a long time to shell all those pecans!"

Can't argue with that.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I haven't found them for anything less than about $10/pound recently. It's apparently demand in Asia that's driving the price increases here:

CNN: Pecan prices set to pop 22%

Also, I grew up down in SW Georgia, the biggest pecan-producing region in the country, and the farmers down there are having a big problem with pecan theft:

Nuts & sticky fingers: Record prices cause rash of pecan thefts in Ga. as farmers crack down | The Republic
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Aldi always has a good deal on pecans.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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I saw a sign on Barbee Rd in Durham where some one is selling GA Pecans in the shell for $6.50 a pound.

My Dad has pecan trees in Eastern NC and this year the pecans did not fill out. He thinks that it was a combo of the dry weather (even though he waters his trees) and the salt water washed in from the hurricanes. I don't know if weather has affected the pecan crop this far in land but I imagine it all affects prices.

And I have to agree with that farmer about the time it takes to pick out pecans... not to mention the skill it takes to get them out in halves and not just mashed up pecan meat.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Georgia is big on peanuts and pecans so this years drought didn't help prices one bit!
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I second trying the farmers market. I thought they were expensive but don't think they were THAT expensive.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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I haven't found them for anything less than about $10/pound recently. It's apparently demand in Asia that's driving the price increases here:

CNN: Pecan prices set to pop 22%
Actually, the first line of that article mentions the drought too. That's what I'd heard was driving prices up; it was on the radio the last time I was in NC.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:19 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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I think shelled pecans were $9 a pound at the farmer's market during Thanksgiving week.
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