Steve and Sue Smith purchased their property on Dunstan Road in 1996. Soon after, they planted walnut, hazelnut, almond and pinenut trees. The colder winters and dry summers of Central Otago are perfect conditions for growing nuts, and as a result a very clean, flavoursome, high quality nut is grown.
Walnuts are high in omegas and are considered one of the healthiest of nuts.
Harvesting starts during March and runs through until May for the hazelnuts, walnuts and almonds. The pinenuts are harvested in the spring
All of the products (apart from the oil) are made on site in a purpose built processing room/kitchen.
Central Nuts use local ingredients where possible in their products, for example Marsh's Honey from Etrrick and Sunbury Park dried apricots are used in their muesli.
You will see Steve at the Alexandra and Cromwell food markets most weeks during the market season, and sometimes at the Arrowtown and Queenstown markets during Christmas and New Year.
We hope you enjoy our products.