Pinyon Nut Harvest
The pinyon (or piñon) pine tree grows in the
southwestern United States. The trees yield edible pinyon
nuts, which have been a food staple of the Native Americans for hundreds of
years. Today, the pinyon nuts are a delicacy enjoyed by all Americans.
The Fall of 2012 has provided a bountiful harvest of pinyon nuts for the
Navajo Nation. This type of harvest is a rare event as it has been more than a decade since the
Navajo was provided a harvest of this magnitude. These nuts are from a Pinyon
Tree that is native to the Northern Navajo Nation and has been harvested by the
indigenous people for more than 1400 years. Pinyon nut shells have been found in the cliff dwellings of the ancient
Pueblo people (Anasazi). The nuts are harvested by the Navajos and used as sustenance and a means of commerce with
the local Trading Posts. Teec Nos Pos Trading Post is privileged to be part of
this Navajo pinyon nut harvest and now has several thousand pounds of fresh raw
and roasted pinon nuts for sale.
The pinyon nuts are available in raw or roasted conditions. The roasting includes a light salting. Unsalted pinyon
nuts are available upon request. These pinyon nuts can be purchased in quantities of 0.5, 1, 3, and 10 pounds.
Larger quantities are available at wholesale prices. Please contact us regarding size and price.
|Contact Us At:
P.O. Box 940
Intersection Highways 160 & 64
Teec Nos Pos, Arizona 86514