We visited the man, Tom Britt, who supplies the pecans to our ministry for the annual sale. Below are some photos from the visit.
Below are the machines that crack the pecans.
Below are the machines that separate the majority of the shells etc from the nuts.
While the machine pictured below shakes, people remove the remainder of the chaff by hand.
The machine pictured below sorts the halves from the large pieces from the small pieces etc.
Below is the cold storage area.
Below are some of the shells in his goat pasture… Mr. Britt is looking for creative ways to re-purpose the shells (possibly creating a log-type product to burn in one’s fireplace).