One of the most important steps in cooking chestnuts takes place before you even put them in the roasting pan. Scoring the chestnuts before you cook them makes sure they …
Fresh from the Orchard
To ensure freshness, we pick our chestnuts twice a day. They are immediately cleaned, weighed and put into cold storage. When you purchase Virginia Chestnuts, you will receive a peak of flavor product.
Safe Food Practices
At Virginia Chestnuts, we value safe food practices. We are accomplishing this through our GAP certified farms. From safe water testing to wildlife management, we are focused on providing safe, quality food products to our clients.
Controlled atmosphere or CA is the technology used to extend the freshness of chestnuts. CA allows us to preserve the chestnuts until you are ready to accept delivery, primarily through the holiday season. Chestnuts remain preserved in cold storage and are shipped at your request.
The schedule for chestnut harvest begins in mid-September and ends in late October. All of the chestnuts grown on our farms are harvested, processed, and stored on-site, until we either hand deliver or send them your way, farm-to-table with local delivery.