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Episode 49: Snacking on Pecans with Pecan Growers Kristen and Winston Millican

November 5, 2019

I’m joined by Kristen and Winston Millican, who run the Millican Pecan orchard in San Saba, Texas. Millican Pecan has been around since 1888, so clearly they’re doing something right. We chat about the history of the Millicans, including their first taste of pecans, what all goes into harvesting them and the tools and techniques to maximize the efforts of their pecan business.

Additionally, we talk marketing tactics, the sleek look of the Millican Pecan website, and some of the challenges of starting a business.

We’re also diving into our favorite varieties of pecans (chatting about pecan harvesting makes me realize there’s a lot more than I ever knew!) and the Millicans share some delightful pecan recipes. Kristen and I also relive some horrible experiences with gummy bears. You won’t want to miss ‘em!

Want to score some tasty pecans of your own but don’t want to get into pecan farming? I’ve got you covered. Find a grower near you to buy Texas pecans on the Texas Pecan Growers Association website.