We grow black walnuts.
Discover NYS black walnuts! The eastern black walnut, Juglans nigra, is our native walnut. While there are just over 80 black walnut trees that grow on our 8+ acre site that overlooks beautiful Seneca Lake, we also have many other kinds of trees. We are working to restore the ecological integrity of our site with a focus on improving the understory and recovering from the in-process loss of our ash trees due to emerald ash borer infestation. Learn more about our site and how we are managing it here.
We sell black walnuts and nutshell products.
We strive to show that the black walnut tree is useful for far more than lumber! We put wild black walnuts in people's homes by selling black walnuts and nutshell products. Check out what we have on offer here.
We process black walnuts.
In 2022, we became the first 20-C licensed processing facility in NYS, and we couldn't be more excited. Now that we have a way to get local walnuts all the way from the tree to the table, we can focus on figuring out how to scale up.
We manage a regional black walnut collection program.
As black walnuts don't grow in the woods and prefer mostly private land, majority of the walnuts we process are brought in from our regional collection program. Our program members gather black walnuts each fall and drop them off at our site or at the site of one of our affiliates. To learn more or join our collection program, click here. Our no-cost no-obligation program is free to join and staying informed is as easy as receiving our emails.
Come visit our farm.
The second story of our building is unique private 1BR/1 BATH. apartment. Our Airbnb features natural lighting, a private entrance, self-check-in, marble countertops, tile throughout, a custom bathroom, in-floor radiant heat, WiFi, no TV and a spacious deck overlooking the grounds. We look forward to hosting you! Learn more and book your stay here: https://airbnb.com/h/stay-at-black-squirrel-farms
We also seasonally operate a guided black walnut tour.
No matter where you are or the number of trees you have, you can still support us by joining our supporters list. We'll keep you up to date with our latest announcements, opportunities to collect other people's walnuts, opportunities to connect with other community members and occasional exclusive offers. Click here to join and spread the word. Click here to learn more.