If youâ??re looking for some extra cash, why not try your luck with black walnuts.
October is National Black Walnut Month and one local company is paying anyone who wants to gather and sell them.
David Hammons is a third generation owner of Hammons Products Company.
Hammons buys wild black walnuts at nearly 200 buying stations throughout Missouri.
Manufacturers use black walnuts in traditional desserts, baked goods, ice cream and chef-inspired creations.
About 65% of the black walnuts bought by Hammons come from Missouri.
Hammons is paying $13 for every 100 pounds of black walnuts after the hulls are taken off.
Hammons said, â??That price will be there for a while, but it may go down later. Everybody needs to get out and pick up a lot of that cash on the ground and get them in soon.â??
Hammons has buying stations in Fayette, Tuscumbia, Owensville and several other locations throughout Mid-Missouri.