More about Combaning Pine Nuts
The pine cones are harvested from the pine tree in spring and stored until summer. They are then laid on racks to dry in the sun, which opens them up. The nuts are then rattled and sieved to extract them from the cones. The nuts are still inside a hard shell. The nuts are then put through a nutcracker. The kernel and shell are separated by hand to obtain the final product. This is all done on our small family farm, in Temora.