So far, Missouri pecan farmer and Blue Owl restaurant not affected by pecan shortage
Date: 11/11/2011 Album ID: 1360370
Photos by Laurie Skrivan
Local pecan farmer Vernon Spaunhorst of Heritage Family Tree Farms and the popular Blue Owl Restaurant, which uses pecans in many of their desserts are largely unaffected by a national pecan shortage. A drought in prime pecan-growing areas this year, coupled with a huge surge in demand for pecans from China, has forced prices upward, and some pecan-dependent companies are scrambling for nuts as the holiday season approaches.