For hundreds of years, families across the northern hemisphere
have gathered in autumn to celebrate the fall of the chestnut.
In much of Europe and Asia chestnuts are found in the forests
surrounding villages and towns.
Winkel Chestnut Farms has proudly carried on this tradition for the
past 20 years. Located just south of the tiny village of Nunica, MI
the orchard is open every fall for you and your family to join in the
Come pick chestnuts with us and celebrate “the nut found round the world!”
Chestnut Harvest begins September 28th and ends approx. October 15th.
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Chestnuts have a high fiber and high carb content. A 3-ounce serving of roasted chestnuts contains 4 grams of fiber and 45 grams of carbs. The carbs that come from chestnuts are complex. Unlike simple carbs, complex carbs are digested slowly, which gives you even energy levels.
Rich in Vitamins and minerals
Chestnuts have a generous blend of B vitamins in moderately high amounts. The fat-soluble B vitamins help produce red blood cells, break down protein, carbs and fats for energy, promote healthy skin and enhance brain function.
A 3-ounce serving contains 21 percent of the recommended daily value of B-6 15 percent of folate, 14 percent of thiamine and 9 percent of riboflavin.
Chestnuts have a high content of the trace mineral manganese -- an antioxidant, which soaks up free radicals in the system and reduces the risk for cancer and heart disease. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, manganese also plays a key role in the aging process. A 3-ounce serving of chestnuts contains just over 1 microgram of manganese, which is 50 percent of the recommended daily intake. Manganese also helps with connective-tissue production and blood clotting.
Copper for Bone Strength
Chestnuts also contain 22 percent of the recommended daily value of copper per 3-ounce serving. Copper is a trace mineral that enhances bone strength, helps with red blood cell formation and nerve function and boosts the immune system.
Source: Healthy Eating
U-pick and already picked chestnuts when available at farm location: $4.50/lb U-pick, $7.00/lb already picked. See hours and days available above.
Raw honey available in pint jars $11 or quart jars $19.
Potted trees - 1st growing year (not available at this time)
Reserve seed nuts as they become available and while supplies last. $12/lb plus shipping. Please indicate desired number of pounds and preferred variety if known. We anticipate having: Royalmark, Lorain, Precoce Migoule, Bouche de Betizac, and Qing. Payment not required until purchase is made. Click below to our contact page, then click on "Drop us a Line!"