Mason’s Pecan Shelling was started during the pecan season in 1967 by Bill & Karen Mason. Being a “seasonal” business meant closing down over the summer until the next season began around the time of the first fall/winter freeze (Oct./Nov.).
For several years all we did (or had time to do) during “season” was crack and shell our customers pecans. If you live in Oklahoma or even Texas, there’s a good chance you have a pecan tree in your yard. A mature tree will yield between 100 to 200 pounds of in-shell pecans (depending on the year and/or if you manage it).
That is… until the ‘07-‘08 year, when we had many customers bring in upwards of 350 lbs. from 1 tree. This year, ‘08-‘09, we saw very few if any pecans on the trees, especially here in central Oklahoma.
Pecan Shelling: That’s where we come in. You bring us your pecans, we weigh them and then issue you a “Claim Ticket”, in much the same way you would take your cloths to a dry cleaner. Copies of the ticket stays with your pecans through the whole process to ensure you get your pecan meats back. When your pecans have finished being processed, we may phone you so you can return with your “claim ticket” to retrieve your pecans.
(Note: Without your claim ticket, you may be subject to a wait as we do not “file” based on your name, but rather the “claim ticket number”!!! Trying to pour over multiple entries in log sheets looking for your name may take some time, especially with 10 customers behind you who did remember to bring their claim ticket in.)
Then the Retail: In 1984 the current facility was built. Something this big sometimes takes on a mind of it’s own and still does. One of the things the business had a mind to do was stay open during the summer. That required a reason, not to mention something to pay the bills.
And that was when Mason’s Pecans & Peanuts was born. We purchased a roaster so we could roast our own nuts and started bringing in the best nut and nut products we could find. Pecans, peanuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, even the harder to find brazils, macadamias and pinion (pine) nuts. To add a little fun to the mix we started selling all manner of chocolate & candy covered nuts. Including sugar free chocolate covered nuts. We have since added even more “sugar free” or “no sugar added” products including popular fruit spreads and candies. These are enjoyed by our diabetic and calorie watching friends. We’ve not forgotten the fruitier side of life either at the “NUT HOUSE”! Dried fruits such as blueberries, cranberries, cherries, apricots, pineapple, etc… as well as the chocolate covered varieties help to keep us on the edge!
We have several “Homemade” items that are always a big treat...
*Pecan, Peanut & Cashew Brittles!!! (some chocolate coated)
*Fresh Cookies: (all custom made to order for large quantities)
Pecan Sandies (the best around)
Pecan (of course) Oatmeal Raisin
Pecan Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter (using peanuts freshly ground here in our shop)
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter (decadent!!!)
*Any of the Nuts - Chocolate Covered (clusters)
Peanut Lovers Mix
Oklahoma Mix (Everyone’s Favorite) “Regular” & “Hot & Spicy”
*Did we say Homemade FUDGE??? “Regular” & “Pecan”
*New Banana Nut & Pumpkin Bread Loafs
*Boiled Peanuts: For the “Southerner” in you. We’re one of the only places in the state where you can experience this delicacy. We boil ‘em fresh jus’ ‘bout every day. If your not a “eat’m outta tha bag” type we have ‘em in cans & “NEW” microwaveable pouches too.
So don’t just be another now loyal customer who first told us...
“I’ve been driving by here for over 10 years. I never knew you were “Open to the Public” (I suppose we should advertise some more huh?).
We look forward to you stopping by and so will you!!!
Mason’s Pecans & Peanuts, LLC
The Biggest Bunch of Nuts in Oklahoma!