We started this business more than a decade ago, way back in 2003. Our beginnings are rooted in a factory tour of the Sunshine Nut Company in Selma, Texas. At that time, I was a national accounts ingredient sales broker for them. During a tour of the facility with their Plant Manager it was emphasized how they were processing nearly twenty million pounds of pecans each year -- and, did I know that half the weight of a pecan is the meat? I said: 'so what do you do with the other half (shells)'? He said: we throw them away. I remarked: 'you don't burn them to generate electricity and run the plant?' He stopped on a dime, turned, looked at me and said: "hey, that's a really good idea." I stopped talking . . . When the tour was done, I asked if he wouldn't mind if I took about fifty pounds of shells to mess with. He said I could have as much as I wanted. I had another idea about using those shells: making smoky barbecue.
For thirteen years now we've diligently and patiently pursued a pioneering path of commercialization of hundreds of millions of pounds of industrial nutshell co-product (Flavor-Fuel®) by cross-marketing them with our innovative grill accessory assemblies: SmokeCage®. We are the go-to smoke flavor solution for outdoor cooking via our simple to use assemblies and sustainable fuels. We save the trees and sell the shells.
Our pioneering effort to innovate, brand and market co-products from several large industries makes us unique. Marketing and monetizing the offered benefits of renewable fuel sources resolve the known issue of nearly flavorless gas grilled foods. Our products also enhance traditional methods of outdoor cooking in any grill style by adding simple, pure smoke flavor via our Patent-Pending, hand-made and very affordable grill accessories. We were honored to be recognized as 'Rural Development Innovator' by the North Texas Region Small Business Development Center and competed as one of eight finalists in their fifth annual state-wide Texas Rural Challenge - Texas Strong competition in 2014.
We remain a rural based agri-business with our vertically integrated orchard and processing facility operations. We are very active with our local Farmer's Markets as a selling vendor, and also volunteer on its Board to improve and promote the market offerings. We're glad that you stopped by. Now go buy something from us that you'll enjoy and have fun using . . .