Life is worth celebrating and we have had a lot to celebrate this year, both in business and in our family. It was 33 years ago this fall we first opened the doors to the original Pecan Shed. Since then we have grown as a business and a family. The Pecan Shed location in Henrietta is celebrating one year of being open! We have had a lot of things to celebrate, and we have learned a lot of lessons during the past year. This store is growing and changing every day, and it has definitely surpassed all our expectations. We still have some big ideas for this location, and we are excited about the future!
The Pecan Shed store in Wichita Falls is celebrating 20 years of being at 1401 Midwestern Pkwy. This store has grown and changed as well in that time, and it continues to amaze me. We have new customers coming in all the time and we have our faithful customers who have been with us for decades. We get to meet new faces and see old friends at this location, which makes for a wonderful way to spend a workday. While our stores are definitely something we are proud of, we are always thrilled to be able to offer our customers some of the best pecans and pecan products! Even though we are still in severe drought conditions in our area, the good Lord did provide us with some much needed rain at just the right times. We have a wonderful crop of pecans available this year. They are big and full of flavor! Of course we always like to try new things too! Thanks to the great ladies who cook at our kitchen in Henrietta, we now
have our own Homemade Pecan Brittle to offer our customers. Made with our fresh pecans, this brittle comes in Original and Jalapeno. (Warning: Spiciness is different for each person and you can order our Pecan Brittle online here. Some of our customers think the Jalapeno is very hot. Others don’t think it is hot at all. So make sure you try a small bite first before you dig in! And have a bottle of water handy too!)
Dad even spent a few days in the Henrietta kitchen coming up with what he calls his “Texas” pecans. He created his own recipes, and we now have four new flavors of spiced pecans. The North Texas pecans are sweet and a little salty. The South Texas pecans are spicy andbold. The East Texas pecans have Cajun accents to them. The West Texas Pecans have the boldness of chili flavoring. We are thrilled these new flavors have been so popular on our online store, you can order your Texas Flavored Pecans online here. Dad has definitely celebrated his culinary success and we were all celebrating the day he left the kitchen! (Just kidding…well sort of!) With all of these wonderful reasons to celebrate the past year and all the years we have been in business, I have to say the biggest celebration of this year by far for the Montz family was Jake and his wife Keri welcoming their new baby girl, Lulu, to the world this past June. Presley got a baby sister, Mom and Dad got granddaughter #3, I got another niece and Dotty was (in time) excited about her new cousin!
Life is definitely worth celebrating…every year, every day, every moment!! We have been blessed beyond words over the past 33 years. As always we want to thank our staff at both locations who offer our customers superior service. We also want to especially thank all our customers, both old and new, for supporting us!