Skyline Chestnuts Marketplace
Skyline Chestnuts

We are now open for the 2017 season.  

You can come gather chestnuts from Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm. The peak of the harvest is in late October and by mid-November we will be sold out, so don't wait too long!

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GATHER-YOUR-OWN-CHESTNUTS INFORMATION

Our chestnuts are 100% as nature intended; no pesticides or fertilizers are used on the trees and only organic growing practices are employed.

Skyline Chestnuts is a pick-your-own type of orchard, which means you get to venture off the path and among the trees to gather the chestnuts you want. (It's like a nutty little Easter egg hunt!)

We recommend wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes or hiking boots to protect your feet from the chestnut burrs. We have buckets and leather gloves for you to use while you are here. 

After you gather chestnuts, you have the opportunity to sort through them on our specially designed sorting tables. You pay for only the chestnuts you want to keep. 

We accept cash and credit. We offer a 50 cent discount per pound for cash purchases, so chestnuts paid for with cash are $6.50/lb. and chestnuts paid for with credit are $7.00/lb.

A few picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis for your enjoyment should you wish to bring a lunch and sit for a bit.

Due to high fire danger, no smoking, barbecues or fires are allowed at any time.

Leashed dogs are welcome in the parking area ONLY and are not allowed in the Orchard. Open Space trails that allow leashed dogs are available just to the south of the Orchard.

 

OUR HONEY

Skyline Chestnuts is proud to offer a rare honey: chestnut honey. It's produced by our own honeybees from our chestnut trees. This premium honey is sold exclusively at the orchard. It's our most requested item, and we do tend to run out before the season is over. 

All season long we also sell raw, ultra-local honey from hives in the surrounding hills. We offer honey made from the nectar of single varietals, like eucalyptus and sage (delicious!) and from mysterious blends of local wildflowers (exotic!). Taste the difference!

 

Honey&Bees

Bee's Home

Honey Bee

Chestnut Cookbook

Chestnut Roasting Pan

Chestnut Knife

COOKBOOKS

How do you like your chestnuts? Most folks roast them and eat them straight out of the shell. Some cultures make chestnut stuffing or soup. Others eat them raw! If you're looking for ideas, we have the cookbook for you. 

ROASTING PANS

Properly roasted chestnuts taste great and are easier to peel. Our chestnut pans produce a more even roast when cooking over an open flame. They work well for BBQs, in the fireplace, or over a gas burner. Our long-handled model is perfect for roasting chestnuts over a firepit or a campfire. S'more chestnuts, please!

CHESTNUT KNIVES

The short hooked blade on our chestnut knives make scoring and peeling chestnuts much easier and safer. You can get one up at the orchard, where we also offer tips and demonstrations to speed up your chestnut prep.