Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nuts! (Pecans in Georgia)

It's hard to drive through Georgia and not notice all the billboards advertising pecans and other treats.  We have stopped at a number of different places on our trips and have settled on the Ellis Brothers groves as our favorite.  Just a short drive off I 75 you will find their retail store set right among the pecan trees.  It is a few miles from the highway, but well worth the drive.  These people know their pecans!  Many different varieties are there for you to sample (shell your own - or try them already shelled). 

You can purchase nuts in the shell, shelled, chocolate covered, salted, candied and more.  They have other kinds of nuts and candies, fresh fruit, jellies, sauces, an ice cream counter and a small gift area.  There is a window into the factory area where you can watch workers making these great pecan items and you can sample all the items for sale! 

It's a nice place to stop if you are in the area.  There are picnic tables under the pecan trees and they encourage you to exercise your pet amongst the trees.  Rest rooms and cold drinks are available in the store.  A cotton field across the street is interesting to young and old alike (interesting to see how your T-shirt starts out!).  Whether you need snacks for the road - or gifts for friends and family, you will find it here at Ellis Brothers.

Monday, December 10, 2012