We have been getting pecans from Melody at Holland Pecan Farm for years. They are good friends and have wonderful pecans. Each year, she tells me exactly when to buy what variety and they always come fresh and ready to eat. Our freezer has one shelf that is pecans for all year. We no longer make sweets, we just eat them as our snack. Breakfast in a parfait; lunch in a salad, Dinner (leftovers from lunch) and when we get hungry between meals, we grab pecans. We like ours just like they are, out of the shell, not toasted. Several of my friends begin to ask me when pecans will be ready as they want to order too. You can’t go wrong. We in North Carolina love them!