A wide range of nuts and candies obtainable at season store in Ridgefield
They don’t seem to be loopy.
They’re simply nuts.
Theresa and Jerry Jones take pleasure in a variety of the attention-grabbing language jokes that come from their enterprise, however they take their love for his or her clients and the fervour for his or her product very significantly.
“It’s simply a lot enjoyable,” Theresa stated. “It’s an journey.”
They wish to say their clients are household.
And that household is hungry for the number of ways in which nuts could make the proper snack.
That’s NWNut.com, which focuses on tasty treats. It’s a mixture of an internet enterprise, a enterprise that goes to space markets throughout market seasons, and each vacation season, it has its personal specialty store, on the property of Theresa and Jerry’s dwelling.
And yearly, it turns into a Santa Village, proper there at 2218 NE 179th Avenue in Ridgefield.
Santa Claus is scheduled to be obtainable from 11 a.m. to three p.m. Saturday and Sunday to take free footage with households within the massive inexperienced Christmas tree.
Apparently, Jerry Jones and Santa are by no means in the identical place on the similar time.
“Someone has to look at the reindeer. Rudolph has fairly an urge for food,” Jerry stated. “I’m caring for Rudolph. He will get in a variety of mischief.”
Contained in the store, there are every kind of nuts, with completely different flavors blended in, obtainable for final-week Christmas presents.
Theresa stated they promote a variety of hazelnuts as a result of folks love to purchase native, and hazelnuts are grown within the Northwest. The store additionally goes by about 10,000 kilos of almonds yearly.
NW Nut takes these nuts and makes them particular with the way in which they roast them, coat them.
Jerry stated Theresa is an professional at “taking it from a uncooked supply, from the tree, and turning it into one thing that could be a enjoyment of each chew.”
A typical yr within the enterprise of NW Nut is to take a while off to regroup proper after the vacations. Then within the spring, put together for the out of doors market seasons. That can final by October. Additionally, NW Nut sells its product in Astoria when cruise ships make their stops.
Then, in November yearly, the seasonal store opens on property.
The web enterprise has been up for round 10 years, Theresa stated. The specialty store began three years in the past. NW Nut began with simply 5 kilos of nuts. Theresa stated she shared them with some of us, they usually wished extra.
“It’s grown from 5 kilos,” she stated.
Via the years, the enterprise has additionally helped space faculties with fundraisers, with college students promoting NW Nut merchandise and conserving 50 p.c of the proceeds.
So far as Santa’s Village, Jerry Jones stated he simply desires extra Christmas Spirit in Clark County.
Oh, and this yr, there are further security protocols in place whereas visiting Santa. One household at a time. Masks. Social distancing. And surfaces are cleaned between every go to.
“When folks come right here, they’re handled like household,” Jerry Jones stated. “Last item I would like is household getting harmed by our enterprise.”