Fall is the time for collecting tree nuts, and Virginia has a wealth of good eating possibilities.
Our family engages in an annual chestnut pillaging from family and neighbors don’t want the nuts, but there are many other nut trees that produce good nuts for eating.
Many native tree nuts are tasty, high in nutrients, and high in healthy fats and oils. You can snack on them or use them in baking and cooking.
You may have to fight the squirrels to gather the nuts for yourself, but here’s a listing of some of the best nut trees in this area.