Priesters Pecans

80 Bishop Bottom Rd, Fort Deposit, Alabama




The Priesters Pecans Story

Let us tell you a little story about a handshake partnership and the beginning of Alabama’s largest gourmet handmade candy company, Priesters Pecans.Fort Deposit, Alabama, is located 35 miles south of Montgomery. The little town of 1,200 sprouted during the Revolutionary War around a military ammunition depository. And around the little town sprouted pecan trees. Lots of them.By 1935 there was a healthy trade passing through, with automobiles buzzing back and forth on the main highway between Mobile and Montgomery. Mr. Lee C. Priester owned and operated a Texaco station that serviced these travelers. But his customers wanted more than gasoline. Mr. Priester, or L.C. as he was always called, decided to offer refreshments and a little taste of the South.L.C. hired a local man named Caesar to help him gather pecans. Caesar knocked the ripened nuts down from the trees with a long stick and gathered them in sacks to bring to the porch of L.C.’s home. There the pecans in shells were bagged for sale next door at the service station.No one is exactly sure when “Special Order Number One” was placed, but a salesman who stopped to buy gasoline asked L.C. for a special favor. He wanted the pecans cracked and shelled to be picked up on his return from a business trip. L.C., being a good businessman, promised it would be done. L.C. arranged for local ladies to work for him on a contract basis, cracking and shelling pecans.If you’re looking for good old-fashioned farm fresh gifts, shop our Country Store.  With a wide variety of new and traditional Southern favorites, you’re sure to find something perfect for everyone on your gift list.  From our healthy and unique 100% pure virgin pecan oil, and good-as-homemade jams, jellies and preserves, you’re bound to find something for even those hard to buy for friends and relatives.

Priester’s is a must stop, not just on your way to or from the beaches, but anytime you want salty treats or sweet, gooey, yummy sweetness!

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