About Us

J.W. RENFROE PECAN COMPANY

Our company all began here in the very historical gulf coast city of Pensacola back in 1956. Jake Renfroe Sr. first started selling and distributing pecans wholesale. The second and third generation of Renfroe's sought to expand revenues in the 70s by opening up a retail store and venturing into catalog sales. Our retail store has since grown about five times in square footage and at least ten times in inventory and product variety.

Renfroe Pecan Company now operates several distribution centers spanning Florida, Alabama and Georgia. Although we're famous for pecans, (after all that's how we got started), we also offer all kinds of nuts: candied, roasted and salted, or raw. In our kitchen, we also make fudge and New Orleans style pralines... the aroma fills the entire facility.

Renfroe Pecans Retail Store

OUR COMPANY - IN A NUTSHELL!

J.W. Renfroe Pecan Company is a third-generation, family-owned business headquartered in beautiful Pensacola, Florida. We sell pecans wholesale and retail. We take on three different forms as a retail business where we offer much more than just pecans:

  • Online
  • Mail-Order
  • Retail Store

Here at J.W. Renfroe Pecan Company, we are proud to be affiliated with the following associations:

Come by and visit us! Our store is filled with many varieties of pecans and any other nut you can imagine. We also carry a lot of unique gifts and treasures - many of which serve a dual purpose of being both attractive and practical!

While you're browsing around our enchanting "Nut House", be sure to taste a sample of our "Southern Pecan Coffee" and our homemade fudge or famous New Orleans style pralines! As one of our customers has referred to the experience - "it's like walking into heaven..."

Pensacola is located on the extreme western portion of the Florida panhandle - close to the pristine sugar-white beaches and emerald waters of the gulf coast.

If you're coming from I-10, take exit 12 to merge onto I-110 toward Pensacola. Take exit 4 for Fairfield Dr. Make a right at Fairfield Dr/SR-295 and head west until you see us on the right side at the corner with N S St.

Pecan harvesting begins about mid-October. In our store, the new crop of pecans usually trickles in late October, which means our pecans will be at its peak of freshness during the holidays! Our standard stock of pecans is comprised of a few types: Desirables, Stuarts, Schleys, Pawnees and Elliots.

Why are nuts good for me?

Nuts like cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios, can be a good source of: Protein, Fiber, Healthy monounsaturated fats, Vitamins, Nutrients, Antioxidants, Plus, many studies have shown that nuts have powerful cholesterol-lowering effects.


Can I still enjoy nuts if I am watching my weight?

Nuts, when enjoyed in moderation, do not appear to cause weight gain. In fact, many health care professionals and diet experts agree that treating yourself to a handful of nuts (or 1 1/2 ounces) is a great healthy snack that can help satisfy you and curb your appetite. Nuts contain no trans-fats and are typically low in saturated fats and high in good-for-you polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.


What about if I am watching my cholesterol?

Most tree nuts contain no cholesterol, and are a great source of minerals and nutrients. In fact, tree nuts are full of a compound known as sterol, which has been shown to help reduce cholesterol.


Can adding nuts to my diet improve my heart health?

According to the Food and Drug Administration, eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.


What are Tree nuts?

Tree nuts are just what they sound like - nuts that grown on trees! There are nine recognized types of tree nuts: almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts.


Are tree nuts a good source of protein?

Tree nuts are an excellent source of protein-they are even included in the USDA Food Guide Pyramid within the meat category! The nutrition in 1/3 cup of tree nuts is equivalent to 5 oz. of lean meat.


How can I add more nuts into my diet?

Nuts are nature's convenience food. Naturally bite sized and delicious, nuts are the perfect snack for an on the go lifestyle.

Bring your own pecans, or we can crack the pecans you purchase from us. The cost to crack each pound is $0.25. We do not shell pecans. This cracking service is only available in the store as we cannot ship cracked pecans. Call 1-800-874-1929 to order Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm CT, and on Saturday between 8:30am and 1:00pm CT.

Renfroe Pecan Company takes great pride in all that we do. We strive for perfection to deliver you a product that's fresh and delicious. Should you be dissatisfied with any order, return for replacement or full refund within 30 days.