The Sonoita Pecan Company family farm was purchased in 2010 in the gentle rolling wine country hills of Sonoita Arizona at just over 5,000 feet elevation and 40 miles southeast of Tucson. Since then, David & Stacy, son Fletcher, wife Chancey and their two daughters Riley and Rayne have planted over 500 pecan trees in their orchard.
In 2015 while researching different ways to enhance pecan nut butter, Fletcher discovered a new way to extract oil efficiently and naturally from pecan nuts yielding natural oil and protein rich nut meat. A full patent was granted in November 2020 for this novel process.
We are planning to incorporate our patented oil extraction process in the near future along with our farm pecans in all our products.
The family has worked extremely hard to develop ways to incorporate pecan oil and nut meat into new and natural products. Our first oil-based product, Desert Hands, launched in March 2021. It is the only pecan oil-based hand and skin balm on the market today. We are very excited to bring this new product to the many folks out there who, like David, endure dry skin problems. Living in the dry Arizona heat makes skin problems even worse which is why we formulated the product to address even most severe dry skin conditions. We know that you find healing relief with Desert Hands.
We have more product ideas on the way to broaden the way people can use Desert Hands so stay tuned for updates over the next few months!