The Priester's Pecans Story

old-storeLet us tell you a little story about a handshake partnership and the beginning of Alabama's largest gourmet handmade candy company. Fort Deposit, Alabama, is located 35 miles south of Montgomery. The little town of 1,200 sprouted. And around the little town sprouted pecan trees. Lots of them...more >


Devastating Company Fire Bonds Community

A fire at the Priester's kitchen destroyed the building but Southern good neighborly charm... more >


Blue Ribbon Challenge: Pecan Recipe Contest

This wonderful little girl came into our retail store and gave us her very own dessert recipe... more >


510 Pecan Pie Baking Tests Later...

Why 510 pie baking tests? Our tradition of baking "Blue Ribbon Good" pecan pies for sale to the public began in 1987. Much like prize-winning pies you've tasted... more >


Family Business Creates Year-round Job Opportunity

In their own words, Priester's co-owners Thomas Ellis and Ellen Ellis Burkett, will tell you a remarkable story. It's a story of how a part-time seasonal... more >